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Internationally acclaimed Greek choreographer and dancer Mr Andonis Foniadakis has been appointed new Director of the GNO Ballet. The decision was taken by Mr Myron Michailidis, Artistic Director of the GNO. Mr Foniadakis was selected amongst 36 candidates who applied for the position, following the Call for Expression of Interest. The new Ballet Director will assume his position as of 1st September 2016 for a term of three years.
The Greek National Opera hereby announces an audition to engage one (1) accompanist piano player to meet the Greek National Opera’s artistic needs, for the artistic season 2015 – 2016, and with basic priority the needs of the Greek National Opera’s Ballet Company.
The Greek National Opera has finally released its first DVD, featuring Charles Gounod’s opera, Faust that was staged in January 2012 at the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) and made a great artistic and box office success. It was conducted by Myron Michailidis and was directed by Renato Zanella, GNO’s artistic and ballet directors respectively.
The Greek National Opera is organising an audition for one (1) position for a fagottist, with the obligation for contra fagot (contra bassoon), to meet the special needs of both, the Greek National Opera Orchestra and the Greek National Opera during the 2015-2016 artistic period.
The Greek National Opera, due to the current situation, announces the postponement of the production of "Carmen" which was scheduled to be performed for the 26,28,30,31 July at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
With three surprise - artistic events at Flisvos Marina, the pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou and Monastiraki Square, Greek National Opera farewells the "Suitcase Carmen", the flexible opera production which travelled throughout Greece, in the framework of the programme "Journey to the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center" and welcomes the great forthcoming production of Carmen to Odeon Of Herodes Atticus.
The Greek National Opera announces Call for Expression of Interest for the position of Ballet Director. GNO is looking for a leading name from the field of ballet with a noteworthy artistic career and proven administrative experience in opera companies and/or dance groups, with a classical focus.
The Greek National Opera is offering a specific number of internships in international sponsorship (6 posts in total) for 6 months to undergraduate university and technological educational institute (TEI) students.
Within the context of its open-door policy, the Greek National Opera announces that it will be offering 1,500 seats free of charge to the unemployed for the dress rehearsal and preview of its production of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Herod Atticus Odeon on Friday 26 July at 21.00.
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.
The annual showcase of the Professional Dance School of the Greek National Opera is re-presented on Sunday, July 7 at 12.00 am, due to large attendance.
The GNO announces that tonight's performance of The Flying Dutchman at the Herod Atticus Odeon has been cancelled following an announcement by the unions representing the GNO's musicians and singers of their participation in a 24-hour general strike in protest at the closure of state broadcaster ERT.
On Monday, 22 July 2013, at 10:30 a.m. an audition for male ballet dancers will take place at the Ballet Studios of the Greek National Opera (16, Archimidous St., Tavros 177-78, Athens Greece).