Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2019 schedule is announced


The full programme for the highly anticipated Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2019 has been announced and the Greek capital’s annual arts festival will again feature great music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. The event will kick off on June 5 and run right through to August 10.

Greek and international productions, partnerships and shows by foreign artists will be included in the 2019 Athens and Epidaurus Festival program, announced artistic director Vangelis Theodoropoulos on Tuesday at the Athens Conservatoire.

Theodoropoulos said that the programme that will be staged in the summer of 2019 at Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, Pireos 260 and many others spaces around Athens and Piraeus, will be pluralistic, with social sensitivities and centered on diversity.

He also stressed that, for the first time, director Bob Wilson will be part of the Festival with a production of Oedipus at Epidaurus theatre.

One of the highlights will include a performance by British rock band, Jethro Tull.

For those lucky enough to be in Athens over the summer, make sure that you check out the Festival, which really is a magical experience. And below we have the entire list!

Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2019

ANCIENT THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS

21 & 22 June

Oedipus

Directed by Robert Wilson
Co-production: ConversAzioni – Teatro Olimpico Vicenza – Pompeii Theatrum Mundi – Teatro Stabile di Napoli

28 & 29 June

NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE ORESTEIA by Aeschylus

Agamemnon

Directed by Io Voulgaraki

The Libation Bearers

Directed by Lilly Meleme

The Eumenides

Directed by Georgia Mavragani

5 & 6 July

NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE – CYPRUS THEATRE ORGANISATION

The Suppliants by Euripides Directed by Stathis Livathinos

12 & 13 July

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Directed by Konstantinos Markoulakis
Co-production: Athinaika Theatra – Municipal and Regional Theatre of Crete

19 & 20 July

NATIONAL THEATRE OF NORTHERN GREECE

Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides Directed by Yannis Kalavrianos

26 & 27 July

COMÉDIE-FRANÇAISE

Electra/Orestes by Euripides Directed by Ivo Van Hove

2 & 3 Aug.

The Clouds by Aristophanes Directed by Dimitris Karantzas

9 & 10 August

MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL THEATRE OF PATRAS

Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus Directed by Stavros Tsakiris

LITTLE THEATRE OF ANCIENT EPIDAURUS 22 June

9TH ATHENS OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL Surprise screening

28 & 29 June

GREEK NATIONAL OPERA – ALTERNATIVE STAGE

Kassandra by Iannis Xenakis Anaparastasis I: The Baritone by Jani Christou Directed by Alexandros Efklidis

The Day Will Come… by Giorgos Koumentakis Directed by Ektoras Lygizos

5 & 6 July

Theogony by Hesiod Directed by Sofia Paschou

12 & 13 July

GRIFFÓN DANCE COMPANY

KAOS

Choreographed by Ioanna Portolou

19 & 20 July

Daphnis + Chloe by Longus Un amore bucolico Directed by Dimitris Bogdanos

26 & 27 July

Phèdre by Racine Directed by Efi Theodorou

2 & 3 August

Danaids by Andreas Kalvos Directed by Natasa Triantafylli


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