Σάββατο, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Renaissance in modern Greek opera created with "Prometheus Bound" by Aeschylus, directed by Vasilis Asimakopoulos and music by Panagiotis Karousos

On Thursday, August 6th crowds filled the open Saras theater in Markopoulo to attend the 'first opera presentation on Sara's theater "as stated the Deputy Mayor for Culture, Education and Sport of the Municipality Markopoulou Maria Kimpizi. She welcoming the artists: "it is a great pleasure and honor that we present such a remarkable work with extraordinary artists and an internationally recognized composer" she said to people.
The Greek Canadian composer Panayiotis Karousos paralleling the myth of Prometheus to the country's current situation, said: "the rebel Prometheus resisted the power and did not bend forward in any memorandum, "the Not" of Prometheus in front of Tyrants now is more symbolic and seems more topical than ever'.
The artists led by Vasilis Asimakopoulos so much impressed with an excellent interpretation that charmed the audience. No one moved, not even a whisper was heard, all they did absolute quietness committed to show.
Stage director Vasilis Asimakopoulos created a stunning backdrop world where the viewer initiated into the magical world of opera and lyrical singing.
On behalf of John Maronitis, President of the Group for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands and Vice President of the World Federation of Clubs, Centres and Associations UNESCO (WFUCA) for Europe and North America were awarded the artists, Sotiris Methenitis, Mayor of Markopoulo Mesogaias, Maria Kimpizi, Deputy Mayor for Education, Culture and Social Welfare Markopoulo Mesogaias, and John Politis, President of the Benefit Municipal Corporation Markopoulo KDEM.
The amazing lyric artists with beautiful voices that interpreted the project were: Prometheus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, Io - Athena: Irene Konsta, Ocean / Hermes: Anastasios Stellas, Oceanid / Goddess Hera: Maria Lyberakou.
The protagonists accompanied by Rania Zetta, viola and Vivi Kleisoura piano.
The lyric tragedy "Prometheus Bound" is the first Greek popular opera achieved great success wherever they occur. From Epidaurus in Alsos Peristeri has always applauded and leave the best impressions!
In 2014 he was presented to the UN in Manhattan and New York won the First Prize of UNESCO participation among 80 countries!

Among the best theater performances this summer in Greece was the Greek opera "Prometheus Bound" in the "International Petras Festival 2015"

In 2015 Greece produces high art in the midst of enormous economic crisis.
This proved from the notorious Canadian composer Panagiotis Karousos with major presentations of the opera "Prometheus Bound" around Greek Festivals and ancient auditoriums of the antiquity. 
Recently record crowd applauses the opera "Prometheus Bound" and the extraordinary artists at the International Petra Festival 2015.
"On Sunday, July 19 2015, one of the summer's most beautiful performances was the" Prometheus Bound "by Panagiotis Karousos directed by Vasilis Asimakopoulos in Petra Theatre" was written in Greece.
All were impressed, as we learned, and all audiences talked with the best words about the work.
"You offer us an excellent presentation" declared the Deputy Mayor for Culture, Sport and Youth of the Municipality of Petroulopi, Mrs Vasiliki Poulogiannopoulou.
On behalf of John Maronitis, President of the Group for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands and Vice President of the World Federation of Clubs & Centres UNESCO (WFUCA) for Europe and North America were awarded, the artists, the Municipality Petroupoli, the "International Petra Festival 2015" and the internationally renowned conductor Teodor Currentzis, artistic director of the State Opera and Ballet of Perm in Russia. The award was received by his mother Mrs. Katy Karatzas, piano teacher which delighted the opera and thanked the artists.
The Greek Canadian composer Panayiotis Karousos correlated the myth of Prometheus to the resistance of the Greeks in front of the tyrannical economic crisis plaguing Greece.
"Prometheus did not bend, we too will never bend" he said and hailed from the people.
Wonderful artists with excellent voices interpreted the work in a miraculous way:
Prometheus: Basilis Asimakopoulos, Io - Athena - Violence: Nancy Papaconstantinou, Ocean / Hermes: Anastasios Stellas, Oceanid / Goddess Hera: Maria Lyberakou. The protagonists accompanied well, Rania Zetta, viola and Vivi Kleisoura, piano. It was a magical evening of music and theater.

Greek Artists Guild of New York

The Greek Artists Guild with the esteemed Consul of Greece, Manos Koumbarakis.
Photo by Despina Ziotis.


The Greek Artists Guild was formed to help promote lesser known Greek-American artists in the NY Tri-State area. Our mission is to give artisits venues to exhibit and sell their work.

Since 2011 we have exhibited our work in six bi-annual exhibitions at the Stathakion Cultural Center in Ditmars, Astoria. We aspire to help expand the art scene in Astoria and Queens and inspire a neo artistic renaissance.

We are looking for talented visual artists; painters, comic book artists, graphic designers, photographers and sculptors to add to our organization. If you would like to get involved please contact us at 

Billy Chrissochos art and photography. With model/actress Ellie Braverman.
This was the debut of Billy's rock group's album cover which he also designed. 
Porphyra "Faith, Struggle, Victory" 
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The guild was founded by Billy Chrissochos, Sophocles Plokamakis, George Delis, Athanasios Aronis, Efterpi Iatraki, Marianthi Raptis, Magdalen Mavroudis, Eirini Tsiaris, Efstathia Fragou, Dion Maravegias, Dora Sislian Themelis. 
Billy Chrissochos art and photography.
This was the debut of Billy's rock group's album cover which he also designed.
Porphyra "Faith, Struggle, Victory"
Check out their Kickstarter campaign now to learn more about their music and help support:

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