Music, rhythms, dances, performances and various cultural events will be held this summer in every part of Greece, in an attempt to maintain high standards despite the low budgets that are due to the crisis.
There might not be enough money, but there is humour, inspiration, talent and a great need for cultural entertainment.
Thus, despite the inevitable consequences of the economic crisis, this summer too Greece will be filled with sounds, dance and theatre performances.
Cultural events are certainly fewer than in previous years, but organizers have done their best to make no compromise at least in terms of quality.
Popular singers and bands from the Greek music scene, great theatre productions as well as established names from the foreign music scene, will be guests at the festivals organized throughout the country.
Festival of Nauplion:
This year the festival is organized for the 21st time and includes performances by renowned musicians and singers from Greece, Brazil, Denmark, Austria, at various concerts of classical and contemporary music. Of particular interest is the first presentation outside Athens of the opera "La Boheme" by Puccini performed by the National Opera (1st of July).
"La Boheme" by Puccini
Festival of Patras:
Fewer than in previous years, but at the same high level are this year’s cultural events during the Festival of Patras. Theatre and music are the two main directions in the programme. On the 30th of June, viewers can enjoy the play "Oedipus Rex" by Konstantinos Markoulakis and Emilios Hilakis.