Stavros Niarchos Hall

The new season of the National Opera of Greece has successfully been launched, at the Cultural Centre of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens. The first production was Elektra by Richard Strauss, and the expectations of audience, press and performers were up to what everybody anticipated.

With an ambitious building by Renzo Piano the Stavros Niarchos Hall (1400 seats) will house operas, concerts and ballets. A second hall of 450 seats will be used mainly as a stage for creative projects, with special emphasis on musical theatre.

Covering an area of 28,000 m2, the new premises of the Greek National Opera can only be compared with the most modern opera houses in the world. The high aesthetics, state-of-the-art acoustics, as well as the installations bolster a high-calibre artistic program.

Stavros Niarchos Hall

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, fully funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation  also includes the new building for the National Library of Greece and the Stavros Niarchos Park, all designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano. In February 2017, on the completion of the project, the Foundation handed the SNFCC to the Greek State, which undertook its full control and operation.

Stavros Niarchos Hall and parc

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