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27.08.05: Athens' Festival has 50 years




"On the empty stage, set just as it was when the Athens State Orchestra played in 1955, only the tiny lights on the conductor’s podium were glowing. Two large screens to the left and right brought the past to life again with the great names that have graced the festival since its inception: Maria Callas bringing the audience to its feet, Dimitris Mitropoulos, von Karajan, Nureyev with Fonteyn, Rostropovich, ancient tragedy, Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis and Dimitris Horn..."
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