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The aim of the 'Maria Callas' Academy of Lyric Art is the training of talented young people who are destined to serve the Lyric Art as performers. Their more thorough preparation will make it possible for them to distinguish themselves and will permit them to lay claim to a place in the international firmament.

The Academy of Lyric Art will contribute to a re-definition of Musical Education and to the remediation of Music Studies throughout Greece, without being in competition with the Musicology and Theory Departments of the Greek Universities.

The Opera Academy has in principle an educational structure of Chairs, with a very specific and specialised subject in each case: Opera - Operetta - Lied - Oratorio - Direction and Production of Opera - Stage Sets / Costumes - Chorus Direction - Corepetition.

The ambition of the Academy of Lyric Art, where established teachers from Greece and abroad will work together, is that Music in Greece should acquire a place to gain Experience and Knowledge which will help talented young performers not to lose their way. The Opera Academy will provide teaching to the high standards of international Schools.


The efforts of the Company's President, Ms Vasso Papaioannou, and of the people who have taken to heart her vision and who form the founder members of the Company, the Partners and Friends for the Opera Building and the 'Maria Callas' Opera Academy, have followed an eventful but successful course, covering 11 years.