Σάββατο, 9 Μαΐου 2015

THE OPERA "PROMETHEUS BOUND" AT CINEMA "CALYPSO"

The Municipality of Kallithea present 
under the auspices of the Club for UNESCO 
Art-Literature and Science of Greece

PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS

PROMETHEUS BOUND

Starring:
Prometheus: Vasileios Asimakopoulos, bass
Io/Goddess Athena: Irene Konsta, soprano
Ocean/Hermes: Anastasios Stellas, tenor
Via/Amfitrite: Vagia Kofou, mezzo-soprano
Oceanide: Maria Lyberakou, soprano
Musicians:
Rania Zetta, viola
Victoria Kiazimi, piano
Musical direction: Victoria Kiazimi
Stage and artistic direction: Vassilis Asimakopoulos
Greetings: Dimitrios Karnavos, Mayor of Kallithea
Nina Diakovasili, president of the Club for UNESCO A.L.S.G.

MUNICIPAL THEATER.CINEMA "CALYPSO"
Tuesday 17th June at 7pm
Lambraki & Kalypsous, Kallithea, Greece
FREE ADMISSION


Few words about the opera “Prometheus Bound” by Panagiotis Karousos
Based on Aeschylus tragedy “Prometheus Bound” by Panagiotis Karousos first premiered inMontrealCanada in 1994 and played in French until 2000.  In 1998 the work presented in Los Angeles at Beverly Hills City Hall with a great success. In 2008 represented in New York andWashington 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 Athens, Salamina, 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 Veakeio, and the Theatre “Jenny Karezi”. In 2013 bass Vasileios Asimakopoulos did unforgettable presentations of the opera as a director and leading role at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus, the Ancient Theatre Ekklesiasterion (Odeon) in Ancient Messene, the Ancient Agora at the Ancient Site of Acropolis, and the National Archeological Museum of Greece, and performed the main arias of the opera at “Parnassos” Concert Hall conducted by E. Kalkanis.
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 New York with the Astoria Symphony and maestro Silas Nathaniel Huff. His Piano Concerto No.1 performed in Montreal Canada under the auspices of UNESCO in 2000. Also his Symphony No.2 “Olympic” performed in Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal with the OSJL-L Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andre Gauthier. In February 2014 the Symphony Orchestra of the City of Athens conducted by E. Kalkanis premiered his Symphony No.4 “Earth”. In 2014 the opera Prometheus Bound represented in New York, Queens and United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan with Vasilis Asimakopoulos in the leading role with great success
Recently maestro Eleftherios Kalkanis conducted the opera with Hellenic Orchestra and soloists at the Concert Hall "Parnassos" and at the live broadcast concert of the composer in the National Radio "Trito Program" NERIT. 

Τρίτη, 5 Μαΐου 2015

The Hellenic American Center of the Arts successfully presented Porphyra, A Grecian Rock Opera by Billy Chrissochos at Carnegie Hall


Porphyra, A Grecian Rock Opera is based on the record Faith, Struggle, Victory 
and features Dena Stevens’s Shazadi Dance Project. Set in the year AD 988, the Age 
of Basil II: Emperor of Byzantium, the story chronicles Princess Anna Porphyrogenita 
and her marriage to Grand Prince Vladimir of the Kievan Rus’. This story of love, war, 
and peace features hard rock and Greek folk music, belly dancing, actors, and a 
12-piece rock orchestra. Ellopia Media Group EMG
Porphyra by Billy Chrissochos along with Dena Stevens' Shazadi Dance Project 
have teamed up to create the first Greek Inspired Rock Opera of its kind. And the 
first debuted at Carnegie Hall's renowned Zankel Theater on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Set in the year 988AD, the Heroic Age of Basil II Emperor of Byzantium, the story 

chronicles Princess Anna Porphyrogenita and her marriage to Grand Prince Vladimir 
of the Kievan Rus. An incredible story of Love, War and Peace brought to life through 
Hard Rock and Greek Folk music, belly dancing, actors, and a twelve piece rock orchestra. 
Special guests the Greek-American Folklore Society (GAFS).

Porphyra, A Grecian Rock Opera by Billy Chrissochos at Carnegie Hall 
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/5/3/0800/PM/Porphyra-A-Grecian-Rock-Opera/

This is a first step towards taking the opera to the Broadway stage.
Zankel Theater at Carnegie Hall - Porphyra, a Grecian Rock Opera 

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
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A great step for Billy Chrissochos' Porphyra at Carnegie Hall

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