OPERA

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OPERA

Philippe Auguin is by no means new to the Greek National Opera. Before taking up the invitation to conduct Umberto Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier,” the French maestro had worked with the company on “Tannhäuser” in 2009, “Nabucco” in 2018, “La Sonnambula” in 2019 and “Don Carlos” in 2020.


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WHAT'S ON

The Greek National Opera’s production of Umberto Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier” will be available to stream on demand from March 31 to July 31.

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MODERN OPERA

Renowned composer Philip Glass’ opera “The Perfect American” will be available to stream online from Greece’s Christmas Theater from March 5 to 8.


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ONLINE

The Greek National Opera’s online service kicks off the season on February 14 with its grand “Don Giovanni,” a co-production with the Göteborg Opera and the Royal Danish Opera.

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ONLINE

Book your virtual seat to watch the Christmas Theater’s streaming of an opera gala from Milan’s historic La Scala Theater. From January 22 to 24, opera buffs will be treated to arias and duets from popular classics, by a star-studded cast.

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ONLINE

The Christmas Theater cultural program will be streaming a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” from the historic La Scala theater in Milan on its website from January 8-10, with Greek subtitles.


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WHAT'S ON

The Greek National Opera, with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is unveiling its online digital service on Wednesday, November 25, with its production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.”

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WHAT'S ON

Acclaimed German tenor Jonas Kaufmann and Austrian pianist Helmut Deutsch take the stage at the Athens Concert Hall with a program titled “Selige Stunde,” inspired by the lied of Alexander von Zemlinsky.

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WHAT'S ON

The Greek National Opera returns with a scaled-down production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” with a reduced orchestra playing Ettore Panizza’s instrumentation.



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WHAT'S ON

Stage director Theodoros Ambazis, conductor Byron Fidetzis and the Athens Philharmonic Orchestra present a concert version of Mozart’s ever-popular and scathingly humorous “Cosi fan tutte” for four performances only in the Greek capital.

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WHAT'S ON

As part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, the Greek National Opera has commissioned composer Yiorgos Vassilandonakis to write a new opera based on Emmanouel Rhoides’ controversial 1866 novel “The Papess Joanne.”

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WHAT'S ON

The Friends of Music's Camerata chamber orchestra, conducted by George Petrou, will perform Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” in concert form at the Athens Concert Hall.


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WHAT'S ON

French playwright and director Olivier Py breathes new life into Alban Berg’s internationally acclaimed opera “Wozzeck,” which is on stage at the Greek National Opera’s Stavros Niarchos Hall in southern Athens.

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WHAT'S ON

Composer Giorgos Kouroupos turns Stefan Zweig’s 1929 short story “Leporella” into an opus for the Greek National Opera’s alternative stage at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in southern Athens.

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WHAT'S ON

After a thrilling production of Alban Berg’s “Lulu” in 2015 that delighted opera aficionados, multifaceted South African artist William Kentridge presents the Austrian composer’s first opera, “Wozzeck,” at the New York Metropolitan Opera on Saturday, January 11, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin.