Celebratory Event for the “First Act of 2019” by the GNO
15 February 2019

On Wednesday, February 13th, an event was held at the Greek National Opera (GNO), on the occasion of the start of the new calendar year and the new theater season.

This “First Act” of 2019 was attended by members of the administration, the Artistic Directorate and the staff of the GNO, as well as representatives of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

The new year has started on a positive note for the GNO with the announcement in the first days of 2019, of a €20,000,000 SNF grant for the implementation of a four-year programming and development plan that will enhance the artistic outreach of the GNO, as well as a year-long program of events to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821. The SNF has extensively supported the operation of the GNO, most significantly by creating its new home as part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC). In addition, the SNF supports, with a founding grant, the Alternative Stage and the implementation of its educational and social activities.