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hermoupolis - syros - Festival of the Aegean
VII
international
presented by MidAmerica
Productions of New York
and the Municipality of
Syros-Hermoupolis
HERMOUPOLIS - SYROS
July 12th to 25th 2011
Peter Tiboris
General & Artistic Director
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ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
ΠΕΡΙΦΕΡΕΙΑ ΝΟΤΙΟΥ ΑΙΓΑΙΟΥ
ΔΗΜΟΣ ΣΥΡΟΥ - ΕΡΜΟΥΠΟΛΗΣ
HELLENIC REPUBLIC
PREFECTURE OF SOUTH AEGEAN
MUNICIPALITY OF SYROS - HERMOUPOLIS
ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΔΕΚΑΒΑΛΛΑΣ
ΔΗΜΑΡΧΟΣ ΣΥΡΟΥ - ΕΡΜΟΥΠΟΛΗΣ
YIANNIS DEKAVALLAS
MAYOR OF SYROS - HERMOUPOLIS
Hermoupolis 1.7.2011
Ερμούπολη 1.7.2011
Στο Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Αιγαίου 2011 που για 7η συνεχή φορά θα διεξαχθεί και φέτος στο
νησί μας, θα έχουμε την ευκαιρία να απολαύσουμε τον καταξιωμένο Μαέστρο κ. Παναγιώτη
Τιμπόρη. Είναι ιδιαίτερη τιμή για τη Σύρο να φιλοξενεί στο Θέατρο Απόλλων −και όχι μόνο−
κορυφαίους μουσικούς και καλλιτέχνες παγκόσμιας εμβέλειας.
Είμαι σίγουρος ότι για μια ακόμη φορά το Φεστιβάλ Αιγαίου θα εντυπωσιάσει τους επισκέπτες και τους κατοίκους του νησιού μας. Ηδη, τα εισιτήρια των εκδηλώσεων έχουν γίνει
ανάρπαστα, ενώ η Σύρος ετοιμάζεται να υποδεχτεί γύρω στους πεντακόσιους συνολικά
καλλιτέχνες από κάθε γωνιά του πλανήτη.
Είναι αυτονόητη η τεράστια σημασία που έχει για το νησί μας η επιτυχία του Φεστιβάλ, που
κάνει το Θέατρο Απόλλων και τη Σύρο να διαφημίζεται ως πολιτιστικό κέντρο, ελκύοντας
επισκέπτες υψηλού επιπέδου. Αλλά ακόμα και ο μεγάλος αριθμός των καλλιτεχνών έχει τη
δική του σημασία για το νησί.
Ευχαριστώ θερμά τον αγαπητό φίλο, και κατ’ επιλογήν του Συριανό πλέον, Παναγιώτη
Τιμπόρη για τα όσα σπουδαία διοργανώνει ανελλιπώς στο νησί μας τα τελευταία χρόνια.
Παράλληλα ευχαριστώ θερμά τη διοίκηση και το προσωπικό του Οργανισμού Πολιτισμού
και Αθλητισμού Σύρου που με τις δραστηριότητες τους έχουν διευκολύνει και συντελέσει
ουσιαστικά στην συνδιοργάνωση του φεστιβάλ με την Εταιρεία MidAmerica Productions
που διευθύνει ο κ. Τιμπόρης. Όλους τους χορηγούς και τους συντελεστές που βοήθησαν για
αυτή την τιτάνια προσπάθεια μέσα στην οικονομική δίνη των καιρών μας, καθώς και τα τοπικά και διεθνή Μ.Μ.Ε. που συντελούν στην επικοινωνία και τη διαφήμιση του νησιού μας.
Τέλος ευχαριστώ θερμά όλους τους Συριανούς και επισκέπτες που κατακλύζουν το Θέατρο μας, προάγοντας τις προσπάθειες που κάνουμε για να διαιωνίζουμε την πολιτιστική μας
ταυτότητα και να εμπλουτίζουμε την ιστορική κληρονομιά του τόπου μας.
The 7th Annual International Festival of the Aegean 2011 will yet again give us the opportunity to enjoy the distinguished talents of Maestro Peter Tiboris. It is an honor for Syros
to host this exciting musical event. We are proud to offer our Theater “Apollo” amongst
other venues, welcoming over five hundred internationally acclaimed musicians and artists
joining us to share their talents with us.
I am confident that once again the Festival will excite and entertain both our guests
and local residents. I’m pleased that the ticket sales for the performances are already
extremely popular.
Obviously, for Syros, the meaning of this wonderful Festival is the showcasing of the
theater Apollo, and as a result the island of Syros, as a center of culture, attracting distinguished visitors from all over the world. What is also very important, are the benefits by
the presence of these many artists.
I would like to warmly thank my dear friend and now, a true Syros citizen, Peter Tiboris,
for all the great events that he has offered our island throughout the years.
I proudly acknowledge the organization and personnel of the Center of Culture and
Sports for their input, assisting Maestro Tiboris’ company, MidAmerica Productions in
making this festival such a success. Also, all the sponsors, cooperators, local and international media who, in these extremely difficult economic times, enabled this immense effort
to contribute so positively upon our island.
Finally, I would like to thank all the residents of Syros and all our guests that visit our
theater promoting our efforts to enhance our cultural identity and to enrich the historic
legacy of our island.
Γιάννης Δεκαβάλλας
Δήμαρχος Σύρου - Ερμούπολης
Yiannis Dekavallas
Mayor of Syros - Hermoupolis
Μέγαρο Δημαρχείου
Πλατεία Μιαούλη, 841 00 ΣΥΡΟΣ
Τηλ. 2281 3 61002
Fax: 2281 0 88232
Town Hall of Syros - Hermoupolis
Miaoulis square, 841 00 SYROS
Τel. +30 2281 3 61002
Fax: +30 2281 0 88232
Peter Tiboris
Peter Tiboris
Founder and General Director
Founder and General Director
The Apollo Theater - “La Piccola Scala”
Greece’s First Opera House - 1864
The Apollo Theater - “La Piccola Scala”
Greece’s First Opera House - 1864
Dear Friends and Festival Lovers,
Αγαπητοί Φίλοι και Συνεργάτες,
It is difficult to believe that this year’s Festival of the Aegean has now grown to 7 years, as it seems
like only yesterday that Mayor Dekavallas and I signed a “letter of understanding” regarding the ten year
mission of the Festival. At the time, these were modest goals but goals of substance. Who would have
thought that we would have eclipsed those goals, and now, heading into new performance frontiers
which make these series of events special for anyone and everyone —world-wide.
It was on July 14th 2005 that our first opera occurred, Rossini’s Il Barbieri di Sevillia –the first staged
opera with orchestra in Apollo Theater in more than 105 years —with an all-Italian cast and orchestra!!!
Since then... Cavalleria Rusticana, Zanetto, Don Giovanni, Carmen, Tosca, and this year, Verdi’s timeless masterwork La Traviata. There has been world-class ballet with Dance Director Renato Zanella,
Shakespeare and Homer with Aquila Theater and Director Peter Meineck, Symphonic works, concerti,
folk music, Greek music, sacred music in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the newest festival component, Greek Opera Studio founded by Eilana Lappalainen, soloists of international acclaim
and choruses from the USA, France, Canada and Greece (this year featuring guest directors Tim Sharp,
Earl Rivers and Janet Galvan). There have been master choral works featuring hundreds of singers and
memorable concerts at St. Nicholas Church. And this year, we move to Miaoulis Square for the first time
to present Carmina Burana and works by Mikis Theodorakis. And if that were not enough this year... the
great theater and cinema actor, Olympia Dukakis... all in the glorious Aegean grace this special island
as well!
There are just too many people to thank so for fear of leaving anyone unmentioned I will say to all of
you: a passionate and heartfelt thank you... With your enthusiastic support, this Festival has grown to
something very special throughout Greece and beyond.
Next years opening concert will feature Mahlers’ monumental Symphony #2 “Ressurection”. Following that will be Verdi’s masterpiece, Il Trovatore with many new artistic frontiers opening up including
ballet, oratorio, theater as before. All of this is pointing to a special gala year of events in 2014 when
the Theater celebrates its 150th anniversary... It was on April 20th 1864 that the theater opened for the
first time with Verdi’s Rigoletto. We will do the same in 2014... which will be the Festival’s tenth anniversary. It should be noted that April 20 2014 is Easter Sunday, no less!
I cannot close without mentioning the supporters and friends of the Festival (Mayor Dekavallas and
the Council —Yiannis Keranis and Yiannis Pitaoulis) and especially the sponsors in America who provide
85% of the funding for the festival. And, of course, the professional staff of MidAmerica Productions
in NYC who this year celebrates 29 years in the historic Carnegie Hall. Since its inception in 1984,
MidAmerica Productions, which is the engine which drives the Festival, has produced some 1000+
concerts world wide of which 500+ have occurred in Carnegie Hall and 354 in Weill Recital Hall at
Carnegie Hall.
Μου είναι πραγματικά δύσκολο να συνειδητοποιήσω ότι το καλοκαίρι αυτό συμπληρώνονται επτά συναπτά έτη ιστορίας για το Φεστιβάλ μας. Φαίνεται σαν χτες όταν υπογράψαμε με το Δήμαρχο Δεκαβάλλα ένα
δεκαετές συμφωνητικό θέτοντας έτσι το σχέδιο το οποίο μετουσιώθηκε ουσιαστικά στο θεσμό του “Φεστιβάλ Αιγαίου”. Τον καιρό εκείνο οι στόχοι μας ήταν μεν ουσιαστικοί αλλά συγκρατημένοι. Ποιός θα το πίστευε
ότι μέσα σε αυτό το χρονικό διάστημα θα τους ξεπερνούσαμε και ότι θα οδεύαμε συνεχώς προς νέα πεδία
καλλιτεχνικής δημιουργίας που καθιστούν αυτές τις δράσεις τόσο αισθητές και σημαντικές για όλους μας.
Στις 14 Ιουλίου του 2005 το Φεστιβάλ ανέβασε την πρώτη του όπερα, τον Κουρέα της Σεβίλλης του
Ροσίνι και ήταν η πρώτη όπερα που φιλοξενήθηκε στο θέατρο “Απόλλων” μετά από 105 χρόνια απουσίας.
Από τότε ακολούθησαν οι: Καβαλερία Ρουστικάνα, Ζανέττο, Ντον Τζιοβάννι, Τόσκα, Κάρμεν, και φέτος το
αριστούργημα του Βέρντι, η Τραβιάτα. Στο πλαίσιο του Φεστιβάλ εκτός από όπερα, το θέατρο βίωσε παραστάσεις από διεθνούς φήμης χορευτές μπαλέτου υπό την καλλιτεχνική καθοδήγηση του χορογράφου Ρενάτο
Ζανέλλα, θεατρικές παραστάσεις Σαίξπηρ με τον θίασο Aquila του Peter Meineck, βραδιές συμφωνικής,
εκκλησιαστικής, παραδοσιακής και ελληνικής μουσικής, και από πέρυσι τη νέα προσθήκη του, τη Θερινή
Ακαδημία Όπερας (GOS) υπό την επιστασία της Eilana Lappalainen, ενώ έχουν φιλοξενηθεί διακεκριμένοι
σολίστ και χορωδιακά σύνολα από τις Η.Π.Α, τη Γαλλία, τον Καναδά και την Ελλάδα (φέτος με τους προσκεκλημένους μαέστρους Tim Sharp, Earl Rivers, Janet Galvan). Φέτος, θα παρουσιαστούν χορωδιακά έργα
εκκλησιαστικής μουσικής στον Ι.Ν. Αγίου Νικολάου, ενώ στην πλατεία Μιαούλη εκατοντάδες μουσικοί θα
συνευρεθούν για να παρουσιάσουν έργα του Μίκη Θεοδωράκη και τα επιβλητικά Καρμίνα Μπουράνα. Στο
υπερθέαμα αυτό θα παραστεί και η διάσημη ηθοποιός Ολυμπία Δουκάκη... Όλα αυτά μέσα στο Αιγαίο, για
να τιμήσουμε αυτό το ιδιαίτερο νησί.
Υπάρχουν πάρα πολλοί άνθρωποι που θα ήθελα να ευχαριστήσω και επειδή δε θέλω να ξεχάσω κανέναν
από αυτούς, προτιμώ να πω ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ σε όλους σας, από τα βάθη της καρδιάς μου. Με τον
ενθουσιασμό και την υποστήριξή σας, το Φεστιβάλ αυτό εξελίχθηκε σε ένα πολύ ξεχωριστό θεσμό όχι μόνο
στην Ελλάδα αλλά και στο εξωτερικό.
Για το επόμενο καλοκαίρι, προγραμματίζουμε τη 2η Συμφωνία του Μάλερ, το διαχρονικό αριστούργημα
του Βέρντι, Τροβατόρε, μπαλέτο και θέατρο, ορατόρια καθώς και νέα καλλιτεχνικά δρώμενα. Όλη αυτή η
διαδρομή θα μας οδηγήσει σε μία εορταστική χρονιά δραστηριοτήτων το 2014, την 150η επέτειο από την
ίδρυση του θεάτρου “Απόλλων”, στις 20 Απριλίου του 1864 όπου εγκαινιάστηκε με την όπερα Ριγκολέτο
του Βέρντι. Την ίδια όπερα θα παρουσιάσουμε και τότε, όπου θα είναι και η 10η χρονιά λειτουργίας του
Φεστιβάλ μας. Σημειώσατε ότι 20 Απριλίου του 2014 θα είναι Κυριακή του Πάσχα!
Κλείνοντας, δεν μπορώ να μην αναφερθώ στους υποστηρικτές και φίλους του Φεστιβάλ, στον Δήμαρχο
Γιάννη Δεκαβάλλα, στους Γιάννη Κεράνη και Γιάννη Πιταούλη του Ο.Π.Α.Σ καθώς και κυρίως στους χορηγούς
μας στην Αμερική οι οποίοι συγκεντρώνουν σχεδόν το 85% της οικονομικής υποστήριξης του Φεστιβάλ.
Επίσης, θα ήθελα να ευχαριστήσω το προσωπικό της MidAmerica Productions στη Νέα Υόρκη που φέτος
εορτάζει 29 χρόνια ιστορίας στο Carnegie Hall. Από το 1984 που δημιουργήθηκε, η MidAmerica Productions
-η εταιρία που αποτελεί κινητήρια δύναμη του Φεστιβάλ- έχει διοργανώσει πάνω από 1000 παραστάσεις
παγκοσμίως, εκ των οποίων οι 502 στο Carnegie Hall και οι 354 στο Weill Recitall Hall του Carnegie Hall.
Thank you for your support and enjoy the Festival,
Σας ευχαριστώ όλους για την στήριξή σας, και σας εύχομαι καλή ακρόαση!
Παναγιώτης Τιμπόρης
Ιδρυτής και Γενικός Διευθυντής Φεστιβάλ Αιγαίου
Peter Tiboris
Founder and General Director
Festival office: MidAmerica Productions, Inc., 132 West 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018, USA. Tel: 1+ 212.736.1617
www.festivaloftheaegean.com
Festival office: MidAmerica Productions, Inc., 132 West 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018, USA. Tel: 1+ 212.736.1617
www.festivaloftheaegean.com
ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΟΠΕΡΑ
ΜΟΥ «ΜΗΔΕΙΑ» ΣΕ
ΜΟΡΦΗ ΜΠΑΛΛΕΤΟΥ
ΣΤΑ ΠΛΑΙΣΙΑ ΤΟΥ
ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ ΑΙΓΑΙΟΥ
ON MY OPERA
«MEDEA», PRESENTED
AT THE FESTIVAL OF
THE AEGEAN IN A
BALLET FORM
Αθήνα, 29.6.2011
Athens, June 29, 2011
Με τον Peter Tiboris με συνδέουν πολλές ωραίες
αναμνήσεις από σημαντικές παρουσιάσεις έργων μου.
