“UNESCO awarded composer Panagiotis Karousos comes to London for an exclusive concert with arias from Prometheus Bound and Olympic Flame, chamber music and more.”
Tuesday 23rd of June 2016, 7:00pm
Parry Rooms, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Rd, London, SW7 2BS
Presentation: Aida Dellal Hersham
Production: Fawley Court Concert Hall
At this concert Panagiotis Karousos will present for the first time in England some of his best chamber music compositions, art songs and arias from his operas.
This very special concert will start with a poem written from Queen Elizabeth I of England, (Written on a Wall at Woodstock). The composer set to music the poem and dedicated especial for the occasion to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her 90 birthdays.
Queen Elizabeth I of England
Written on a Wall at Woodstock
Oh Fortune, thy wresting wavering state
Hath fraught with cares my troubled wit,
Whose witness this present prison late
Could bear, where once was joy's loan quit.
Thou causedst the guilty to be loosed
From bands where innocents were inclosed,
And caused the guiltless to be reserved,
And freed those that death had well deserved.
But all herein can be nothing wrought,
So God send to my foes all they have thought.
He is the most impotent living opera composer of Greek origin.