History

The Association’s purpose was to construct the new building for the Greek National Opera and the ‘Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas’.

The Civil Non-Profit ‘Association for the Creation of a New Building for the Greek National Opera and the Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas’ (recognised by the Ministry of Culture – Official Government Gazette 1059/2002) was founded in 2000, upon the initiative of the distinguished opera artist Mrs Vasso Papantoniou, with the participation of 30 partners, who have a significant presence in the world of arts and science and are its founding members.
The Association’s purpose was to construct the new building for the Greek National Opera and the ‘Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas’.

We are grateful that our mission regarding the Greek National Opera was fulfilled, and this is now housed at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.
The next step of our mission is the founding and housing of the Maria Callas Academy.

To achieve its mission, the association received charitable status and has been renamed ‘Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas’. The beautiful neo-classical building of 61 Patission Street, where Maria Callas used to live, has been alloted to the Academy, which is now based there.
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