Ancient Greek Theatre opens for 2nd Time in 2,100 years
The ancient Greek theatre in Delos island will come to life for the second time in 2100 years as guests will be treated to a free opera performance!
“Hera” a one-act opera with music by Theo Abazis and a libretto by Elsa Andrianou will be performed in the archaeological site on the island of Delos on October 2018. The story of the opera actually unfolds within the sanctuary of Delos itself and addresses the fear of mortality and the tedium of immortality.
The play follows the fortunes of a sick man that arrives on the island and tries to negotiate his survival with the immortal goddesses Hera and Aphrodite…There will only be two performances, which will begin at 5pm with free entrance but there will be limited seating and no microphones or amplifiers.
The performance is held under the aegis of the culture ministry, Mykonos municipality and Aegean Region, in collaboration with the Cyclades Antiquities Ephorate.