Όμως κυρίως του χρωστώ την παρουσίαση concertante
της Όπεράς μου «ΗΛΕΚΤΡΑ» στο Carnegie Hall της Νέας
Υόρκης, το καλοκαίρι του 2000. Διηύθυνε ο ίδιος με
ξεχωριστή έμπνευση και μουσικότητα τους σολίστ, τη
Χορωδία και την Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα παρουσιάζοντας
στο κοινό ένα έργο που διαρκεί σχεδόν τρεις ώρες, με
πολύ μεγάλη επιτυχία, για την οποία όσα «ευχαριστώ» και
να του πω, θα είναι λίγα…
Τώρα επανέρχεται με την παρουσίαση στο Δημοτικό
Θέατρο Σύρου και στα πλαίσια του Φεστιβάλ Αιγαίου,
μιας άλλης μου Όπερας, της ΜΗΔΕΙΑΣ. Αυτή τη φορά σε
χορευτική μορφή, με τη χορογραφία του τόσο ξεχωριστού
και προικισμένου Renato Zanella, που αν κρίνω από
το μικρό δείγμα που παρουσίασε πέρυσι, πιστεύω ότι
θα πρόκειται για μια μοναδική μεταφορά σε Χορό της
τραγικής πεμπτουσίας του μεγαλοφυούς αυτού έργου του
Ευρυπίδη.
Από την πλευρά μου προσπάθησα να μείνω όσο
γίνεται πιο κοντά στο νόημα και την ουσία της αρχαίας
τραγωδίας και η συγκίνησή μου είναι μεγάλη, γιατί για
πρώτη φορά επιχειρείται να αποδοθεί το απολύτως
τραγικό στοιχείο της μουσικής μου από την κίνηση του
σώματος και τις αντιστικτικές αντιπαραθέσεις –συνθέσεις
των Χορευτών, καθώς θα ερμηνεύουν την χορογραφική
σύλληψη του Zanella. Όμως γνωρίζω την μεγάλη αξία
όλων των συντελεστών και γι’ αυτό τους έχω απόλυτη
εμπιστοσύνη για το αποτέλεσμα.
I have shared many precious memories with Peter
Tiboris in connection with performances of my
compositions. Most importantly, I am deeply appreciative
for the concertante presentation of my opera “Electra” in
New York’s Carnegie Hall, (summer of 2000). All aspects
of the performance from soloists, chorus, and Symphony
Orchestra- masterfully conducted by Maestro Tiboris –
were inspirational and musically rewarding. There are no
words to express my gratitude for his artistic direction and
leadership. My three-hour composition was well received
by audience and performers alike.
It is now my pleasure to have him produce yet another
of my operas, “Medea”, in the theater Apollo of Syros
for the Festival of the Aegean. The uniqueness of this
performance is that it will be presented in dance form,
choreographed by the talented Renato Zanella. Judging
from the excerpt presented to us last year, it will be an
exceptional interpretation of this tragic quintessential
work by Euripedes in dance and an exciting sight for both
the eyes and ears.
For my part, I have tried to remain as true to the
meaning and essence of the ancient tragedy. I am deeply
moved by the fact that, for the first time, someone will
render the tragic elements of my music through body
movement and the contrasting elements of this work – all
interpreted by the dancers and capably handled by the
choreographic talents of Zanella. I am confident that the
entire production will have high results.
Mikis Theodorakis
Μίκης Θεοδωράκης
international
T he S eventh A nnual
I nternational F estival of the A egean
In cooperation with the Municipality of Syros-Hermoupolis Island of Syros,
Mayor Yiannis Dekavallas and Cultural Council President Yiannis Keranis.
Σε συνεργασία με τον Δήμο Σύρου-Ερμούπολης
και τον Οργανισμό Πολιτισμου Αθλητισμου Σύρου.
Θ Ε ΑΤ Ρ Ο Α Π Ο Λ Λ Ω Ν
La Piccola Scala
Tuesday, July 12 - Monday, July 25, 2011
ΤΡΙΤΗ 12 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ - ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ 25 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ 2011
Peter Tiboris
General Director and Music Director
Renato Zanella
Dance Director
Eilana Lappalainen
Artistic Administrator
Pan-European Philharmonia
Jakub Fiebig
Executive Orchestra Manager
Rogelio Riojas-Nalasco
Assistant to the Music Director
Vinicio Cheli
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Lighting Designer
Yannis Xylas
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, July 12, 14, 16, 2011
Apollo Theater | 9 p.m.
Verdi: La Traviata
Peter Tiboris, Conductor
Renato Zanella, Stage Director
Vinicio Cheli, Lighting Designer
Pan-European Philharmonia
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Apollo Theater | 9 p.m.
Choral Gala
Music by American & Canadian Choruses
Janet Galván, Guest Conductor
Music for Women’s Chorus
Earl Rivers, Guest Conductor
John Rutter: Requiem
Tim Sharp, Principal Guest Conductor
Finale
Irene Messoloras, Guest Conductor
Friday, July 15, 2011
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church | 6 p.m.
Sunset Concert
Choirs performing a cappella sacred choral music
Fort Worth Academy Choir, TX; Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, OK;
Contra Costa Children’s Choir, Walnut Creek, CA; Kairos Youth Choir, Berkeley, CA
Friday, July 15, 2011
Apollo Theater | 9 p.m.
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Mahler’s Death
Peter Tiboris, Music Director
Eilana Lappalainen, Soprano
Pan-European Philharmonia
Principal Accompanist
Sunday, July 17, 2011
FESTIVAL of the AEGEAN
Miaoulis Square | 10 p.m.
Orff: Carmina Burana “Under the Stars”
Selections from Theodorakis’ Zorba Suite | Copeland: Fanfare for the common man
Peter Tiboris, Conductor
Pan-European Philharmonia
132 W. 36th St. | New York, NY 10018 | Tel 1+ 212.736.1617
www.festivaloftheaegean.com | www.midamerica-music.com
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Tuesday, Wednesday, July 19, 20, 2011
ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ 15 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ, 2011
Apollo Theater | 9 p.m.
Academy Award-winning actress
Olympia Dukakis
In a staged reading of Rose
Written by Martin Sherman
Directed by Nancy Meckler
Lighting Design by David Lander
Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Νικολάου | 6 μ.μ.
Απογευματινή Συναυλία
με εκκλησιαστική χορωδιακή μουσική
Fort Worth Academy Choir, Τέξας; Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Οκλαχόμα; Contra Costa
Children’s Choir, Walnut Creek, Καλιφόρνια; Kairos Youth Choir, Berkeley, Καλιφόρνια
ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ 15 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ, 2011
Pallas Cinema | 9 p.m.
Two films about Mikis Theodorakis.
Mikis Theodorakis. Composer & Mikis Theodorakis. Sun and Time
Θέατρο Απόλλων | 9 μ.μ.
Συναυλία για τα 100 χρόνια από το θάνατο του Μάλερ
Παναγιώτης Τιμπόρης, Διεύθυνση Ορχήστρας
Eilana Lappalainen, Σοπράνο
Ορχήστρα Pan-European Philharmonia
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 22, 23, 24, 2011
ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ 17 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Apollo Theater | 9 p.m.
Medea’s Choice
World Premiere Ballet Presentation based on the opera score by Mikis Theodorakis
Renato Zanella, Stage Director and Choreographer
Monday, July 25, 2011
Apollo Theater | 9 p.m.
Second Annual Greek Opera Studio Gala Performance
Eilana Lappalainen, Founder and Artistic Director
Πλατεία Μιαούλη | 10 μ.μ.
Κάρλ Όρφ: Κάρμινα Μπουράνα κάτω από τα αστέρια
Θεοδωράκης: αποσπάσματα από τη σουίτα Ζορμπάς | Copeland: Fanfare for the common man
Παναγιώτης Τιμπόρης, Διεύθυνση Ορχήστρας
Ορχήστρα Pan-European Philharmonia
ΤΡΙΤΗ 19, ΤΕΤΑΡΤΗ 20 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ, 2011
Θέατρο Απόλλων | 9 μ.μ.
Η βραβευμένη με Όσκαρ ηθοποιός
Ολυμπία Δουκάκη
στο μονόλογο Ρόουζ
του Martin Sherman
Σκηνοθεσία: Nancy Meckler |
Σχεδιασμός Φωτισμού: David Lander
ΤΡΙΤΗ 12, ΠΕΜΠΤΗ 14, ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ 16 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ, 2011
Θέατρο Απόλλων | 9 μ.μ.
Βέρντι: Τραβιάτα
Παναγιώτης Τιμπόρης, Διεύθυνση Ορχήστρας
Ρενάτο Ζανέλα, Χορογραφία & Σκηνοθεσία
Βινίσιο Κέλι, Φωτισμός
Ορχήστρα Pan-European Philharmonia
ΤΕΤΑΡΤΗ 13 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ, 2011
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Θέατρο Απόλλων | 9 μ.μ.
Χορωδιακό Γκαλά
Μουσική από Αμερικανικές και Καναδικές παιδικές χορωδίες
Janet Galván, Προσκεκλημένη Μαέστρος
Μουσική από γυναικείες χορωδίες
Earl Rivers, Προσκεκλημένος Μαέστρος
Ρέκβιεμ του John Rutter
Tim Sharp, Κορυφαίος Προσκεκλημένος Μαέστρος
Finale
Irene Messoloras, Προσκεκλημένη Μαέστρος
ΠΕΜΠΤΗ 21 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ, 2011
Χειμερινός Κινηματογράφος Παλλάς | 9 μ.μ.
Κινηματογραφικό αφιέρωμα στο Μίκη Θεοδωράκη
Mikis Theodorakis. Composer & Mikis Theodorakis. Sun and Time
ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ 22, ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ 23, ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ 24 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ, 2011
Θέατρο Απόλλων | 9 μ.μ.
Η επιλογή της Μήδειας -παγκόσμια πρεμιέρα
μπαλέτο, βασισμένο στην όπερα “Μήδεια” του Μίκη Θεοδωράκη
Ρενάτο Ζανέλα, Χορογραφία & Σκηνοθεσία
ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ 25 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ, 2011
Θέατρο Απόλλων | 9 μ.μ.
2 Ετήσιο Γκαλα της Θερινής Ακαδημίας Όπερας
Eilana Lappalainen, Ίδρυση και Καλλιτεχνική Διεύθυνση
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TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY
JULY 12, 14, 16 2011
21.00
GIUSEPPE
VERDI’S
Melodramma in tre atti
Libretto di Francesco Maria Piave . Edizione Ricordi-Milano
PAN-EUROPEAN PHILΗARMONIA
Peter Tiboris, Direttore d’ orchestra
Renato Zanella, Regia e Concezione Scenica
Vinicio Cheli, Luci
Rogelio Riojas-Nalasco, Assistente del direttore d’orchestra
Ashley Bettis, Assistente Regia
PERSONAGGI E INTERPRETI
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Violetta Valery ..................................................................................................... Natalia Ushakova, Soprano
Alfredo Germont .............................................................................................................. Israel Lozano, Tenor
Giorgio Germont ........................................................................................... Frederick Burchinal, Baritone
Flora Bervoix ................................................................................... Marissia Papalexiou, Mezzo-soprano
Annina .............................................................................................................. Josephine Delledera, Soprano
Gastone ................................................................................................................................. Joseph Brent, Tenor
Barone Douphol .............................................................................................................. Brent Davis, Baritone
Marchese D’Obigny .............................................................................................. Benjamin Dawkins, Bass
Dottor Grenvil ..................................................................................................................... Richard Block, Bass
Giuseppe, servo di Violetta ............................................................................... Bradley Trammel, Tenor
Domestico di Flora
e Commissionario ................................................................................................. Theodore Moraitis, Bass
Amici di Flora ................................................................................................................... Avery Draut, Soprano
Kelsey Fredriksen, Soprano
Evelyn Shreves, Soprano
Megan Brunning, Mezzo-soprano
Layla Edwards, Mezzo-soprano
John Ford, Tenor
Evan Tyor, Baritone
TULSA ORATORIO CHORUS
Tim Sharp . Maestro del Coro
In grateful cooperation with
the Greek National Opera,
Athens, Greece
Grateful appreciation to
The University of Georgia Opera Ensemble
Hodgson School of Music, Athens, Georgia, USA
Prelude
Introduction
Drinking Song
Valse and Duet
Stretta of the
Introduction
Recit. and Aria
Recit. and Aria
Recit. and Duet
Recitative
Recit. and Aria
ATTO I
Dell’invito trascorsa è già l’ora (Chorus)
Libiamo ne’ lieti calici (Alfredo, Chorus)
Un dì felice, eterea (Alfredo, Violetta)
Si ridesta in ciel l’aurora (Chorus)
Ah, fors’è lui che l’anima (Violetta)
Sempre libera degg’io
De’miei bollenti spiriti (Alfredo)
Annina, donde vieni? (Alfredo, Annina)
O mio rimorso! (Alfredo)
Alfredo? (Violetta, Annina, Germont)
Pura siccome un angelo (Germont)
Non sapete quale affetto (Violetta)
Dite alla giovine (Violetta)
Morrò la mia memoria (Violetta, Germont)
Dammi tu forza, a cielo! (Violetta, Alfredo)
Di Provenza il mar, il suol (Germont, Alfredo)
ATTO II
Continuation
Chorus of Gypsies
Chorus of
Spanish Matadors
Continuation
Continuation
Recit. and Aria
Bacchanal Chorus
Recit. and Duet
Finale
Aurem lieta di maschera la note
(Flora, Marquis, Doctor, etc.)
Noi siamo zingarelle
Di Madride noi siam mattadori
È Piquillo un bel gagliardo
Sì, allegri
Alfredo! Voi!
Di sprezzo degno se
stesso rende (Germont)
Annina! Dormivi? (Violetta)
Addio del passato (Violetta)
Largo al quadrupede
Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo
(Alfredo, Violetta)
Gran Dio! Morir sì giovine (Violetta)
Prendi, quest’è l’immagine (Violetta)
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GIUSEPPE VERDI’S
Born October 10, 1813, in Le Roncole;
died January 27, 1901, in Milan
The Prelude to Act I of La Traviata sets
the stage for the drama, using Violetta’s
two themes in a beautiful adagio in which
the strings predominate. The introductory
melody is later associated with her illness,
and the principal section is based on her
impassioned cry to Alfredo to continue to
love her. The Prelude is delicate and full of
simple pathos.
ACT I begins in a drawing room in the
Paris apartment of Violetta Valery. Brilliant
party music emanates from the festivities
in progress. Among the guests are the
Baron Douphol, her doctor, and her friends
Flora Bervoix, the Marquis d’Obigny, and
Gastone. Gastone introduces her to Alfredo Germont, a young man from the
countryside, who has long admired Violetta from a distance. Alfredo leads the
assembled guests in a toast in praise of
love, the famous “Brindisi-Libiamo” drinking song. When the guests begin dancing,
Violetta suddenly turns pale, begins to
cough and almost collapses. She tells her
friends that she will feel better soon and
says they should continue without her.
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She is surprised to find that Alfredo has
come looking for her. He tell her that he
has been in love with her for a year and
that she needs him to take care of her,
but she advises him that he should forget
her, that there is no place in her life for
romantic love. He is so sincere and passionate in his expression of love that she
is both moved and embarrassed by him.
Her guests come back to say good night
to her, and after they leave, she thinks
about how empty her life has been, and
how much Alfredo’s expression of love has
touched her. She wonders about the pos-
sibility of a love relationship with Alfredo,
singing the yearning aria “Ah fors’ é lui,”
but in the cabaletta to the aria, tells herself
that this love cannot possibly be but rather
she will continue to be “Sempre libera”
(“always free.”) While she sings a paean
to pleasure for the sake of pleasure alone,
full of coloratura embellishments, Alfredo’s
voice can be heard in the street below, repeating his declaration of love to her.
Three months later, Violetta has taken
up residence in a country house near Paris. Having convinced Violetta to join him
in the country in a simple home, Alfredo
exclaims joyously about how good she is
for him and the pleasures of their life together in his aria, “De miei bollenti spiriti.”
Annina, Violetta’s maid, inadvertently reveals to him that Violetta has no money
to pay the bills; she has been selling her
jewels and other personal belongings to
make ends meet in their country villa.
Taken aback, he leaves for Paris immediately hoping to raise his own money to
help out.
Coming in expecting Alfredo, Violetta instead finds a letter from her friend
Flora, who invites her to a dance, but she
is not interested. A visitor is announced:
Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont, comes
in. He tells Violetta that Alfredo has a
younger sister who is about to be married,
and that Alfredo’s illicit relationship with
Violetta may jeopardize his other child’s
marriage, “Pura siccome un angelo.” (“I
have a daughter like an angel.”) Although
impressed with her style and dignity, he
nevertheless begs Violetta to give Alfredo
up. She at first enjoins him not to ask her
to make such a large sacrifice, but under
duress, finally yields to his request.
