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Socrates Sinopoulos (politiki lyra & politiko lute)
Vassilis Papavassiliou (double bass)
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.
Pre-book your seats for 31 July here
In a combination of poetry and reflections, the distinguished Greek academic, playwright and poet Giorgos Veltsos portrays in his work Journal of an unseen confinement a double experience of illness and quarantine: on the one hand, there’s the responsibility toward the Other, and on the other hand, the question of an inhuman life that risks losing the possibility to experience life itself as life,not just as mere survival. The distinguished actress of Art Theatre Reni Pittaki performs.
Giorgos Veltsos notes: “Journal of an unseen confinement – Elytis would speak of aJournal of an unseen April – because all of us, during our confinementin the harsh days of this year’s April, pondered on the lyrics from the poet’s work of the same title: “I stayed up all night having run through the history of the death of History, or rather the history of the History of death (and that is not a pun)”. Back then we all ran through both History and death in a journal-recorded time that “marked” its high risk on everyone’s life separately. I also bore witnessin my way, knowing however, that there is no witness for a witness otherthan a third party: the voice and rhythm of Reni Pittaki who willportray it.”
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.