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Maria Callas: The Diva Lives on

It's hard to think it's more than 40 years since her death of Maria Callas, mostly because her immortal voice lives on, along with her legend. It's no mystery why Greeks, Italians  and Americans, all claim Callas as theirs. She...

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...

Athens Concert Hall Opens 2016-17 Season With Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Almost a year after its last appearance in Athens, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the city and the Athens Concert Hall for two concerts on September 17 and 18, opening the venue’s new artistic season for 2016-17. On the...

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...

Greek Opera Opens Theatre Circle in the Cultural Capital of Europe

The opera "Insenso," written by Dimitris Dimitriadis, and directed by Peter Sevastikoglou, will open the theatre circle for Wroclaw, Poland, January 15, 2016. Wroclaw is considered the cultural capital of Europe. In the theater of the renovated old train station in...