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odeum, Athens
A small ancient Greek or Roman theater, usually roofed, for musical performances.
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In marked contrast to the earlier adjustment of the Odeion to the conventions of a closed theater, in the production of Oedipus Tyrannus in 1877 by the Euripides theater company the space in front of the proscenium arch was turned to a form of orchestra, where the thymele was also placed, so that the chorus would be separated from the protagonists.
The National Theatre of Greece (35) introduced the annual Ancient Drama Weeks ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) at the Odeion of Herodes Atticus in 1936 at the initiative of Kostis Bastias, who was responsible for the repertoire at, and later director of, the National Theatre.
While the average theater of those times had some 4,000 seats, the odeion had no more than 600 sitting places.
Moraiti graduated from the Ethnikon Odeion of Cyprus at 17 and went on to study piano performance at Charles University of Prague, from which she graduated with distinction in all subjects and a number of awards.
It gives us a measure of the scale of the Acropolis above; and it leads past the Theatre of Dionysos and the Odeion of Herodes Atticus.
Get an early start because there's lots to see - mosaics in the Houses of Dionysos, Theseus and Aion; vaults and caves of the Tombs of the Kings; the ancient Odeion Theatre; a creepy little underground church in the Catacombs and the fort guarding the harbour.
Completing the trio is piano player Tsiourti who started taking piano lessons at an early age at Ethnikon Odeion Kyprou.