Opera

WHERE IS HELEN OF SPARTA?

Well, she was last seen at the Mihalis Kakoyiannis Cultural Center. This was the Offenbach year with celebrations of the Master's music all over the world. In Greece the Greek National Opera chose to ignore th...

A BLACK AND WHITE RIGOLETTO

For it's first installment of the participation of the Greek National Opera at the Athens Megaron (it will be followed in the new year with Verdi's “Macbeth”), yet another Verdi opera was opted for, the revival...

ATYS IN ATHENS

Lully's most famous opera "Atys" was never before performed in Greece, as many other French Baroque Operas which remain terra incognita so to speak, so the first performance in this country by the PETIT OPERA D...

A FILM NOIRE “TOSCA”

The return of the old production of Puccini's "Tosca" on the repertoire of the G.N.O was imminent. It was after all one of the most successful productions by the very talented Nikos Petropoulos who opted for a ...

A CONTROVERSIAL DON GIOVANNI IN ATHENS

The yearly participation of the Greek National Opera to the proceedings of the Athens Festival (by tradition it opens the season every year with a new production) was an opera not really suited to an open air t...