Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, mechanism of the central stage. © Yiorgis Yerolympos
Let us assume that Greece’s internal problems disappeared by magic. How do you imagine the Greek National Opera playing a central role in the country’s artistic and cultural life in five years’ time? Our vision for the GNO is for it to grow in the best possible way into its new facilities at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, to create important productions for the central stage with a capacity of 1200, to perform great educational and social actions from the 400-seater Alternative Stage, to bring even more young people in contact with Opera, become an equal interlocutor with even more Operas in Europe and beyond, to become the home and creative hub for even more artist and, above all, to be able to present the magic of art to all Greeks and visitors to the country, unhindered.
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