Athens State Orchestra: Battleship Potemkin


Event list iconJuly 5, 2017, 9 p.m.| Odeon of Herodes Atticus

A landmark masterpiece in the history of cinema and arguably the greatest silent film ever made, Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin will be shown at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, during which time the Athens State Orchestra will be performing live Dmitri Shostakovich’s music. Five Shostakovich symphonies (4, 5, 8, 10 and 11) will accompany Eisenstein’s 65 minutes of breathtaking cinematic narration under the baton of distinguished German conductor Jens Troester.

Battleship Potemkin tells the story of the first bloody mutiny (1905) to take place in the Russian Empire, preceding the October Revolution by a number of years. Incidentally, 2017 marks 100 years since the Russian Revolution. Eisenstein’s cutting-edge editing technique (the so-called montage of attractions) and Shostakovich’s music, mainly his Eleventh Symphony, written for the 1905 mutiny, come together to form a majestic moment in film history, to which many directors, from Francis Ford Coppola to Woody Allen, have paid homage.

With English subtitles

Ticket prices

  • ​Regular tickets: Prices starting from 35€ to 12€
  • Students: 7€
  • People with disabilities: 5€
  • Unemployed: 5€