Epitaph (1958) Dionysus (1985)
Sacred Music Days / Alternative Stage
Epitaph (1958) Dionysus (1985)

Festival - Mikis Theodorakis

26, 27 September 2020
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Lisa Xanthopoulou 

Arrangement (Epitaph):
Yannis Belonis

Soloists: Betty Harlafti (Epitaph)
Zaharias Karounis (Dionysus)


Artistic director chórεs
Marina Satti

Music coach – Musical direction chórεs
Eirini Patsea

With the participation of an 11-member instrumental ensemble, the vocal ensemble chórεs (Epitaph) and the GNO Chorus (Dionysus)



Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Ticket prices: €15, €20
Students, children:: €10

Sacred Music Days / Alternative Stage

Epitaph (1958) Dionysus (1985)

Mikis Theodorakis

Available Dates

  • 26, 27 Sep 2020

Greek National Opera Alternative
Stage Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Starts at: 20.30 (Sunday: 19.00) |

Two of the most traumatic moments in Greek history inspired the great composer Mikis Theodorakis to respectively create two political works of religious form. The 1936 bloody strike in Thessaloniki and Yannis Ritsos’ poem of the same title were the raw material for Epitaph, one of the composer’s most important and famous works, a truly political and Greek Stabat mater. The civil war conflicts of December 1944 (“Dekemvriana”) acted as a leaven, prompting the creation of a lesser known but equally masterly work, Dionysus, a long lament for the sacrifice of the adolescent boys and girls who fell in the battle of Makriyannis.