Κυριακή, 15 Νοεμβρίου 2015

UNESCO MARIA CALLAS AWARDS 2015

UNESCO CLUB OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PIRAEUS & ISLANDS
UNESCO OPERA GALA MARIA CALLAS 2015
UNESCO MARIA CALLAS AWARDS 2015

TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER 2015
INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATORY OF ATHENS
POSIDONOS 37 ILIOUPOLI - ATHENS
FREE ENTRANCE - TIME 7PM
Presentation: Panagiotis Karousos, composer, Director for opera and classical music for the Club for Unesco of the Departments of Piraeus and Islands.
Greetings: Ioannis Maronitis - President of Club for Unesco of the Departments of Piraeus and Islands, and Vice President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (WFUCA) for Europe and North America.
George Sioras, Founder and Director of the International Conservatory of Athens.

Starring: Vanessa Kalkanis, soprano - Dionysis Melogiannidis, tenor - Angeliki Vardaka, soprano - Renisa Latska, soprano - Victoria Khoroshunova-Diakaki, soprano - Despina Panayiotou, soprano Georgia Tsolakis violin - Irene Tsolakis piano - Panagiotis Karousos, composer.
 
Program
Gounod Charles: "Je veux vivre" from Roméo et Juliette
Vanessa Kalkanis, soprano
Panagiotis Karousos: Sonnet 109 by William Shakespeare
Angeliki Vardaka, soprano
Panagiotis Karousos: La Harpe des Cantiques by Lamartine
Despina Panayiotou, soprano
Verdi Giuseppe - Bolero of Elena" Merce, dilette amiche" from "I vespri Siciliani"
Renisa Latska, soprano
Panagiotis Karousos: "Prometheus, your black luck" Prometheus Bound
Victoria Khoroshunova-Diakaki
Verdi Giuseppe: "D'amor sull'ali rosee" from Il Trovatore
Angeliki Vardaka, soprano
Panagiotis Karousos: "To you the wise" Prometheus Bound
Dionysis Melogiannidis, tenor
Alfredo Catalani: "Ebben, ne andro lontana" from La Wally
Victoria Khoroshunova-Diakaki
Panagiotis Karousos: "Do not deny" Olympic Flame
Renisa Latska, soprano
Franz Lehar: Meine Liebe, deine Liebe from Land des Lächelns
Dionysis Melogiannidis, tenor
Panagiotis Karousos: "On the road of heaven" Prometheus Bound
Vanessa Kalkanis, soprano
Giuseppe Verdi: "Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici '(Brindisi) La Traviata
Vanessa Kalkanis, soprano - Dionysis Melogiannidis, tenor - Angeliki Vardaka, soprano - Renisa Latska, soprano - Victoria Khoroshunova-Diakaki, soprano - Despina Panayiotou, soprano - Georgia Tsolakis violin - Irene Tsolakis piano.
The Group for UNESCO Department of Piraeus & Islands presents at the International Conservatory of Athens Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 19:00p.m. an OPERA GALA in honor of Maria Callas. 
The recipients will perform famous arias from operas and will take the UNESCO MARIA CALLAS AWARDS 2015.
The Club for UNESCO of the Departments of Piraeus and Islands has the honor to present an Opera Gala in order to mark the anniversary of Maria Callas (2 December 1923). We present some of the finest Greek opera talented artists and works by renowned Greek-Canadian opera composer Panagiotis Karousos. 
Maria Callas, (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977), was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. 
Critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic gifts. Her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini and further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, to the music dramas of Wagner. Her musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina.
MARIA CALLAS LA DIVINA
UNESCO MARIA CALLAS AWARDS 2015