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Starts at: 20.30 |
All events are free to the public and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Spectators may only need to pay an entrance fee to the sites, where required.
Advance booking necessary.
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Greek National Opera’s celebrated Greek baritone, Dimitri Platanias, will give a unique solo recital in his home city, Kalamata. Accompanied on the piano by Sophia Tamvakopoulou, the great baritone will perform at the Kalamata Castle Amphitheatre on 9 August 2020 a high-profile programme of popular arias from operas of Verdi, Giordano and Massenet, and songs of Verdi, Tosti, Samaras, and Hadjiapostolou.
From the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata to his decision – in his thirties – to become an opera singer, and from his early steps at the Greek National Opera to the conquest of the most prestigious European opera houses, Dimitri Platanias’ trajectory has been marked by words such as devotion, study, persistence, goal-setting, concentration, talent, inner strength.
All of Greece, One culture
Greek National Opera presents a series of events at archaeological sites all over Greece
This summer the Greek National Opera presents a series of events at archaeological sites all over Greece. In response to the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Sports to make use of the archaeological sites across the country during this difficult summer, the Greek National Opera participates in the new institution All of Greece, One culture with a series of events highlighting its multifaceted artistic mark, curated by Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis.
From 18 July to 15 September, 20 different music, opera, operetta and dance programmes and tributes will visit 70 archaeological sites, in a total of 111 performances. Under the unprecedented conditions we are all facing, the events will mark the return to the relationship between the artists and the audience, and will be held in compliance with the instructions and guidelines of the competent authorities.
In these 20 programmes proposed by the GNO and organized in 6 cycles, emphasis is given on the Greek music creation, from traditional songs to sophisticated music, including selections from opera and classical music that remain staples in the GNO repertory, while dance is also present through the participation of members of the GNO Ballet.