Kicking off the summer program at the Athens Concert Hall (megaron.gr) is a screening of the revival of Franco Zeffirelli's version of Georges Bizet's "Carmen" as presented last year at the Verona Arena in Italy. With costumes by Anna Anni and sets by El Camborio, it stars the Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and is conducted by Marco Armiliato.
The legendary English rock band will be joining the lineup of this year's Rockwave Festival. Cited in the Guinness Book of World Records as the loudest band, Deep Purple comprised one part of the "unholy trinity" of hard rock and metal music back in the 1970s, along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
This much-anticipated festival is known for bringing together up-and-coming artists with world-celebrated established acts, and this year's lineup only proves this further, as it includes the much-adored Florence + the Machine, as well as the Editors, Warpaint, Goatgirl and Royal Arch. Tickets are available exclusively at viva.gr.
The iconoclastic Berlin-based pianist, composer and producer Nils Frahm will be performing at the Herod Atticus Theater as part of the Athens-Epidaurus Festival. Known for his captivating concerts, Frahm is renowned for his unconventionally compelling piano playing that has won him fans all over the world. Tickets are available on the Athens-Epidaurus Festival website, aefestival.gr.