Greek National Opera
Alternative Stage
Opera "Strella"
Michalis Paraskakis

01, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12 Feb 2023

Opera • Commissioned by the GNO

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Starts at 20.30 (Sunday: 19.30) |

Two performances: 5/2 at 17.00 & 19.30

Panos H. Koutras’ stunning, multi-awarded film Strella (2009), a milestone in modern Greek cinema, becomes a chamber opera commissioned by the Greek National Opera from composer Michalis Paraskakis. An emblematic film about the visibility of trans people and the LGTBQ+ community in Greece and abroad inspires for the first time a Greek operatic work.

The new chamber opera Strella with a libretto by Alexandra K* and conducted by Konstantinos Terzakis, is coming, through the fresh subversive eye of sought-after theatre director George Koutlis, to the GNO Alternative Stage at the SNFCC on Wednesday 1 February for a run of nine performances, until 12 February 2023. The role of Strella will be performed by trans artist Letta Kappa who’s making her operatic debut.

Strella CoverPhoto: Peter Tamas

Read more...

Carmina Burana2 8 10 2022 poster

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

Marios Fragoulis, Deborah Myers

& Nikos Spanatis

ERT National Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 8 October 2022, 21:00

The multi-member group with the three soloists among which the Marios Fragkoulis, intends to face off on October 8 in Herodion with the best-known choral / symphonic work of the 20th century, the iconic Carmina Burana.

Marios Fragoulis

Mario Fragoulis

Deborah Myers

Deborah Myers

Nikos Spanatis

Nikos Spanatis



It is a music conception of colossal proportions which has been captivating music-loving audiences of all ages around the world for about eighty years. Carl Orff’s music, direct, with a disarming naivety, which however hides within it, a genius concept, paints in a wonderful way images and emotions through time. The influence of fate in people’s lives, the love of nature, love, wine and fun, inspire today in the same way they inspired the would-be monks of the Middle Ages to write these graceful verses.


Orchestra Conductor:
Lucas Karytinos
Loukas Karytinos


ERT National Symphony Orchestra

National Symphony Orchestra of ERT

Ert Choir
(Teaching): Agathangelos Georgakatos
  The ERT Choir

Rosarte Children's Choir
(Teaching): Rosie Mastrosavva
ROSARTE Childrens Choir

Through Orff’s work, which manages to touch the most subtle and the most majestic emotions at the same time, musicians and choirs with partnership of Marios Fragoulis, Deborah Myers, Nikos Spanatis they promise to deliver it with symphonic and choral volumes that sometimes captivate like a shock wave and sometimes, with the finest touches of sound, caress the senses.

A new journey through time, from the Bavarian monasteries of the Middle Ages, the madrigals, the Gregorian organ and the wild renaissance dances, the avant guarde of the 1930s, to the eclecticism and deep historical knowledge that characterizes the musical style of our time.


“Thiateira Association”


“Thyateira Association” is a philanthropic, cultural and social association with multidimensional activity that supports the humanitarian work of the Most Reverend Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, His Eminence and Exarch of Western Europe and Ireland Mr. Nikitas and i(s an important bridge for Greeks in the diaspora with the Motherland.

Its main goals are to help fellow human beings, to promote Hellenism and to continuously promote Greece on the world map of culture.”
The “Association of Thyateira” is recognized for its work and in the context of the celebration of 100 years since the founding of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and M. Bretagne, in 2022 it focuses on supporting the National Health System throughout Greece with this event continuing to support of our Aegean islands!


ticketservices 2011

2020 07 10 St Martin 


Friday 10 July 2020

Nikos Spanatis, countertenor & Eleni Keventsidou, organ

Alessandro Grandi (1586 - 1630)
Cantabo Domino

Arvo Pärt (1935 - )
My Heart's in the Highlands

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Präludium Op. 156

Ludovico Viadana (1560-1627)
Exaudi me Domine

Pelham Humfrey (1647- 1674)
A Hymn to God the Father

F. Liszt (1811-1886)
transcribed for the Organ by Nicolas Kynaston

Yiorgos Vassilandonakis (1969 - )
Selections from the song cycle:
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair on Poetry by Pablo Neruda

Giorgos Koumentakis (1959 – )
The Murderess


Read more...

2020 - 02 - 17 Kalamata  Festival - A short Winter Journey

Studio of Kalamata Concert Hall

L'heure exquise

Monday 17 February 2020

Nikos Spanatis, countertenor
Yannos Margaziotis, violin
Ai Motohashi, piano

Read more...

 Nikos-Eleni-final CD

Ravensbury Records

London, October 2018

Recordong Venue
St Alphage, Burnt Oak

Nikos Spanatis, countertenor
Eleni Keventsidou, organ

Sound engineer / Producer
Steve Garnett

Read more...

2018 - 08 - 06 Lahti 


Opening Concert
of the Lahti International Organ Festival

Nikos Spanatis, countertenor

Eleni Keventsidou, organ

Tuesday 7th August 2018
Lahti, Finland

Read more...

 2018 - 07 - 15 Lemnos Museum 1

Minister of Culture and Sport Lydia Koniordou, Head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Lesvos Dr. Pavlos Triantafyllidis, the Northern Aegean Regional Governor Mrs. Christiana Kalogirou and Mayor of Lemnos Mr. Dimitrios Marinakis invite you to the inauguration of the reopening of the first floor of Archaeological Museum of Lemnos which will take place at Myrina on Sunday 15th July, at 20:00.

Read more...

 2018-06-21 Mytilini Poster

European Music Day

Sous Le Ciel de Paris

Nikos Spanatis, contre-ténor
Dimitris Yakas, piano

Thursday 21 June 2018

Read more...


Händel Rodelinda "Vivi Tiranno"
Cyclades Festival Orchestra


Mozart Ascanio "Al mio ben"
Brussels Virtuosi Orchestra

12362681 10153945529579873 8500740747543059998 o

Händel Rinaldo "Cara Sposa"
Cyclades Festival Orchestra


Gluck Orfeo "Ahime..Che farò"
Musica Vitae & Tiberiu Soare

IMG 5020 b

Mozart Mitridate "Venga pur"
Athens State Orchestra

2012 - 09 CARMINA D

Händel Partenope "Furibondo"
Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta

2014 - 12 - 15 Esthonoi 1

Händel Serse "Ombra mai fu"
Baroque Ensemble

IMG 5069

Koumendakis "Hedda Gabler"
Baroque Ensemble

2017 - 10 - 12 Rethymno Melacholia 1

Gounod "Serenade"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

original 5

Barber "Un Cygne"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

2018 - 10 - 13 Brussels Thessaloniki 2

Monteverdi "Oblivion soave"
Effi Minakoulis, theorbo

IMG 5020 b

Philip Glass "Akhnaten"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

original 6

Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Camerata Ensemble

IMG 5339

Britten Oberon's aria
Greek Opera Studio

IMG 5257 b

Nyman "if"
Sound Recording

8. Michael Nyman If from The Diary of Anne Frank

Pook "With Wand'ring Steps
F. Karayiannopoulos, guitars




ns-facebook  ns-twitter  ns-tube  ns-vimeo  ns-myspace  ns-soundcloud




Ethniko Odeio Ymittos

4 CDs

4CDs Nikos Spanatis fornt