Opera "Prometheus Bound" by Aeschylus
Music: Panagiotis Karousos - Direction: Vasilis Asimakopoulos
Launched with huge success the approved program by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, presenting the opera "Prometheus Bound" with an introductory seminar on prosody in the secondary schools of Greece.
The approved program of the Education Ministry with the agreement of the Teachers Association were involved the opera singers:
Prometheus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass - Io: Irene Konsta, soprano - Ocean / Mercury: Theodore Birakos, tenor - Violence / Athena: Dimitra Kamitsi, soprano – and Victoria Kiazimi, piano
The program started on January 31, 2017 from Athens High School 18, in Ano Patissia. Attended by over 250 students thrilled by the music and enthusiastically applauded the wonderful performances of the fine opera protagonists.
Preceded the seminar: "The prosody as a link of the opera with the ancient Greek tragedy", involving ten students actively reading texts: Music in Ancient Greece, Ancient Greek musical system, The orchestra instruments in ancient Greek drama, The ancient Greek tragedians, The ancient Greek theater, texts given by Dr. Anastasios Koutsoukos. The music school teacher Paraskevi Makrinou read: The kinds of voices in opera.
The composer Panagiotis Karousos developed the importance of prosody in a relation to the development of opera and prose-prosody difference in ancient Greek tragedy. Also referred to connection of the opera to the ancient Greek tragedy and the contribution of prosody to the creation of classical music.The presentation did by Elias Koutsis, director of the 18th High School of Athens: "It is a great honor for the school to realize this great educational project of the Ministry of Education of Greece, that makes us particularly proud to have with us the creator-composer Panagiotis Karousos with his worthy associates lyric singers, and have him to analyze and present the opera "Prometheus Bound", the masterpiece of Aeschylus.