Nabucco, one of Verdi's greatest operas will be presented by Greek National Opera at Herodes Atticus Odeon inAthens, Greece. Although Nabucco is only Verdi's third opera, he has managed to create a highly suggestive work on the biblical topic. In the story, King Nebuchadnezzar has enslaved the Jewish people. In a display of his excessive arrogance, he demands that they worship him as a god.
The Greek National Opera raises the curtain for this year'sAthens Festival at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus with two impressive operas from the Italian Verismo movement, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. Melodies packed with intensity, expressive harmonies and atmospheric orchestration of the music add colour to the closely-knit plot, with the characters' emotions being portrayed in the most brute of manners.
A major ballet gala dedicated to the memory of the legendary Rudolf Nureyev will recall his amazing career, from the Kirov Ballet to England's Royal Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet, as a great dancer and choreographer. The performance at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece on 13 September is a tribute to the magnificent Nureyev and an opportunity to enjoy the joy, the beauty and the magic of dance while supporting the Special Olympics Hellas organization.
The Greek National Opera will present Aida, one of Giuseppe Verdi's most popular works, at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece in a production based on the historic staging of Dinos Gianopoulos (1991). The cast includes internationally known Greek and foreign performers. The premier will be on 23 July featuring the stunning Italian soprano Tiziana Caruso in the lead role. Performances will take place on 23, 24 and 28 July.
Making friends and enemies and reinventing himself and his image along the way, Caetano Veloso has remained true to the tropicalistas and the freedom they strived for. In his new rock incarnation, he cocks a snook at the past as he keeps on penning classics for the future. The famous Brazilian artist Caetano Veloso will perform on 12 July 2010 at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece, as part of the Athens Festival.
This outstanding group of 12 soloists from the New York City Ballet led by Benjamin Millepied, the 32 year-old principal dancer and choreographer, bridge the Atlantic for one night only so that we can enjoy the new generation of dancers from America's greatest company. See the Danses Concertantes by the New York City Ballet at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece, on 2 July as part of the Athens Festival.
One of Europe's finest orchestras graces the Athens Festival this year, performing two works whose confessional mood stems from them having been written at critical moments in their composers' lives. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam with Daniele Gatti will be appearing at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece, on 30 June. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam will perform Mahler's Fifth Symphony (1901-2) and Wagner's Siegfried Idyll (1870).
Demis Roussos, whose unique voice marked the pop and rock scene in the late 1960s as part of Aphrodite's Child and then with his remarkable solo career, begins a new world tour with a concert at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens on 25 June 2010. Don't miss the one and only Demis Roussos for an unforgettable concert on 25 June 2010 at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece.
Noh theatre emerged in late 14th-century Japan, and has been a living art form ever since. Rokuro Umewaka represents the 17th generation of actor-directors in the company that will be presenting a small sample of this complex theatrical form at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece. Noh is a tradition considered closer to ancient tragedy than any other in the history of world theatre. The Sutra of Great Wisdom will be presented on 16 June at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece.
The Charles Lloyd New Quartet will meet Maria Farantouri as part of the Athens Festival on 4 June at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece. One of the most important jazz ensembles in the USA and the emblematic Greek singer will chart a musical course together combining world jazz with Greek tradition. Modern Greek song touches classical jazz and the poetic immediacy of gospel and blues, as conceived by the great saxophonist Charles Lloyd.
Violinist beauty Vanessa Mae has come to Athens Greece several times and her concerts are always sold out. After a five-year absence, she returns with an amazing line-up featuring all her material. The violin queen will be appearing at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus - Herodion on 24 September. But this time, she will be accompanied by a six-piece band, an orchestra and a huge team of technicians to present a unique show never before seen in Athens.
Legendary tenor Jose Carreras returns after four years since his last appearance for a concert with the ERTNational Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of David Gimenez, on 19 September at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus - Herodion in Athens. Part of the revenues from ticket sales will be given to Floga, a Greek association of parents of children with cancer.
Luz Casal, Pedro Almodovar's muse who gained world-wide fame through the film High Heels, returns to Athens for a major concert on 13 September at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Herodion). The great Spanish singer will take the audience on a musical journey of the senses with her uniquely tender though passionate style, whether it is pop or rock ballads, blues or flamenco. She remains one of the most exuberant, warm and sensitive voices of her time.
Musical concerts, theatrical performances, ancient dramas, lectures and many more events will be held at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and various places around Athens.
One of the most distinguished composers of our times, the recently awarded with the Oscar prize for his course in cinema music Ennio Morricone arrives in Athens to offer two unique evenings at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on September 28 and 29 respectively.
Well known Italian songwriter Paolo Conte arrives in Athens for a single concert at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on 31 July.A central figure in the Italian music scene, Conte begun his career in the ‘60s and managed to maintain his independence and personal style throughout the following decades.