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A musical surprise is in store for the residents of the Greek capital on Thursday 18 July at 20.00 on the pedestrian street of Dionysiou Areopagitou, where the Greek National Opera Orchestra will hold an open-air rehearsal.
As preparations are in full swing for the company's production of Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly, which it will stage at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus July 27, 28, 30 & 31 conductor Myron Michailidis, the orchestra and the soloists who will star in the performance, will leave the confines of the rehearsal halls for a day to take the show out onto the pedestrian street of Dionysiou Areopagitou, just a few metres away from the Herod Atticus, for a surprise open rehearsal at one of the loveliest parts of Athens, amid the sounds of the city.
The initiative is part of the GNO's new open-door policy, which aims at educating the residents, passers-by and visitors of the city in the complex process that is creating a grand opera production.
The rehearsal will run for one hour, allowing the public on Dionysiou Areopagitou the unique opportunity to enjoy the melodies of Puccini, to hear the conductor directing his musicians and soloists, and also to experience the magical and electrifying atmosphere of a large orchestra preparing an emblematic piece of the opera repertory.
Thursday, July 18 at 20.00
45, Dionysiou Areopagitou Pedestrian Street
(outside the premises of Meropeio Foundation)
Admission is free