Κυριακή, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

PROMETHEUS BOUND BY PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS AT SALAMINIA FESTIVAL 2013



THE CITY OF SALAMINA PRESENTS PROMETHEUS BOUND 
BY PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS
STARRING VASILIS ASIMAKOPOULOS
 
Salaminia Festival 2013 
For the first time in history will be presented an opera at the " Euripidean Theatre".
To celebrate the anniversary of the battle of Salamis.
Libretto by Panagiotis Karousos based on the tragedy by Aeschylus Prometheus Bound
Cast :
Prometheus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Io / Nymph: Maria Lyberakou, soprano
Ocean / Hermes: Anastasios Stellas, tenor
Violence / Goddess Athena: Marimel Chrisi, soprano
Hephaestus / Zeus: Panagiotis Karousos, baritone
Oceanide: Viki Virvili, actor
Nymphs Oceanides: Priestesses
Vivi Klisoura: piano

Costumes: American Hellenic Center of the Arts. Choreography and props: Viki Virvili
Stage Director:
Vasilis Asimakopoulos 
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22 at 8:30 pm
EURIPIDEAN THEATRE OF SALAMINA

Free Admission
 
Few words about the opera Prometheus Bound:
Prometheus Bound by Panagiotis Karousos first premiered in Montreal, Canada in 1994 and played in French until 2000.
In 1998 presented in Los Angeles at Beverly Hills City Hall with a great success.
In 2008 represented in New York and Washington in English under the direction of maestro Grant Gilman, and American soloists from the opera of New York.
The opera impressed with the high lyricism and characterized as a divine music composition work.
In Greece Prometheus Bound presented at the Municipal Theatres of Argostoli, Lixouri, Ithaca, Cholargos, Chalkis, at the Concert Hall of the Greek Writers, in Parnassos Concert Hall, in the Old Parliament House, at the Theatre Veakio, at the Municipal Theater of Athens, at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus and at the Ancient Theatre Ekklesiasterion (Odeon) in Ancient Messene.
Also in June 2013 staged at Theatre Jenny Karezi under the supervision of renowned actor Kostas Kazakos. The music of the opera "Prometheus Bound" by Panagiotis Karousos considered masterful, original, with a doric simplicity and grandeur. The Greek Canadian composer Panagiotis Karousos, was awarded by the Federal Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec for his contribution to the arts.

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