La Sonnambula Athens
Bellini's La Sonnambula at the Greek National Opera. Photograph: X.Akriviadis

LA SONNAMBULA at the Greek National Opera

Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
When: 25, 26, 29 October 2019
Why Go: See Bellini’s most popular opera

La Sonnambula, one of Vincenzo Bellini’s most popular operas returns to the Greek National Opera in Athens after 40 years, in a co-production with the Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera House, London.

Directed by Marco Arturo Marelli, this 19th century Italian melodrama is set in a sanatorium with the story of mistaken infidelity unfolding.

La Sonnambula Athens GNO

Bellini’s La Sonnambula at the Greek National Opera. Photograph: A.Simopoulos

La Sonnambula opens the Greek National Opera’s 2019/20 season. Conducted by Philippe Auguin, with Agathangelos Georgakatos leading the chorus and costumes designed by Dagmar Niefind.

With the GNO orchestra and chorus.

Be quick! early performances sold out.

La Sonnambula Athens Ticket


The Stavros Niarchos Hall is the main auditorium of the opera wing found inside the SNFCC complex. Designed by the acclaimed Renzo Piano, it comprises of 1400 seats with outstanding acoustics designed to stage traditional operas and ballets. It became the new home of the Greek National Opera in 2017.


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