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ATHENS EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL
MUSICAL & THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES

Experience the Athens Epidaurus Festival: Summer’s big celebration! 

Ηeld annually from late May to mid-August, the Athens Epidaurus Festival is the foremost cultural institution in the country, catering for all tastes, offering both classical performances, such as ancient Greek drama, and cutting-edge, avant-garde productions. Greek and internationally acclaimed artists alike meet in this celebration of theatre, music, dance, and visual arts, sharing their work with diverse audiences. Regarding Athens, the Festival is held at two unique venues connecting our city’s past and future: the awe-inspiring Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the former industrial complex of Peiraeus 260.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Built below the sacred rock of the Acropolis in the 2nd century BC, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus is widely considered one of the most iconic theatres in the world. Since the inception of the Athens Festival in 1955, legendary artists have performed at the Odeon, including Maria Callas, Herbert von Karajan, Igor Stravinsky, Rudolf Nureyev, and Leonard Bernstein, to name but a few. 

This summer, music lovers can look forward to spellbinding evenings featuring leading symphony orchestras, operas, and concerts with world-renowned contemporary solo artists and musical groups against the backdrop of the majestic Attic sky.

Peiraios 260

A typical example of 1970s industrial architecture, Peiraios 260 is an ideal venue for presenting the Festival’s avant-garde and alternative productions. Dance and theatre are central to the artistic activity at Peiraios 260, as rising and established Greek and international artists attract city residents and visitors who wish to spend their evenings in a space of absolute industrial aesthetics, enjoying performances, drinks, and even parties at the vast former factory. 

2022 Programme

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Starting time for all performances: 21:00

2, 5, 8, 11 June | Opera

Greek National Opera – Lukas Karytinos – Katerina Evangelatos

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi

14 June | Classical Music

Εnglish Baroque Soloists – Monteverdi Choir – John Eliot Gardiner

Works by Bach, Schütz, Schein 

16 June | Greek Music

Dimitris Papadimitriou

Beyond the Frame

18 June | Greek Music

George Dalaras

A Tribute to Apostolos Kaldaras featuring Estoudiantina Neas Ionias

21 June |  Classical Music

ERT National Symphony Orchestra – Michalis Economou – Guy Braunstein

FÊte de la Musique, Works by Dvořák, Brahms

22 June |  Jazz Sessions

Jan Garbarek Group

featuring Trilok Gurtu

24 June | Classical Music

Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra – Zoi Tsokanou – Daniel Lozakovich 

Works by Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov

25 June | Contemporary Music

Patti Smith

26 June | Classical Music

Filarmonica della Scala – Myung-Whun Chung

Works by Rossini, Beethoven, Dvořák

28 June | Contemporary Music

Ibrahim Maalouf

29 June |  Contemporary Music

Max Richter

30 June |  Jazz Sessions

Diana Krall

2 July | Classical Music

Athens State Orchestra – Lionel Bringuier – Mischa Maisky

Works by Evangelatos, Dvořák, Rachmaninoff

4 July | Greek Music

Maria Farantouri

Tribute to Mikis Theodorakis

5 July | Electronica

Autechre

6 July | Classical Music

Leonidas Kavakos

8 July | Greek Music

Nikos Portokaloglou

10 July | Contemporary Music

Laurie Anderson

11 July | Contemporary Music

Ross Daly

12 July | Electronica

Jeff Mills

15 July | Contemporary Music

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

16 July | Electronica

Moderat

18 July | Classical Music

Athens State Orchestra, Lukas Karytinos

Gioconda’s Smile – The Birds

28 – 31 July | Opera

Greek National Opera – Philippe Auguin – Hugo de Ana

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

Peiraios 260

Starting time for all performances: 21:00, unless otherwise noted | English surtitles in all theatre productions

27 & 28 May | Music

ADD 2022

Two days of electronic music

1 – 7 June  | Theatre

Yannis Houvardas

The Other Side of the Tempest

1 & 2 June | Dance

Beaver Dam Company – Edouard Hue

All I Need

3 – 5 June | Dance

Ermira Goro

THIRST

6 & 7 June | Music

Greek Composers’ Union

Reactivate Music

10 June  | Music

Mini Festival of Electronic and Experimental Music 

15 & 16 June | Opera – Performance

Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Burt Turrido: An Opera 

16 – 18 June | Theatre

Comédie-Française – Ivo van Hove

Tartuffe, or the Hypocrite by Molière

15 – 18 June | Dance

Ioanna Portolou

Amazing

21 & 22 June | Dance – Performance

Martin Zimmermann

Danse Macabre

22 & 23 June | Theatre

Teatro La Re-Sentida – Marco Layera

Oasis de la Impunidad 

24 – 26 June  | Theatre

Eleana Tsichli

The Seven Madmen

25 & 26 June | Dance

BODHI PROJECT – Patricia Apergi

Newtopia

27 & 28 June | Theatre

Christiane Jatahy

Dusk 

28 & 29 June | Dance

Hip Hop & All Styles Battle

30 June & 1 July | Dance – Performance

Marlene Monteiro Freitas

Mal – Embriaguez Divina 

2 – 4 July | Theatre

Youla Boudali

Spring

5 – 7 July | Theatre

Alexander Raptotasios

Antigone by Sophocles

6 & 7 July | Theatre

Caroline Guiela Nguyen

FRATERNITY, a Fantastic Tale

8 & 9 July | Dance
Katerina Andreou

Mourn Baby Mourn

10 & 11 July | Theatre

Philippe Quesne

Farm Fatale

12 July | Cinema

The Drama Short Film Festival on the Road

13 July | Music

Sonic Convergence

14 – 16 July | Dance

Andonis Foniadakis

AXES

18 – 21 July | Theatre

Giorgos Koutlis 

The Dog, the Night, and the Knife 

19 – 21 July | Theatre

Yota Argyropoulou – blindspot theatre group

Youthquake

20 & 21 July | Dance

Lia Rodrigues

Fúria

21 July | Music

Dimitris Tsakas Quintet 

featuring Brenda Navarrete

30 June – 20 July |  Music

Jazz at the Platea

The events of The Athens Epidaurus Festival will be realized in compliance with the special directives of the health authorities.

 

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