A creative reboot for the Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

A creative reboot for the Greek National Opera
08 DECEMBER 2021

Continuing with its trademark artistic vibrancy and drawing inspiration from the rejuvenating power of nature, the Greek National Opera (GNO) returns with a rich artistic program for 2022, including major world premieres and collaborations with renowned artists from Greece and beyond.

Through the new program, which is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach, the public will be able to enjoy the fruits of collaborations with major artists such as Robert Wilson, Yorgos Lanthimos, Katerina Evangelatos, and Nikos Karathanos, among others.

From January to July 2022, the GNO will present five of the most important operas of the global repertoire at Stavros Niarchos Hall and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. The program includes works by Umberto Giordano, Charles Gounod, Giuseppe Verdi, and Giacomo Puccini; a new opera by Angelos Triantafyllou dedicated to older adults; a contemporary dance triptych choreographed by Konstantinos Rigos, Jiří Kylián, and Ohad Naharin; an oratorio commissioned by the GNO from Turkish artists; an installation tied to the new film by Yorgos Lanthimos; as well as the Songs of Struggle by Mikis Theodorakis as part of the three-year cycle dedicated to the late composer.

At the same time, the GNO Alternative Stage continues to present a rich and diverse program that boldly and knowledgably combines entertainment and artistry in popular, high-quality offerings. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has supported the work of the Alternative Stage since the latter’s founding five years ago. This season, audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy newly commissioned productions, national premieres, musicals, opera for kids and young people, modern dance performances, co-productions with international collaborators, festivals, concerts, and tributes. The Alternative Stage program will feature artists like K.Bhta and Nikko Patrelakis, Renos Haralambidis, and Yovanna and Yiannis Kotsiras.

Check out the GNO’s new artistic program here and here