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.