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Greek National Opera Begins Streaming Service with Online Debut of Madama Butterfly

The Greek National Opera, with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, unveiled its online digital service on Wednesday, November 25, with its landmark production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” GNO’s groundbreaking 2013 production was directed by Argentina’s Hugo De...

Dimitri Platanias: The Greek Baritone Taking Europe by Storm (video)

It was only a few days ago when Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias had both audience and critics spellbound by his superlative performance as "Gerard" in the premiere of Giordano's "Andrea Chenier" at the Royal Opera House in London. This was...

Greek National Opera Receives 20 Million Euro Grant from Niarchos Foundation

  The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced that it will grant 20 million euros to the Greek National Opera (GNO) this past week. The Opera organization recently moved into its new space at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens. The...

Greek National Opera and Energy Group Initiative for Underprivileged Children

The Engie Foundation has signed an agreement with the Greek National Opera, to sponsor the access of opera productions to underprivileged children. The Foundation is a subsidiary of Engie Energy Group. Associated in this partnership with Heron, a Greek private...

Greek National Opera Performs 'Carmen' at Herodes Atticus Odeon

The Greek National Opera’s second major summer production is George Bizet’s groundbreaking Carmen, which will be staged at the Herodes Atticus Odeon on July 24, 26, 27 and 29 as part of the Athens Festival. With themes of love and...

Award-Winning Architect Renzo Piano, the Mastermind Behind The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

The Pritzker Prize–winning Italian architect, Renzo Piano, has added yet another spectacular feat in architecture to his portfolio. He has completed a massive undertaking in Athens, Greece by transforming what was once used as a parking lot during the 2004...

Concert at Herodeion Raises Funds for Maria Callas Museum

Greece pays tribute to one of her own, Maria Callas, with the foundation a Museum-Opera Academy dedicated to the great soprano and her work. The Academy is scheduled to open in 2015, according to the Association for the Maria Callas...

The Greek National Opera Performs Don Giovanni

The Greek National Opera presents one of the greatest operas of Mozart, Don Giovanni, conducted by Lucas Karytinos and directed by John Chouvardas at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus during the Athens Festival on June 11, 13-15. John Chouvardas, directing...

Free Summer Events by the Greek National Opera

This summer the Greek National Opera will be hosting many interesting productions and offering these events for free to a Greek audience. The two biggest summer productions will be staged at the Herod Atticus Theater, in partnership with the Athens...

Miranta Oikonomidou Passed Away

At the age of 93 the great actress Miranta Oikonimidou passed away. She was one of the founder members of the National Theater of Northern Greece. Born in 1920 in Athens, she studied at the Drama School of the National...