Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Opera - Giacomo Puccini

June 2024
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Conductor: Lukas Karytinos
Director, sets, costumes: Hugo de Ana
Revival director: Katerina Petsatodi
Projection design: Sergio Metalli – Ideogamma SRL
Lighting: Vinicio Cheli
Lighting revival: Christos Tziogkas
Chorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos
Children’s chorus mistress: Konstantina Pitsiakou

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Floria Tosca
Lise Lindstrom (01 & 11/06/2024) / Cellia Costea (02 & 06/06/2024)

Mario Cavaradoss
Riccardo Massi (01 & 06/06/2024) / Carl Tanner (02 & 11/06/2024)

Baron Scarpia
Tassis Christoyannis (01 & 06/06/2024) / Yanni Yannissis (02 & 11/06/2024)

Cesare Angelotti
Tassos Apostolou

A sacristan
Petros Magoulas

Sciarrone / A gaoler
Vangelis Maniatis

A shepherd boy
Evita Chioti

Yannis Kalyvas


With the Orchestra, Chorus and Childrens Chorus of the GNO, as part of its educational mission


Tickets go on sale on Thursday, 25 April at 12.00 and are available from the GNO Box Office at the SNFCC and Athens Festival Box Offices, and online via and







Odeon of Herodes Atticus



Giacomo Puccini
As part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival

Available Dates

  • 01, 02, 06, 11 Jun 2024

Opera • Revival

Starts at: 21.00 | clock



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The Greek National Opera opens this years Athens Festival at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus with one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire, Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, on 1, 2, 6 and 11 June 2024, conducted by Lukas Karytinos, directed and with sets and costumes by Hugo de Ana. Katerina Petsatodi serves as revival director.

The revival of the 2012 rendition of Tosca, directed and with sets and costumes by Hugo de Ana, is the first massive summer production of the Greek National Opera for 2024. The renowned opera diva Floria Tosca is deeply in love with and at the same time pathologically jealous of her partner. Baron Scarpia, a dark but incredibly powerful figure, derives pleasure from the suffering of his victims. Caught in the middle is Mario Cavaradossi, the lover and loyal patriot, who is eventually led to his death, not because of his ideas, but because of his relationship with Tosca, whom Scarpia covets. The scheme has been set up effectively: nobody escapes Scarpia’s traps.

Hugo de Ana’s Tosca is fascinating, dramatic, and absolutely true to the composer’s spirit, as well as to the historical context where the libretto is set. The magnificent stage sets, featuring a huge Crucifix, a holy table, and a painting studio, are complemented by spectacular projections of renowned Rome monuments, religious symbols, and captivating videos, offering the production a cinematic flair.

For this production, the Greek National Opera has secured a world-class starry cast. In the role of Floria Tosca, the audience will have the chance to enjoy the renowned sopranos Lise Lindstrom (1 & 6/6) and Cellia Costea (2 & 11/6). The role of Mario Cavaradossi will be shared by two exceptional tenors, Riccardo Massi (1 & 6/6) and Carl Tanner (2 & 11/6), while two  highly celebrated protagonists of the GNO, Tassis Christoyannis (1 & 6/6) and Yanni Yannissis (2 & 11/6) will portray Scarpia. Alongside them performing will be the distinguished Greek soloists Tassos Apostolou, Petros Magoulas, Yannis Kalyvas, and more.