Κυριακή, 24 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

The opera "Prometheus Bound" was applauded at the 2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens

Friday, December 22, 2017. The performance of the opera Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus set to music by Panagiotis Karousos and directed by Vasilis Asimakopoulos took place with great success at the 2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens.
The opera continuous its successful presentations in the Secondary Education Schools of Athens with a Seminar in a program approved by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of Greece (IEP). The purpose of the program is to understand the connection of the opera with the ancient Greek tragedy through the Prosody.
The training program is divided into two parts. The Theoretical who learns what the Prosody is, how the connection of discourse and music began in antiquity, and actively participate in interactive examples of indicative texts and interpreting examples of Prosody in ancient Greek, and The Experiential with the presentation of the opera.
The students applauded excitedly every aria impressed by the voices of the lyric singers. The role of Prometheus was performed by the unique bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos.
The role of Io was interpreted by soprano Irini Konsta with lyrical tension bringing to the stage a great theatrical performance similar to the ancient Greek tragedian roles.
The roles of Violence and the Goddess Athena were sung beautifully by fine soprano Mariza Kioseoglou. The great lyric singers accompanied Pandelis Legakis on piano.
At the Seminar: "Prosody as a Link of the Opera with the Ancient Greek Tragedy", Mrs Haido Kalitsaki, Director of the 2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens, gave a greeting and referred to the myth of Prometheus.
Konstantinos Kafetzopoulos, School Counselor of Pedagogical Responsibility of the 2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens, referred to Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus.
The excellent co-ordination of the Seminar was made by Dr. Chrysoula Tsigri, School Counselor of the French Language, which referred to the subject "The History of the Opera" in an excellent pedagogical way, inspiring the interest of the students in the opera.
The composer Panagiotis Karousos made the presentation and analysis of Prosody.
Aikaterini Panagioula Diakogeorgiou made a reference to the opera's historical review "Prometheus Bound" by Greek-Canadian composer Panagiotis Karousos.
The Overture of the opera "Prometheus Bound" was performed by flutist Katerina Verdi, and pianist Dr. Georgia Markea, Music School Advisor Athens.
The Interactive Voice Examples: "A Sample of Prosody in Ancient Greek in an Artwork by Panagiotis Karousos" was interpreted by Katerina Verdi, singer, and Dr. Georgia Markea, piano with the participation of students: Kastania Petrina, Tataraki Irini, Stephanou Katerina, members of the Choir of the 2nd High School of Athens under the direction of Maria Kokolaki, music teacher of the 2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens, (Fragments from the Second Episode of Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus).
The interactive theatrical examples under the supervision of Dr. Chrisoula Tsigri, School Counselor of the French Language, the Second Choir of Prometheus Bound Tragedy by Aeschylus was read with the interactive participation of the students of the 2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens: Socrates Papathanasiou, Maria Rodia, and Niki-Anna Savva.
The successful presentation of the opera "Prometheus Bound" to the 2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens, one of the best schools in Greece, marks the success of the Program of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of Greece (IEP).
 
 
 
 



Τετάρτη, 20 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

Huge success of the opera "Prometheus Bound" at Sivitanidios Public School of Trades and Vocations

