June 28, 2022
Greek National Opera Announces 2022-23 Season
GNO Artistic Director, Giorgos Koumendakis in Stavros Niarchos Hall.
GNO Artistic Director, Giorgos Koumendakis in Stavros Niarchos Hall.
Andreas Simopoulos

Highlights at Stavros Niarchos Hall and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus include:

World premiere of new GNO production of Verdi’s Falstaff directed by Stephen Langridge featuring celebrated Greek baritones Dimitri Platanias and Tassis Christoyannis in the title role

Ten new opera and ballet productions including Cherubini’s Médée directed by David McVicar featuring title role debut of soprano Anna Pirozzi, Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski and Le Voyage dans la Lune directed by Laurent Pelly, Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle directed by Themelis Glynatsis, Mozart’s Don Giovanni directed by John Fulljames, and Ludwig Minkus’ Don Quixote choreographed by Thiago Bordin

Revival of Massenet’s Werther directed by—and dedicated to—Spyros Evangelatos featuring mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in her role debut as Charlotte

World premiere of GNO commission Andrei: A Requiem in Eight Scenes by Dimitra Trypani based on the life of filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky

New production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly directed by Olivier Py and revival of Verdi’s Nabucco directed by Leo Muscato to be performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus as part of the 2023 Athens Epidaurus Festival

Continuation of GNO’s Mikis Theodorakis tribute cycle

ATHENS, GREECE (June 28, 2022) — The Greek National Opera’s 2022-23 season curated by GNO Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis features ten new opera and ballet productions, one newly commissioned opera, five revivals of past productions, music concerts, major co-productions with some of the world’s foremost opera houses, collaborations with leading directors and acclaimed conductors, and the debuts of top-tier opera singers in new roles. The season is presented in Stavros Niarchos Hall at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and in the outdoor amphitheater, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, in Athens. With the new season program the GNO—the only opera company in Greece—continues to forge important international partnerships while also celebrating and honoring Greek artists. The 2022-23 season, which runs from September 2022 through July 2023, is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [www.SNF.org] to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach.

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