July 18, 2013
Open-air rehearsal of Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly on the pedestrian street of Dionysiou Areopagitou, outside the premises of Meropeio Foundation, adjacent to the south slope of the Acropolis. "Madama Butterfly" will stage at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on July 27, 28, 30 & 31, 2013.
The initiative was part of the GNO's new open-door policy, which aims at educating the residents, passers-by and visitors of the city in the complex process that is creating a grand opera production. The rehearsal ran for one hour, allowing the public on Dionysiou Areopagitou the unique opportunity to enjoy the melodies of Puccini, to hear the conductor directing his musicians and soloists, and also to experience the magical and electrifying atmosphere of a large orchestra preparing an emblematic piece of the opera repertory.
Giacomo Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Conductor: Myron Michailidis
- Cio-Cio San: Cellia Costea
- B.F. Pinkerton: Luciano Ganci
- Sharpless: Dionyssis Sourbis
- Suzuki: Ines Zikou
- Bonzo: Tassos Apostolou
with the Orchestra of the Greek National Opera