Violetta writes a farewell note to Alfredo
and begins to plan for her return to Paris. Alfredo soon returns, and, not knowing that his father has been there, tells
Violetta that he expects his father will be
completely won over by her when they
meet. Violetta tells Alfredo that she is going outside for a walk in the gardens, but
asks him passionately to tell her he loves
her before she leaves, “Amami, Alfredo,
amami quant’ io t’amo.” (“Love me as
much as I love you.”)A few minutes later,
a servant brings Alfredo the letter from
Violetta. He cries out as he reads it, just
as his father appears to console his son
by evoking their home in Provence and
the simple values he learned there: “Di
Provenza il mar il suoi.” (“In Provence”).
Germont begs his inconsolable son to
return home, but Alfredo refuses to give
up his beloved Violetta. When he comes
upon Flora’s invitation, he suspects that
Violetta has left him because she wants
to return to an unattached life of immorality in Paris.
ACT II begins in a salon in Flora’s Parisian home, where Flora entertains her
guests in a party similar to the one with
which the opera opens. This time there
is an elaborate masquerade with gypsies
and Spanish bullfighters. When Alfredo
arrives, he says that he does not know
where Violetta is and is not interested.
Then Violetta arrives on the arm of Baron
Douphol and is visibly disturbed to see
Alfredo. Alfredo and the Baron taunt one
another and begin gambling. Alfredo wins
repeatedly. As the guests go into the dining room, Violetta begs Alfredo to leave in
order that the two will not come to blows,
but he refuses to depart without her and
asks whether she loves the baron. In a
desperate attempt to keep her promise
to Alfredo’s father, Violetta lies to Alfredo,
telling him that she is again involved with
Baron Douphol. Furious, Alfredo calls the
guests back to the room and denounces
Violetta, throwing his winnings at her feet
and announcing that with them, he has
paid her in full. Alfredo’s father arrives in
time to see this insulting behavior, and
reprimands his son; nevertheless, while
the scene ends with a great ensemble
number, Baron Douphol challenges the
already repentant Alfredo to a duel.
Next, a lovely and sad prelude signals
Violetta’s demise. The strains of the prelude are repeated. The setting is Violetta’s
bedroom in a shabby Paris apartment.
Months have passed, and Violetta’s illness
has become considerably worse. Violetta
is now very weak. Annina stays with her to
care for her. Doctor Grenvil makes a short
call and tells Annina that death is imminent: Violetta will die before nightfall.
Violetta sends Annina out to give half of
her money to the poor. Left alone, Violetta
re-reads a letter from Alfredo’s father,
Germont, in which he reports that the
Baron was wounded in the duel, but will
recover. Germont also says that Alfredo
has gone abroad and tells Violetta that he
has written to his son about her sacrifice.
He believes Alfredo will return and ask her
to forgive him. Violetta senses that he will
arrive too late and sings “Addio il passato”
(“Farewell to the past.”) She does not expect that she will live long enough to see
Alfredo again.
Sounds of the celebration of carnival in
Paris are heard coming up from the street.
Annina returns to warn Violetta that she
is about to have a surprise: Alfredo rushes in, and the two embrace and sing the
touching “Parigi, o cara” (“Paris, o dear
one”). He begs to be forgiven and says
that everything will be all right and that
he will take her to the country again. Violetta is so weak that she collapses when
she attempts to get dressed so she can
go out with Alfredo. Annina rushes off
to fetch the doctor again, and then Germont arrives to tell Violetta she no longer
has to keep her promise. Although she is
happy to know that he has not forgotten
her, she knows it is too late and gives Alfredo a locket with a miniature portrait of
herself inside as a final memento. Violetta
experiences one last burst of vitality, accompanied by the love music from Act 1
in the orchestra. She exclaims that she
feels completely reborn before she succumbs in her beloved’s arms. The doctor
arrives to announce “E spenta” (“She has
expired”).
--Notes Copyright Susan Halpern, 2011
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ΤΖΟΥΖΕΠΕ ΒΕΡΝΤΙ
Γεννήθηκε στις 10.10.1813 στο Λε Ρόνκολε
πέθανε στις 27.01.1901 στο Μιλάνο
Το Πρελούδιο της Πρώτης Πράξης προετοιμάζει την ατμόσφαιρα του δράματος ενσωματώνοντας τα δύο θέματα της Βιολέτας
σε ένα πανέμορφο αντάτζιο το οποίο αποδίδουν τα έγχορδα. Η εισαγωγική μελωδία θα
συνδεθεί αργότερα με την ασθένειά της και
το κύριο μέρος θα βασιστεί στο απελπισμένο κάλεσμα για την αγάπη του Αλφρέντο. Το
Πρελούδιο μπορεί να χαρακτηριστεί ως εύθραυστο και γεμάτο από έντονη συγκίνηση.
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Α ΠΡΑΞΗ: Η πρώτη πράξη ξεκινάει στο
παρισινό διαμέρισμα της όμορφης Βιολέτας
Βαλερύ η οποία διοργανώνει μια λαμπρή
γιορτή στα σαλόνια της. Ανάμεσά στους καλεσμένους της βρίσκονται ο Βαρόνος Ντουφόλ, ο γιατρός της, και οι φίλοι της: η Φλώρα
Μπερβουά, ο Μαρκήσιος ντε Ομπινύ και ο
υποκόμης Γκαστόνε. Ο τελευταίος συστήνει
τη Βιολέτα στον Αλφρέντο Ζερμόν, έναν νεαρό από την επαρχία που αποτελεί ένθερμο
θαυμαστή της εδώ και πολύ καιρό. Ο Αλφρέντο παροτρύνει όλους τους καλεσμένους να
πιούνε στην υγειά της αγάπης και τους ξεσηκώνει (Brindisi-Libiamo). Ο κόσμος ξεκινάει
να χορεύει όταν η Βιολέτα ξαφνικά χλωμιάζει, βήχει και καταβάλλεται από αίσθημα
αδυναμίας. Καθησυχάζει τους φίλους της
λέγοντας τους ότι απλά χρειάζεται ξεκούραση και αποσύρεται προτρέποντάς τους να
συνεχίσουν τη διασκέδασή τους.
Προς μεγάλη της έκπληξή ο Αλφρέντο
πάει να την βρει. Της εξομολογείται ότι εδώ
και ένα χρόνο είναι ερωτευμένος μαζί της
και ότι επιθυμεί να τη φροντίζει και να την
προσέχει. Αυτή τον συμβουλεύει να την ξεχάσει τονίζοντας ότι δεν υπάρχει χώρος στη
ζωή της για έρωτες. Όμως, η ειλικρίνεια και
το πάθος του την συγκινούν.
Οι καλεσμένοι επιστρέφουν για να καληνυχτίσουν τη Βιολέτα και μόλις αποχωρούν,
αυτή συνειδητοποιεί πόσο άδεια ήταν μέχρι
τώρα η ζωή της και πόσο τελικά την άγγιξαν
τα λόγια και η δήλωση αγάπης του Αλφρέντο. Αναρωτιέται αν θα μπορούσε ποτέ να
έχει σχέση μαζί του (Ah fors’ é lui) αλλά στη
συνέχεια διαβεβαιώνει στον εαυτό της ότι
αυτή η αγάπη δεν έχει μέλλον και ότι αυτό
που θα πρέπει να κάνει είναι να συνεχίσει να
ζει ελεύθερη και μόνη (Sempre libera). Από
μακριά ακούγεται η φωνή του Αλφρέντο να
ξαναδηλώνει την αγάπη του για αυτή.
Μετά από τρεις μήνες, και μετά από επίμονη προσπάθεια του Αλφρέντο, η Βιολέτα έχει
μετακομίσει στην εξοχή μαζί του σε ένα απλό
σπιτικό. Ο Αλφρέντο πανευτυχής διαλαλεί
πόσο ευεργετική είναι η παρουσία της για
αυτόν, πόσο τον έχει αλλάξει και πόσο όμορφη είναι η ζωή τους μαζί (De miei bollenti
spiriti). Τότε όμως άθελά της, η Ανίνα, η
υπηρέτρια της Βιολέτα, τον πληροφορεί ότι
η Βιολέτα δεν έχει λεφτά να πληρώσει τους
λογαριασμούς και ότι αναγκάζεται να πουλάει τα κοσμήματά της και άλλα προσωπικά
της αντικείμενα προκειμένου να καλύψει τα
έξοδα συμβίωσής τους. Ο Αλφρέντο κεραυνοβολημένος από τα νέα φεύγει επειγόντως
για το Παρίσι ελπίζοντας να καταφέρει να
μαζέψει λεφτά για να τη βοηθήσει.
Επιστρέφοντας η Βιολέτα σπίτι και ενώ περιμένει να βρει εκεί τον Αλφρέντο, βρίσκει ένα
γράμμα από τη φίλη της την Φλώρα, η οποία
την προσκαλεί σε ένα χορό, γεγονός που την
αφήνει αδιάφορη. Την ίδια στιγμή, την πληροφορούν ότι έχει επισκέψεις, τον πατέρα
του Αλφρέντο, Τζόρτζιο Ζερμόντ. Ενημερώνει την Βιολέτα ότι ο επικείμενος γάμος της
μικρής αδερφής του Αλφρέντο κινδυνεύει
από τη σκανδαλώδη σχέση του μαζί της (Pura
siccome un angelo). Παρόλο που τον συγκινεί
η αξιοπρεπή στάση και η αγάπη της Βιολέτα, της ζητάει να αφήσει τον Αλφρέντο για
το καλό της οικογένειάς του. Αυτή προσπαθεί
στην αρχή να τον μεταπείσει παρακαλώντας
τον να μην της ζητήσει να κάνει μία τόσο μεγάλη θυσία αλλά υποκύπτει τελικά στις πιέσεις του και δέχεται το αίτημά του.
Η Βιολέτα γράφει ένα αποχαιρετιστήριο
σημείωμα στον Αλφρέντο και ξεκινάει τις
προετοιμασίες για να γυρίσει στο Παρίσι.
Σύντομα επιστρέφει ο Αλφρέντο ο οποίος αγνοώντας την πρόσφατη επίσκεψη του
πατέρα του λέει στη Βιολέτα ότι μόλις την
γνωρίσει είναι βέβαιο ότι θα τον κερδίσει η
γοητεία της. Η Βιολέτα τον πληροφορεί ότι
θα πάει για ένα περίπατο στους κήπους και
του ζητάει επίμονα να της πει ότι την αγαπάει πριν αναχωρήσει (Amami, Alfredo, amami
quant’ io t’amo). Μετά από λίγο, ένας υπηρέτης παραδίδει στον Αλφρέντο το σημείωμα
που του έγραψε η Βιολέτα, το οποίο τον διαλύει. Τη στιγμή εκείνη καταφθάνει ο πατέρας
του και προσπαθεί να τον παρηγορήσει μιλώντας του για το σπίτι τους στην Προβηγκία
και υπενθυμίζοντάς του τη ζωή που είχαν και
είχαν μάθει να εκτιμούν (Di Provenza il mar il
suoi). Ο Ζερμόντ μάταια προσπαθεί να πείσει
τον γιο του να επιστρέψει στο σπίτι τους, το
μόνο που θέλει εκείνος είναι να παραμείνει
με την πολυαγαπημένη του Βιολέτα. Ξαφνικά
ο Αλφρέντο βλέπει παραπεταμένη την πρόσκληση της Φλώρας και τον καταβάλλουν
υποψίες ότι ο λόγος για τον οποίο τον παράτησε η Βιολέτα είναι για να επιστρέψει στην
ανήθικη ζωή της στο Παρίσι.
Β ΠΡΑΞΗ: Η δεύτερη πράξη εκτυλίσσεται
στο διαμέρισμα της Φλώρας στο Παρίσι σε
ένα πάρτι ανάλογο με αυτό που ξεκίνησε
η όπερα. Αυτή τη φορά πρόκειται για χορό
μεταμφιεσμένων με τσιγγάνες και Ισπανούς
ταυρομάχους. Όταν φτάνει ο Αλφρέντο λέει
ότι ούτε γνωρίζει που είναι η Βιολέτα ούτε
τον ενδιαφέρει. Τότε εισέρχεται η Βιολέτα
αγκαζέ με το Βαρόνο Ντουφόλ και αναστατώνεται αισθητά από την παρουσία του
Αλφρέντο. Ο Βαρόνος και ο Αλφρέντο καταπιάνονται σε ένα παιχνίδι διαπληκτισμών
και τζόγου. Ο Αλφρέντο κερδίζει συνεχώς.
Καθώς οι καλεσμένοι κατευθύνονται προς
την τραπεζαρία η Βιολέτα τον παρακαλάει να
φύγει για να μην καταλήξει σε μονομαχία με
τον Βαρόνο αλλά εκείνος αρνείται κατηγορηματικά να αποχωρήσει χωρίς αυτήν και τη
ρωτάει αν είναι ερωτευμένη με το Βαρόνο.
Σε μια απελπισμένη προσπάθεια να κρατήσει
την υπόσχεση που είχε δώσει στον πατέρα
του, η Βιολέτα λέει ψέματα στον Αλφρέντο
ότι έχει σχέση με τον Βαρόνο Ντουφόλ.
Έξαλλος ο Αλφρέντο καλεί πίσω στο δωμάτιο τους επισκέπτες και αποδοκιμάζει τη
Βιολέτα πετώντας τα κέρδη του στα πόδια
της ανακοινώνοντας ότι με αυτά την ξεπληρώνει και με το παραπάνω. Τη στιγμή εκείνη
φτάνει ο πατέρας του και μένοντας άφωνος
με την προσβλητική συμπεριφορά του γιου
του, τον επιπλήττει. Η σκηνή τελειώνει με
τον Βαρόνο Ντουφόλ να προκαλεί τον ήδη
μετανιωμένο Αλφρέντο σε μονομαχία.
Αμέσως μετά ένα υπέροχο λυπητερό πρελούδιο προμηνύει το θάνατο της Βιολέτας. Η
σκηνή εκτυλίσσεται στην κρεβατοκάμαρα της,
σε ένα ταλαίπωρο διαμέρισμα στο Παρίσι.
Βρισκόμαστε μήνες μετά και η αρρώστια της
έχει επιδεινωθεί. Η Βιολέτα είναι εξαιρετικά
αδύναμη πλέον και η Ανίνα μένει μαζί της
για να την φροντίζει. Ο Δόκτορας Γκρένβιλ
την επισκέπτεται και πληροφορεί την Ανίνα
ότι ο θάνατός της θα είναι αναπόφευκτος:
η Βιολέτα θα έχει αποβιώσει μέχρι το βράδυ. Η Βιολέτα στέλνει την Ανίνα να δώσει τη
μισή της περιουσία στους φτωχούς. Μόνη
της πλέον ξαναδιαβάζει ένα γράμμα που της
έστειλε ο πατέρας του Αλφρέντο, ο Ζερμόντ,
στο οποίο την ενημερώνει ότι ο Βαρόνος
πληγώθηκε κατά τη διάρκεια της μονομαχίας
αλλά θα γίνει καλά. Επίσης την πληροφορεί
ότι ο Αλφρέντο έφυγε στο εξωτερικό και ότι
του έγραψε για την αυτοθυσία της Βιολέτας.
Πιστεύει ότι ο Αλφρέντο θα επιστρέψει και
θα της ζητήσει συγχώρεση. Η Βιολέτα όμως
αισθάνεται ότι θα φτάσει πολύ αργά και ότι
δε θα προλάβει να τον ξαναδεί πριν πεθάνει
(Addio il passato).
