Κυριακή, 2 Ιουλίου 2017

THE OPERA "OLYMPIC FLAME" AT THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PETRA 2017

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PETRA 2017
OLYMPIC FLAME
Music: Panagiotis Karousos
Direction: Irene Konsta

Opera "Olympic Flame" 
based on the tragedy 
"Trachiniae" by Sophocles

DEIANIRA Irene Konsta, soprano
HERCULES Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
EURYSTHEAS Theodoros Birakos, tenor
ALCMENE Dimitra Kamitsi, soprano
HYLLUS Dimitris Papageorgiou, baritone

Stavroula Menti, violin
Victoria- Fjoralba Kiazimi, piano

Tuesday 18 July 2017. Time 9:30pm
Petra Theater - "Peter Brook" Scene
Production: Hellenic American Center of the Arts

Olympic Flame Presented in NY, First Greek Opera at Lincoln Center. 
The opera’s composer Panagiotis Karousos was inspired by Sophocles’ “Women of Trachis” or “Trachiniae,” the story of Heracles’ death and apotheosis. Deianira was tricked into poisoning Heracles, leading to an excruciating death. In her grief stabs and kills herself. It was a wonderful event. The singers were stupendous. They sang the Greek well and were a good team. The composition was original and fit the story well. It was innovative and charming, very dynamic and very exciting. (The National Herald, April 2014)