Ancient theatre - Odeon Of Herodes Atticus | Athens, Greece

This is Odeon of Herodes Atticus - an ancient theatre in Athens, located in the vicinity of the Akropolis. Opera stars and famous musicians have made memorable performances there.

It was a real pleasure for me to take pictures of this remarkable ancient theatre, created from stone. Those of you, who have visited the capital of Greece, know that it is located on the southwest slope of the famous Acropolis.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus – past and present

This building is among the best examples of Antique architecture. Its construction works were finalized in 161 AD. The ancient theatre was renovated in 1950, in order to be preserved for the future and to serve as a very special venue of cultural events.

Artists who have performed at Odeon Of Herodes

This ancient theatre in Athens has been actively used as an amphitheater on which stage many world-known musicians, singers and opera stars have performed. Some of them are: Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Montserrat Caballé, Vangelis, Yanni, Jean Michel Jarre, Paco de Lucía, Diana Ross, Ennio Morricone.

I would very, very much like to see a play or to attend a concert at this amazing place, one day. Of course, I envy those of you, who have already done it. Listening to beautiful music at such ancient amphitheater, with its unique background, must feel like real happiness.

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