Από το δρόμο ακούγονται οι εορτασμοί
του καρναβαλιού. Η Ανίνα επιστρέφει για να
προειδοποιήσει τη Βιολέτα για μία έκπληξη
που την περιμένει: Ο Αλφρέντο ορμάει στο
δωμάτιο και οι δυο αγκαλιασμένοι τραγουδάνε (Parigi, o cara). Tην εκλιπαρεί να τον
συγχωρέσει και τη διαβεβαιώνει ότι τώρα
πια όλα θα πάνε καλά, λέγοντας της πως θα
την πάρει στην εξοχή. Όντας πολύ αδύναμη, στην προσπάθειά της να ετοιμαστεί για
να φύγει μαζί του η Βιολέτα καταρρέει. Την
ώρα που η Ανίνα τρέχει να φέρει το γιατρό
ξανά, φτάνει ο Ζερμόντ για να πει στη Βιολέτα ότι δε χρειάζεται πια να τηρήσει την υπόσχεση που του έδωσε. Εκείνη παρόλο που
είναι ευτυχισμένη που δεν την έχει ξεχάσει
ο Αλφρέντο, καταλαβαίνει ότι είναι πλέον
πολύ αργά και του δίνει ένα μενταγιόν με
τη φωτογραφία της για να τη θυμάται. Και
ενώ βιώνει μια τελευταία στιγμή ζωντάνιας
αναφωνώντας ότι νιώθει αναγεννημένη, ξεψυχάει. Ο γιατρός φτάνει και διαπιστώνει το
θάνατό της (E spenta).
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WEDNESDAY
JULY 13 2011
21.00
MUSIC BY AMERICAN, CANADIAN AND GREEK CHILDREN’S CHORUSES
Janet Galván, Guest Conductor
Arkadi Semper, Accompanist
Eleanor Daley
Vivaldi/Ed. Galván
Pergolesi/Ed. Rao
Arr. Kakis-Serper Francisco Nunez Jim Papoulis
Rollo Dilworth Lake Isle of Innisfree
Et exultavit
Inflammatus
Ψαροπούλα/Psaropoula
Creo En Dios from Misa Pequena
Oye
Walk in Jerusalem
MUSIC FOR WOMAN’S CHORUSES
Earl Rivers, Guest Conductor
Dean Peiskee, Accompanist
A panorama of distinguished choral music
featuring American and CanadiAn choruses
led by three American Choral Masters
Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008)
Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
Arr. Ron Nelson (b. 1929)
Adapt. Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
William Hawley (b. 1950)
Arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
A Jubliant Song
Tundra
Two American Songs:
He’s Gone Away from Three Mountain Ballads
Simple Gifts (Shaker Song)
Celia
Music Down in My Soul (African-American Spiritual)
MUSIC BY JOHN RUTTER
Pan-European Philharmonia
Tim Sharp, Principal Guest Conductor
Paul Torkelson, Musical Associate
Josephine Delledera, Soprano
Sharon DeBoer, Accompanist
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John Rutter
Requiem
Requiem aeternam
Out of the Deep
Pie Jesu
Sanctus
Agnus Dei
The Lord is my Shepherd
Lux aeterna
SPECIAL FINALE
Irene Messoloras, Guest Conductor
Theodore Moraitis, Bass
Stavros Xarhakos/Vagelis Gkoufas
Όνειρο Δεμένο/Onero Demeno
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FRIDAY
JULY 15 2011
18.00
THE SINGING GIRLS OF TEXAS
David Brunner
Yo Le Canto Todo el Dia
Victor Johnson
My God, What is a Heart?
Felix Mendelssohn
Lift Thine Eyes from Elijah
Victor Johnson
Gwyneth Walker
And Music Will Lead Us
I Thank You, God
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Vespers “All Night Vigil”
Priidite, Poklonimsya
(“Come, Let Us Worship”)
Blagoslovi, Dushe Moya, Gospoda
(“Bless the Lord, O My Soul”)
Blazhen Muzh (“Blessed is the Man”)
Svete Tikhyi (“Gladsome Light”)
Nyne Otpushchayeshi
(“Lord, now lettest Thou”)
Bogoroditse Devo (“Rejoice O Virgin”)
Contra Costa Children's Choir
St. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
A CAPELLA SACRED
CHORAL MUSIC
SUNSET CONCERT
Greek Chant/arr. Anthony Doherty
Today the Virgin Gives Birth
Francisco J. Núnez
Santo, Santo, Santo
from Misa Pequena Para Ninos
Ross Whitney
A Pentatonic Alleluia
arr. Anthony Doherty
John Tavener
Agni Parthene Saint Nectarios of Aegina
Song for Athene
Απογευματινη Συναυλια
με Εκκλησιαστικη Χορωδιακη Μουσικη
Kairos Youth Choir
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, ΟΚΛΑΧΟΜΑ
Tim Sharp, Conductor/Διευθυντής χορωδίας
Kairos Youth Choir, Berkeley, ΚΑΛΙΦΟΡΝΙΑ
Laura Kakis Serper, Conductor/Διευθύντρια χορωδίας
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Contra Costa Children's Choir, Walnut Creek, ΚΑΛΙΦΟΡΝΙΑ
Iris Lamanna, Conductor/Διευθύντρια χορωδίας
free admission
THE SINGING GIRLS OF TEXAS
Mark Stamper, Conductor/Διευθυντής χορωδίας
Dean Peiskee, Accompanist
Franck
S. Carthiasmenos
Da pacem, Domine (processional)
Aynite ton Kyrion
J.S. Bach
Wir eilen doch emsigen Schritten
from Cantata No. 78
Tchaikovsky/Arr. A. Serper
Kolibyelnaya Pesna
A. Serper
All’s Right with the World (God’s in Heaven)
Dvořák Going Home from the “New World” Symphony
L. Bernstein
Gr. Trad./Arr. Bogdanos
Gloria Tibi from Mass
Ti Ipermaho
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FRIDAY
JULY 15 2011
21.00
Pan-European Philharmonia
Peter Tiboris
conductor
Eilana Lappalainen
soprano
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 8 «Unfinished» D. 759 in B Minor
Allegro moderato in B minor
Andante con moto in E major
(1822)
Mahler
Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Young Boy’s Magic Horn)
«Das irdische Leben»
«Wo die Schönen Trompeten blasen»
«Rheinlegendchen»
«Urlicht»
«Das himmlische Leben» from Symphony No. 4
intermission
Dvořák
Symphony No.9 («From the New World»), Op. 95
I. Adagio – Allegro molto.
II. Largo.
III. Scherzo: Molto vivace – Poco sostenuto
V. Allegro con fuoco.
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Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of his death in 1911
This performance of Dvorak’s Symphony #9 is dedicated to my dear friend
Commodore Dimitrios V. Krystallis H.N. (Ret.)
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SUNDAY
JULY 17 2011
22.00
COPELAND FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN
CARL ORFF CARMINA BURANA
Myrsini Margariti, soprano
Paul Zachariades, male mezzo-soprano
Frederick Burchinal, baritone
CARL ORFF
INTRODUCTION: FORTUNE, EMPRESS OF THE WORLD
1. O Fortuna (Chorus)
2. Fortune plango vulnera (Chorus)
PART I: IN THE SPRING
3. Veris leta facies (Small Chorus)
4. Omnia sol temperat (Baritone)
5. Ecce gratum (Chorus)
Cantiones Profanae, for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
UNDER THE STARS
with the participation of 500 artists, including
28 choirs from the USA, Canada and Greece
ON THE LAWN
6. Dance (Orchestra)
7. Floret silva (Large and Small Chorus)
8. Chramer, gip die varwe mir (Sopranos and Chorus)
9. Round Dance (Orchestra) and Songs (Chorus)
10. Were diu werlt all min (Chorus)
PART II: IN THE TAVERN
11. Estuans interius (Baritone)
12. Olim lacus colueram (“Song of the Roast Swan,” Tenor and Male Chorus)
13. Ego sum abbes (Baritone and Male Chorus)
14. In taberna quando sumus (Male Chorus)
PART III: THE COURT OF LOVE
Peter Tiboris Myrsini Margariti
conductor
soprano
PAN-EUROPEAN Paul Zachariades
PHILHARMONIA male mezzo-soprano
Frederick Burchinal
baritone
15. Amor volat undique (Soprano and Chorus of Boys)
16. Dies, nox et omnia (Baritone)
17. Stetit puella (Soprano)
18. Circa mea pectora (Baritone and Chorus)
19. Si puer cum puellula (Sextet)
20. Veni, veni, venias (Double Chorus)
21. In trutina (Soprano)
22. Tempus est iocundum (Soprano, Baritone and Chorus)
23. Dulcissime (Soprano)
BLANZIFLOR AND HELEN
24. Ave formosissima (Chorus)
Marissia Papalexiou
FORTUNE, EMPRESS OF THE WORLD
George Michalakis
SELECTIONS FROM THEODORAKIS’ ZORBA SUITE
mezzo-soprano
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introductions
Open seating
no admission
Bring a chair!
25. O Fortuna (Chorus)
Marissia Papalexiou, mezzo-soprano
“Asteraki”
“Hasapiko Dance”
“Strose to Stroma Sou”
“Zorba Finale”
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TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY,
JULY 19, 20, 2011
21.00
A remarkable life that began in a tiny
Russian village, moved on to Warsaw’s
ghettos and ship called The Exodus, and
finally to the boardwalks of Atlantic City,
the Arizona Canyons, and salsa-flavored
nights in Miami Beach.
ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑ
ΔΟΥΚΑΚΗ
written by
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directed by
lighting design by
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Mikis Theodorakis. Composer
THURSDAY
JULY 21, 2011
21.00
TWO DOCUMENTARIES ON THE LIFE
AND TIMES OF MIKIS
THEODORAKIS
Written & Directed by Asteris Kutulas & Klaus Salge
Assistance & Translations: Ina Kutulas
Camera: Michalis Geranios, Stelios Efstathopoulos, Dionyssia Kopana,
Matthias Seldte, Marcus Lenz, Ute Badura, Asteris Kutulas
Light: Nikos Papathanasis
Editor: Barbara Toennieshen
Graphics: Jan Schlösser; Colorist: Matthias Behrens
Sound: Spiros Aravositas, Klaus Salge
Sound Mix: Martin Grube
Executive Producer: Brigit Mulders
Producer: Klaus Salge
Commissioning Editor: Caroline Auret
A production of November Film, in co-production with ZDF,
in cooperation with ARTE © November Film 2010, All Rights Reserved
This film is the first to take the complete musical work of composer Theodorakis as its main theme. It
reveals his oeuvre as surprisingly little known. The consideration of Theodorakis will always go over and
above his person and creative activity. In this regard the film is, in the best sense of the word, a sketch.
It highlights a unique body of work in musical history. The chronologically structured documentary gives
a concentrated overview of Theodorakis’ seven-odd decades of artistic creation. Neither the music,
nor his life is possible to be presented without the context of European-Greek history – this forms the
backdrop to which they unfold, revealing a panoramic image of their complexity. The film approaches
the phenomenon that is Theodorakis by letting the composer expound and letting the music and images speak for themselves. Without comment or explanation - this is a cinematographic attempt to live
up to the fascination of this wonderful man.
Mikis Theodorakis. Sun and Time.
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Mikis Theodorakis - Sun & Time
Mikis Theodorakis. Composer
two films by Asteris Kutulas & Klaus Salge
Written & directed by Klaus Salge & Asteris Kutulas
With Maria Farantouri and Rainer Kirchmann
Rainer Kirchmann & Jannis Zotos Arrangements
Band: Jorgos Psirakis, Christian Sadé, Thanassis Zotos, Jannis Zotos
Camera: Reinhold Vorschneider, Holger Braune, Claus Deubel, Thomas Henkel, Eric Black
Editor: Jacqueline Weiss
Lighting Design: Gert Hof
Sound: Otto Schönthaler, Rudolf Schwarz
English Translation: Tim Dowdal
Executive producer: Brigit Mulders
Producer: Klaus Salge
Commissioning Editor – ZDF/ARTE: Caroline Auret
© by November Film, 1999
The cycle “Sun and Time” I wrote during my imprisonment in the building of the security police of Athens,
between August and December 1967. This work has a special meaning for me. First of all, this cycle
starts with a “monologue” that went away slowly from the large Greek audience. While I was in prison,
knowing that my music was banned, I began a dialogue with my imaginary self or sometimes with a conversation partner. It was not just the disappointment over the abrupt end of a wonderful cultural epoch
in Greece by the junta, not even the terrible conditions in the building of the security police, which had
become the practice of torture there, a real slaughterhouse. The worst was the nagging doubt to know
what relates to the political future of Greece. As my diary of that time describe it became clear to me
that even the Left, with their leaders would not be able to realize our dreams of a national revival ever.
Witnessed by the poetry of “Sun and Time”, which reveals that “we have nothing to loose - there is no
way out of the circle - the circle of fire of the sun and of death.” The only thing I had was the music. But
the character of my melodic inspiration in this song cycle is so sui generis that it floats like a meteorite
through the world of my total work. Even for me - and after so many years - this work appears mysterious
and inexplicable. “November Film, in Co-Production with ZDF, in cooperation with ZDF/ARTE.
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FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
JULY 22, 23, 24, 2011
21.00
Renato Zanella
choreography/visual conception
Angeliki Sigourou
Alessandra Pasquali
Akropoditi Dance Theater of Syros
Staatsballett Berlin
Chorus choreography
Jiří Novak
musical assistant
Η ΕΠΙΛΟΓΗ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΔΕΙΑΣ
Wiener Staatsopernballett
a free interpetation of
Mikis Theodorakis’ opera MEDEA
in one act by Renato Zanella
Maria Kousouni
Greek National Ballet
Medea
Jason
Danilo Zeka
Greek National Ballet
In Corinth, Jason abandoned Medea for
the king’s daughter, Glauce. Medea took
her revenge by sending Glauce a dress and
golden coronet, covered in poison. This
resulted in the deaths of both the princess
and the king, Creon, when he went to save
her. According to the tragic poet Euripides,
Medea continued her revenge, murdering
her two children by Jason. Afterward, she
left Corinth and flew to Athens in a golden
chariot driven by dragons sent by her
grandfather Helios, god of the sun.
Photo: Stefanos Mamidis
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Glauce
Franziska Hollinek-Wallner
Wiener Staatsopernballett
assistant choreographer
Vinicio Cheli
lighting design
Aegeus
Eno Peci
Wiener Staatsopernballett
Choriphee
Sofia Pintzou
Deutsche Opera Berlin
Creon
Niky Vanoppen
Deutsche Opera Berlin
Women’s Chorus of Corinth
Akropoditi Dance Theater
Anna Vaptisma
Pigi Lobotesi
Maria Mavri
Filia Milidaki
Anna Ouzounidou
Eleni Pagkalia
Nadia Palaiologou
Adamantia Papandreou
Vivi Sklia
Georgia Stamatopoulou
Αntigone Choundri
The Festival of the Aegean acknolwedges the cooperation of
Music Publisher Schott Music GmbH and Co., KG, and the
Recording Company “Intuition.”
Myrto Belopoulou
Chorus costume designer
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MONDAY
JULY 25, 2011
21.00
Founder &
Artistic Director
Artistic
Faculty
Eilana Lappalainen
Veronique Boitel-Burchinal
Frederick Burchinal
Carroll Freeman
Abbie Furmansky
Christina Giannapoulou
Pier Paolo Pacini
Manolis Papasifakis
Rogelio Riojas-Nalasco
Angeliki Sigourou
Daniel Sutton
Anahit Ter-Tatshatyan
Peter Tiboris
Maria Vassilopoulou
Yannis Xylas
Renato Zanella
2011
PARTICIPANTS
Young Artists
Apprentices
Soprano
Josephine Delledera (usa)
Kelsey Fredriksen (usa)
Mina Millo (israel)
Megan Brunning (usa)
Tea Subeliani (Georgia)
Stella Sapounaki (Greece)
Soprano
Sarah Sherman (usa)
Evelyn Shreves (usa)
Mezzo-soprano
Layla Edwards (usa)
Tenor
Joseph Brent (usa)
Bradley Trammel (usa)
John Ford (usa)
EILANA LAPPALAINEN
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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Baritone
Brent Davis (usa)
Benjamin Dawkins (usa)
Bass
Richard Black (usa)
Theodore Moraitis (greece)
Mezzo-soprano
Avery Draut (usa)
Baritone
Evan Tyor (usa)
Central Stage
Master Classes
Stella Sapounaki
Anastasia Fabianou
Anna Maraziari
Nikos Xaldaiakis
Eleutheria Paraskeua
Nelli Alkadi
Giouli Tsinaki
Basiliki Giannakareli
Xristos Veliano
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Peter
Tiboris
General and
Artistic Director
G
reek American music director, conductor, and producer has
enjoyed a worldwide career for more than forty years of which
the past thirty have been in New York City as founder and artistic
director of MidAmerica Productions, with concerts in Carnegie Hall
and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; and founder of the Manhattan
Philharmonic, Elysium Recordings, and the Festival of the Aegean in
Syros, Greece. Since 1983 in New York City, he has presented more than 1000 concerts worldwide, including
500 in historic Carnegie Hall, and conducted many of them. He is also Music Director of the Pan-European Philharmonia, in Warsaw, Poland, and Principal Guest Conductor of Collegium Symphonium Veneto in Padua, Italy.
