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When Will, When Will Summer Come
8 June 2020
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

GNO Children’s Chorus

Chorus Mistress Konstantina Pitsiakou

Piano / Music coach assistant Marilena Souris


When Will, When Will Summer Come

Starts at: 20.00 [GMT+3]| clock  

The video will remain available online until 8/7



Αs part of its educational mission, the Greek National Opera Children’s Chorus proposes a programme that starts with the traditional song “Menexedes ke zoumboulia” (Violets and Hyacinths), passes through Greek art song “Mia Panagia” (A Mother Mary, by N. Gatsos) and ends with Schubert’s Seligkeit (Bliss) and Beethoven’s An die Freude (Ode to Joy), under the musical direction of Konstantina Pitsiakou.

More than 60 children of the GNO Children’s Chorus perform and record the concert’s songs from their homes under the guidance of Konstantina Pitsiakou. With the help of mobile phones, tablets and computers, this online concert with children’s voices will offer a much-needed note of optimism and a melodious exit from spring to summer.

Video duration: 17 minutes

Subtitles: Greek, English




Ministry of Culture and Sports (www.culture.gov.gr)

1st Greek National Opera Online Festival


17 May – 30 June 2020

www.nationalopera.gr, GNO’s Facebook page, GNO YouTube channel

#GNOonlinefestival #exitspring

The Greek National Opera opens a new cycle of artistic programming. The first Online Festival titled EXIT: SPRING and curated by Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis spreads its wings into the digital world and invites us to a new viewing and listening experience. From 17th May to 30th June 2020, eleven new music, opera, operetta and music theatre video-performances created during the pandemic, as well as one recorded dance performance, come for free to our homes via www.nationalopera.gr, GNO’s Facebook page and GNO YouTube channel. All Festival video-performances revolve around the themes of the anticipation of spring, the rebirth of nature and the coming of the new. The Festival is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [www.SNF.org] to enhance the Greek National Opera’s artistic outreach.

 Responding to the challenges of the time, the Greek National Opera develops new means of creation and presentation of its work beyond the ordinary. While experiencing a new reality, whose end none of us can predict, we turn the forced absence from our standard artistic activity to a new creativity beyond norms and limitations. The first Online Festival EXIT: SPRING aims at offering friends of the GNO in Greece and across the world, a “digital” exit to this year’s lost spring, through music, dance and lyric art video-performances.


The Greek National Opera would like to thank all the artists and artistic bodies, who granted their rights for free, in order to make sure that the broadcast of these video-performances of the festival will be free to the public, in this difficult time.