Athens: National Opera pays open air tribute to Maria Callas, Sept 15/2013

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La Traviata La Bohéme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Macbeth, Rigoletto, The Barber of Seville, Il Trovatore, Sicilian Vespers… ,  arias of the world’s most beautiful operas are to be heard this Sunday in downtown in an open air event that combines the classical music and the city’s finest archaeological sites.

On the 36th anniversary of the death of Maria Callas, Greece’s National Opera pays a tribute to the great Greek soprano. The open air event “Musical Stroll in 5  Acts” takes place in some of Athens best archaeological sites.

The streets of Athens, the city where Maria Callas grew up, will play host to the famous arias that have become associated with some of Maria Callas’ most outstanding performances.

The creme de al creme of Greek National Opera sopranos will give their best performances free of charge.

Soloists Eleni Voudouraki, Dimitra Theodosiou, Antonia Kalogirou, Vassiliki Karayianni, Irini Karaianni, Elena Kelessidi, Cellia Costea, Myrsini Margariti, Maria Mitsopoulou and Julia Souglakou, the pianists and the Greek National Opera Orchestra, conducted by the company’s Artistic Director Myron Michailidis

The event has been designed in such a way that the public can follow all 5 Acts through walking.

Program

1) 6:00 pm  Entrance of the New Acropolis Museum – 20 minutes
2) 6:45 pm  Entrance to the Herodus Atticus Theatre – 20 minutes
3) 7:35 pm  Greek Archaeologists Association Building Ermou  134-136, Asomaton Sq, 20 minutes
4) 8:30 pm  Kotzia Square – 20 minutes
5) 9:30 pm  National Archaeological Museum, Patission Street – 40 minutes

Admission is  free of charge

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website: Greek National Opera