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On Wednesday 17 July 2019, the Greek National Opera Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis announced the programme for the 2019/20 season, in a press conference held at the Stavros Niarchos Hall in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
Watch live the announcement of the Greek National Opera programme for the season 2019/20, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 12.00 (GMT+3) at www.nationalopera.gr/en/
On Monday, 1 July 2019, at the GNO Ballet Studio, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, it was decided by the ballet committee that the following three (3) dancers are selected to cover the artistic needs of the GNO Ballet:
A major international success for the Greek National Opera, acknowledging its Educational and Social work that is carried out with a donation from the SNF. The GNO’s Educational and Social Activities project Co-OPERAtive: An intercultural and collaborative opera hub for young people won the 2019 Fedora Prize for Education.
Greek National Opera's second summer production for 2019 is the popular La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, which is presented for the first time at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
The Greek National Opera hereby announces an audition to engage three (3) male ballet dancers. The audition will take place on Monday 1 July 2019, at the Ballet studios of the Greek National Opera at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (364 Syngrou Ave., GR-17674).
On Thursday 2 May, at noon, opens the presale for the Greek National Opera production of Norma, which will be presented on 5, 7, 9, 11 June at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, as part of the Athens Festival.
Read more on the production here.
The first Greek National Opera co-production, as part of the new donation by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, will be with the Baden-Baden Festival: Verdi's Otello, directed by Robert Wilson.
The Educational & Social Activities of the Greek National Opera compete for the Prize for Education of the FEDORA European platform for the promotion of innovative opera and ballet co-productions. After being pre-selected during the second phase of the public’s voting in February 2019, Co-OPERAtive: An intercultural and collaborative opera hub for young people has been shortlisted for the final stage of the competition. In this context, we organize the first crowdfunding campaign in the history of the GNO with the goal of collecting funds for the implementation of this groundbreaking project.
The Greek National Opera announces that performances of the production of Mozart’s opera Le nozze di Figaro will start on Wednesday 27 March 2019, due to technical reasons.
Co-OPERAtive: An intercultural and collaborative opera hub for young people designed by GNO’s Learning & Participation Department has been shortlisted for the Education Prize of Fedora, the European Platform supporting innovation in Opera, Ballet and Education. Co-OPERAtive is an opera hub for a mixed group of 60 young Athenians and unaccompanied minor asylum seekers aged 15-17 across Attica. This project will be implemented in partnership with ARSIS and The HOME Project.
This project is inspired by the ability of opera – as a universal art form that encompasses all art forms – to function as a common language for creating the first intercultural youth opera hub in Europe. Inspired by its dreams and aspirations, this project aims to create as its artistic output, the first intercultural and collaborative opera created by a youth opera company. Co-OPERAtive will be contesting with a plethora of other education projects around Europe and its implementation that is scheduled to begin in January 2020.
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The Greek National Opera hereby announces an audition to engage nine (9) male or female ballet dancers. The audition will take place on Sunday 17 March and Monday 18 March 2019, at the Ballet studios of the Greek National Opera at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (364 Syngrou Ave., GR-17674).
On Thursday, January 3, 2019, the Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Mr. Andreas Dracopoulos, and the Artistic Director of the Greek National Opera, Mr. Giorgos Koumendakis, announced a major new grant of €20 million by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to the Greek National Opera (GNO).
Candidates can find below the list of participants in the audition for supernumeraries, which will take place on Tuesday 11 December 2018 at GNO’s studios at SNFCC