The “Athens & Epidaurus Festival” is one of the most important events of the Greek Summer. It is one of the oldest performing arts festivals in Europe (1955). This year, for the first time ever, all performances will have both English and Greek supertitles, giving the chance to foreign as well as hearing impaired audience to enjoy them.
During June and July, the performances (theatre, music, dance, visual arts etc) of Athens Festival will take place in various places scattered in Athens.
As for the performances of the Epidaurus festival, they are presented at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus and the Little theatre of Epidaurus every Friday and Saturday, from the end of June till mid August.
The PanHellas team selected and proposes some outstanding performances which will go on stage on the two major venues of the festival, the Ancient theatre of Epidaurus and the Odeon of Herodus Atticus.
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
It is probably the most beautiful and well preserved Greek ancient theatre. Due to its spectacular location and excellent acoustics, attending a comedy or a tragedy there is a unique experience. The plots of most tragedies and comedies are inspired by episodes of ancient Greek myths. So, let’s immerse into the world of the Greek mythology.
The summer of 2018, at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus you have the chance to attend one of the four most significant comedies of Aristophanes “The Acharnians” , “Plutus” , “Thesmophoriazusae” and “The Frogs” or some tragedies between the “Agamemnon” of Aescylus , “Electra” of Sophocles , “Orestes” of Euripides and “Oedipus at Colonus” of Sophocles.
Odeon of Herodes Attticus
Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stunning open air roman theatre which sits beneath the slopes of the Acropolis on the southwest side. This summer, on its majestic stage, you can admire from popular local Greek singers to world’s best performers. Especially, this summer you can admire the Greek folk music by Eleftheria Arvanitaki and TAKIM or the songs of the Greek world famous Nana Mouskouri. The great singer Sting and the hugely popular band Calexico will also go on the stage of the Odeon of Herodus Atticus. We should not miss to refer that the popular French opera, Carmen, the symbol of love and freedom, is back at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Last but not least, we have to mention that if you cannot go to Epidaurus to attend a tragedy, you have the chance to attend significant tragedies like “The Persians” of Aeschylus, and “Antigone” of Sophocles at the heart of Athens, the Odeon of Herodes Aticus.
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