The National Opera presents a large-scale anniversary program for 200 years since the Greek Revolution 1821, which is implemented with the support of donated by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (ISN) []. discussions about the Greek Revolution as an international historical event, which is associated with the leading revolutions that led to the creation of the great independent nation-states of the modern world, such as the French and American Revolutions.

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Great works of the opera repertoire, such as Andrea Senier by Giordano, The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, Lady Ma Shostakovich's Mtsensk quet, Puccini's Tosca, Ionian School operas such as Despo and Carre Frosini by Carrer, Vivaldi's baroque opera The Triumph of Judith, Skallkotas's Greek Dances by Skorbotas , but also the Leventia Symphony by Kalomiris, cinematic works for the American Revolution and the opera for the whole family Among other things, the courtyard of the Diocese of Athens.

In the context of the anniversary of the Greek Revolution, ELS is doing a great retrospective of leading Greek composers, of different schools and idioms. In 1821 will be presented great works by Manolis Kalomiris, Pavlos Carrer, Nikos Skalkotas, but also younger ones, such as, among others, Kalliopis Tsoupakis, George Doussi, Nikos Xydakis, Marthas Mavroidi, Giorgos Tsontakis, Alexandrou Mouza, Dimitra Trypani etc.

Starting with and for the next three years the National Opera will honor the work of the leading Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, with the presentation of much of his great work. As part of the three-year cycle of Mikis Theodorakis, 1821 the works Axion Esti, Zorbas, The Second Agreement, The Song of the Earth will be presented in the Stavros Niarchos Hall , the concert Songs of the Struggle, while in the Alternative Stage the song cycles Asikiko Poulaki and Songs for children and children. The cycle will be completed by 1821 with the presentation of Theodorakis works at the next online festivals, but also by ERT, which will show the concert of Dionysos works and Epitaph that were videotaped last November on Alternative.

Along with the anniversary program, new, ambitious productions that were suspended due to the pandemic come to meet their audience in 2021, but also recitals of top performers, revivals of older producers and important co-productions complete the new program of ELS, in the Stavros Niarchos Hall and at the Herodeion. These productions are implemented with the support of the donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (ISN) [] to strengthen the artistic extroversion of the National Opera. The second assignment of The Artist on the Composer project of ELS and NEON brings the new creation of George Lanthimos, Marina Abramovic presents the Seven Deaths of Maria Callas, the ELS Ballet brings the classic Don Quixote to a new production, while the new , Verdi's ambitious Rigoletto comes to the Herodion. The leading tenor of our time Jonas Kaufman will present an opera gala at the Herodeion, while the famous soprano Sonia Yonceva is coming to Greece for the first time from ELS for a unique recital in the Stavros Niarchos Hall.

The chief musicians Vassilis Christopoulos, Stathis Soulis, Markellos Chrysikopoulos, Philip Ogen, the great baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro, the directors Fani Ardan, Katerina Evangelatou, Alexandros Euclides, Giorgos Lanthimos, Giorgos Nanourikon, Tangarias Tanarias A Kapetanea, Thiago Bordin, Konstantinos Rigos, the set designers and costume designers Milena Kanonero, Mary Katrantzou, Eva Manidaki, Angelos Mentis, Ricciardo Tisi, the soloists Maria Agresta, Marcelo Alvarez, Marcelo Alvarez Kaufman, Christine Opolais, Georges Petean, Matthew Polenzani, Ekaterina Siurina, the artist and performer Marina Abramovic, the writer Eugenios Trivizas , actors Damian Bonnar, Willem Dafoe, Emma Stone, composer George Doussis are just some of the top artists who will collaborate with the distinguished artists and the ensembles of ELS to create his program 2021.

Despite the uncertainty of the pandemic, the LSGU will carry out its program – if restrictive measures allow it -, either in the presence of the public or on video by GNO TV.