3, 4, 8, 10 NOVEMBER 2023
Lyrical Theatre


Conductor / Stage director: George Petrou
Set and costume design: Paris Mexis
Lighting design: Stella Kaltsou
Assistant director: Constantina Psoma
Chorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos
Semele: Marie Lys 
Jupiter/Apollo: Jeremy Ovenden
Ino/ Juno: Dara Savinova 
Athamas:  Rafał Tomkiewicz 
Cadmus / Somnus / High Priest: Gianluca Margheri 
Iris: Marilena Striftombola 
In co-production with the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen
Image: ©Int. Händel-Festspiele Göttingen / Alciro Theodoro da Silva
George Frideric Handel
Opera in three acts
City of Athens SymphonyOrchestra & Athens Chamber Choir 
In May 2023, the Göttingen International Handel Festival focused on Greek Αntiquity under the title Hellas! Internationally renowned Handel connoisseur George Petrou, the Festival’s artistic director, both conducted and staged the new production of “Semele”, a musical drama conceived “after the manner of an oratorio”, which relates the story of yet another Jupiter’s love affair with a mortal. Taking over from Göttingen, Olympia is presenting in co-production with the Festival this fresh, exuberant rendition of “Semele”, featuring a brilliant cast of early music expert singers, with Swiss star soprano Marie Lys in the title role


3, 4, 8, 10 NOVEMBER 2023




Seats with limited visibility €12
Zone D (Students, families with more than 3 children, people up to 25, unemployed, people over 65) €15
Zone C €25
Zone B €35
Zone A €50
Distinguished Zone €60
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