ΝΕΟΝ collaborates with the Greek National Opera and presents the project The Artist on the Composer, curated by Giorgos Koumendakis, GNO Artistic Director and Elina Kountouri, NEON Director. Focusing on the relationship between visual arts and opera the project connects contemporary artists with classical music and opera to forge a singular synergy of different art forms within a single unified whole.

The Artist on the Composer programme launched in 2019 with the newly commissioned work Noli me Tangere by Nikos Navridis. It continued with its second commission to Yorgos Lanthimos and his short film Bleat, screened to the accompaniment of live orchestral music. Bleat made its international premiere in 2022 at the Greek National Opera and had its US Premiere in 2023 at the New York Film Festival | NYFF. The Artist on the Composer programme, for its third iteration in 2023, commissioned the artist Ioanna Pantazopoulou to create A Summer Evening, an immersive installation in which visual art and music invite audiences to discover a magical, fairy tale world.