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Did You Know This About the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece?
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. The building was completed in 161 AD and then renovated in 1950.
It has been the main venue of the Athens Festival, which runs from May through October each year, featuring a variety of acclaimed Greek as well as International performances.
➢ In 1957 Maria Callas performed at the Odeon as part of the Athens Festival and in the same year Edith Hamilton was pronounced an honorary citizen of Athens at ninety years of age.
➢ In May 1962 Frank Sinatra gave two Benefit concerts for the city of Athens.
➢ The Odeon of Herodes Atticus was the venue for the Miss Universe 1973 pageant.
➢ Elton John performed two concerts at the venue during his Medusa Tour in 2000.
➢ In September 2010, tenor Andrea Bocelli held a concert at the Odeon to raise funds for Cancer research.
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