Manos Hadjidakis

Greek Songs That Became Huge International Hits

The international music industry finally seemed to take its first notice of Greece during the turbulent decade of the 1960's. International singers gave new, modern twists to the unique melodies of the country, while portraying an image of Greece as a...

Chinese Artists' Concert in Athens Unites Expats and Greeks

On Wednesday the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater Symphony Orchestra performed to raving reviews at the Athens Concert Hall. The concert was conducted by Zhang Zheng and was a treat to expats and Greeks alike who came together...

Exceptional Greeks of Cretan Descent

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and it is famous across the globe for its beaches, clear waters and exceptional cuisine. However, what many people don't know is that some of the most important Greeks throughout history...

Dimitris Basis Performs Gioconda’s Smile at City Recital Hall

On April 15, the 34th Greek Festival of Sydney concluded its 2016 program of events with a spectacular show at the magical City Recital Hall. More than 1000 people attended the concert of works by two of Greece’s most...

The House of Manos Hadjidakis Turns into a House of Culture

The house in which composer Manos Hadjidakis was born and raised in will become a house of culture which will open to the public. The preservable neo-classical building which was built in 1895, was renovated by the Region of...

Aliki Vougiouklaki's 1962 Forgotten Debut Movie in English

Forgotten in the mists of film history, renowned Greek actress Aliki Vougiouklaki shot her first international movie in 1962, entitled Aliki, My Love. The movie was directed by Rudolph Maté, who cast Vougiouklaki alongside English actor Jess Conrad. Greek production company Finos...

Lakis Pappas Passes Away

The Greek artist, Lakis Pappas, one of the leading singers of Greece’s so-called New Wave, died on Wednesday March 26 at the age of 76. Pappas worked with one of the greatest composers in Greek history, Manos Hadjidakis in the...

Famous Greeks From the World of Arts

Greece is undoubtedly a country with rich cultural background. Many Greeks involved in the world of arts have made a name for themselves abroad. In cinema, perhaps the most acclaimed director known in Greece as well as abroad is Theodoros...

Baltsa Sings Greek In Vienna Opera

The internationally renowned leading Greek mezzo-soprano, Agnes Baltsa, “the Greek with the angelic voice,” as the late famed conductor Herbert Von Karajan called her as she began a brilliant career, will perform songs of Greece at the first concert...

Acropolis Museum Celebrates International Museum Day

There will be concerts and free entrance for everyone at the Acropolis Museum to celebrate the International Museum Day and the European Night of Museums. Friday, May 18 at 11 pm, on the second floor of the Museum, Marios Strofalis...