პარტნიორთა მოძიება - საბერძნეთი Greek National Opera

საბერძნეთი Greek National Opera

Greek National Opera
Short description
The GNO is the only opera house in Greece. It was founded in 1939 and in March 2017 was relocated at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
GNO has two stages at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC), the Stavros Niarchos Hall and the Alternative Stage, where it develops and presents its multi-faceted programme to the audience, while during the summer it continues to present large productions at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
Every year the GNO presents operas, musical theatre, operettas and ballets and quite often spectacles requiring the synergy of different artforms, supporting thus a constant dialogue between them.  It also has a significant contribution to the production of original works, since it gives space to new composers through commissions of work. At the same time, it organizes special educational and social activities for children, students, adults, special social groups and persons over 65 years of age. In this context, one can also include GNO’s research programmes that are focused on music research and documentation.
GNO’s mission is:
•to offer to Greek and foreign audiences high quality productions, by presenting operas, ballets, operettas, children’s operas, recitals and other spectacles
•to offer modern composers the opportunity to be creative through the commission of new works
•to prepare future opera friends through works and educational programmes for children and the whole family
•to develop synergies and co-productions with organizations and opera houses in other countries
GNO’s main programme goals are:
•expanding the opera repertoire
•taking a sharp look at classical works
•boosting Greek creative forces by commissioning new works
•making use of healthy domestic artistic forces
•developing a substantial relation with society

Contact details

Niki Xenou
T. +30 213 0885808

Transnational mobility
Audience development
Capacity building – training and education

Greek National Opera Youth Opera (Oi Neoi tis Operas)
Youth Opera is an educational programme destined for new artists who have completed their studies and are now taking their first professional steps, with the aim of creating well-trained opera professionals. Founded in 2016, the programme is addressed to young artists that willing to develop their performing and acting skills while at the same time they wish to live the professional experience of a full artistic year. They are mentored and trained mainly by acclaimed opera artists while participation in the programme is free. At the end of every year, the participants are participating in staging of three small scale opera productions.
We propose to establish a collaboration between the Greek National Opera’s “Youth Opera” programme and we are looking for partner Studios to join forces with us for the creation of an International programme that will lead to the staging of a co-production. The partnership will last three artistic seasons, namely 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons.
The collaboration for an artistic year shall be as follows:
•Selection of a title for one co-production per season.
The selection will be made in consultation with other partners.
•An international audition for the Youth Opera shall be announced every year. There will be a double cast for the roles of the selected title.
•First preparation period for all participating singers:
Greek National Opera, October 2019 musical preparation.
(One-week) Stay in one of the partner countries and further musical preparation, November 2019
This will include musical preparation, master classes attendance and parallel activities.
Artistic committee follow up meeting, with the participation of all artists and educators involved in the programme, January 2020
•Second preparation period
Stage rehearsals at the Greek National Opera, January 2020
Stage rehearsals at the Greek National Opera February 2020
•Third preparation and performances period:
Rehearsals with the Greek National Opera’s orchestra and chorus in Athens and premiere, March 2020
Stay in the second partner country, rehearsals with the orchestra and the chorus and performances, March 2020
Respectively, stay in the third partner country and performances, April 2020.
Parallel activities
•Performances will be held at the main stages of the participating organizations with their regular ensembles as Sunday matinees.
• Conduction, scenography and costumes design will be jointly designed by the partner organizations
•The collaboration scheme will be similar over the next seasons as well.

All eligible countries
Opera Houses, Opera Studios, Universities’ Music Departments