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Euripides’ Medea to be Streamed by National Theatre

Medea, one of Euripides' most famed tragedies, will be live-streamed by Greece's National Theatre on Sunday, January 10. First premiered nearly 2,000 years ago at the City Dionysia festival in Athens, Medea will be brought into our time by director...

Monica Bellucci to Portray Maria Callas at Ancient Greek Theater

Renowned Italian actress and beauty icon Monica Bellucci is to portray the iconic Greek soprano Maria Callas at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens on September 21st. Bellucci is coming to Greece to perform a monologue which is based on...

National Theatre Presents Play "My Mother's Sin" in Ancient Sites Across Greece

As part of the nation's "All of Greece, One Culture" initiative from the Greek Ministry of Culture, the National Theatre will stage performances of Georgios Vizyenos' modern dramatic masterpiece "My Mother's Sin." Originally a short story by the Greek writer,...

"All of Greece, One Culture" Will Begin to Celebrate Greece's Heritage

The purpose of the program is to celebrate Greek culture, with performances incorporating both the country's ancient heritage and combining it with a more modern creative spin. The event is planned to start on Friday, July 18, starting with Georgian...

Epidaurus Theatre to Live-Stream Ancient Play For First Time

A performance of the ancient Greek play "The Persians," by Aeschylus, will be streamed live to a global audience on Saturday, July 25, from the ancient theatre of Epidaurus. As part of this year’s Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the National...

Greek Director to Lead Prestigious Vienna Opera Ballet Academy

Internationally renowned ballet director Christiana Stefanou, is planned to take over management at the Vienna State Opera Ballet Academy, starting on August 1, 2020. The decision is part of a five-year master plan, announced on Monday, June 29, that introduces...

Kostas Voutsas: Greek Film and TV Icon Dies at 88

Kostas Voutsas, one of the best actors of his generation and an icon for Greek cinema and television, dies early on Wednesday. He was 88. Voutsas was rushed to the Attikon hospital on Friday, February 7, and admitted to the...

Thessaloniki to Celebrate New Chinese "Year of the Rat" at Royal Theater

The northern Greek city of Thessaloniki will celebrate the new Chinese "Year of the Rat" on January 6th with a performance by one of China's major dance companies - the Chongqing Liangjiang Art Troupe - at the city's Royal...

Adaptation of Ancient Greek Tragedy Dubbed Racist in France

The Sorbonne university in Paris was forced to cancel a performance of a Greek tragedy featuring actors using black masks after students claimed it was “Afrophobic, colonialist and racist.” Protesters picketed the prestigious Paris university, stopping actors from entering the...

Award Winning Director Dimos Abdeliodis Presents Film in Germany

By Aspasia Zontanou, Düsseldorf Award-winning director Dimos Abdeliodis presented his film "The Four Seasons of The Law” (“I Earini Synaxis Ton Agrofylakon”) last Thursday at the at the Filmmuseum Düsseldorf's own movie theater "Black Box", Germany. The director followed that up...

Actress and Singer Marianna Toli Passes Away

Acclaimed actress and singer Marianna Toli, who represented Greece at the 1977 Eurovision song contest passed away on Saturday, after a long battle with cancer. Toli studied Art History at the University of Kentucky, classic and modern dance in London...

Debt-Ridden Greece's Only Theater Museum Shuts Down

The Greek theatrical and cultural treasure that was established as a museum in 1938, is not open anymore and is facing a permanent closure. Among the museum’s collection, here you will find historic archives from the press dating back to...

Epirus Cultural Heritage Unfolds at Athens Ancient Theater

The Panepirotic Confederation of Greece, the organization that keeps the customs alive and promotes the rich history and culture of Greece’s Epirus region, will hold a big musical, theatrical and dance performance in Athens' odeon of Herodes Atticus, under...