Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Co-Operative in the last phase of the competition for the FEDORA Prize for Education

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.

Co-OPERAtive is targeted at a mixed group of teenagers and unaccompanied minors, aged from 15 to 17, who live in Attica. The project will be implemented from January to June 2020 in collaboration with ARSIS and The Home Project

From the 1st of April to the 31st of May 2019 you can visit the FEDORA platform, select the support package of your choice and be informed about the compensatory benefit. All information is available at the following link:


We warmly thank you for your support so far!

The project

The Co-OPERAtive project is an opera hub for a mixed group of 60 young Athenians and unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors aged 15-17 from across Attica. The project is inspired by opera, which is a common language for creating the first intercultural youth opera hub in Europe. Co-OPERAtive aims to expand opera’s appeal and make it more known to youth audiences, while bringing out cultural diversity and social cohesion. Foregrounding opera’s cooperative nature, the Co-OPERAtive project places collaboration at the heart of its design and implementation, building strong alliances with two partner-organizations, ARSIS and The HOME Project.

Artistic Team

The Co-OPERAtive project brings out three of opera’s basic disciplines: music, theatre and dance. The music section is divided in instrumental music composition, vocal and improvisation workshops. The theatre section is divided in creative writing, acting, and directing workshops, and the dance section is divided in ballet, contemporary dance, and choreography classes. Alongside the artistic team, the GNO’s professional personnel will contribute in the areas of lighting design, stage management, sound engineering, etc.

Director: Themelis Glynatsis
Music supervision/ Conductor: Andys Skordis
Music workshop Leaders: Evi Nakou, Ann-Kristin Sofroniou
Theatre workshop Leaders: Panagiotis Exarcheas, Eleni Moleski
Movement coach: Edgen Lame
Dance workshop Leaders: Edgen Lame & Katerina Gevetzi
Sets & Costumes: Christina Spanou
Promotional video director: Alexandros Merkouris


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