|Athens - Epidaurus Festival|
|Dates||May - October|
|Location(s)||Athens - Epidaurus, Greece|
Athens – Epidaurus Festival is an annual arts festival that takes place in Athens and Epidaurus, from May to October. It is one of the most famous festivals in Greece. The festival includes musical, theatrical and other cultural events.
It was founded in 1955 with actions of Georgios Rallis (then Minister to the Prime Minister). Its purpose was to promote the artistic and theatical creation.
- 1955: the first year of the festival, Dimitris Mitropoulos and the New York Philharmonic play Nikos Skalkottas' 36 Greek dances.
- 1961: Maria Callas performs Norma by Vincenzo Bellini and Médée by Luigi Cherubini.
- 1963: Performance by Rudolf Nureyev.
- 1982: Aeschylus' Oresteia, on Epidaurus, under the direction of Peter Hall.
- Odeon of Herodes Atticus
- Athens Concert Hall
- "Technopolis", Gazi
- "Peiraios 260"
- "THEATRON", Cultural Center "Hellenic Cosmos"
- Benaki Museum Pireos Street Annexe
- "Scholeion Theatre", Moschato
- Epidaurus Ancient Theatre
- Ancient Epidaurus Little Theatre
- "The Vision". Athens - Epidaurus Festival. greekfestival.gr. Retrieved 2009-04-27.[dead link]
- "Administration". Athens - Epidaurus Festival. greekfestival.gr. Archived from the original on 11 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-27.[dead link]
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