SOPE has been established in 1954 and is since then member of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers “CISAC”
SOPE aims to protect the rights of the foreing creators (writers of theatrical plays and literature works, music composers,
choreographers, directors etc.) and license every use of their works in Greece and Cyprus.
SOPE is responsible for:
licensing public performances of foreign theatrical plays, operas, choreographies, literature works(Grand rights)
supplying all State orchestras, Greek National Opera and all other private music ensembles with the necessary music materials for their concerts in Greece and Cyprus
licensing all Radio and TV transmission of theatrical plays and concerts
representing and promoting the works of Greek writers and composers abroad
promoting in Greece and introducing to the Greek producers and directors foreign theatrical plays belonging to the collaborating societies and agencies
licensing publication in Greek language of theatrical or literature works
prohibiting all illegal performances of the represented repertoire, taking legal actions if necessary
SOPE has a rich archive with more than 7.000 theatrical plays, in original language, and a considerable number of complete music materials (conductor scores, parts, spartiti etc) of works of classic music such as Operas, Operettas etc.