February 25, 2022
Greek National Opera Announces Additional Performances of “Otello” Directed by Robert Wilson March 11 & 15

Greek premiere of acclaimed co-production between the Greek National Opera and Festspiel Baden-Baden opened February 23 in Athens conducted by Stathis Soulis

Cast features tenor Aleksandrs Antoņenko as Otello, soprano Cellia Costea as Desdemona, and baritone Tassis Christoyannis as Iago

ATHENS, GREECE (February 25, 2022) — Due to popular demand, the Greek National Opera (GNO) will present two additional performances of Verdi’s Otello directed, designed, and with lighting by Robert Wilson in Athens on Friday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Stavros NIarchos Hall at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. The Greek premiere of the production—a co-production between the GNO and the Festspiel Baden-Baden, made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [www.SNF.org] to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach—opened on Wednesday, February 23 with all subsequent performances February 27 and March 2, 5, and 8 sold out. Tickets for the additional performances on March 11 and 15 are available via ticketservices.gr and the GNO Box Office at the SNFCC (+30 2130885700, 9.00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily).

The GNO cast is headed by Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antoņenko who made his celebrated debut in the role of Otello at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Riccardo Muti in 2008. He has since performed the role at the Metropolitan Opera (2015) and at opera companies worldwide including London, Paris, Vienna, and Barcelona. Rounding out the lead roles are the internationally acclaimed GNO soloists soprano Cellia Costea, and baritone Tassis Christoyannis. Young up-and-coming Greek conductor, Stathis Soulis, leads the GNO orchestra and chorus.




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