Avra Xepapadakou

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Research interests

Performing Arts; Theatre Studies; Musicology; Opera Studies

Research interests

Dr Avra Xepapadakou is a researcher of performing arts and Associate Professor at the University of Nicosia. She is the author of the books: Pavlos Carrer (Athens: Fagottobooks, 2013) on the Ionian opera composer, and Interspersed with musical entertainment. Music in Greek Salons of the Nineteenth Century (Athens: Hellenic Music Centre, 2017), co-authored with Alexandros Charkiolakis. She has widely published and has given numerous lectures on topics related to her research interests.

Since 2012 she has worked on the processing of the archive of the Italian theatre director Romeo Castellucci. Currently she is collaborating with Greek theatre director Dimitris Papaioannou, as curator of his archive. She has conducted research as a grantee visiting scholar at CSU-Sacramento (2015). In 2016 she was awarded a research grant as part of the Balzan Prize in Musicology. Within this framework, she has conducted research at the University of Oxford (2016), and at the Musikwissenschaftliches Institut, Universität Zürich (2017).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Affiliated Lecturer and Coordinator in the MA Performing Arts, Hellenic Open University

1 Oct 2022 → …

Visiting lecturer in the MA Theatre and Society, University of the Peloponnese

1 Mar 2019 → …

Visiting lecturer in the MA Opera Studies, University of the Arts - Sibelius Academy

1 Nov 201830 Dec 2018

Affiliated lecturer in the BA Greek Civilization, Hellenic Open University

1 Oct 200631 Jul 2019


  • ML Literature of music
  • M Music
  • NX Arts in general
  • PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater


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