Thursday, December 14, 2017. The Musical Program of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of Greece, “Prometheus Bound” by Aeschylus opera and Seminar, was presented with a great success at the renown Sivitanidios Public School of Trades and Vocations, in Athens, Greece.
The Opera: Promitheus Bound of Aeschylus in Music by Panagiotis Karousos and Direction by Vasilis Asimakopoulos, with the Seminar: "Prosody as a link to the opera with the ancient Greek tragedy" received with an enormous interest by students and professors. Students learn how music becomes created thought ancient Greek language, and ancient Greek lyric poetry. 
Dr. Chrisoula Tsigkri, Dr. Georgia Markea, Panagiotis Karousos, Maria Papadopoulou, Georgia Dimopoulou, Ekaterini Panagioula Diakogeorgiou
The presentation of the opera moved and was applauded by students and teachers.
Bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos' as Prometheus was incomparable vocally and scenically. Impressive soprano Irene Konsta did a magical Io, touching with her high interpretation. Tenor Theodoros Birakos as Ocean was strict by giving all the elements of the Titan who sympathized with Prometheus, while as Hermes he stirred up the students with the melodious aria that conveyed the audience. Soprano Mariza Kioseoglou gave a brutal violence as required by the role and a goddess Athena with vocal alternations. The fantastic protagonists were accompanied by the pianist Pandelis Legakis.
Irini Konsta, Vasilis Asimakopoulos
The pioneering Seminar: "Prosody as a link of the opera with the ancient Greek tragedy" was done under the perfect coordination of Dr. Chrisoula Tsigri, School Counselor of the French Language that spoke on "The History of the Opera".
Greeting was given by Georgia Dimopoulou, Director of the Sivitanidios Public School of Trades and Vocations.
Speeches on the Seminar’s theme gave by Maria Papadopoulou - Poulou, School Advisor of Pedagogical Responsibility for Sivitanidios Public School of Trades and Vocations, Dr. Georgia Markea, Music School Advisor, Athena Salonidou, Honorary School Advisor for Physical Radiochemical Engineer of the 1st EPAL Sivitanidios Public School of Trades and Vocations, and Deputy Directors, Boziki Athena, and the philologist Tsirogiannis Konstantinia, who preached the opera "Prometheus Bound" by Aeschylus.
The composer Panagiotis Karousos made the presentation and analysis of the Prosody.
Aikaterini Panagioula Diakogeorgiou made reference to the opera's history "Prometheus Bound" by Panagiotis Karousos.
The participation of the students of the Sivitanidios Public School of Trades and Vocations was excellent.
An example of Prosody in Ancient Greek Language was presented by Anastasia Panayotopoulos, vocals accompanied by pianist Eleni Psarrou.
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, Mariza Kioseoglou
The reading of the second chorus (B’ Chorus of Oceanides) was done by the students, Dimitra Preka, Anastasia Panayotopoulou and Anna Maria Kristea.
The excerpts from the Second Episode of Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus were made by the students, Isabella Gioni, Haroula Gresi, and Styliani Vourgenti.
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, Theodor Birakos
The pianist Dr. Georgia Markea, Music School Concelor played the introduction of the opera "Prometheus Bound" by composer Panagiotis Karousos, based on Aeschylus' tragedy.
Also in the attendees were the teachers of Sivitanidios Public School of Trades and Vocations, Konstantinos Papadopoulos and Anastasios Malfas, and student Spyridon Motsis, who contributed to the excellent technical support of the successful performance.
The applause and enthusiasm of the students was the best reward for the great artists that performed the opera and the organizers of the approved Program of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of Greece.
 
 

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Σάββατο, 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

New album, "The Starmaker's Prophecy"

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Δευτέρα, 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

MARIA CALLAS AWARDS 2017 (Photos)

Saturday, 2 December 2017. At the Hotel Grande Bretagne of Athens took place the glamorous "OPERA GALA MARIA CALLAS 2017” and the "MARIA CALLAS AWARDS 2017".  
At the program presented famous arias and duets from operas performed by Maria Callas as well as arias and duets from the operas "Prometheus Bound" and "Olympic Flame" by Panagiotis Karousos.
Among with the composer the Gala featuring the Greek opera stars, soprano Irini Konsta, bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos, soprano Vanessa Kalkanis, and tenor Theodoros Birakos. The fine artists accompanied pianist Pantelis Legakis. Composer Panagiotis Karousos presented the Gala.
It important to notice that the piano of the concert was Maria Callas authentic piano that she used at her stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne when visited Greece for her concerts and opera performances.
The composer and the artists Awarded with the "MARIA CALLAS AWARDS 2017" by Maestro Eleftherios Kalkanis, principal conductor of Athens Symphony Orchestra. The composer Panagiotis Karousos among with organizers also awarded Eleftherios Kalkanis and other selected guests.
Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri present Maria Callas

Maestro Eleftherios Kalkanis

Soprano Irini Konsta

Soprano Vanessa Kalkanis

Tenor Theodor Birakos

Bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos

Pianist Pantelis Legakis

Painter Maria Gilipathi

Christine Papathanassiou, Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri, Angeliki Makrionitou

Tim Ananiadis

Minister Giannopoulos, Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri

Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri, Giannis Konstantinidis

Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri, Minister Athanasios Giannopoulos, Giannis Konstantinidis

Emanouil Konstantinidis, Marika Katsani, Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri
Dr Chrysoula Tsigkri, Pantelis Diakogeorgiou, Giannis Konstantinidis

Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri, Evi Stefanidi

Nikos Konstantinidis, Ekaterini Diakogeorgiou, Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri, Giannis Konstantinidis

Toukas Dimitrios (Athens Association), Emanouil Karanikas, Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri, Mrs Touka
Dr Chrysoula Tsigkri, Dr Florin Marinesku