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George Petrou and the Armonia Atenea performing at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Photograph: courtesy of Armonia Atenea

MONTEVERDI’S Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
When: 4 & 5 August 2020
Why Go: Enjoy an operatic masterpiece at an iconic venue

Armonia Atenea – The Friends of Music Orchestra return to the Athens and Epidaurus Festival with a new production of Claudio Monteverdi’s operatic masterpiece Il ritorno d’ulisse in patria live at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

This two-act opera will feature eleven renowned Greek soloists, led by baritone Tassis Christoyannis and mezzo-soprano Mary-Ellen Nesi, both of whom have received accolades for their performances in leading roles at great theatres around the world.

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Armonia Atenea – The Friends of Music Orchestra. Photo: Athens Festival/Pappas

Prolific and versatile, the beloved Armonia Atenea – The Friends of Music Orchestra conjures a mesmerising soundscape, drawing on the unique sounds of early Baroque musical instruments, under the baton of George Petrou, one of the most internationally acclaimed Greek conductors.

Why Athens Tip: Performed in Italian, with Greek subtitles

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