Katerina Evangelatos to Direct Unique New Production of ‘Rigoletto’ for Greek National Opera

The Greek National Opera is set to present Verdi’s “Rigoletto” starting on June 2, 2022. The new production will be directed by Artistic Director Katerina Evangelatos, who will set the opera in a 1980s Italian town. The repertory classic will star Dimitris Paksoglou as the Duke of Mantua, Dimitris Tiliakos as Rigoletto, Christina Poulitsi as Gilda, Petros Magoulas as Sparafucile, {…}

Marcelo Álvarez, Kristīne Opolais, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Aleksandrs Antoņenko, Ramón Vargas & Cellia Costea Lead Greek National Opera’s Second Half of 2021-22 Season

(Credit: https://www.snfcc.org/en/greek-national-opera-0) The Greek National Opera has announced the second half of its 2021-22 season, featuring a number of operas performed by international stars. Here is the full slate. Stavros Niarchos Hall The second half of the season opens with Umberto Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier” featuring Cellia Costea and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Maddalena di Coigny; Dimitri Platanias and Elchin Azizov as {…}

Greek National Opera to Revive Acclaimed Production of Giorgos Koumendakis’ ‘The Murderess’

On December 3, 2021, Greek National Opera will present a revival of their celebrated production of Giorgos Koumendakis’ “The Murderess.” This production will be reconfigured for the venue at GNO’s Renzo Piano-designed opera house, Stavros Niarchos Hall, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. It will be directed by Alexandros Efklidis, with Vassilis Christopoulos conducting the GNO orchestra. Canadian-Greek mezzo-soprano {…}