Saturday, 2 December 2017. At the Hotel Grande Bretagne of Athens took place the glamorous "OPERA GALA MARIA CALLAS 2017” and the "MARIA CALLAS AWARDS 2017".
At the program presented famous arias and duets from operas performed by Maria Callas as well as arias and duets from the operas "Prometheus Bound" and "Olympic Flame" by Panagiotis Karousos.
Among with the composer the Gala featuring the Greek opera stars, soprano Irini Konsta, bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos, soprano Vanessa Kalkanis, and tenor Theodoros Birakos. The fine artists accompanied pianist Pantelis Legakis. Composer Panagiotis Karousos presented the Gala.
It important to notice that the piano of the concert was Maria Callas authentic piano that she used at her stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne when visited Greece for her concerts and opera performances.
The composer and the artists Awarded with the "MARIA CALLAS AWARDS 2017" by Maestro Eleftherios Kalkanis, principal conductor of Athens Symphony Orchestra. The composer Panagiotis Karousos among with organizers also awarded Eleftherios Kalkanis and other selected guests.
|Maestro Eleftherios Kalkanis|
|Soprano Irini Konsta|
|Soprano Vanessa Kalkanis|
|Tenor Theodor Birakos|
|Bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos|
|Pianist Pantelis Legakis|
|Painter Maria Gilipathi|
|Christine Papathanassiou, Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri, Angeliki Makrionitou|
|Minister Giannopoulos, Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri|
|Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri, Giannis Konstantinidis|
|Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri, Minister Athanasios Giannopoulos, Giannis Konstantinidis|
|Emanouil Konstantinidis, Marika Katsani, Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri|
|Dr Chrysoula Tsigkri, Pantelis Diakogeorgiou, Giannis Konstantinidis|
|Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri, Evi Stefanidi|
|Nikos Konstantinidis, Ekaterini Diakogeorgiou, Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri, Giannis Konstantinidis|
|Toukas Dimitrios (Athens Association), Emanouil Karanikas, Dr Chrisoula Tsigkri, Mrs Touka|
|Dr Chrysoula Tsigkri, Dr Florin Marinesku|