The Greek National Opera is participating in the country’s biggest summer cultural event, the Greek Festival, with Giuseppe Verdi’s ever-popular “Il trovatore,” at the capital's Herod Atticus Theater on July 21, 23, 25 and 27.
The Greek National Theater goes on stage at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus on Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22, with a kooky adaptation of Aristophanes' “Peace,” directed in the form of a musical by Constantinos Arvanitakis, with a score composed by Nikos Kypourgos and starring the unorthodox musician/actor Tzimis Panousis as Trygaeus.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Theodore, known for music that strikes that difficult balance between classical and electronic sounds, is performing at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) on Thursday, July 20.
The late archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann would recount how his wife, Sophia Engastromenou-Schliemann, an avid fan of Homer, would sit by an watch him at work from morning to night at some excavation site or another.
Avraam Pavlidis started photographing abandoned houses, factories and other facilities around the country 25 years ago. In “New Ruins,” organized by the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation (MIET) at the Kapandji Villa in cooperation with the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, he presents his most recent work.