He made his European conducting debut on July 1, 1983, in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, with the Moscow
Philharmonia as part of the Dubrovnik Festival; and his New York conducting debut on January 7, 1984,
with the American Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center. He has conducted in 20 countries, among
them Mexico; Russia, in St. Petersburg and Moscow at Column Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, and Shostakovich
Hall; Great Britain, in London at the Barbican and Royal Festival Hall; Austria, at Vienna’s Konzerthaus;
Poland, in 11 different cities including Warsaw; Czech Republic, in Prague’s Rudolfinium and Smetana
Hall with Virtuosi di Praga and the North Czech Philharmonic; Italy, at Teatro di Roma, Teatro Filarmonica
di Verona, Regio di Parma, and 20 other locations; Portugal; Turkey; and Egypt, at Cairo’s National Opera House. Among the distinguished orchestras he has conducted are the Royal Philharmonic, London
Philharmonia, Oxford’s Philomusica, Niedersächsische Orchester Hannover, the Prague and Brno philharmonics, National Opera Orchestra of Cairo, American Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Radio and Television
Symphony Orchestra, Société Philharmonique de Montréal, Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Le-Zion,
Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and Orchestra di Siciliana di Palermo.
He has conducted nearly every major choral work as well as countless symphonic works, selected operas,
and ballet. On his Carnegie Hall series, he has showcased over 600 guest conductors and thousands of visiting ensembles who have come from throughout the world. As a conductor on the Carnegie Hall series, he has
presented hundreds of works with numerous and significant world and American premieres, including works
by Rossini, Mozart, Beethoven/Mahler, Taneyev, Cherubini, and Theodorakis. The concerts have been hailed
by The New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, and The New Yorker.
He is also responsible for the founding and development of Elysium Recordings, which is distributed worldwide by Qualiton Imports International. The catalog has nearly 30 releases of which he can be heard on 10 of
the recordings. Most recordings in the Elysium catalog are premiere and first-time commercial releases.
His most recent endeavor is the International Festival of the Aegean on the idyllic island of Syros, in the Aegean, Cyclades, Greece. There, each July for two weeks, he presents performances of one major opera, oratorios,
concerti, symphonic works, Greek folk music, jazz, theater, ballet, and film – all on an international scale. The
central venue of the festival is the historic Apollo Theater, also known as “la piccola Scala” because it is a 400seat replica of Milan’s world-renowned Teatro alla Scala. The theater was built by resident Italians in 1864.
Peter Tiboris studied music at the University of Wisconsin and received a doctorate from the University of
Illinois, but he credits his move to New York City 30 years ago as the most important event in his musical and
professional life. He is married to soprano Eilana Lappalainen, and they reside in Germany, Greece, and the U.S.
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O
Ελληνο-Αμερικανός μουσικός διευθυντής και παραγωγός Παναγιώτης Τιμπόρης (Γενικός Διευθυντής
και Καλλιτεχνικός Διευθυντής/Μαέστρος), έχει διαγράψει μία παγκόσμια πορεία συνεχούς ανάπτυξης
στο χώρο της μουσικής για περισσότερα από 40 χρόνια. Τα τελευταία 30 χρόνια έχει ως βάση του τη Νέα
Υόρκη όπου ως ιδρυτής και καλλιτεχνικός διευθυντής της εταιρίας MidAmerica Productions οργανώνει
συναυλίες στο Carnegie Hall και στο Weill Recital Hall του Carnegie Hall. Είναι ιδρυτής της Manhattan
Philharmonic Elysium Recordings και του Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ Αιγαίου που λαμβάνει χώρα στη Σύρο. Από το
1983, έχει παρουσιάσει πάνω από 1000 παραστάσεις παγκοσμίως, μεταξύ των οποίων 500 στο ιστορικό
Carnegie Hall, ενώ έχει διευθύνει πολλές από αυτές. Παράλληλα, έχει τη θέση του Μουσικού Διευθυντή της
ορχήστρας Pan-European Philharmonia στη Βαρσοβία της Πολωνίας, και του Κορυφαίου Προσκεκλημένου
Μαέστρου του Collegium Symphonium Veneto στην Πάδοβα της Ιταλίας.
Έκανε το ντεμπούτο του στην Ευρώπη διευθύνοντας την ορχήστρα Moscow Philharmonia στο Ντουμπρόβνικ της Γιουγκοσλαβίας την 1η Ιουλίου 1983 ως μέρος του Φεστιβάλ Ντουμπρόβνικ, και το ντεμπούτο
του στη Νέα Υόρκη διευθύνοντας την American Symphony Orchestra στο Lincoln Center στις 7 Ιανουαρίου
1984. Έχει διευθύνει παραστάσεις σε 20 χώρες μεταξύ των οποίων οι: Μεξικό, Ρωσία (Αγ. Πετρούπολη και
Μόσχα στις αίθουσες Column Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall και Shostakovich Hall), Μεγάλη Βρετανία (Λονδίνο στην
αίθουσα Barbican και Royal Festival Hall), Αυστρία (στο Konzerthaus της Βιέννης), Πολωνία (στη Βαρσοβία
και σε 10 άλλες πόλεις), Δημοκρατία Τσεχίας (διηύθυνε τις ορχήστρες Virtuosi di Praga και North Czech
Philharmonic στην αίθουσα Rudolfinium και Smetana της Πράγας), Ιταλία (στα Teatro di Roma, Teatro
Filarmonica di Verona, Regio di Parma και σε άλλες 20 αίθουσες), Πορτογαλία, Τουρκία, και Αίγυπτο (στην
Εθνική Όπερα του Κάιρο). Έχει διευθύνει διακεκριμένες ορχήστρες όπως οι: Royal Philharmonic, London
Philharmonia, Oxford Philomusica, Niedersächsische Orchester Hannover, Φιλαρμονική της Πράγας και
Φιλαρμονική του Brno, Ορχήστρα Εθνικής Όπερας του Κάιρο, American Symphony Orchestra, Ραδιοτηλεοπτική Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα της Μόσχας, Société Philharmonique de Montréal, Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα του
Ισραήλ Rishon Le-Zion, Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, και Orchestra di Siciliana di Palermo.
Το ρεπερτόριο που έχει διευθύνει περιλαμβάνει την πλειοψηφία των σημαντικότερων χορικών έργων,
αμέτρητα συμφωνικά έργα, καθώς και επιλογές από όπερες και μπαλέτα. Στη σειρά συναυλιών του στο
Carnegie Hall, έχει παρουσιάσει πάνω από 600 προσκεκλημένους μαέστρους και χιλιάδες μουσικά σύνολα
από όλο τον κόσμο. Ως μαέστρος στο Carnegie Hall, έχει παρουσιάσει εκατοντάδες έργων, πολλά από αυτά
σε σημαντικές παγκόσμιες και Αμερικάνικες πρεμιέρες, όπως έργα των Ροσίνι, Μότσαρτ, Μπετόβεν /Μάλερ, Taneyev, Κερουμπίνι και Θεοδωράκη. Οι παραστάσεις αυτές υμνήθηκαν από τις εφημερίδες The New
York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post και The New Yorker. Παράλληλα, είναι υπεύθυνος για τη
δημιουργία και την ανάπτυξη της Elysium Recordings, δισκογραφική εταιρία με παγκόσμια εκπροσώπηση
από την Qualiton Imports International. Αριθμεί περί τις 30 κυκλοφορίες, σε 10 από τις οποίες συμμετέχει
και ο ίδιος. Οι περισσότερες παραγωγές της Elysium Recordings είναι παγκόσμιες εκτελέσεις και πρώτες
κυκλοφορίες έργων.
Η πιο πρόσφατη καλλιτεχνική του δραστηριότητά αφορά το Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Αιγαίου στο ειδυλλιακό
νησί της Σύρου. Το Φεστιβάλ λαμβάνει χώρα κάθε Ιούλιο και στις 2 εβδομάδες που διαρκεί, δίνονται διεθνούς εμβέλειας παραστάσεις όπερας, ορατορίων, κοντσέρτων, συμφωνικών έργων, Ελληνικής παραδοσιακής μουσικής, τζαζ, θεάτρου, μπαλέτου και κινηματογράφου. Ο κεντρικός χώρος φιλοξενίας του Φεστιβάλ
είναι το ιστορικό Θέατρο “Απόλλων” που είναι χτισμένο το 1864 και είναι γνωστό ως “La piccola Scala”
καθώς αποτελεί μικρογραφία της Σκάλας του Μιλάνου.
Ο Παναγιώτης Τιμπόρης σπούδασε μουσική στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Γουισκόνσιν αλλά θεωρεί την μεταφορά της έδρας του στη Νέα Υόρκη πριν 30 χρόνια ως το γεγονός που σημάδεψε πιο ουσιαστικά την μουσική
και επαγγελματική του πορεία. Είναι παντρεμένος με τη σοπράνο Eilana Lappalainen, και η ζωή τους μοιράζεται μεταξύ Γερμανίας, Ελλάδας και Η.Π.Α.
Renato
Zanella
Dance Director
R
enato Zanella was born in Verona/Italy in 1961. He began
his ballet training at the local ballet school and in 1981
went to Cannes to study with Rosella Hightower. His first engagement as a dancer took place in Basel, Switzerland, in a production directed by Heinz Spoerli. In 1985 he joined the Stuttgart Ballet and was appointed house choreographer in 1993 by
Marcia Haydée. In 1995 Joan Holender named him Ballet Director of the Vienna State Opera; since 2001
he became Artistic Director of the Vienna State Opera Ballet School, positions he held until 2005. In
2007, after the world premiere of Peer Gynt at Teatro del Opera di Roma, Maestro Peter Tiboris, the con-
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ductor, invited him to join the International Festival of the Aegean. Maestro Myron Michailidis appointed
him as Director at the Greek National Ballet in Athens beginning in September 2011.
Renato Zanella has choreographed ballets for the Stuttgart Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Introdans, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Royal Swedish Ballet, Istanbul State Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet,
Ballet du Rhin, Vereinigte Bühnen Krefeld/Mönchengladbach, Teatro San Carlo (Napoli), Croatian National
Theatre, Badische Staatstheater, Municipal Ballett of Lima, National Ballet of Portugal, Ballett Berlin,
Balletto dell’Opera di Rom, and the San Francisco Ballet. He created solo works for Marcia Haydée, Carla
Fracci, Beatrice Knop, Anastasia Volotchkova, Simona Noja, Shoko Nakamura, Polina Semionava, Olga
Esina, Maria Kousouni, Richard Cragun, Tamas Detrich, Vladimir Malakhov, Manuel Legris, Roberto Bolle,
Giuseppe Picone, Alessio Carbone, Eno Peci, Egon Madsen, and Nicolas Le Riche. He also choreographed
for numerous opera productions, including the Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, New Opera
Wien, San Carlos in Lisbon, Teatro alla Scala, Marijnski Theater, Bregenz’s festival, London’s Royal Opera
House, Opera of Zürich, and Chicago Opera Theater.
In 1995 Danza & Danza magazine named him the “Best Italian Choreographer Abroad.” The same publication also conferred the titles “Best Artistic Director” in 2001 and “Best Italian production.” In 2000
he received the “Premio Internazionale Gino Tani,” and he received the “Jakob Prandtauer-Preis” from
the city of St. Pölten (Austria) for his artistic achievements. In 2007 for his production of Peer Gynt at
the Opera di Roma, he was recognized by Danza & Danza for the best production of the year. Additionally, the Austrian President Thomas Klestil honored him with the Austrian Special Distinction for Arts and
Sciences award in 2001.
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Ρενάτο Ζανέλα γεννήθηκε στη Βερόνα της Ιταλίας το 1961. Ξεκίνησε τη χορευτική εκπαίδευσή του
στην τοπική σχολή και το 1981 μετακόμισε στις Κάννες για να τελειοποιήσει τις σπουδές του κοντά
στη Ροσέλα Χαϊτάουερ.
Η πρώτη του συνεργασία ως επαγγελματίας χορευτής ήταν με το Μπαλέτο της Βασιλείας στην Ελβετία, το οποίο διηύθυνε ο Χάιντς Σπαίρλι. Το 1985 εντάσσεται στο δυναμικό του Μπαλέτου
της Στουτγάρδης και το 1993 διορίστηκε επίσημος χορογράφος της ομάδας με διευθύντρια τη Μάρσια
Χαϋντέ.
Το 1995 η Joan Holender τον διόρισε Διευθυντή Μπαλέτου της Κρατικής Όπερας Βιέννης, θέση
στην οποία παρέμεινε μέχρι και το 2005, ενώ από το 2001 ανέλαβε και τη διεύθυνση της Σχολής Μπαλέτου της Κρατικής Όπερας της Βιέννης. Το 2007, μετά την παγκόσμια πρεμιέρα του Peer Gynt, ο Μαέστρος,
Παναγιώτης Τιμπόρης, τον κάλεσε να συμμετάσχει στο Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Αιγάιου. Πρόσφατα, ο μαέστρος
Μύρων Μιχαηλίδης τον επέλεξε για τη θέση του Διευθυντή Μπαλέτου της Εθνικής Λυρικής Σκηνής, την
οποία θα αναλάβει από το Σεπτέμβριο του 2011.
Ο Ρενάτο Ζανέλα έχει δημιουργήσει περισσότερες από 70 χορογραφίες. Εκτός από το Μπαλέτο της
Όπερας της Βιέννης, συνεργάστηκε επίσης με το Μπαλέτο της Στουτγάρδης, το Μπαλέτο του Μόντε Κάρλο, το Introdans, την Deutsche Oper Berlin, το Βασιλικό Σουηδικό Μπαλέτο, το Κρατικό Μπαλέτο της
Κωνσταντινούπολης, το Εθνικό Μπαλέτο της Ουγγαρίας, το Μπαλέτο του Ρήνου, το Vereinigte Bϋhnen
Krefeld/Mönchengladbach, το Teatro San Carlo (Νάπολη), το Εθνικό Θέατρο της Κροατίας, το Badische
Staatstheater, το Δημοτικό Μπαλέτο της Λίμα, το Εθνικό Μπαλέτο της Πορτογαλίας, το Ballett Berlin, το
Μπαλέτο της Όπερας της Ρώμης και το Μπαλέτο του Σαν Φρανσίσκο.
Έργα του έχουν χορέψει μεγάλοι
καλλιτέχνες διεθνούς κύρους, όπως η Μάρσια Χαϋντέ, η Κάρλα Φράτσι, η Αναστάζια Βολότσκοβα, η Σιμόνα
Νόια, η Σόκο Νακαμούρα, η Πολίνα Σεμιάνοβα, η Όλγα Έσινα, η Μαρία Κουσουνή, ο Ρίτσαρντ Κράγκουν, ο
Βλαντίμιρ Μάλαχοφ, ο Μανουέλ Λεγκρί, ο Ρομπέρτο Μπόλλε, ο Τζουζέπε Πικόνε, ο Αλέσσιο Καρμπόνε, ο
Ένο Πέσι, ο Έγκον Μάντσεν και ο Νικολά Λε Ρις. Έχει χορογραφήσει για πολλές παραγωγές όπερας μεταξύ
των οποίων η Κρατική Όπερα της Βιέννης, η Deutsche Oper Berlin, η New Opera Wien, η San Carlos στη
Λισσαβώνα, η Σκάλα του Μιλάνου, το Θέατρο Μαριίνσκι, το Φεστιβάλ Bregenz, η Βασιλική Όπερα του
Λονδίνου, η Όπερα της Ζυρίχης και η Όπερα του Σικάγο.
