Greek National Opera to Perform ‘Les Éclairs’

By Francisco Salazar

The Greek National Opera is set to present the national premiere of “Les Éclairs,” a four-act, fictionalized account of the life of Nikola Tesla by French composer Philippe Hersant and librettist Jean Echenoz.

The work originally premiered in 2021 at the Opéra Comique in Paris and “Les Éclairs” is the GNO’s second co-production with the Comique, following their recent partnership for a production of Offenbach’s “Le Voyage dans la Lune.”

The orchestra is set to be led by the Chief Conductor of the GNO, Elias Voudouris, and the revival will be directed by the French director Claire Pasquier.

The performance will feature a lineup of both established and emerging Greek soloists, including Haris Andrianos, Nefeli Kotseli, Yannis Kalyvas, Chrissa Maliamani, Yannis Selitsaniotis, Marios Sarantidis, Michalis Platanias, Yannis Stamatakis, Panagiotis Pantoulias, Vassilis Kotsikoyannis, Nektarios Samartzis, Christos Lazos, and Theodoros Moraitis.

“Les Éclairs” is set to be performed on Nov. 16, 19, and 21, 2023