CULTURE

Program for Athens Festival 2003

June 2: Tenor Andrea Bocelli (Elpida association). 14, 15, 17, 18: Saint-Saens’s opera, «Samson et Dalida,» by the Greek National Opera. 9: The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conducted by Nikos Christodoulos. 21: Giorgos Dalaras in works by Apostolos Kaldaras. 23, 24: Monte Carlo Ballet. 26: «Amorgos» by Manos Hadjidakis and «Magnus Eroticus.» The Hadjidakis Ensemble, conducted by Loukas Karytinos, featuring Maria Farandouri, Tasis Christoyiannopoulos, Vassilis Papavassileiou (narrator), Elli Paspala and Manolis Lidakis. 28: Irish National Ballet. 30: Recital by Jessye Norman. July 2: Music by Mikis Theodorakis to Yiannis Ritsos’s poems with the Theodorakis Orchestra and Yiannis Fertis, Yiannis Bezos, Eleni Tsaligopoulou. 6, 7: American Ballet Theater and the Costa-Gavras Cultural Olympiad show. 9, 10, 11: «Sacred Music:» Cultural Olympiad production. 12: Mime with Marcel Marceau. 13: Duisburg Philharmoniker, conducted by Jonathan Darlington. 14: Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull. 17, 18: National Opera Ballet in Minkus’s «Don Quixote,» with Igor Zelensky. 19: Flemish Radio Orchestra, conducted by Dimitris Agrafiotis, with Dimitris Sgouros. 20: Film music, with the Southwest German Radio Orchestra, conducted by Nic Raine. 21: Maurice Jarre. 23, 24, 26, 27: English National Ballet. 31: Regional Municipal Theater of Corfu: «Les Miserables.» August 2: Gluck’s «Telemaco» by the English Bach Festival Opera. 4, 5: Regional Municipal Theater of Roumeli and Stoa company play Bost’s «Medea.» 24: Israel Philharmonic, with conductor Zubin Mehta, performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 7. 26, 27 Aristophanes’ «Wasps» with Costas Voutsas, directed by Takis Chrysikakos. September 2, 3, 4: «Fiddler on the Roof» with Wupertal Opera Orchestra and choir. 6, 7: Pilobolus Dance Theater. 10, 11: «The Oedipus Cycle» by the Washington Shakespeare Theater (American Community Schools and the US Embassy). 13: «Color on Color,» with the Orchestra of Colors conducted by Miltos Logiadis. 14: Event by Youth Parliament. 16: Annual Athenaeum tribute to Maria Callas. 19, 20: Ballet of the Opera National de Paris. 22: Greek Girls’ Lyceum. 23, 24: French National Orchestra conducted by Kurt Masur. 27, 28: «Erophile:» Opera by Nikos Mamagakis, in a premiere with Tasis Christoyiannopoulos, Savina Yiannatou.