Παρασκευή, 22 Αυγούστου 2014

PROMETHEUS BOUND OPERA AT THE "PERISTERI GROVE" ATHENS GREECE

THE MUNICIPALITY OF PERISTERI PRESENT
PROMETHEUS BOUND
        BY PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS
              based on Aeschylus tragedy
          STARRING VASILIS ASIMAKOPOULOS
“Cultural September 2014”
Festival of Municipality of Peristeri
          SUNDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 21:00
AMPHITHEATRE "LAUREL AND OLIVE"
Prometheus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Io/Athena: Irini Konsta, soprano
Ocean/Hermes: Anastasios Stellas, tenor
Violence/Oceanide: Maria Lyberakou, soprano
Rania Zetta: viola - Vivi Kleisoura: piano
Stage Director: Vasilis Asimakopoulos 
Production & Costumes: Hellenic American Center of the Arts

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 DC 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 Corinth, 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. In March 2014 “Prometheus Bound” presented in United Nations Headquarters Manhattan and in Queens New York with Vasilis Asimakopoulos at the leading role, under the UNESCO auspices.
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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