Δευτέρα, 21 Μαΐου 2018

Opera "Trachiniae" by Sophocles directed by Irini Konsta

Opera "Trachiniae" by Sophocles directed by Irini Konsta
Music by Panagiotis Karousos

Starring:
Deianeira: Irini Konsta, soprano
Heracles & Hyllus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Macaria: Rea Voudouri, soprano
Eurystheus: Theodoros Birakos, tenor
Alkmene: Katerina Botoni, mazzo-soprano
Pantelis Legakis, piano with orchestral ensemble

Cultural & Sports Organization of the Municipality of Galatsi
Festival of Galatsi Municipality 2018

ALSOS VEIKOY OPEN AIR THEATRE
Friday July 20, 2018
Time 21:00 pm. Free entrance

Opera "Trachiniae" by Sophocles
Directed by Irini Konsta

Music: Panayiotis Karousos



Lyric Tragedy Trachiniae by Sophocles untitled "Olympic Flame"
The modern masterpiece opera Trachiniae by Panagiotis Karousos, after Sophocles’tragedy, made her triumphant debut at the Lincoln Center in New York on March 26, 2016, with the name "Olympic Flame". On July 5, 2016, she re-appeared in the United States at the Astoria Festival for the occasion of the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Olympic Flame – Trachiniae of Panagiotis Karousos is an opera in two acts related to the myth of Hercules and the foundation of the Olympic games, and will be performed with ancient Greek costumes and direction. The opera as a whole is based on the Olympic flame and, as it unfolds, gives us the fundamental meaning behind the ancient Greek religious ritual, in order to bring people closer to the gods.
The first act of the opera includes poems from Homer (Homeric hymns), Pindar (Olympic hymns "Olympians"), and Hesiod (Works and Days).
The second act of the opera is based solely on Sophocles' tragedy "Trachiniae".
In the Trachiniae, we describe the suffering of Hercules and the atonement of the Deianeira, with its tragic death. The operatic tragedy "Olympic Flame" presents Greek mythology and philosophy with Doric lyricism, and contributing to the world's civilization. The composition and orchestration of the opera is influenced by the post-romantic era in music and other classical elements of Greek antiquity, thus making an avant-garde opera. The opera has a dominant position style in this work, as in Panagiotis Karousos' other works, the exaltation of lyricism, which is also related to the ancient Greek tragedy. The opera made a world premiere at the Montreal Cathedral (Basilica Notre-Dame) with soloist, choir and a large Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Andre Gauthier. In Greece, the opera was presented in the Old House og Greek Parliament, with costumes directed by Basilis Asimakopoulos, who starred in the play as Herakles, and the soprano Irini Konsta as Deianeira. The belcanto style of the arias and the melancholic romantic atmosphere make this work a major opera masterpiece of the new era, "a prototype of lyricism in the opera".

CULTURAL AND SPORTS ORGANIZATION OF GALATSI MUNICIPALITY
OPERA TRACHINIAE BY SOPHOCLES

DIRECTED BY IRINI KONSTA

MUSIC BY PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS

Alsos Veikou Open Air Theatre

Friday July 20, 2018.
Time 21:00 pm.  Free entrance
Sophocles' tragedy "Trachiniae" untitled "Olympic Flame"

Featuring
DEIANEIRA IRINI KONSTA
HERACLES & HYLLUS VASILIS ASIMAKOPOULOS
MACARIA REA VOUDOURI
EURYSTHEUS THEODOROS BIRAKOS
ALCMENE KATERINA BOTONI
Pantelis Legakis, piano with orchestral ensemble 





Δευτέρα, 30 Απριλίου 2018

The opera "Prometheus Bound" was presented at the War Museum of Athens

Tuesday, April 17, 2018. In the War Museum of Athens took place the excellent Program of the Ministry of Education "The Prosody as a Connecting Ring of the Opera with the Ancient Greek Tragedy".

