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Project for a Opera for the next years 2019/20120/2021

Invitation to the performance of the opera “Helike Athanatos” in Old Greek!

Dear Professors of Contemporary Music,

I would like to present to you a new project with the plea to earnestly consider to be a part of the premiere of a new opera. The first part of the act is set in ancient Greece and the second in our time; it is about the tragic story of the sunken city Helike from the year 373 B.C. situated in the Peloponnese, which has been in the process of excavation for many years now. The Libretto has been performed several times as a play now. There has been an advertisement for the plot to be set into music as well, and the results are now on hand as full score.
Concerning the practice of the opera, the most fitting performance would of course be close to the sunken city itself; and exactly that I would like to offer:

“Hellenikon Idyllion” is an artistic-cultural site at the north-west coast of Peloponnese in Greece and can be used for rehearsals and performances as well as accommodation for an orchestra with choir. Therefore, I am offering you and your students free accommodation for 10 to 14 days for this practice/performance project. ”Hellenikon Idyllion” is right next to the beach and has all the necessary artistic inventory and performance stages. As a cultural exchange project, you could even receive financial aid for your trip from support programs!

To avoid language barriers, the opera is also available in phonetic translation of the Old Greek in Latin writing. There is also a German, English and modern Greek version of the piece to be able to project the text. Hence there is no knowledge of Greek needed to work on the project. The line-up for the opera should be modelled after the minimum size of a typical symphony orchestra. Duration of the composition: ca. 90 minutes. There are two/three performances planned in local ancient theatres. The musical version of the libretto is a result of an international competition. You will get the first three award-winning recordings in full score version to choose from.

For more information: Since 1990 there have been more than 150 choirs and orchestras at our cultural holiday place. Hellenikon Idyllion, also called Garden of the Muses, is situated in Selianitika, right by the ocean and close to the city Egion. Big choirs and orchestras have the opportunity to sing and play music with a Mediterranean atmosphere in our 4000 m² garden with fruit, olive trees and lawn to catch some sun. There are two roofed stages with big forecourts, a glass pavilion with a grand piano (Schimmel), several pianos and e-pianos, a cello, a contrabass and a kettledrum.

Furthermore, professors and their students are cordially invited to stay at Hellenikon Idyllion for free for a week as of now, so they can get an idea of the place on-site. The performance of the project is planned for 2019/2020/2021, so that we can book capacities accordingly. For example, an ideal date would be within the first three weeks of September.

We are looking forward to hearing from you! Let us know if you have any questions.

You will get details regarding the score with comments from the jury clicking on the following link:


Videos and pictures of our place are in our program from 2018 & 2019:



Thank you in advance.

Best wishes,

Andreas Drekis

Founder and Manager

Hellenikon Idyllion – Garden of the Muses

Kyanis Aktis 20

GR-25100 Selianitika-Egion

Tel.: 0030 210 3461034

Mobil.: 0030 6972263356

E-Mail: info@idyllion.eu



Invitation for Greek learning classes to perform a musical drama

Learn classic greek and experience the culture with music and performance in the Garden of the Muses and the Epicurus.
Enjoy the melody of this language and cultivate your spirit with its unique expressiveness. Enhance your positive power, stimulate your fantasy!

We invite you to come to the Hellenikon Idyllion right next to the seaside, located at the coast of the western Peleponnes in Selianitika, near Egion.

Bring your excitement and your creative ideas with you to learn the language of Sokrates, Platon, Pindar and Homer. Combine inspired dialogs or poetic verses and the music from renowned composers (eg. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven) with your acting, dramatic and choreographic expression into a successful synthesis.

You can choose any classic music you want.

We would like to promote your choice of learning Antique Greek by offering you accommodation for a reduced price that has only the purpose of covering our costs. 

If you want to, we can plan and organize your concerts in highschools and suitable halls.

Please tell us when and with how many attendees you could come here and we will contact you immediatly!

We look forward to hearing from you and would love to give you more information.

Hellenikon Idyllion


The bungalows and flats with two or more beds are provided with bathroom and kitchen. Hellenikon Idyllion offers space for 70 people more people until 120 persons in the hotel nearby,  Breakfast, lunch and dinner can either be prepared individually or be taken in the tavern nearby.


We recommend to travel to Athens by plane. We help you to organize your transport from the airport to Egion/Selianitika (about 2 hrs.). If you go by car or bus you take the ferry boat from Ancona or Bari/Italy to Patras/Greece.

Facilities for Rehearsing 

In the wide and shadowy garden there is a Schimmel Grand piano in a glaspavilion. Furthermore we can offer two big rooms with pianos and many shadowy places in the garden.
Due to a nice breeze from the sea it will never be too hot. There are two stages for rehearsals, concerts, dance, theatre and performances of any kind. Concerts in the surrounding countryside for instance, in an antique theater, can be organized.


The famous antique places like Olympia, Delphi, Mykene and Epidauros can easily be visited from Selianitika. Mythological landscape and old greek monuments can be enjoyed. There is also the possibility to relax in the garden or at the beach or to go for a swim in the sea which is just in front of Hellenikon Idyllion.






Some of the guests at Hellenikon Idyllion:

August 2004 Orpheus and Eurydice from Glueck and the Hymns of Pindar from Spyros Mazis with the Opera Studio Meran, Italy, 100 Musicians

  • The Sinfonic Wind Orchestra of the youth's music school of Singen, Germany
  • July 2003: Youth Symphony orchestra of Strasbourg
  • Some of our guests in 2002: Neckarsulm Youth Symphony Orchestra, Germany, Youth Wind Orchestra of Frankfurt, school orchestra of the Rudolf Steiner school Basel, Wood and Metal Connection Symphony Orchestra, Switzerland
  • Some of our guests in 2001: The Youth Symphony Orchestra Zürich, The Youth Chamber Orchestra Schleswig Holstein and the schoolchoir of Gera, Germany -the last two even for the 3rd time.

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