Το 1995 το περιοδικό Danza & Danza τον χαρακτήρισε «Καλύτερο Ιταλό Χορογράφο στο Εξωτερικό».
Το ίδιο περιοδικό του απέδωσε τους τίτλους του «Καλύτερου Καλλιτεχνικού Διευθυντή» το 2001 και «Καλύτερης Ιταλικής Παραγωγής». Το 2000 έλαβε τα βραβεία «Premio Internazionale Gino Tani», όπως και
το «Jakob Prandtauer-Preis» από τη πόλη St. Pölten (Αυστρία) για την καλλιτεχνική του δράση. Το 2007
η παραγωγή του Peer Gynt στην Όπερα της Ρώμης αναγνωρίστηκε από το Danza & Danza ως η καλύτερη
παραγωγή της χρονιάς. Επιπλέον ο Αυστριακός Πρόεδρος Thomas Klistil τον τίμησε το 2001 με το βραβείο «Ειδική Αυστριακή Διάκριση στο χώρο των Τεχνών και των Επιστημών».
Olympia
Dukakis
Actress
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lympia Dukakis New York appearances include Rose (Outer
Critics Circle Award), Social Security directed by Mike Nichols,
Who’s Who in Hell, The Aspern Papers, Night of the Iguana, Christopher Durang’s The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award), Sam
Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class, Peer Gynt, Titus Andronicus,
Electra, Vaclav Havel’s The Memorandum, Brecht’s A Man’s a Man
(Obie Award), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and A View From the Bridge (Theatre World Award). She has
appeared in over 150 regional theatre productions and has been founding member and Producing Artistic
Director of the Whole Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, for 19 years, where she directed and appeared in
many productions. London: Rose (world premiere at the Royal National Theatre). She has appeared in numerous films, including Moonstruck (Academy Award, Best Supporting Actress; NY Film Critics, L.A. Film Critics,
and Golden Globe awards); Mr. Holland’s Opus with Richard Dreyfus; Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite; I Love
Trouble with Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts; Look Who’s Talking 1, Too and Now! with John Travolta and Kirstie
Alley; The Cemetery Club; Steel Magnolias directed by Herbert Ross; Dad co-starring Jack Lemmon; Away
From Her with Julie Christie;Three Needles; and The Intended. Her television experience includes three miniseries based on Armistead Maupin’s novels (Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA nominations); “Young
at Heart” co-starring Frank Sinatra and Louis Zorich (Emmy nomination); “Lucky Day” co-starring Amy Madigan (Emmy nomination); “A Match Made in Heaven,” “The Last Act Is Solo” (ACE Award); the mini-series
“Sinatra,” as Frank Sinatra’s mother (Emmy nomination); and for British TV “A Life for a Life” (BAFTA nomination). Other activities include: The New Jersey Governor’s Walt Whitman Creative Arts Award; the 1988
presidential campaign of her cousin Michael Dukakis; and becoming a founding member of The National
Museum of Women in the Arts. She is married to actor Louis Zorich, and they have three children, Christina,
Peter, and Stefan, and four grandchildren.
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ι παραστάσεις της Ολυμπίας Δουκάκη στην Νέα Υόρκη περιλαμβάνουν τα θεατρικά έργα: Rose (βραβείο “Outer Critics Circle Award”), Social Security σε σκηνοθεσία Mike Nichols, Whois Who in Hell, The
Aspern Papers, Night of the Iguana, The Marriage of Bette and Boo του Christopher Durangis, Curse of the
Starving Class, Peer Gynt, Titus Andronicus, Electra, The Memorandum του Vaclav Havelis, A Manis a Man
του Μπρεχτ (βραβείο “Obie Award”), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, A View from Bridge (βραβείο “Theatre
World Award”). Έχει εμφανιστεί σε πάνω από 150 περιφερειακές θεατρικές παραγωγές ενώ εδώ και 19 χρόνια
είναι ιδρυτικό μέλος και Καλλιτεχνική Διευθύντρια Παραγωγής στο Whole Theatre του Μοντκλέρ (NJ) όπου
έχει σκηνοθετήσει και παίξει σε πολλές παραστάσεις. Στο Λονδίνο: Rose (παγκόσμια πρεμιέρα στο Βασιλικό
Εθνικό Θέατρο). Έχει εμφανιστεί σε πολλές ταινίες μεταξύ των οποίων: Κάτω από τη λάμψη του Φεγγαριού
(Βραβείο Όσκαρ Β΄ Γυναικείου Ρόλου, Βραβεία “NY Film Critics”, “L.A Film Critics”, και Χρυσή Σφαίρα), Το
Έπος του Κυρίου Χόλαντ με τον Ρίτσαρντ Ντρέυφους, Ακαταμάχητη Αφροδίτη του Γούντι Άλλεν, Πρωτοσέλιδος
Έρωτας με τους Νικ Νόλτε και Τζούλια Ρόμπερτς, Κοίτα Ποιός Μιλάει, Κοίτα Ποιός Άλλος Μιλάει, Κοίτα Ποιός
Μιλάει Τώρα με τους Τζον Τραβόλτα και Κέρστι ‘Αλει, Εύθυμες Μοναχικές Γυναίκες, Ανθισμένες Μανόλιες σε
σκηνοθεσία Herbert Ross, Dad με συμπρωταγωνιστή τον Τζακ Λέμμον, και πιο πρόσφατα: Υστερόγραφο μιας
Σχέσης, Three Needles, The Intended. Η εμπειρία της στην τηλεόραση περιλαμβάνει: τρεις μίνι-σειρές βασισμένες στα μυθιστορήματα του Armistead Maupinis (υποψηφιότητα για βραβεία “Emmy”, “Screen Actors Guild”
και “BAFTA”), Young at Heart με συμπρωταγωνιστές τους Frank Sinatra και Louis Zorich (υποψηφιότητα για
βραβείο “Emmy”), Lucky Day με συμπρωταγωνίστρια την Amy Madigan (υποψηφιότητα για βραβείο “Emmy”),
A Match Made in Heaven, The Last Act is Solo (βραβείο “ACE”), την μίνι σειρά Σινάτρα ως η μητέρα του Φρανκ
Σινάτρα (υποψηφιότητα για βραβείο “Emmy”), και στην Βρετανική τηλεόραση στο A Life for a Life (υποψηφιότητα για βραβείο “BAFTA”). Είχε ενεργό ρόλο στην προεκλογική εκστρατεία του ξάδελφού της Michael Dukakis
για την Προεδρία της Αμερικής το 1988, ενώ υπήρξε ιδρυτικό μέλος του The National Museum of Women in
the Arts. Είναι παντρεμένη με τον ηθοποιό Louis Zorich με τον οποίο έχει τρία παιδιά, την Christina, τον Peter
και τον Stefan, καθώς και τέσσερα εγγόνια.
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Mikis
Theodorakis
Composer
(“Οι μεταμορφώσεις του Διονύσου”) και το μπαλλέτο “Ζορμπάς”.
Τέλος κατά την πέμπτη περίοδο (1989 έως σήμερα) συνθέτει βασικά τις όπερές του (λυρικές τραγωδίες)
“Μήδεια”, “Ηλέκτρα” και “Αντιγόνη”. Την Τριλογία αυτή συμπληρώνει η καινούρια του Όπερα “Λυσιστράτη”. Με τα έργα αυτά ο Θεοδωράκης εγκαινιάζει την εποχή του Λυρικού Βίου, δηλαδή την ολοκληρωτική
στροφή του προς τον λυρισμό και την τελειοποίηση της λυρικής μουσικής έκφρασης σε όλο το φάσμα της
μουσικής του δημιουργίας.
M
ikis Theodorakis of Cretan descent, was born in Chios
Greece, on July 29, 1925. He lived in many cities in
Greece before settling in Athens, where he now lives. From
1954 to 1960 he worked in Paris and London composing symphonic music, ballet and film music. In 1960 he became the
leader of the regenerative cultural-political movement in Greece
which centered on the union of poetry and music, and he composed dozens of song-cycles, oratorios,
revues, and music for the ancient Greek drama. This movement was connected with the progressive
political forces of that period, which aspired, beyond the establishment of democratic life in Greece, to
a much deeper and broader rebirth of the Greek people. His views brought him into the political spotlight, climaxing with his active participation in the resistance movement against the military dictatorship
(1967-74).
Over the years Theodorakis wrote for all musical forms. His work, rich and versatile, transcends the
limits of music and covers areas such as poetry, prose, philosophy, musicology, even political essays.
The first period of his musical creation (1940-53) includes songs, oratorios, chamber music, ballets and
symphonic works; the First Symphony was his most significant work of this period. The second period,
the Paris period (1954-59), includes chamber music, ballets, and symphonic works. His major work
was the ballet Antigone, commissioned by Covent Garden in 1959. The third period, 1960-1980, was
devoted to popular music. Outstanding works produced were the oratorios Axion Esti and Canto General.
Following is the fourth period, 1981 to 1988, during which, while composing song-cycles, he returned
to symphonic music. His most significant works are the Third Symphony, the Seventh Symphony, his first
opera Kostas Kariotakis (The Metamorphoses of Dionysus, and the Zorbas ballet.
Finally, during the fifth period (1989 to date), he composed three operas (lyric tragedies) Medea, Electra and Antigone. This trilogy is complemented by his new opera Lysistrata. With these works Theodorakis ushers in the period of the Lyrical Life, that is, his complete turn to lyricism and perfection of the
lyrical musical expression within the total range of his musical achievement.
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Μίκης Θεοδωράκης, κρητικής καταγωγής, γεννήθηκε στη Χίο στις 29 Ιουλίου του 1925. Έζησε σε
πολλές πόλεις της Ελλάδας για να καταλήξει στην Αθήνα, στην οποία έκτοτε διαμένει.
Από το 1954 έως το 1960 εργάσθηκε στο Παρίσι και στο Λονδίνο γράφοντας συμφωνική μουσική,
μπαλλέτα και μουσική για ταινίες. Στα 1960 τίθεται επικεφαλής του αναγεννητικου πολιτιστικού - πολιτικού κινήματος στην Ελλάδα με επίκεντρο τη σύζευξη ποίησης και μουσικής συνθέτοντας δεκάδες κύκλους
τραγουδιών, ορατόρια, επιθεωρήσεις, μουσική για το αρχαίο ελληνικό δράμα και άλλα. Το κίνημα αυτό
συνδέεται με τις προοδευτικές πολιτικές δυνάμεις της εποχής, που στόχευαν πέρα απ΄τον εκδημοκρατισμό
της κοινωνικής ζωής σε μια βαθύτερη και ευρύτερη αναγέννηση του ελληνικού λαού. Το γεγονός αυτό τον
φέρνει συχνά στο επίκεντρο της πολιτικής ζωής με κορύφωση την ενεργό συμμετοχή του στο αντιστασιακό
κίνημα κατά της στρατιωτικής δικτατορίας (1967-74).
Ο Θεοδωράκης ασχολήθηκε με όλα τα είδη της μουσικής, το δε έργο του πολύμορφο και πλούσιο, επεκτείνεται πέραν της μουσικής σε τομείς όπως η ποίηση, η πεζογραφία, η φιλοσοφία, η μουσικολογία. Ακόμα
και σε πολιτικά δοκίμια. Η πρώτη περίοδος της μουσικής του δημιουργίας (1940-53) περιλαμβάνει τραγούδια, ορατόρια, μουσική δωματίου, μπαλλέτα και συμφωνικά έργα. Κορυφαίο έργο η “Πρώτη Συμφωνία”.
Η δεύτερη περίοδος, η Παρισινή (1954-59) περιλαμβάνει έργα μουσικής δωματίου, μπαλλέτα και συμφωνικά. Κορυφαίο έργο το μπαλλέτο που ανέβηκε στα 1959 στο Covent Garden, η “Αντιγόνη”. Η τρίτη περίοδος 1960-80 είναι αφιερωμένη στο κίνημα της έντεχνης λαϊκής μουσικής με κυριώτερες συνθέσεις τα
ορατόρια “Άξιον Εστί” και “Canto General”. Ακολουθεί η τέταρτη περίοδος από το 1981 έως το 1988, κατά
την οποία, συνεχίζοντας πάντοτε να συνθέτει κύκλους τραγουδιών, επιστρέφει στη συμφωνική μουσική με
κύρια έργα την “Τρίτη Συμφωνία”, την “Εβδόμη Συμφωνία”, την πρώτη του Όπερα “Κώστας Καρυωτάκης”
Eilana
Lappalainen
Artistic
Administrator
E
ilana Lappalainen, a Finnish-Canadian soprano, will sing
Mahler songs in concert with the Festival and is Artistic Director and stage director of the Greek Opera Studio. She has
performed title roles to critical claim in the world’s premier opera
venues including Teatro alla Scala, Opera di Roma, Hamburgische
Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra de Montréal, Bellas Artes,
Teatro Verdi Trieste, New Israeli Opera, Lithuanian National Opera, Finnish National Opera, Polish National
Opera, Opera North, Staatstheater Essen, Prague State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, New York
City Opera, Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Michigan Opera, Minnesota Opera, Nashville Opera, Kentucky Opera, Portland Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Hamilton, Opera Ottawa, Marin Opera,
Arizona Opera, and Opera San Jose, and in cities such as Wiesbaden, Dessau, Halle, Mannheim, Bremen,
Würtzburg, Bielefeld, Liceu, and Winterthur. Her extensive repertoire has grown to include leading roles in
works such as Salome, Der Rosenkavalier, Arabella, Der Fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Fidelio, Peter Grimes,
Wozzeck, Der Freischütz, Jenůfa, Giovanna D’Arco, Un ballo in maschera, I masnadieri, Il trovatore, Pagliacci,
Cavalleria rusticana, Medea, Andrea Chénier, Madama Butterfly, Suor Angelica, Il tabarro, La fanciulla del
West, Turandot, and Tosca. At Carnegie Hall, Eilana has sung Verdi’s and Mozart’s Requiems, Zanetto, and
a recital in Weill Recital Hall. Others concert performances have taken place in Germany, Mexico, Finland,
Israel, Greece, and the UK. In 2008, her recording of Zanetto was released by Elysium Recordings. In 2011
she can be heard on a collection of Mahler Songs released by Elysium Recordings of NY.
H
Φιλανδο-Καναδή σοπράνο Eilana Lappalainen, έχει ερμηνεύσει πρωταγωνιστικούς ρόλους αποσπώντας υμνητικές κριτικές σε κορυφαίες λυρικές σκηνές του κόσμου μεταξύ των οποίων oι: Σκάλα του
Μιλάνου, Όπερα της Ρώμης, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra de Montréal, Bellas
Artes, Teatro Verdi Trieste, New Israeli Opera, Εθνική Όπερα Λιθουανίας, Εθνική Όπερα ΦΙλανδίας, Εθνική
Όπερα Πολωνίας, Opera North, Staatstheater Essen, Κρατική Όπερα Πράγας, Gran Teatre del Liceau στη
Βαρκελώνη, Όπερα της Νέας Υόρκης, Όπερα του Σιάτλ, Όπερα του Σαν Φρανσίσκο, Όπερα του Σινσινάτι,
Όπερα του Μίσιγκαν, Όπερα της Μινεσότα, Όπερα του Νάσβιλ, Όπερα του Κεντάκυ, Όπερα του Πόρτλαντ,
Όπερα της Βιρτζίνια, Όπερα του Χάμιλτον, Όπερα της Οττάβα, Marin Opera, Όπερα της Αριζόνα, Όπερα
του Σαν Χοσέ, καθώς και σε πόλεις όπως οι: Wiesbaden, Dessau, Halle, Mannheim, Bremen, Würtzburg,
Bielefeld, Liceu, και Winterthur.
Το οπερατικό της ρεπερτόριό επεκτείνεται σε πρωταγωνιστικούς ρόλους έργων μεταξύ των οποίων τα:
Salome, Der Rosenkavalier, Arabella, Der Fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Fidelio, Peter Grimes, Wozzeck, Der
Freischütz, Jenůfa, Giovanna D’Arco, Un ballo in maschera, I masnadieri, Il trovatore, Pagliacci, Cavalleria
rusticana, Medea, Andrea Chénier, Madama Butterfly, Suor Angelica, Il tabarro, La fanciulla del West, Turandot,
και Tosca.