The approved program of the Scientific Institution of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, Institute for Educational Policy (IEP) for Secondary Education includes an introductory seminar on opera and the presentation of the adaptation of the musical drama "Prometheus Bound" set to music by composer Panagiotis Karousos.
The opera "Prometheus Bound" was performed by renowned opera artists led by bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos as a stage director and protagonist Prometheus, soprano Irene Konsta as unparalleled Io, the incredible soprano Vanessa Kalkanis as Oceanid, the wonderful tenor Theodoros Birakos as Ocean and Hermes and the illustrious mezzo Katerina Botoni as Violence and Goddess Athena. At the piano was Pantelis Legakis.
The co-ordination was done by Dr. Chrysoula Tsigri, School Counselor of French language for Athens, which has very well presented the history roots of the Opera.
The 26th General Lyceum of Athens (Maraslio), the 16th General Lyceum of Athens, the 56th General Lyceum of Athens, and the 6th Technical Lyceum of Athens (EPAL) participated.
The program was honored with the presence of Mrs. Ioanna Psina, Director of the Athens Secondary Education Directorate.
The Director of the 26th General Lyceum of Athens (Maraslio), Mr. Athina Goutzinopoulou, made an in-depth presentation on "The Diary of Prometheus".
It was a great interaction with students who, with much interest and joy, attributed at the texts of Aeschylus.
The 26th General Lyceum of Athens (Maraslio) participated with extracts from the tragedy "Prometheus Bound", edited by the educational scholars Sfakianaki Maria and Stavroula Ziazopoulou. The student Prokopis Pavlos has read the text of the Prometheus - Zeus controversy, and with the teacher Aikaterini Panagioula Diakogeorgiou, they have spoken the dialogue of the prophecy from the First Episode of the Tragedy.
A remarkable presentation of the Second Choir (2nd Stage) of the tragedy
"Prometheus Bound” of Aeschylus translated by Gryparis was made by the students of the 26th Lyceum of Athens, Marasliou: Tzortzina Panagiotounakou, Daphne Medleton, Maria Tsitsara, Jenny Tziakou, Emily Hintri, Ioanna Fatourou, Dimitra Anagnostopoulou, Ioanna Roumelioti, Angeliki Vamvakas, Electra Tzortzaki, Eleni Fotou, Korina Fakiola.
The 16th General Lyceum of Athens participated with extracts from the tragedy "Prometheus Bound", edited by Professor Agapi Kaminioti, Philologist. The student Orestis Lambiris recited the text about the arts from the 2nd Episode, while a different interpretation of the Second Scene of the Nymphs Oceanids was made by the students: Niki Haidemenou, Eleni Titopoulou and Adamantia Selimis.
A wonderful performance of the Second Choir of the opera "Prometheus Bound" was presented by the students of the choir of the 40th General Lyceum of Athens under the direction of the philologist and musician Tita Mavromatis. Students: Voutsis Argentina, Doxopoulou Natalia, Tsikna Natalia, Tahtatzi Gogo, Stefanopoulou Dimitra, Dicken Efi, Touloumi Penny, Tsogrima Natasa, Tsaprali Chryssa.
The teachers were present: Pangalos Stavros, School Counselor of Pedagogical Responsibility of the 6th EPAL of Athens, Michail Papastylianou, Director of the 56th Lyceum of Athens, Eleni-Sofia Masmanidou, Director of the 16th Lyceum of Athens, and Mr. Nikolaos Nikas, Director of the 6th EPAL of Athens where he addressed a greeting.
Also from the 6th EPAL of Athens attended the teachers: Nikolaos Iospis Mechanical Engineer, Kostas Evangelos Mechanical Engineer, Anastasia Vamvakidou Legal and Political Sciences, Sfyri Maria Executor Nursery, Eleni Mantzouka (Nursing).
From the 56th General Lyceum of Athens, the teachers were present: Voziki Angeliki, Vourna Konstantina, Ioannis Zikoudis, Evangelia Karagiannopoulou Educational Psychology.
From the 26th General Lyceum of Athens (Maraslio) were attended the teachers: Dafermos Afroditi, Andreas Karantzas, Myrto Apostolou, Eleni Paraforou, Xenikou Angeliki, Χάρι Γιώτα, Ρασσιάς Κωνσταντίνος, Maria Παυλοπούλου, Mihail Argyriou, Gerakanaki.
The event was helped by Mr. Ioannis Korodimos, Head of the Film Archive of the Athens War Museum, and the student Ioannis Karampinis of the 6th EPAL of Athens.
At the end of the opera, the established Training Certificates were given to the participants.
In this important presentation of the "Prometheus Bound" opera in the Athens War Museum, the students of the schools were the leaders showing their best in the specialized program of the Ministry of Education.

More than 500 students enthusiastically applauses the opera, the lyric opera artists and all participating students and teachers. Well done to all the participants and the organizers of this excellent high educational musical and theatrical program of the Institute of Educational Policy.