A cyber-punk opera inspired by Plato’s allegorical text “The Cave”, will be presented at the Athens Concert Hall on October 9 and 10 at 21h.
“The Cave” by Elli Papakonstantinou, which will be performed in English, is at the intersection between opera, cinema and new technologies and a radical performance that calls for critical reflection on fake news, post truth and the digital world. Shadow puppetry, new media, visuals and music are all performed in real time by a cast of four. Challenged to reflect on the walls we build around us with sarcasm, Socrates is a robot, while mythological creatures appear as shadows from another world that is too close to ours.
The ODC Ensemble, founded by Elli Papakonstantinou (Fulbright Artist’s Award 2018-2019), brings today’s eternal conflict of Knowledge and Truth with their distortion in the chaotic world of fake news and fake internet life.
With the support of the EU’s Ministry of Culture and Sport (Creative Lenses), the Danish Arts Council and the Airanassis Foundation.
ERT S.A. is the media sponsor.
Concept, libretto, direction: Elli Papakonstantinou
Musical composition-orchestration: Tilemachos Moussas
Video design, real-time video, set design-costumes: Pantelis Makkas
Performers-musicians: Blaine L. Reininger, Anastasia Katsinavaki, Vivi Petzi, Marilena Chrysochoidis.
10, 15, 7 euros (students, young, unemployed, people with disabilities). Tel. 210 72 82 333.