Στο Carnegie Hall, η Eilana έχει τραγουδήσει τα Ρέκβιεμ του Βέρντι και του Μότσαρτ, την όπερα Ζανέτο,
και έχει δώσει ρεσιτάλ στην αίθουσα Weil Recital Hall. Έχει κάνει εμφανίσεις στη Γερμανία, στο Μεξικό, στη
Φιλανδία, στο Ισραήλ, στην Ελλάδα και στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο. Το 2008 κυκλοφόρησε η ηχογράφησή της
στην όπερα Ζανέτο από την Elysium Recordings, ενώ το 2011 θα κυκλοφορήσει ηχογράφησή, στην οποία
ερμηνεύει τραγούδια του Μάλερ.
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artists
biographies
Marina
Alexander
(Choir Director, The Arcadian
Chorale, NJ; Richmond Choral Society, NY; Metropolitan
Greek Chorale, NY) is noted for
her scholarship and innovative
programming. She has resurrected rarely-heard masterpieces and presented U.S. or
New York-area premieres of many works, including her
own compositions. In 2002, Ms. Alexander made her
Carnegie Hall debut, and has appeared as guest conductor with the Monmouth Symphony, Staten Island
Philharmonic, and Mannes Community Orchestra. She
has been Adjunct Assistant Professor at the College of
Staten Island-CUNY for 11 years, teaching conducting
and music history.
Linda Mack Berven
(Choir Director, Durango Choral
Society, CO) earned her doctoral
degree from the University of Illinois and has been artistic director of the Durango Choral Society since 1999. She also served
as Director of Choral Activities at Fort Lewis College in
Durango, Colorado. She was music director and conductor of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale from 2004-2007,
and soprano section leader for the Berkshire Choral
Festival for six years. Her conducting engagements include the Corsi Internazionali di Musica Festival in Urbino,
Italy; Carnegie Hall in 2010; and the Mozart Requiem in
Prague at the Varna Music Academy’s Central Europe
Choral-Orchestral Festival in the summer 2010.
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Ashley Bettis (Assistant
Stage Director, La Traviata)
began her early training under
Cassandra Crowley and Laura
Alonso. She attended Marymount Manhattan College and
received a scholarship to the
Joffrey Ballet. Her choreography received the Josephine Schwartz Emerging Choreographer Award for
“Anchored In You,” which premiered at the Regional
Dance America North East Festival, Dayton, Ohio; and
Regional Dance America Monticello Award for “Holding
On,” which premiered at the Regional Dance America
Festival, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Her choreography
has been seen at the Young Tanzsommer Festival in
Innsbruck, Austria; and in Paris, France. She resides in
Berlin, where during 2010-11, she was assistant choreographer and dancer at Deutsche Oper Berlin. She
assisted and/or danced in The Trojans, Die Liebe der
Danae, and Samson and Dalia.
Richard Block (Bassbaritone, La Traviata, Il Dottore
Grenvil; GOS) is studying for
his master’s degree in music at
the University of Georgia in the
studio of Frederick Burchinal.
He was awarded undergraduate degrees in drama and music at the University of
Virginia in 2010. His recent musical roles include the
Boatswain in H.M.S. Pinafore at UGA and Jud Fry in
Oklahoma! at UVA.
Veronique
BoitelBurchinal (Vocal Teacher/French GOS) obtained
the Medaille d’ Or in singing
at the Conservatoire Nationale
of Montpellier, France, before
beginning her career as a lyric
soprano singing in numerous opera companies throughout France and the United States. She began teaching voice in 1990 at L’ École de Musique in Mende,
France, followed by teaching at L’Université des Lettres
Paul Valery in Montpellier, France, while also singing
with Opera de Montpellier, Opera Lyon, Opera de Nimes, and Spoleto-USA-Charleston. Since 2006, she
has been teaching voice, coaching French diction, and
assisting with the opera program at the University of
Georgia. She has served as a voice and French diction
coach with Palm Beach Opera.
Joseph Brent (Tenor, La
Traviata, Gastone; GOS) is a
second-year master’s student
at the University of Georgia. He
is a double bass major at the
Hugh Hodgson School of Music, studies voice with Frederick
Burchinal, and is a member of the UGA Opera Ensemble. A native New Yorker, he received his undergraduate
degree from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase
College, where he studied the double bass with Timothy Cobb. Mr. Brent began singing as a child in elemen-
tary school, and received the Florence Libert Cultural
Arts Award for his work as a soloist and clarinetist. He
was a member of The Collegiate Chorale.
Frederick Burchinal
(Baritone, La Traviata, Giorgio
Germont; Carmina Burana;
Master Class GOS) began his
22-year association with the
Metropolitan Opera with his
debut as Macbeth in 1988.
Other Metropolitan Opera roles have also included the
title roles in Simon Boccanegra, Nabucco, and Rigoletto; Iago in Otello; Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana; Tonio
in Pagliacci; Amonasro in Aida; Gerard in Andrea Chénier; Golaud in Pélleas et Mélisande; and Baron Scarpia in Tosca. He has performed extensively with major
opera houses throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico,
South America, Europe, Scandinavia, and Asia. Since
2006, he has served as the first recipient of the Wyatt and Margaret Anderson Professorship in the Arts
and Director of Opera at the University of Georgia’s
Hugh Hodgson School of Music. He has also served
as an adjudicator for the Metropolitan Opera National
Council Auditions.
Vinicio Cheli (Lighting, La traviata) has enjoyed a
long and successful career in
theater, opera, and ballet over
the last 40 years. From 1974
onward, he worked for the
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,
“Piccolo Teatro” di Milano, the Rossini Opera Festival,
Salzburg Festival, Theatre Champs-Elysées, Teatro La
Fenice in Venice, Opera Bastille, and National Theatre
of Prague, among other organizations. His opera and
festival experience has been with Opera of Monte
Carlo, Opera of Geneva, Raam Theater in Antwerp,
Festival Baroque de Versailles, Opera Garnier in Paris,
Festival of Aix en Provence, and the Ravenna Festival.
He has worked with artists such as Giorgio Sthreler,
Luigi Pizzi, Luca Ronconi, Werner Herzog, Hugo de
Ana, and Claudio Abbado.
Stanley Curtis (Choir
Director, Warwick Valley Chorale, NY) is professor emeritus
at Orange County Community
College. He has been a tenor
soloist, initially touring Europe
in the U.S. Army with the Fifth
Division Red Diamond Chorus. As a staff singer for
West Germany Radio/Television Network in Cologne,
he performed major choral works under prominent
conductors, including the world premiere of Arnold
Schoenberg’s Jacob’s Ladder in Vienna. He has been
a soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Syracuse
Symphony, and at Saratoga Performing Arts Center with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene
Ormandy. In recital, he was accompanied by Aaron
Copland and Ned Rorem in performances of contemporary music. He is celebrating his 25th anniversary
with Warwick Valley Chorale.
Brent Davis (Baritone,
La Traviata, Il Barone Douphol;
GOS) recently sang the role
of Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff with
Athena Opera. In company
premieres with The Atlanta
Opera, he sang Horemhab in
Akhnaten and Hosie in Cold Sassy Tree with the opportunity to work with Philip Glass and Carlisle Floyd.
Also with Atlanta Opera, he toured as Marcello in
Puccini’s La bohème. With the Atlanta Symphony, he
sang in Der Rosenkavalier in concert. He received his
training at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied with John Wustman, Jerold
Siena, and Eric Dalheim. In competition, he placed in
the finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council
Regional Auditions. He was also engaged as an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera and a
Studio Artist with The Atlanta Opera.
Benjamin Dawkins
(Bass, La Traviata, Marquese;
GOS) is a DMA candidate at
the University of Georgia in the
studio of Frederick Burchinal.
Since 2006, he has worked
with the UGA Opera company
performing such roles as KoKo in The Mikado, the
Page in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Marquis in La
traviata, Cachtois XXII in L’Ile de Tulipatan, Masetto in
Don Giovanni, Baron Mirko Zeta in The Merry Widow,
and Sir Joseph Porter in H.M.S. Pinafore. He has also
served as stage director of The Face on the Barroom
Floor, The Secret of Susanna, Trouble in Tahiti, and
The Old Maid and the Thief.
Kenneth A. DeBoer
(Choir Director, Sardis Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir,
Charlotte, NC), is a native of
New Jersey. His undergraduate and graduate work at
Westminster Choir College
of Princeton, New Jersey. He taught in the Clifton
Public Schools in New Jersey for 26 years and was
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awarded in 1995 the Governors Award for Teaching Excellence. Prior to moving to Charlotte, he was
Director of Music and Organist at the Second Reformed Church of Wyckoff, New Jersey, along with
his wife, for 24 years. They are now the Directors of
Music Ministries and Organists at Sardis Presbyterian Church, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sharon DeBoer (Accompanist) is a native of Endicott, NY. She is a graduate
of Westminster Choir College of Princeton, NJ, with
a degree in church music,
having been the recipient of
the coveted Judson - McCurdy award. She studied organ with Ruth Richardson, of Endicott, NY.
At Westminster she studied with Robert Carwithen and G. Dene Barnard. She served for 24 years
as organist and associated director of music at
Second Reformed Church in Wyckoff, NJ, with her
husband, Ken. Along with her husband, she is the
Director of Music Ministries at Sardis Presbyterian
Church, in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1996,
having moved to Charlotte from New Jersey.
Josephine
Delledera
(Soprano, La Traviata, Annina; GOS) is a first year master’s student and graduate
assistant majoring in vocal
performance at the University of Georgia studying with
Frederick Burchinal. From Babylon, NY, she is an
active member of the Opera Ensemble and the
Concert Choir. Prior to her studies at UGA, Josephine completed her BS in music education at
Hofstra University where she studied with Donna
Balson. In 2009 she received the William Rosencrans Honors Scholarship for excellence in opera
performance. She performed the role of Josephine
in the UGA Opera Ensemble production of H.M.S.
Pinafore and sang Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus at
the Fine Arts Theater.
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Mimi Denissi (Translator) is a prominent force
in the Greek theatre, as a
popular actress on the Greek
stage, translator, producer
and theatre-owner, and as
the author of two popular
historical dramas. She has produced, translated
and starred in numerous plays throughout Greece,
and produced and translated over 80 plays for her
own as well as other companies. She has also
starred in over twenty television series, ten films,
and her own talk shows in television, interviewing
her guests in four languages. As the owner of the
Ilisia Denissi Theatre in Athens, she has brought
top European directors, dancers, and musical directors to work in her productions. In 2009 she received the Dame Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur
from the French government.
Constantine Th. Evangelatos (Choir Director, Choir of the Employees
Union of the Bank of Greece,
Athens, Greece), composer
and choirmaster, was born in
Athens. He has served as an
artistic director, a professor of composition, and
a choirmaster, and is the founder and conductor
of the orchestra, Chorus Instrumentalis. He is a
member of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Choral
and Instrumental Ensembles’ Conductors, Greek
Composers Union, the Hellenic Choirs Association,
and the International Federation of Choral Music.
His compositions for piano, choir, chamber music and orchestra have been performed in Greece
and abroad by Greek and foreign instrumental and
choral ensembles.
Jakub
Fiebig (Orchestra Executive Manager)
a native of Gostyn, Poland,
studied music in Poznan and
Warsaw. His first orchestral
engagement as a violist was
in Sydney, Australia, with
the BBC Youth Orchestra and Sydney Symphony
Youth Orchestra. In 2006, he joined the Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra at Frederic Chopin
Music University of Warsaw and was appointed
stage manager of both orchestras in 2007. In
2009, he became Executive Manager of the PanEuropean Philharmonia in which he was a participating player. In 2003 the XXIX National Chamber
Music Competition in Wroclaw awarded him the
Second Prize. The same year he received Second
Prize in the 9th National String Quartet Competition in Lodz. Since August 2010 he has served as
violist and orchestra manager of I,CULTURE Youth
Orchestra.
Steven Fox (Choir Director, Taghkanic Chorale,
Yorktown Heights, NY) is in
his fourth season with the
Taghkanic Chorale. Praised
by the American Record Guide
for his “precision and expression,” he is also the Artistic Director and Conductor of New York’s Clarion Music Society, and Music
Director and Principal Conductor of Musica Antiqua
in St. Petersburg, Russia. During the 2009-2010
season, he was Acting Director of Music atTrinity
Church, Wall Street, and an Associate Conductor of
New York City Opera.
Carroll Freeman
(Teacher GOS), after 14 years
as Director of Opera at the
University of Tennessee and
Artistic Director of Knoxville
Opera Studio, Carroll Freeman became the first person
to hold The Valerie Adams Professorship in Opera
at Georgia State University in 2010. A past Artistic Director of Mississippi Opera and Opera in the
Ozarks, and a past Co-Director of the Des Moines
Metro Opera Apprentice Program, he has stagedirected for Knoxville Opera, Opera Grand Rapids,
Nashville Opera, El Paso Opera, Mobile Opera, Tulsa
Opera, Opera Company of Mid-Michigan, Mississippi Opera, Phoenix Opera, Opera Festival of Oklahoma, Opera Aegean (Athens, Greece), Cleveland
Institute of Music, Rice University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Oklahoma City University, Rising Star Opera Theatre, and the Lyric Opera of Dallas. A former singer who has appeared with leading
opera companies in the U.S. and abroad, Mr. Freeman received his BM in vocal performance from the
University of Southern Mississippi and his MPA in
opera performance from Oklahoma City University.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Mr. Freeman and
his wife, soprano Kay Paschal, have a fourteenyear-old son, Adam.
Abbie
Furmansky
(Vocal Teacher GOS) came to
prominence in Europe where
she was an ensemble member at the Deutsche Oper
Berlin. Since then, she has
appeared throughout Europe
and the U.S. with opera companies including New
York City Opera, Canadian Opera Company aden
Festival. Recent concert performances have taken
her to the Philharmonie in Berlin, Lucerne Festival
with th, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles
Opera, the opera companies of Munich and Frankfurt, and the Baden B e Luzerner Sinfonieorchester,
the Dresdner Philharmonie with Philippe Entremont
conducting, Potsdam, and Serbia; and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. An increasingly sought
after international voice teacher, Ms. Furmansky
maintains a private vocal studio and is a faculty
member of the IVAI summer program in Tel Aviv.
She makes her home in Berlin, where she lives with
her son Joshua, and her husband, the composer
and pianist Daniel Sutton.
Janet Galván (Guest
Conductor), professor of music at Ithaca College, conducts
the Women’s Chorale and
Ithaca College Chorus, and is
artistic director for the Ithaca
Children’s Choir. She has prepared choruses for notable conductors including
Lukas Foss, Carl St. Clair, Eji Oue, Gisele Ben-Dor,
Richard Westenberg, and Grant Llewellyn. She was
the conductor of the North American Children’s
Chorale which performed annually in Carnegie Hall
from 1995 until 2005. In 2002 she conducted the
Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Her own choral groups
have been chosen to perform at national, regional,
and state music conferences, in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, at invitational choral
festivals, and in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Her contribution to choral music was recognized by
her New York colleagues in 1995 when she received
the New York Outstanding Choral Director Award. In
2007 she received Ithaca College’s Excellence in
Service Award. She was a member of the Grammy
Award-winning Robert Shaw Festival Singers during Mr. Shaw’s final years.
Christina Gianakopoulou (Vocal Teacher
GOS) was born in Kalamata,
Greece. As a soprano, she
studied at the Atheneum in
Athens with professor Kmsg.
Kostas Paskalis. She has
been awarded first scholarships from YAMAHA
competition and first prize 1995 for the Maria Callas Grand Prix in Athens, the Bach Academy and
eventually studied at the Universität für Musik. She
has performed “Die Zauberflöte”, “L’ incoronazione
di Poppea”, “Ariadne of Naxos”, “Telephone”, “Simon Bolivar” and oratorios from Bach, Handel and
Beethoven. She is now a professor at the Athenaeum conservatory in Athens.
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Tina Johns Heidrich
(Choir Director, Connecticut
Master Chorale, Danbury,
CT) is the Founder of the
Connecticut Master Chorale. Under her leadership,
the members of the Chorale
enjoy working together while producing the highest level of performance and musical sensitivity.
