Wednesday, 19 April 2023


The Greek National Opera is seeking male dancers for its production of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly directed by Olivier Py, to be presented at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on 1, 4, 7 and 10 June 2023. These dancers will be called upon to perform choreographies –and movement more generally– inspired by the Japanese art of butoh. Dancers trained in or familiar with this particular form are welcomed, without this excluding dancers trained in classical ballet or other dance disciplines. Applicants should be aware that airbrushed body painting is to be used, which means that their chests, legs, armpits, and ideally their heads will need to be smooth (i.e. shaved) for the performances. Dancers selected for the production will be contracted for a total of 25 days between 4 May and 10 June 2023, and paid on par with a GNO corps de ballet dancer. They will need to be available for all rehearsals and performances (a detailed schedule will be released in the next few days).

The audition is to be held on Tuesday, 2 May 2023 at the GNO’s facilities at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC), from 17:00 to 20:00.

All those interested in auditioning must send their CV –in Greek and English– by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and additionally fill out the consent form to be found here. Please note that all applicants must also have Greek residency and work permits, a Greek Tax Identification Number (AFM), and a Greek Social Security Number (AMKA). Before signing the consent form, please read our CV Policy at the end of this announcement.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 29 April 2023 at 14:00. The GNO will send each applicant an email by Tuesday, 2 May confirming their participation in the audition and informing them of the exact time they need to attend.

For more information, interested parties can contact the GNO Stage Office by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by phone (+30 213 088 5771 – Monday-Friday, 11:00-16:00).

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