Πέμπτη, 5 Δεκεμβρίου 2013

“PROMETHEUS BOUND” BY PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS AT THE NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF GREECE



WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER, 2013. The National Archeological Museum of Greece in Athens presented for a first time in its history an opera at the “Hall of the Altar”. The opera was "Prometheus Bound" by Panagiotis Karousos successfully presented at the Shadow of the Statues of the largest museum of Greece and one of the most important of the world.
Dr. George Kakavas, archeologist and director of the museum gave a salute to the composer and performers of the event: “Tonight we host the opera "Prometheus Bound" by composer Panagiotis Karousos, based on Aeschylus’ tragedy in the translation of John Gryparis.
The core of Prometheus Bound is a subject of an unstoppable fighting force against its legal authority, and even at the phase of its recent prevalence.
The two persons at the beginning of the work appear with obvious differences.

On one side is the abruptness of the State, performing uncritically. The other is Hephaestus, contributing for the will and power of Zeus.
Prometheus is the personification of resistance against authorities’ power, in the discretion of all acts contrary to the humankind. Zeus decides to destroy mankind and Prometheus disagrees. Catalytic, absolute, in a good conscience rebel, purveyor on the side of humanity and the weak, acting as a leader, standing, with full knowledge of the consequences, at his side, giving generously to the humans the most valuable "gift" of Gods, The Fire of Knowledge, source of life, evolution, progress .
Accept thus the punishment silent and the inevitable suffering that has consciously chosen”.
The creator of the work Panagiotis Karousos offered the performance to the Soul of the Statues of the Museum, and said: “The statues wanted to hear the music”.
All artists did masterful performances in the fine direction of Vasilis Asimakopoulos.
Audience applauded the opera and performers to this musical evening at the museum.  
Prometheus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Io - Athena: Irini Konsta, soprano
Ocean - Hermes: Anastasios Stellas, tenor
Violence - Amphitrite: Maria Lyberakou, soprano
Oceanide: Viki Virvili, actor
Dance Okeanides: Priestesses theatric group
Danae Kioupouroglou, flute
Dimitris Sideris, oboe
Gulnora Tulyaganova, piano
Choreography: Viki Virvili
Production and Costume Design: Hellenic American Center of the Arts
Salutation: Dr. George Kakavas, archaeologist and director of the EMA
Presentation: Dr. Alexandra Christopoulou, archaeologist

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