Lanthimos Goes to the Opera
29 January 2020

Internationally acclaimed Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has begun work on a new short film production in Greece, a joint commission by the Greek National Opera (GNO) and the non-profit NEON.

The new production, which will feature actors Emma Stone and Damien Bonnard, is made possible through a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) that supports the GNO in strengthening its artistic outreach.

The film will be presented as part of an art installation, accompanied by live orchestral ensembles, on May 22, 23, and 27, 2020, at the GNO’s Stavros Niarchos Hall at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).

The new film is the second commission for The Artist on the Composer, a three-year collaboration between the GNO and the NEON Organization for Culture and Development. The music and visual arts cycle connects boundary-pushing contemporary visual artists, composers, and film producers with live performances of orchestral music.