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06 Sep 2010

Greek National Opera

The Greek National Opera has operated since 1994 as a private legal entity and is subsidised by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Εducation and Religious Affairs.

Their mission is to offer audiences – at home and abroad – high-calibre productions, by presenting operas, ballets, operettas, operas for children and music recitals, among others. The Greek National Opera also encompasses the Athens Opera Studio and the Greek National Opera School of Dance, as well as educational programmes aimed at all age groups. Performances are held at the Olympia Theatre (which includes the Children’s Stage), the Athens Concert Hall and the open-air Odeon of Herodes Atticus. The repertory of Greece’s only opera company covers four centuries of lyrical theatre, from the works of Claudio Monteverdi to those of contemporary composers.

At the Greek National Opera Dance School there are preparatory and professional departments for dancers and dance teachers.

The preparatory department (for students 12-15 years of age) prepare the students for admission to professional departments.
The duration of studies at the professional departments for dancers and dance teachers is three years.

The professional department (for students from 15 years of age) for dancers is open to holders of junior high school leaving diploma.

The professional department for dance teachers is open to holders of high school leaving diploma.

The digital archive of the Greek National Opera includes posters, press-releases, music excerpts and other materials related to past performances.