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A Sunday in memory of Maria Callas

14 September 2013 / 14:09:23  GRReporter
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The streets of Athens, the city where Maria Callas grew up, will play host to famous arias that have become associated with some of Maria Callas’s most outstanding performances, interpreted by artists of the Greek National Opera, where Callas took the first steps in her musical career.

Soloists Dimitra Theodosiou, Antonia Kalogirou, Irini Karaianni, Elena Kelessidi, Cellia Costea, Myrsini Margariti, Maria Mitsopoulou and Julia Souglakou, pianists and the Greek National Opera Orchestra, conducted by Myron Michailidis, will interpret extracts from the operas La Traviata, La Bohéme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Macbeth, Rigoletto, The Barber of Seville, Il Trovatore, Sicilian Vespers, etc.

The musical stroll in five acts is designed in such a way that it will allow the public to watch all five acts, walking from one to the other. The Greek National Opera invites fans of the ultimate opera diva to take a stroll around the streets of the city centre, to the sounds of operas by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Donizetti and others, spend a few inspiring moments at famous and lesser-known spots, and experience the city, as well as the opera, in a new light.

The programme

Acropolis Museum courtyard – at 6 p.m., Dionysiou Areopagitou Street: soloists accompanied by piano, duration 20 minutes

Herodes Atticus Theatre steps – at 6:45 p.m., Dionysiou Areopagitou Street: soloists accompanied by piano, duration 20 minutes

Association of Greek Archaeologists – at 7:35 p.m., 134-136 Ermou pedestrian street, Aghion Asomaton Square, Thisseio: soloists accompanied by piano, duration 20 minutes

Kotzia Square – at 8:30 p.m.: soloists accompanied by piano, duration 20 minutes

National Archaeologica lMuseum courtyard – at 9:30 p.m., Patission: Greek National Opera Orchestra - soloists, duration 40 minutes

Admission to all events is free of charge.

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