Δευτέρα, 21 Μαΐου 2018

Opera "Trachiniae" by Sophocles directed by Irini Konsta

Opera "Trachiniae" by Sophocles directed by Irini Konsta
Music by Panagiotis Karousos

Starring:
Deianeira: Irini Konsta, soprano
Heracles & Hyllus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Macaria: Rea Voudouri, soprano
Eurystheus: Theodoros Birakos, tenor
Alkmene: Katerina Botoni, mazzo-soprano
Pantelis Legakis, piano with orchestral ensemble

Cultural & Sports Organization of the Municipality of Galatsi
Festival of Galatsi Municipality 2018

ALSOS VEIKOY OPEN AIR THEATRE
Friday July 20, 2018
Time 21:00 pm. Free entrance

Opera "Trachiniae" by Sophocles
Directed by Irini Konsta

Music: Panayiotis Karousos



Lyric Tragedy Trachiniae by Sophocles untitled "Olympic Flame"
The modern masterpiece opera Trachiniae by Panagiotis Karousos, after Sophocles’tragedy, made her triumphant debut at the Lincoln Center in New York on March 26, 2016, with the name "Olympic Flame". On July 5, 2016, she re-appeared in the United States at the Astoria Festival for the occasion of the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Olympic Flame – Trachiniae of Panagiotis Karousos is an opera in two acts related to the myth of Hercules and the foundation of the Olympic games, and will be performed with ancient Greek costumes and direction. The opera as a whole is based on the Olympic flame and, as it unfolds, gives us the fundamental meaning behind the ancient Greek religious ritual, in order to bring people closer to the gods.
The first act of the opera includes poems from Homer (Homeric hymns), Pindar (Olympic hymns "Olympians"), and Hesiod (Works and Days).
The second act of the opera is based solely on Sophocles' tragedy "Trachiniae".
In the Trachiniae, we describe the suffering of Hercules and the atonement of the Deianeira, with its tragic death. The operatic tragedy "Olympic Flame" presents Greek mythology and philosophy with Doric lyricism, and contributing to the world's civilization. The composition and orchestration of the opera is influenced by the post-romantic era in music and other classical elements of Greek antiquity, thus making an avant-garde opera. The opera has a dominant position style in this work, as in Panagiotis Karousos' other works, the exaltation of lyricism, which is also related to the ancient Greek tragedy. The opera made a world premiere at the Montreal Cathedral (Basilica Notre-Dame) with soloist, choir and a large Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Andre Gauthier. In Greece, the opera was presented in the Old House og Greek Parliament, with costumes directed by Basilis Asimakopoulos, who starred in the play as Herakles, and the soprano Irini Konsta as Deianeira. The belcanto style of the arias and the melancholic romantic atmosphere make this work a major opera masterpiece of the new era, "a prototype of lyricism in the opera".

CULTURAL AND SPORTS ORGANIZATION OF GALATSI MUNICIPALITY
OPERA TRACHINIAE BY SOPHOCLES

DIRECTED BY IRINI KONSTA

MUSIC BY PANAGIOTIS KAROUSOS

Alsos Veikou Open Air Theatre

Friday July 20, 2018.
Time 21:00 pm.  Free entrance
Sophocles' tragedy "Trachiniae" untitled "Olympic Flame"

Featuring
DEIANEIRA IRINI KONSTA
HERACLES & HYLLUS VASILIS ASIMAKOPOULOS
MACARIA REA VOUDOURI
EURYSTHEUS THEODOROS BIRAKOS
ALCMENE KATERINA BOTONI
Pantelis Legakis, piano with orchestral ensemble 





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