The beloved Armonia Atenea – The Friends of Music Orchestra returns to the Athens Festival with a new production of Claudio Monteverdi’s opera masterpiece Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria.

An enchanting soundscape, featuring early Baroque period instruments, with the beautiful August moon looming large in the sky, will be welcoming audiences at the iconic Odeon of Herodes Atticus. The final performance will be held on Wednesday, August 5.

The opera is presented under the baton of George Petrou, one of the leading, internationally acclaimed Greek conductors, and directed by Marianna Calbari, accomplished theatre director and Artistic Director of the Greek Art Theatre Karolos Koun. Featuring eleven renowned Greek soloists, led by baritone Tassis Christoyannis and mezzo-soprano Mary-Ellen Nesi, both of whom have received accolades for their performances in leading roles at great theatres around the world.

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