Athens Festival

Athens Festival

End of June through September
The feeling of ancient Greece comes alive among the ruins every summer in Athens, where the Acropolis and Parthenon help set the stage for the Athens Festival. Harkening back to the city's heritage, music, dance, and theater performances are presented in the Herod Atticus Odeon, a Roman-style, open-air hillside theater originally built in c.e. 161 that seats thousands. Since 1955 orchestral and chamber music, classical and popular theater, opera, ballet, and modern dance have been performed there by both Greek and international artists, among them the Paris Symphony Orchestra, the Kirov Opera, the Peking Opera, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the English Bach Festival, the National Theatre of Greece, the Old Vic Company, and the Bolshoi Ballet.
CONTACTS:
Athens Festival
23 Hadjichristou St.
Athens, GR-117 42 Greece
30-210-928-2900; fax: 30-210-928-2941
www.greekfestival.gr/?lang=en
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 101
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 192
MusFestEurBrit-1980, p. 107
MusFestWrld-1963, p. 231
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Athens Through Sept 29, Athens Festival, Odeon of Herodes Atticus Athens, D Areopagitou St, 301 032 327 71, 301 092 829 33
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The most important cultural event in Greece, the Athens Festival attracts thousands of Greeks and international visitors each year from June to September for performances of classical music, opera, plays and dance.
Through Sept 28, Athens Festival, Herod Atticus Theatre, D Areopagitou St, +3010 323-2771, +3010 928+2933
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