Prometheus: Vasileios Asimakopoulos, bass
Io/Goddess Athena: Irene Konsta, soprano
Ocean/Hermes: Anastasios Stellas, tenor
Via/Oceanide/Amphitrite: Maria Lyberakou, soprano
Goddess Hera: Vanessa Kalkanis, soprano
Vivi Kleisoura, piano
Directed by Vasileios Asimakopoulos
of the Arts Hellenic
PROMETHEUS BOUND AT
SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 7PM
Sanctuary of Poseidon at Sounio
European Heritage days in Greece 2014
«The Faces of Time»
Hellenic Ministry of Culture
Few words about the opera “Prometheus Bound” by Panagiotis Karousos
|Vasileios Asimakopoulos, Irene Konsta|
Panagiotis Karousos is a renowned Greek-Canadian composer who brings to his music the philosophy and spiritualism of the Greek classics. He successfully presented all his operas (Prometheus, Olympic Flame, Alexander the Great, Light of Christianity) around major North American cities. His Symphony No.1 “
Liberty” presented in with the Astoria Symphony and
maestro Silas Nathaniel Huff. His Piano Concerto No.1 performed in New York Montreal
under the auspices of UNESCO in 2000. Also his Symphony No.2 “Olympic” performed
in Notre-Dame Basilica of Canada
with the OSJL-L Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andre Gauthier. Recently
the Symphony Orchestra of the City of Montreal
conducted by E. Kalkanis premiered his Symphony No.4 “Earth” (February 2014). Athens
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