Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Updated Programme for June, July, September 2021


Now that live spectacles return again to open air spaces, always in compliance with the COVID-19 prevention protocols, the Greek National Opera announces its updated programme for June, July and September 2021, which is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [] to enhance the Greek National Opera’s artistic outreach.

  • The concert Hymn to Liberty will be held at the courtyard of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens on 20 June.
  • Constantinos Hatzis’ Pilgrimages, an Alternative Stage production, will be held at the Numismatic Museum of Athens, the Athens City Museum – Dekozis Vouros Mansion and Byzantine and Christian Museum on 6, 8 and 13 July.
  • The Alternative Stage installationThe City and the City will be held at the Panoramic Steps of the SNFCC on 8, 9, 10 and 11 July.
  • Dance With My Own Shadow, a performance choreographed by Konstantinos Rigos to music by Manos Hadjidakis, will be presented by the GNO Ballet at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on 25, 27 and 29 July as part of the Athens Festival.
  • On 13 September world-renowned tenor Jonas Kaufmann will make his Odeon of Herodes Atticus debut with a recital sponsored by ROLEX.
  • The emblematic artist Marina Abramović will present the performance The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas at the Stavros Niarchos Hall on 24, 25, 26, 28 and 29 September.


Rigoletto and Tosca, the two productions that were scheduled to take place at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus this summer, Mikis Theodorakis’ concert Songs of Struggle and the joint project of GNO and NEON Foundation The Artist on the Composer –which are all made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)-, as well as the Opera Composition Competition titled “1821, Greek Revolution and Set Poetry” that will be conducted in collaboration with the Greek Composers’ Union, are rescheduled for the 2021/22 season.




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