Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Opera - Giacomo Puccini

July 2022
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Philippe Auguin

Director – Sets – Costumes
Hugo de Ana

Revival director
Katerina Petsatodi

Projection design
Ideogamma SRL – Sergio Metalli

Vinicio Cheli

Chorus master
Agathangelos Georgakatos

Children’s chorus master
Konstantina Pitsiakou


With the participation of the Orchestra, Chorus, Children’s Chorus (as part of its educational mission), and Soloists of the GNO

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Floria Tosca: Kristīne Opolais / Cellia Costea

Mario Cavaradossi: Ramón Vargas / Giorgio Berrugi

Scarpia: Dimitri Platanias / Tassis Christoyannis



Tickets for events at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus will be available to book once the Athens Epidaurus Festival launches its ticket sales in the spring of 2022.


Ticket prices: €25, €45, €55, €60, €85, €100
Students, children:€15
Disabled seats: €15

Odeon of Herodes Atticus



Giacomo Puccini
As part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival

Available Dates

  • 28, 29, 30, 31 Jul 2022

Opera • Revival

Starts at 21.00 |  clock


This production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [] to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach.


The Greek National Opera’s 2021/22 season will be brought to a close by one of the best-loved operas of all time, Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, presented at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus as part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival.

Opera diva Floria Tosca is a woman madly in love, and insanely jealous of her lover. Baron Scarpia, an evil man who wields absolute power, takes pleasure in making his victims suffer. Caught between these two is Mario Cavaradossi, Tosca’s lover and a true patriot, who gets sent to his death not for his ideas, but for his relationship with Tosca, whom Scarpia lusts after. The machinations of the plot are perfectly engineered: no-one will escape the traps set by Scarpia.

The unbridled passions of this operatic thriller, which debuted in Rome in 1900, are only accentuated by Puccini’s evocative music. The work was first presented in Greece in 1942 by the GNO, with Maria Callas in the title role.

The narrative architecture of Tosca touches on a series of all-too-human concerns: love and jealousy, debauched lust and loyal friendship. And though death encapsulates this work in many ways, the essence of its plot is in fact the unbearable predicament in which our lead finds herself, left to face a nightmare of a dilemma. The qualities inherent in our heroine help explain why Tosca remains one of the most popular operas in the repertoire to this day. Tosca is the archetypal opera diva when it comes to both how she sings and how she behaves. Her exploits and her emotions lay the very foundations of the quintessential operatic trope that is the self-absorbed opera singer who allows herself to be overpowered by her instincts.

Performing the lead roles are the internationally acclaimed Greek and international soloists Kristīne Opolais, Cellia Costea, Ramón Vargas, Giorgio Berrugi, Dimitri Platanias, and Tassis Christoyannis.