Tuesday, May 23, 2017. And yet Greek education can triumph when there are remarkable visionaries of the level of our composer Panagiotis Karousos, and people able to welcome and coordinate such an important task.
Admired great performers of the height of bass / Stage-director Vassilis Asimakopoulos (Prometheus) and soprano Irene Konsta (Io) in the heavy roles of the Greek tragedy, and the fine tenor Theodoros Brakos (Ocean / Hermes), accompanied by the magnificent pianist Victoria - Fjoralba Kiazimi.
Perhaps it is the most perfect and best educational program that has been presented in the Greek Secondary Education for many reasons. Firstly, the most difficult and philosophical work of the ancient Greek writing is presented in a comprehensible way, which for the first time in the world's history of the opera was set to music in a classical-form of traditional opera. This was a remarkable event and it must be pointed out.
Secondly, the direct participation of students, in the presentation of the chorus of the Aeschylus tragedy Prometheus Bound, the presentation examples of the Prosody element, and also the direct conversation with the composer on the opera to analyzing the themes.
Third, the appreciable involvement of teachers, school counselors and school directors enriching the Seminar by offering to students an overall initial teaching lesson of critical analysis of the subject.
In the approval program of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs (IEP), the project "Prometheus Bound" was preceded by the pedagogical seminar "The qualification as the link of the opera with the ancient Greek tragedy".
The presentation of the seminar was attended by: Eleni Savaki Director of the 4th Gymnasium of Alimos, the composer Panagiotis Karousos, Chrysoula Tsigri School Counselor of French Publications PI05 A Athens, Evanthia Michou School Counselor of French, Dr. Anastasios Koutsoukos, who co-ordinated the seminar of the Ministry of Education and the musician of the 4th Gymnasium of Alimos, Manolis Kartsakis, who helped with the impeccable presentation of the Prosody example.
The exemplary way of presenting the most important opera work of Greece, and the work of the masterpiece ancient Greek Literature "Prometheus Bound", commemorates the modern Greek operatic culture within a contemporary music creation.
The opera "Prometheus Bound" by Panagiotis Karousos and the Direction of Vasilis Asimakopoulos move us to the magical world of the serious opera with the mysterious way of musical inspiration.
The unparalleled protagonist Vasilis Asimakopoulos joins the unwavering revolutionary Titan Prometheus with a sigh and kindness of a romantic hero.
The glamorous diva soprano Irene Konsta impresses with the power of her voice and the remote reality of her interpretation.
Theodoros Birakos interpreted the role of Ocean with the rigor, and the melodic aria of Hermes, which impressed all spectators. The artists accompanied by the outstanding pianist Victoria - Fjoralba Kiazimi.
Texts on the opera and the 2nd Chorus of the Tragedy "Prometheus Bound" in translation by I. Griparis read the students: Grigoris Bobirakis, Eleni Lourandou, Maria Menendiati, Dimitra Tournaviti, and Irene Fatsea.
The Director of the 4th Gymnasium of Alimos Eleni Savvaki gave a warm speech to the crowd. The school with the teachers applauded the opera, the corridors from everywhere filled with students for the big event of the Greek opera in their school. It was an outstanding performance to all levels!