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Guide to the Greek National Opera

Celebrating 200 years of modern Greece: Giorgos Koumendakis
“Our intent is to open, both in Greece and abroad, the discussion about revolution and through our artistic work to raise questions and help people rethink the concepts of freedom, struggle, unity and even division. Our theatre’s goal is not to do politics, nor history lessons."
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Greek National Opera is a public body and the sole opera house in Greece. Since its doors opened in 1939, the GNO has been one of the most important cultural organisations in Greece, its history intertwined with every major event to have marked modern Greek history. At the beginning of 2017, the GNO relocated to the Athens Riviera, at the brand new Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) design state-of-the-art facility inside Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC). GNO stages performances at the 1400-seat Stavros Niarchos Hall and the 400-seat Alternative Stage. Every summer, the GNO presents two opera productions at the spectacular 5000-seat ancient Roman theatre, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, in the shadow of the Acropolis. The Greek National Opera’s vision is to be one of Europe’s most innovative opera houses with a unique artistic identity, one that engages global talent and inspires large and diverse audiences.