One of the most successful performances of the Greek National Opera, and one of opera's most popular thrillers, Puccini's "Tosca", which was first performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in 2012, directed by Hugo De Ana, will return to kick off this year's Athens Festivalproceedings at the Roman Odeon.
One of the most popular operas of all time, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte returns to the GNO. Considered one of the most characteristic of the great composer’s works, it appeals on many levels. On the one hand it is an opera that can be enjoyed by children, while on the other adults appreciate the outstanding music and a symbolic text with implications.
This week you can let the rhythm sweep you off your feet. Enjoy the most talented Greek dancers offering their best in unique performances in Athens, Greece. Experience the magic, power and passion and let your body follow the movements of the dancers.
The Greek National Opera in Athens, Greece presents the opera "The Barber of Seville". The Barber of Seville is a wonderful opera, full of fun, wit and musical improvisation. Rossini completed the composition of the opera in record time: just 24 days.
The Greek National Opera Ballet will present five dance performances titled "Triple Bill" to mark International Dance Day (29 April), featuring works from the classical and modern repertory at the Olympia Theatre in Athens, Greece. Three educational morning performances will be presented on 12, 13 and 14 May at 11:00. The same programme, with the addition of three pas de deux, will be presented at two evening performances on Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 May at 20:00.
The impressive production of La Boheme by Graham Vick, which was presented with huge success for two consecutive years by the Greek National Opera and was enthusiastically greeted by the public, returns to the Olympia Theatre in Athens, Greece for seven performances from 17 to 29 April. Art, freedom, friendship, innocence, youth, poverty and love dominate the story, which takes us to Paris where Rodolfo's love for Mimi develops alongside the life of the most famous Bohemian company and is sealed by the unfortunate death of the heroine.
The Greek National Opera will present the ballet Eugene Onegin in Athens, Greece on 6,7, 9, 10, 13 and 14 February at the Olympia Theatre. Pushkin's fictional hero and selected compositions by Tchaikovsky have inspired this unique interpretation by Irek Muchamedov, the director of the Greek National Opera Ballet. The production is being repeated for a second consecutive year following its great success last season.
Tannhäuser, one of Richard Wagner's most characteristic works, opens at the Athens Concert Hall on January 24, with additional performances on January 27, 30 and February 1. A San Francisco Opera production, the opera comes to Greece in collaboration with the Greek National Opera, directed by the respected Graham Vick. The story centres on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love.
From 19 December until 6 January, the Greek National Opera will present the world-famous opera Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. A work full of passion, revenge, love, as well as popular melodies such as La donna è mobile and Bella figlia dell'amore is presented in a new production that brings to life the intriguing story of the libertine Duke of Mantua, the innocent Gilda and the hunchback jester Rigoletto.