Σάββατο, 27 Ιουλίου 2013

Presented at the Government House in Aegina excerpts from the works of Panagiotis Karousos "Olympic Flame" and "Prometheus Bound"



Panagiotis Karousos as King Eurystheus of Mikenes

Thursday, July 25, 2013. The 3rd Theatre Festival 2013 of Aegina Municipality held at the Aegina island, presented excerpts from the operas "Olympic Flame" and "Prometheus Bound" of Greek Canadian composer Panagiotis Karousos.
It was the first time that the Municipality of Aegina hosted works by the distinguished Greek Canadian composer Panagiotis Karousos. This collaboration with the composer enhances the island of Aegina and will continue with integrated performances of operas by Panagiotis Karousos.
The music was impressive and all artists flawless interpreted wonderfully the fine arias and duets. The glamorous costumes were in the ancient Greek spirit.
It was a wonderful evening for Aegina.
The presentation and organization done by K. E. D. A. BENEFICIARY MUNICIPALITY AEGINAS.
The Government House is located near the Cathedral, in the center of the city.
It's a very important building for modern greek history. In this building was the first government of Greece.
It was Ioannis Kapodistria's house. It's a two-storey, stony building with a wooden roof. On the first floor, the first room was the office, opposite the secretary's office and on the right was the record office room.
Today, on this floor, is the historic record office room of Aegina.
Next to the Government House, is another stony building which today is the Municipal Library of Aegina.
The Olympic Flame Panagiotis Karousos in Aegina
Opera based on Sophocles' tragedy "Trachiniae»
Performed by leading soprano Irene Konsta as Deianeira
Alcmene - Iole Katerina Economopoulou, mezzo-soprano
Hercules - Yllos: Dinos Kalivas, tenor
Macaria: Helen Bouki-Agiomyrgianaki, soprano
Eurystheus: Panagiotis Karoussos, baritone
Vivi Klisoura, piano
Director: Panagiotis Karousos
Assistant Director: Catherine Economopoulou
Costumes: Greek-American Center of Arts