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Program Unveiled for Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2019

 

Many of the events during the festival take place in the ”Herodeon”, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a theater built in 161 AD in Athens. Photo by Athens Epidaurus Festival

The schedule for the 2019 version of the spectacular annual arts festival taking place in Athens and Epidaurus, Greece was announced on Tuesday.
The festival this year will include musical, theatrical and many other cultural events and will take place on selected dates in June, July and August of 2019.
This year’s full program features the following events:
ANCIENT THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS
June 21 & 22
Oedipus,Directed by Robert Wilson Co-production: ConversAzioni – Teatro Olimpico Vicenza – Pompeii Theatrum Mundi – Teatro Stabile di Napoli
June 28 & 29
NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE
The Oresteia by Aeschylus
Agamemnon, Directed by Io Voulgaraki
The Libation Bearers, Directed by Lilly Meleme
The Eumenides, Directed by Georgia Mavragani
July 5 & 6
NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE – CYPRUS THEATRE ORGANISATION
The Suppliants by Euripides, Directed by Stathis Livathinos
July 12 & 13
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Directed by Konstantinos Markoulakis
Co-production: Athinaika Theatra – Municipal and Regional Theatre of Crete
July 19 & 20
NATIONAL THEATRE OF NORTHERN GREECE
Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides. Directed by Yannis Kalavrianos
July 26 & 27
COMÉDIE-FRANÇAISE
Electra/Orestes by Euripides. Directed by Ivo Van Hove
August 2 & 3
The Clouds by Aristophanes. Directed by Dimitris Karantzas
August 9 & 10
MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL THEATRE OF PATRAS
Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. Directed by Stavros Tsakiris
LITTLE THEATRE OF ANCIENT EPIDAURUS, 22 June
NINTH ATHENS OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL Surprise screening
June 28 & 29
GREEK NATIONAL OPERA – ALTERNATIVE STAGE
Kassandra by Iannis Xenakis. Anaparastasis I: The Baritone by Jani Christou Directed by Alexandros Efklidis
The Day Will Come… by Giorgos Koumentakis Directed by Ektoras Lygizos
July 5 & 6
Theogony by Hesiod. Directed by Sofia Paschou
July 12 & 13
GRIFFÓN DANCE COMPANY
KAOS
Choreographed by Ioanna Portolou
July 19 & 20
Daphnis + Chloe by Longus. Un amore bucolico Directed by Dimitris Bogdanos
July 26 & 27
Phèdre by Racine. Directed by Efi Theodorou
August 2 & 3
Danaids by Andreas Kalvos. Directed by Natasa Triantafylli

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