Monday, September 19, 2011

Opera in the Streets

In Athens, a new initiative is bringing opera out of music halls and theaters and into the streets! During the month of September, soloists and choristers from the Hellenic National Opera ride through the city on city tour buses performing excerpts from such famous operas as La Traviata and La Boheme. Native Athenians and tourists alike can hear the beautiful music from 6:30pm-8:30pm each evening until October 2.

This unusual performance concept is part of a larger program of events organized by the Hellenic National Opera in conjunction with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the City of Athens. Other highlights from this program include a tribute to the late Maria Callas on the day of her death, September 16.

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