Cosmos: I Solisti Veneti & Marita Paparizou


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Christian Passion and Classical Myth in Opera

On Holy Monday, April 10, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is welcoming for a second time to Stavros Niarchos Hall the Soloists of Venice (I Solisti Veneti), Italy's most renowned chamber orchestra, along with the celebrated Greek contralto Marita Paparizou, who will take us on a journey to the world of Passion and Myth. The orchestra is directed by the renowned conductor Giuliano Carella.

Antonio Vivaldi's music compositions will meet those of George Frideric Handel and Nicola Porpora; opera will meet oratorio, serenades and concerts, and ancient Greek and Roman mythology with meet religious worship. In this way, the Soloists of Venice and the warm voice of Marita Paparizou will attempt to render an anthology of Baroque music and its themes, the legacy of the Renaissance, and the ideals of Camerata Fiorentina.

The orchestra "I Solisti Veneti" was founded in 1959 in Padua by Claudio Scimone, a student of Dimitri Mitropoulos. Claudio Scimone remained at the helm of the ensemble until his death in September 2018. Under his guidance, the orchestra was quickly internationally acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, mainly known for its interpretations of Italian Baroque music, presenting and recording many works by Antonio Vivaldi, Tomaso Albinoni, Francesco Geminiani, Benedetto Marcello and Giuseppe Tartini.

To date, the Soloists of Venice have given more than 6,000 concerts in more than 90 countries, participated in all major classical music festivals, and recorded more than 350 LPs, CDs and DVDs. They have been honored with dozens of awards (including a Grammy award and an "Una Vita per la Musica" award for lifetime achievement), and have collaborated with some of the greatest singers and soloists of our time, including Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras, June Anderson, Marilyn Horne, Ruggero Raimondi, Samuel Ramey, Lucio Dalla and Massimo Ranieri.

Marita Paparizou has collaborated with the Soloists of Venice in numerous concerts across Europe, as well as on her award-winning personal album Vivaldi ma non solo.

Monday 10/04 | 20.30
Stavros Niarchos Hall GNO

The concert is realized under the auspices and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and under the auspices of the Embassy of Italy, as part of the cultural initiative Tempo Forte.

Concert Sponsor: Mapei

This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the majority of its events, which are free thanks to a series of SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center also organizes a number of events with affordable tickets, thus enriching its income sources and securing its long-term financial integrity.


Stavros Niarchos Hall
of the Greek National Opera

Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Cultural Center (SNFCC)

Event Date
Holy Monday 10 April 2023

Starts at

Ticket Prices
Zone Α - General entrance €15
Zone Β - General entrance €10, Concessions €5

Concession tickets of 5€ are available to students, people aged 65+, minors up to 17 years old, the unemployed, companions of Persons with Disabilities, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea.

Children and companions of persons with disabilities can sit with their chaperones and companions in any zone, with a concessions ticket.

On the day of the event, concession ticket holders will be asked to show their ID, as well as supporting documentation (student card, unemployment card, family status certificate for multi-child parents, utility bill for residents of Kallithea)

Free tickets are available to Persons with Disabilities, by contacting the call center at 210 7234567 or via email at and by showing their ID and certification of disability on the day of the event.

Printing your tickets
Please download your tickets in a PDF form. You may print them or have them stored into your mobile phone, in order to check in on the day of the event.

Advance sales
- online:
- by phone: 210 7234567
- Ticket Services box office: 39, Panepistimiu Str, Athens

Important Information
  • Doors open at 19.30.
  • We suggest that you be at the location no later than 30 minutes before the commencement of the event.
  • Entrance will be possible up to 10 minutes before the event's commencement.
  • Pre-sale is required. No order of priority will be available on-site.
  • Entrance allowed for children aged 6+.
  • All SNFCC areas are accessible to people with disabilities.
  • For more information or clarifications, please contact the SNFCC switchboard on 216 8091000.

Booking period

  • Pre-sale for Members starts on Monday 20/3 at 12.00 (limited number of tickets).
  • Pre-sale for the public starts on Tuesday 21/3 at 12.00.
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