Hollywood A-lister flies out to aid Greek operamain
Emma Stone of La La Land, reputedly Hollywood’s top-paid actress, is doing her bit for the classics.
No idea why or how: the Greeks are not strong on communication.
Here’s what the press release says:
The Greek National Opera and NEON announce the start of a new short film production by Yorgos Lanthimos, with Emma Stone and Damien Bonnard, in Greece, the second commission in the series The Artist on the Composer. The program is a co-production of the Greek National Opera and NEON.
The production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to enhance the Greek National Opera’s artistic outreach.
The program The Artist on the Composer is a three-year collaboration between the Greek National Opera and NEON Organization for Culture and Development ( www.neon.org.gr ) which connects cutting-edge contemporary visual artists, composers and/or film producers with “live” performances of orchestral music.