Program Unveiled for Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2019



 

Many of the events during the festival take place in the ”Herodeon”, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a theater built in 161 AD in Athens. Photo by Athens Epidaurus Festival

The schedule for the 2019 version of the spectacular annual arts festival taking place in Athens and Epidaurus, Greece was announced on Tuesday.

The festival this year will include musical, theatrical and many other cultural events and will take place on selected dates in June, July and August of 2019.

This year’s full program features the following events:

ANCIENT THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS

June 21 & 22

Oedipus,Directed by Robert Wilson Co-production: ConversAzioni – Teatro Olimpico Vicenza – Pompeii Theatrum Mundi – Teatro Stabile di Napoli

June 28 & 29

NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE

The Oresteia by Aeschylus

Agamemnon, Directed by Io Voulgaraki

The Libation Bearers, Directed by Lilly Meleme

The Eumenides, Directed by Georgia Mavragani

July 5 & 6

NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE – CYPRUS THEATRE ORGANISATION

The Suppliants by Euripides, Directed by Stathis Livathinos

July 12 & 13

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Directed by Konstantinos Markoulakis
Co-production: Athinaika Theatra – Municipal and Regional Theatre of Crete

July 19 & 20

NATIONAL THEATRE OF NORTHERN GREECE

Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides. Directed by Yannis Kalavrianos

July 26 & 27

COMÉDIE-FRANÇAISE

Electra/Orestes by Euripides. Directed by Ivo Van Hove

August 2 & 3

The Clouds by Aristophanes. Directed by Dimitris Karantzas

August 9 & 10

MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL THEATRE OF PATRAS

Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. Directed by Stavros Tsakiris

LITTLE THEATRE OF ANCIENT EPIDAURUS, 22 June

NINTH ATHENS OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL Surprise screening

June 28 & 29

GREEK NATIONAL OPERA – ALTERNATIVE STAGE

Kassandra by Iannis Xenakis. Anaparastasis I: The Baritone by Jani Christou Directed by Alexandros Efklidis

The Day Will Come… by Giorgos Koumentakis Directed by Ektoras Lygizos

July 5 & 6

Theogony by Hesiod. Directed by Sofia Paschou

July 12 & 13

GRIFFÓN DANCE COMPANY

KAOS

Choreographed by Ioanna Portolou

July 19 & 20

Daphnis + Chloe by Longus. Un amore bucolico Directed by Dimitris Bogdanos

July 26 & 27

Phèdre by Racine. Directed by Efi Theodorou

August 2 & 3

Danaids by Andreas Kalvos. Directed by Natasa Triantafylli