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Greek tragedies

21 April 1967
BG C15/75

A military junta led by Georgios Papadopoulos seized power in Greece on 21 April 1967. The new ‘national-Greek’ regime interned its alleged opponents. The composer Mikis Theodorakis (*1925), accused of a communist conspiracy, was among them. Initially his music was banned, later on the composer himself. Theodorakis became the symbol of resistance against Papadopoulos & co. The colonel regime was dismissed in 1973. In 1999, Papadopoulos died in jail. That same year, Theodorakis' opera ‘Antigone’ had its première in Athens. The defeat of Evil is the main motif of this tragedy.