Athens Insider Summer 2021

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Alban Berg’s Lulu  

WHAT: The Athens Concert hall kicks off its ‘Stay Home’ campaign with Alban Berg's Lulu. Lulu, an opera in three acts by Alban Berg,  was adapted from Frank Wedekind's two Lulu plays, Erdgeist and Die Büchse der Pandora tells the story of a mysterious young woman known as Lulu, who follows a downward spiral from a well-kept mistress in Vienna t...

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The Corona Viriade

Stuck indoors as everyone else, John Carr adds a bit of levity to our unsettling times by thumbing his nose at the Coronavirus. Coronavirus, what are you? Methinks you are the devil true, With horns and lumps and horrid things, The only thing you lack is wings. We see your picture on tv: The way you sidle up gently To ...

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Diplomacy in Confinement

Swedish Ambassador Charlotte Sammelin on working from home with 'King Gustaf’s portrait watching over her as she sneaks a cookie’ to ponderings on state surveillance and the fragile future of democracy. As I write about my confinement it is the Hellenic Republic’s national day. Instead of sitting here at the Swedish residence in...

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Insider Wellness in the time of Corona

Its April! You're not fooling anyone anymore into believing that taking out the rubbish counts as exercise. Elena Panayides recommends how this solitary yet global experience can be spent uncovering inventive ways to secure your Wellness goals. Beyond our social-distanced, permission code 6, walking, running and cycling there ...

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Athenian Life in Lockdown

Best-selling writer Sofka Zinovieff on how she believes the pandemic will change us. Suddenly, pressing issues become irrelevant, petty problems like colouring one's hair get top billing! Time has stretched and contracted during the developing crisis with coronavirus. It is hard to believe that it was only three weeks ago that...

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Stefanos Tsitsipas dares you to go shirtless

If Tsitsipas’ sculpted abs don’t make you feel like a lesser mortal already, he has now uploaded a Quarantine Workout video coaxing us into action. Time to let go off those WFH snacks and get your beach-unready body into shape. Stefanos Tsitsipas has done some incredibly crazy and… cool things – we’re not quite sure how to rat...

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Bittersweet Quarantini 

In another life, until a few weeks ago, he used to cruise the high seas and notch up frequent flier miles as the Director of Hotel Operations for Global Maritime Cruises. Quarantined at home, Elian Clauss now hosts his virtual apéro soirées concocting corona cocktails! All it takes to craft cutting-edge cocktails is some imagi...

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