Anita Rachvelishvili Stars in ‘Werther’ at Greek National Opera

(Photo Credit: M. Stafylidou) Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili will star in the Greek National Opera’s (GNO) revival production of Massenet’s “Werther.”  Rachvelishvili will debut her role as Charlotte. Singing the title role of Werther is Italian tenor Francesco Demuro. The cast also includes baritone Nikos Kotenidis as Albert, bass-baritone Yanni Yannissis as the Commendatore, tenor Nicolas Maraziotis as Schmidt, baritone Marinos Tarnanas {…}

Greek National Opera to Present National Premiere of ‘Les Contes d’Hoffman’

On December 18, 2022, Greek National Opera will present the national premiere of Offenbach’s “Les contes d’Hoffmann.” This co-production between GNO and La Monnaie will be staged by prominent European director Krzysztof Warlikowski, Artistic Director of Warsaw’s Nowy Teatr, and conducted by Lukas Karytinos. Due to its unfinished nature, the version of the work presented will be the most recent {…}

Greek National Opera to Stream Robert Wilson’s ‘Otello’

The Greek National Opera will present the GNO TV premiere of Verdi’s “Otello” on Nov. 6, 2022. The opera stars Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role alongside soprano Celia Costea and baritone Tassis Christoyannis. Other cast members include Dimitris Paksoglou, Yannis Kalyvas, Petros Magoulas, Marinos Tarnas, Pavlos Sampsakis, and Violetta Lousta. Stathis Soulis conducts a production directed by Robert Wilson. {…}