Krassimira Stoyanova, Riccardo Massi, Ambrosio Maestri Headline Greek National Opera Galas at Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Greek National Opera is set to perform two opera galas at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on July 26 and 28, 2020. The first gala performance will feature Krassimira Stoyanova, Riccardo Massi, Dmitri Platanias, and the Greek National Opera Orchestra under the musical direction of Pier Giorgio Morandi. The gala will feature arias and duets from Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” “Il {…}

Anita Rachvelishvili & Dmitri Platanias Headline Greek National Opera’s Free Streaming Service in April

Beginning on April 11, 2020, the Greek National Opera will start providing free broadcasts of its past operas. The first of these streams, which will be hosted on the company’s official website, will be Bizet’s “Carmen.” The famed opera will be headlined by Anita Rachvelishvili. On April 25, 2020, the company will stream Verdi’s third opera “Nabucco” with Dmitri Platanias {…}

Anita Rachvelshvili & Matthew Polenzani Highlight Greek National Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The Greek National Opera has announced its 2019-20 season featuring a number of rare works and great artists. Christina Poulitsi and Vassiliki Karayanni share the title role of Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” with Vassilis Kavayas in the role of Elvino. Philippe Auguin conducts Marco Arturo Marelli’s production from the Wiener Staatsoper and Royal Opera. Performance Dates: Oct. 11-29, 2019 Lena Platonos’ children {…}

Royal Opera House 2017-18 Review – Rigoletto: Dmitri Platanias Shines Bright In Unsatisfactory Affair

“Bleakness” would be best used to describe the ambience of this by now well known Royal Opera House revival: David McVicar’s “Rigoletto”. Originally mounted in 2001, it was first publicized as an audacious, controversial exposé of sixteenth-century Mantuan aristocracy; the kind of risky spectacle of which Verdi – plagued chronically by problems with his censors – could have only dreamed. {…}