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Interview with George Koumentakis, Artistic Director of the GNO, in Blue Magazine

Feb 25, 2019
In a recent interview in the latest edition of Blue Magazine, George Koumentakis, artistic director of the Greek National Opera (GNO), talks about the new era of the GNO and its vision to grow from a regional opera into the equal of international operas in Europe, America, and Asia.

As he underlines in the interview, the GNO will work to realize this vision thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s (SNF) significant grant of €20 million for the development of targeted artistic collaborations, co-productions, guest productions, and international tours that will enhance its international artistic outreach. He also expresses gratitude to SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos in highlighting the importance of the grant.

Please let me say a big ‘thank you’ to Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, not just for a grant of national significance that has provided the new premises of GNO in the SNFCC, but also for the willingness to further help the GNO by also supporting its ambitious debut on the international lyric scene with important co-productions, significant guest productions, and exporting of our artistic work.”

You can read full interview here.