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Greek National Opera to Present Greek Premiere of ‘La Ville Morte’


The Greek National Opera will present the Greek premiere of Nadia Boulanger’s “La Ville Morte” this January. The production, which will be presented on the Alternative Stage at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, will be showcased in co-production with Catapult Opera.  The work, which was scheduled to premiere in 1914 in Paris, was never staged due to {…}


Greek National Opera to Perform ‘Les Éclairs’


The Greek National Opera is set to present the national premiere of “Les Éclairs,” a four-act, fictionalized account of the life of Nikola Tesla by French composer Philippe Hersant and librettist Jean Echenoz. The work originally premiered in 2021 at the Opéra Comique in Paris and “Les Éclairs” is the GNO’s second co-production with the Comique, following their recent partnership {…}


‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’ Returns to the Greek National Opera


The Greek National Opera is set to present a revival of Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” at the Stavros Niarchos Hall. The production is directed by renowned French actress Fanny Ardant who noted, “Lady Macbeth sets a mirror before us. And in it, we see our own selves. Lady Macbeth is our wild reflection, restless and free. How can the {…}


Greek National Opera Presents ‘Bleat’ at New York Film Festival


On. Oct. 4, the New York Film Festival presented the Greek National Opera’s commissioned short “Bleat.” The new film is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and stars Emma Stone. The film was presented with an accompaniment by live music ensembles inside a sold-out Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Stone who was present at the Festival said, “I wish often that {…}


Greek National Opera & Neon’s Commission ‘Bleat’ to Premiere at the New York Film Festival


(Photo of Emma Stone in Bleat by Yorgos Lanthimos) The Greek National Opera has announced that Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’s short film “Bleat” will receive its United States premiere at the 61st New York Film Festival. The film features music by J. S. Bach/Knut Nystedt and Toshio Hokosawa, which will be performed by a live music ensemble for the premiere {…}


Greek National Opera to Present ‘Callas at the Herodium’


(Photo by Dimitris Charisiadis from the photographic archive of the Benaki Museum) The Greek National Opera is set to present “Callas at the Herodium” on Sept. 16, 2023. The showcase will star Anna Pirozzi, Catherine Foster, Vassiliki Karayanni, and Nina Minasyan performing arias that Maria Callas once performed from such operas as “Hamlet,” “The Masterbuilder,” “La Forza del Destino,” “Fidelio,” {…}

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Greek National Opera Streams ‘Falstaff’ on GNO TV


The Greek National Opera is now streaming a new production of Verdi’s “Falstaff” on its platform GNO TV The recording took place during the production’s initial run from Jan. 26, 2023-Feb. 12, 2023. The production, which was directed by Stephen Langridge and conducted by  Pier Giorgio Morandi, starred Dimitri Platanias in the title role alongside Tassis Christoyannis as Ford, Vassilis {…}


Dimitri Platanias, Maria José Siri, Tassis Christoyannis Headline Greek National Opera’s ‘Nabucco’


The Greek National Opera will revive Italian director Leo Muscato‘s production of Verdi’s “Nabucco” from July 26 – 30, 2023 at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. The opera will star an international cast of singers, including Dimitri Platanias and Tassis Christoyannis in the title role, and Ekaterina Semenchuk and Maria José Siri alternating as Abigalie. Other cast members include Yannis {…}


Greek National Opera to Showcase Laurent Pelly’s ‘Le Voyage dans la Lune’


The Greek National Opera has teamed up with the Opéra Comique de Paris for a special presentation of Jacques Offenbach’s “Le Voyage dans la Lune.” The production is set to open on July 12 and 13, 2023, at Stavros Niarchos Hall (SNFCC). Conducted by Elias Voudouris, with costume and direction by Laurent Pelly, “Le Voyage dans la Lune” stars  Agathe {…}