Athens and Epidaurus 2016 Festival Kicks Off with Verdi’s ‘Aida’



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The Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2016 will begin this year on June 10, with a production of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Aida” at the Herod Atticus Odeon beneath the Acropolis, performed by the National Opera and directed by Enrico Castiglione, an Italian director and set designer noted for his “cinematic” approach and realism. The opera is in Italian, with Greek and English subtitles.

The next event is the Festival Open Party on June 14, with a concert featuring a number of Greek musicians and bands at the Piraeus 260 venue. A full list of the events is available on the festival website www.greekfestival.gr.

The organizers on Wednesday presented the festival’s official trailer, directed by Michalis Konstantantos with graphic animation by Giorgos Karagiorgos and music by Michalis Delta. The trailer can be viewed on YouTube at the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No65c_rh6Nw.

Tickets for the events are available either through the festival website or can be booked by phone (210 3272000) or bought from the Athens Festival box office at 39 Panepistimou Street.

Source: ANA MPA