'All of Greece, one Culture' kicks off this weekend

“All of Greece, one Culture”, a series of contemporary cultural events will begin this weekend at archaeological sites and museums throughout Greece.

The event celebrates Greek culture and seeks to combine the country’s ancient heritage with its current creativity.

The culture ministry programme kicks off on July 18, with Georgian mezzosoprano Anita Rachvelishvili in a gratis performance, accompanied by the Greek National Opera and conductor Lukas Karytinos. They will perform a selection of arias from various operas in the Roman Agora in Athens.

The performances, which are an effort to promote openness and financially support the Greek audiovisual performance arts during the pandemic, will be free of charge.

The concert will also be broadcasted live on the national opera website, as well as the culture ministry’s new digital platform.

“As we have not charged a ticket, it will be at the discretion of the viewers abroad, if they wish, to make a donation to the National Theatre in lieu of a ticket,” Culture Minister Lina Mendoni stated during the press conference on Tuesday.

The programme of events which includes 270 performances and other cultural activities in 122 different venues throughout Greece, will run until September 30.

Bookings for the performances can be made via the ministry’s digital platform.

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