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Rita Antonopoulou,Thodoris Voutsikakis, Zaharias Karounis, Betty Harlafti
Starts at: 20.00 |
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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The use of a non-medical mask is necessary during the event
The Greek National Opera celebrates the 95th anniversary of the great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis’ birth (1925) with a series of concerts in his honor. At the concert that will take place in the Port of Kastellorizo on Sunday 20 September 2020 at 20.00 will include some of his emblematic songs that “marked” Greeks for more than half a century, lyricand epic references from his song cycles in collaboration with the most important Greek poets, excerptsfrom his world-famous film hits and majestic popular works. Works that have left their indelible imprints on both theglobal music creation and our country’s cultural heritage.
Four charismatic, established performers, acclaimed for their artistic contribution, Rita Antonopoulou, Thodoris Voutsikakis, Zaharias Karounisand, Betty Harlafti will conveyin the best possible way the timelessness of the messages of MikisTheodorakis’ music, passing down their deepest meaning to the younger generations.
Alongside them, the orchestrator and Manager of the Greek National Opera Historical Archive and Music Libraryand close collaborator of MikisTheodorakis for over a decade, Yannis Belonis.
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.