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Rare Maria Callas Video Speaking Greek in Athens Comeback

Greek-American opera diva Maria Callas had a volatile relationship with the Athens intellectual establishment, but this was never more evident than during her 1957 comeback concert in the Theater of Herod Atticus at the foot of the Acropolis. In 1957,...

Shocking Details of Maria Callas’ Life Revealed

A new book on Maria Callas reveals shocking details about the tragic private life of the greatest opera soprano of the 20th century

The Best Operas on Themes from Greek Mythology

There are at least fourteen major operas that are based on themes and personages from Greek mythology and its glittering history. That says all one needs to know about the universality of Greek mythology and history, how much they...

Maria Callas: The Diva Lives on

Maria Callas may have died almost 45 years ago but her immortal voice lives on, along with her legend. It's no mystery why Greeks, Italians and Americans, all claim Callas as theirs. She was born Sophia Cecilia Anna Maria Kalogeropoulou...

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...

Opera Singer Montserrat Caballé Dies at 85

Opera singer Montserrat Caballé, whose duet with Freddie Mercury became the signature song of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, has died aged 85. She had been suffering from health complaints for some time and was admitted to hospital in Barcelona last...

Ancient Delos' Theater Reopens For Second Time in 2,100 Years For An Opera Performance

The new one-act opera "Hera" with music by Theo Abazis and a libretto by Elsa Andrianou is to be performed in the archaeological site on the island of Delos on October 6-7, bringing its ancient theater to life for...

Greek Maestro Myron Michailidis Appointed Director of Historic Erfurt Opera

Myron Michailidis, regarded today as one of the most important Greek conductors, has been appointed music director of the historic opera and philharmonic Orchestra of Erfurt in Germany. Michailidis’ vivid conducting style is characterized by conviction and authority coupled by...

Exhibition of Chinese Opera Costumes in Greece 'Boosts Cultural Relations'

An exhibition of Chinese Opera Costumes was inaugurated on Thursday evening in the city of Elefsina, west of Athens, in a latest effort to enhance cultural relations between Greece and China. The opening ceremony was attended by the deputy Party...

Night of Opera to Honor Maria Callas in Diva's Ancestral Messinia Home

The ancestral home of opera singer Maria Callas in Neochori, Messinia, Greece, will host a unique night of opera on the night of July 8, in honor of the diva and the new museum dedicated to her life and...