Vassilis Christopoulos - News

Eugene Onegin at San Francisco Opera

2022 will mark Vassilis Christopoulos' US début during San Francisco Opera's Centennial Season, conducting Tchaikovsky's stirring masterpiece Eugene Onegin.


Bruckner 8 in Athens

On 6 May 2022 Vassilis Christopoulos is returning to the Athens State Orchestra to conduct his own version of Anton Bruckner's monumental Symphony no. 8 at Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall.


Undine in Graz

Between March and May 2022, Vassilis Christopoulos is conducting the Austrian première of Hans-Werner Henze's ballett Undine at the Oper Graz. The choreography is signed by Beate Vollack.


Le nozze di Figaro online

In March 2021, Vassilis Christopoulos conducted Mozart's subversive opera Le nozze di Figaro at the Greek National Opera without an audience due to COVID-19 restrictions. The production was recorded, however, and can be viewed on GNO TV. Alexandros Eflklidis’ imaginative and amusing staging is supported by younger as well as internationally acclaimed members of the GNO vocal ensemble.


Korean debut!

On 30 July 2021, Vassilis Christopoulos will appear for the first time in Korea conducting the Korean Symphony Orchestra in the Seoul Arts Center. The programm, featuring soprano Myungjoo Lee, consists of Strauss' Four Last Songs as well as Mahler's Fourth Symphony.


Wozzeck now available online

The hugely successful first production of Wozzeck in the history of the Greek National Opera conducted by Vassilis Christopoulos and directed by Olivier Py is now available online on Medici TV.


The chief driving force...

...behind Wozzeck's success at the Greek National Opera was Vassilis Christopoulos, "who combined glittering detail, rich post-romanticism and translucent textures to hypnotic effect, while always making the music’s savage power rumble below the surface", according to James Imam at the Financial Times on 20.01.2020.

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First Wozzeck at the Greek National Opera!

Following the great success of Elektra and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Vassilis Christopoulos has been invited back to the Greek National Opera to conduct Wozzeck in a stellar production, featuring Tassis Christoyannis and Nadine Lehner in the main roles under the stage direction of celebrated French director Olivier Py. The premiere on 19 January 2020 will be the first performance of Wozzeck in the history of the Greek National Opera! You can find more information and buy tickets here.


Update: Shostakovitch's Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District in Athens

Following the huge success of Elektra, the Greek National Opera invited Vassilis Christopoulos to conduct a new production of Shostakovitch's Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. French star actress Fanny Ardant will direct, bringing with her the distinguished set designer Tobias Hoheisel as well as four times Academy Award winner Milena Canonero for the costumes. The performances will take place on May 12, 15, 17, 19, and 22. For more information click here.


Return to the Athens State Orchestra

After three years, Vassilis Christopoulos will conduct the Athens State Orchestra again on 1 March at the Megaron of Music in Athens. On the programme: "Jonathan's journey", a new piece by Christos Papageorgiou, Brahms' Violin Concerto with young Czech violinist Jan Mrácek, and Richard Strauss' famous symphonic poem "Thus spake Zarathustra". For more information click here.

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