For the new artistic period 2022/23, the Educational and Social Activities of the Greek National Opera present a renewed program, filled with creative challenges and comprising a wealth of participatory artistic learning. Staying true to its key principles of previous years, the GNO further integrates them into this year’s repertoire, building on partnerships with a broad network of established artists and instructors, and attempting to intensify the dialog between the art of opera and society.
As part of the Greek National Opera’s collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center’s Membership Program, the GNO has reserved a limited number of seats for SNFCC Members in selected family and adult Educational & Social Activities of its new program (October 2022 – November 2023).
Detailed Program of Activities/Events with exclusive seats for SNFCC Members:
Dad... Shall We Dance? | November 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2022 (2nd round)
Dance games workshop for dads with children aged 4 to 9
Time: 17.30–18.30 (4 to 6-year-old children) & 19.00–20.30 (7 to 9-year-old children)
The workshop that was instantly embraced by fathers and children alike is back in an even more enjoyable format. Read more.
Metamorphoses: The Tales of Hoffmann | December 18, 2022
“Musical” sculpting workshop for children aged 6 to 9
Taking our cue from the famous “Doll Song” from the opera The Tales of Hoffmann, we make believe that we ourselves are dolls as well as sculptors-prestidigitators. Read more.
Verdi’s Shakespeare | February 4, 2023
A speech on Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff | For adults
The speech — accompanied by video projections — will trace the exciting process of Verdi composing his masterpieces inspired by his passion for Shakespeare. Read more.
Opera from the Cradle | February 11, 2023
Music-and-movement workshop for infants of 3 months or older, before the age of crawling (Group A) and around the age of crawling and pulling to stand (Group B)
Time: 10.00–10:45 (Group A) & 11.15–12.00 (Group B)
“Opera from the Cradle” is back at the Greek National Opera. Read more.
Greek Gods, Myths and Heroes in Opera | April 28, 2023
Speech on Luigi Cherubini's Médée | For adults
The speech will highlight Greece’s influence on opera through the centuries, and will be accompanied by video projections of opera excerpts. Read more.
Metamorphoses: Madama Butterfly | June 4, 2023
Music-visual arts workshop for children aged 6 to 9
In this workshop, we will be transforming scenes from the opera Madama Butterfly, making masks, costumes and props. Read more.
All activities are free of charge; online preregistration required*
* Preregistration for the seats reserved for SNFCC Members starts at the beginning of each month, separately from the general public. Members are notified via the SNFCC Members Newsletter
** More information on the full program of the GNO's Educational and Social Activities for the 2022/23 season can be found here.