She has a unique ability to select repertoire that is
embraced by singers and audiences alike as well
as empathy, passion, and enthusiasm. She is a
Danbury, CT, native and holds a master’s degree in
vocal music education.
Louise Jardine (Choir
Director, Etobicoke Youth
Choir, Ontario, Canada) has
been music director of the
Etobicoke Youth Choir for
16 years. She studied choral conducting with Deral
Johnson at the University of Western Ontario in
London, and was a participating conductor in the
Fifth International Choral Conductors’ Symposium
hosted by the Toronto Children’s Chorus. She currently works in the Toronto District School Board’s
central music department as the Music Events
Facilitator, coordinating special events and partnerships between professional musicians and the
school board.
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Spyros Klapsis (Choir
Director, Choir of the National Conservatory of Athens, Greece) has studied piano, harmony, counterpoint,
fugue, orchestration, instrumentation, and band conducting, and holds the Byzantine Music Diploma.
He holds degrees in political sciences, public administration (Panteion University of Athens), and a
D.E.A. in political Sociology from Nanterre University in Paris. He was been awarded second place
and received a commendation for his participation in two composition contests. Since 1982, he
has taught theory and choir courses. He was the
founder and conductor of the “Small Pro-Classic
Ensemble” in 1984, and in 1988, he founded the
National Conservatory Students’ Choir. He also
writes music articles for various newspapers and
magazines.
Maria
Kousouni
(Medea’s Choice, Dancer),
Greek National Ballet, was
born in Athens. She trained
at the Grigoriadou professional dance school where
she studied the Vaganova
System. From 1999-2004 she was member of
the Vienna State Opera Ballet, and in 2004 John
Neumeier invited her to join the Hamburg Ballet. In
2006, she returned to Greece and became a Principal Dancer of the Greek National Ballet. Her large
repertory includes leading roles such as Juliet in
Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, Phrygia in Spartacus,
Zanella’s Bolero, Nijinska in Nijnsky, and Audrey in
John Neumeier’s As You Like It and Requiem. She
has also performed in works by Natalya Makarova,
Lorca Massine, Irek Muchamedov, and George
Balanchine, among others. Renato Zanella created
the role of Medea for her.
Asteris Kutulas (Cowriter-director, Theodorakis
films), a Greek event and music producer, publicist, filmmaker, and author, he was
born to Greek immigrants in
Romania in 1960, and moved
to East Germany in 1968. He graduated from Dresden’s Kreuzschule and went on to study the German
language and the history of philosophy at Leipzig
University (1979- 1984). He has worked with Mikis
Theodorakis since 1980, producing 30 music CDs
and organizing more than 150 concerts in Canada,
Chile, Russia, Israel, South Africa, Turkey, Australia,
and most European countries. He has contributed
to the official Theodorakis website (by Guy Wagner) since the late 1980s. In 1998, he published
the Theodorakis catalogue of works in Greece,
considered a staple and standard by Theodorakis
scholars.
Iris Lamanna (Conductor, Contra Costa Children’s Choir, Walnut Creek,
CA) has served as the Western Division chairperson for
Children’s Choirs for the
American Choral Directors
Association; held office as California’s R&S chair;
and was Western Division chairperson for the 2002
Children’s Chorus Honor Choir in Hawaii. She was
recipient of Diablo Symphony’s Distinguished Music Educator’s Award and Level III certification in
conducting and teaching from Doreen Rao’s Choral
Music Experience Institute. In 2001, she was hon-
ored by the Contra Costa County Arts Commission
as a leader in the arts in Contra Costa County. She
conducted the 2005 ACDA National Elementary
Children’s Honor Choir in Los Angeles.
Robert E. Lamb (Choir
Director, Brevard Community
College, Cocoa, FL) is professor of music, director of choral activities, and chair of the
Department of Fine Arts at
Brevard Community College.
A native of North Carolina, he attended Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. He earned his DMA in choral conducting
at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory
of Music where, in addition to conducting, he studied musicology. Lamb’s doctoral document, MichelRichard de Lalande’s “In convertendo Dominus: A
Performance Edition with Performing Commentary,”
won the 2006 ACDA Julius Herford Prize.
David Lander (Lighting Designer, Rose) has been
lighting Olympia Dukakis’
Rose concert performances
since 2002. In spring 2011,
he lit the Broadway productions of Bengal Tiger at the
Baghdad Zoo starring Robin Williams and a revival
of the play Master Class staring Tyne Daly. In 2009
he was nominated for a Tony Award® for Best Lighting Design for 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda.
In addition to his Broadway productions, he lit the
New York Premiere of the opera Séance on a Wet
Afternoon by Stephen Schwartz at New York City
Opera. His designs have been seen in Tokyo, the
UK including London’s West End, South America,
Australia and Singapore.
Thomas
Louziotis
(Choir Director, Scientists’
Choir of Philothei, Athens,
Greece) was born in Athens,
Greece. He studied economics at Athens University in
addition to music (accordion,
theory, harmony and counterpoint). He is President
of the choir Friends of Modern Music, and conductor of the Scientists’ Choir of Philothei and of the
Choir of the Artistic Society of Nea Makri. He has
arranged Greek and international songs for mixed
choir and children choir, as well as religious hymns
for male and mixed choir. He has also composed
works of religious music for mixed choir. He is
member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic
Choirs Association.
Israel Lozano (Tenor,
La Traviata, Alfredo Germont),
was born in Madrid and began his studies with Emelina
Lopez and Alfredo Kraus. After studies at the Superior
School of Music and Queen
Sofia Superior School of Music in Spain, he made
his operatic debut at the age of 22 as Almaviva in
Il barbiere di Siviglia in Madrid’s National Symphony
Auditorium. In the U.S., he received a degree in opera from the Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University. He has performed with Baltimore,
Sarasota, Washington, Los Angeles, and Palm
Beach operas in the U.S. He also sang Belfiore in Il
viaggio a Reims at Teatro Real in Madrid, Alfredo in
La traviata at the Ludwigsburg Festival in Germany,
and Javier in Lusia Fernanda at Theater an der Wien
and Teatro Liceu of Barcelona. Recent appearances
have included Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor
with Florida Grand Opera and Pinkerton in Madama
Butterfly in Boston. He sang the title role in Daniel
Catan’s Il Postino in its European premiere at Theater An Der Wien.
Nikos Maliaras (Choir
Director, Chorus of the Department of Musical Studies, University of Athens,
Greece; Director, The Manolis
Kalomoiris Children’s Choir,
Athens, Greece) was born in
Athens. He studied literature and piano in Athens,
Musicology and Music education in Munich, were
he earned his master’s and his PhD. He serves as
an Associate Professor of Musicology at the Athens
University, where he gives lectures on Music History,
Musical instruments and Music Analysis and guides
related seminars. Since September 2011 he is the
chair of the department. His artistic activity concentrates on teaching and conducting children’s, youth
and students’ choirs and orchestral groups. He has
given hundreds of concerts in Greece and abroad
and has produced several CDs. He is the permanent
conductor of the Students Choir of the Department
of Musicology and of the “Manolis Kalomiris” Children Choir, which has a permanent collaboration
with thw Greek National Opera, the Athens Festival
and the Athens Concert Hall. Dr. Nikos Maliaras is
chairman of the Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra, Secretary of the Manolis Kalomiris Society and
member of the Friends of The Greek Music Library
Association.
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Myrsini Margariti
(Soprano, Carmina Burana;
GOS) was born in Larissa,
Greece. She studied in Athens and at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. She was
granted Onassis Foundation
and Juergen Ponto Stiftung scholarships. In Salzburg she has performed the roles of Gretel, Zerlina
in Don Giovanni, and Serpetta in La finta giardiniera with the Landestheater Salzburg in cooperation
with the Salzburg Festival. From 2006 to 2009, she
was a soloist at the Opera of Halle, Germany, appearing as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Gretel , Zerlina, Euridice, Wellgunde in Das Rheingold, Xenia in
Boris Godunov, Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica,
and Tebaldo/Voce dal cielo in Don Carlo. Her performance on a recording of Handel’s cantata Apollo e
Dafne received critical acclaim.
Nancy Meckler (Director, Rose) Born in the U.S.,
Nancy Meckler has been a
freelance theatre and film director for many years in the
UK and is presently Artistic
Director for Shared Experience Theatre whose productions tour extensively
in the UK and abroad. These include A Midsummer
Night’s Dream, Anna Karenina, A Passage to India,
Heartbreak House, The Bacchae, Caucasian Chalk
Circle, and War and Peace. She was the first woman
to direct at the Royal National Theatre. Meckler has
had a long working relationship with Martin Sherman, including his adaptation of Passage to India
(UK and NYC), the award-winning film Alive and
Kicking, and Onassis, which is scheduled to open in
London’s West End.
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Irene
Messoloras
(Guest Conductor) has served
as Director of Choral Activities
at Gonzaga University where
she was the head of the vocal music and choral studies
program. She was previously on the music faculty
of Santa Monica Community College, and was the
Director of Choral Activities at Malibu High School
in southern California for over ten years. In 2008 she
debuted as the youngest professional musician to
be appointed to the position of Assistant Conductor with the Angeles Chorale, the largest community
chorus in the Los Angeles area. Ms. Messoloras received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the UCLA
Herb Alpert School of Music. She is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association
and is currently doing her postdoctoral studies on
choral folk music of the Aegean.
Theodore Moraitis
(Bass, La Traviata, Domestico
di Flora and Commissionario)
was born in 1987 in Athens,
Greece. He is an undergraduate student of the Faculty of
Music Studies of the National
and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He studied
Classical Singing under Rositsa Troeva and was
granted his Diploma with highest honors. In 2010 he
won First Prize with honors in the Pan-Hellenic competition of classical singing of X.O.N. He has sung in
concerts in Athens, Sofia and the Hague.
Jiří Novak (Musical Assistant, Medea’s Choice), Vienna State Opera Ballet, a native of Decin, Czech Republic,
studied piano at the Conservatory of Music in Teplice and
was the ballet repetiteur at the
National Theater of Prague, a position he held from
1985 to1992 before joining the Vienna State Opera.
In Vienna he played piano for the ballets and collaborated with Renato Zanella on more than 40 ballets in
10 years. In 2009, he served as assistant stage director for Renato Zanella‘s Cosi fan tutte for the Attersee
Klassik Festival in Austria. Each year he is responsible
for music coordination between the Vienna Philharmonc and the National Television ORF for danced
parts at the New Year‘s Concert. As a conductor, he
works with the Mödlinger Symphonic Orchestra and
serves as Artistic Director of the Wiener Evangelischen Kantorei (Vienna Evangelic Chorus Association).
Pier Paolo Pacini
(Stage Director GOS), began
his career as an actor, interpreting works by Sophocles,
Ariosto, Moliere, Racine,
Chekhov, Ibsen, Beckett, Miller, and Majakowskj. In 1990,
he began working in opera as an assistant director.
He made his operatic debut in Pisa with Bellini’s
Norma, and has also directed Menotti’s Amelia al
ballo, Handle’s Serse, Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di
Susanna, and Mozart’s Così fan tutte among other
works. He collaborates regularly with the Opera
de Chambre de Geneve with which he has staged
Cherubini’s Lo sposo di tre e marito di nessuna,
Piccinni’s Il mondo della luna, Rossini’s La scala di
seta and Paisiello’s Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Marissia Papalexiou
(Mezzo-soprano, La Traviata,
Flora Bervoix) was born in
Athens and studied law at the
University of Athens. In 1996
she began her musical studies
at the Conservatory of Athens
from which she graduated in 2002 with top honors.
From 2000-03, she joined the National Opera in Athens, appearing in operas, concerts, recitals, and seminars. She continued her studies in Paris with Εlisabeth
Vidal and Michel Comande and in Germany with Jane
Henschel, with whom she is still studying. While in
Germany, she performed in such operas as Mozart’s
Die Zauberflöte and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges,
and sang lieder recitals and oratorios. At the Festival
of Nice in France, she performed the title role of Carmen in 2006. In 2008, she performed with the Opera
of Thessaloniki as Flora in La traviata. More recently,
in Athens, she performed Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama
Butterfly and Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Manolis Papasifakis (Pianist/Coach GOS)
was born in Athens, Greece,
but his musical training began
in the U.S. near Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, where his family had relocated and remained
through his early school years. Back in Greece, he began studies at the Athens Conservatory, then returned
to the U.S. to study at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, from which he received his bachelor of
music degree in piano performance. Over the next 10
years, he served as a member of the piano faculty at
the Brooklyn School of Music, and also worked during the same period as assistant conductor for the
Henry Street Settlement Opera Studio and the Lubo
Opera of New Jersey. Currently based in Greece, he
has continued to pursue a varied caree. As a teacher,
accompanist and coach, he has been associated with
Greece’s leading musical institutions and concert
venues, including the Athens Megaron, the Athens
Conservatory, the Athenaeum, and the Greek National
Opera. He has performed widely throughout the country as a solo pianist and as recital partner to singers
and instrumentalists, and as a vocal coach and accompanist.
Alessandra Pasquali
(Assistant
Choreographer,
Medea’s Choice), Staatsballett
Berlin, born in Bozen, Italy, she
began dancing with the Elmurst
Ballet School of the Artist. In
1993 she joined the Ballet of
the Vienna State Opera where in 1999 she became a
demi-soloist. Since 2005 she has been a Demi-Soloist at the Staatsballett Berlin. She has performed such
works as Nureyev’s Swan Lake and Raymonda, Peter
Wright’s Swan Lake and Giselle, MacMillan’s Manon,
Malakhov’s La Bayadère, John Cranko’s Romeo and
Juliette, and George Balanchine’s La Valse. In Berlin,
her repertoire has included William Forsythe’s The
Second Detail,George Balanchine’s Serenade, Jerome
Robbins’ The Concert, Patrice Bart’s The Nutcracker,
Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia, and Giorgio Madias’ Alice in
Wonderland.
Eno Peci (Dancer, Medea’s
Choice, Aegeus), Vienna State
Opera Ballet, was born in Tirana, Albania. He received his
training at the Ballet Academy
in Tirana and at the Vienna
State Opera Ballet School. He
became a member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet in
2000, advanced to a demi-soloist in 2003, and was
named a solo dancer at the Vienna State Opera and
Volksoper (Vienna People’s Opera) in 2009. His most
important roles include John Cranko’s Eugene Onegin,
Renato Zanella’s Spartacus, Ivan Cavallari’s Tchaikovsky Impressions, Puss in Boots and Pas de quatre
in Peter Wright’s Swan Lake, Tybalt in John Cranko’s
Romeo and Juliet, and Lescaut in Kenneth MacMillan’s
Manon. He was awarded the title of “Honorary Ambassador” of the Republic of Albania (2008).
Galen Dean Peiskee
(Accompanist) has worked as
a freelance pianist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over
five years. He has performed in
more than forty recitals, mainly
providing accompaniment for
students at Texas Christian University. Mr. Peiskee
has also been the accompanist for the Singing Girls
of Texas, sister choir to the Texas Boys Choir, for five
years. Mr. Peiskee is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma under the tutelage of José Feghali at Texas
Christian University, where he earned his bachelor of
music degree in 2005. His past teachers include Sandra Siler and John Owings.
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Sofia Pintzou (Dancer,
Medea’s Choice, Choriphee),
Deutsche Oper Berlin was
born in Athens, Greece. She
received diplomas from the
Greek State School of Dance,
the professional dance school
“Rallou Manou,” and the department of Sports &
Science of the University of Athens. In 2004, she
was honored with the Koula Pratsika Foundation
scholarship. Her professional career began at the
Greek Choreodrama of Rallou Manou and continued
with the Hellenic Dance Company in works by Martha Graham, José Limon, Pascal Rioult, and Jasmin
Vardimon. She was a member of the modern dance
companies, appeared as a dancer in the Athens
Olympic Games of 2004, and danced in numerous
opera productions before becoming a member of
the Opernballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Now
living in Berlin, she performs, gives modern/contemporary dance training, and choreographs.
Rogelio Riojas-Nalasco (Assistant Conductor,
La Traviata; Pianist-Coach
GOS) began his career as a
conductor with the da Corneto Opera Chicago, where
he conducted Mignon and
La favorita. He was invited to conduct Il barbiere di
Siviglia with the Izmir State Opera and the Shaker
Mountain Festival, New York. He also conducted
Rigoletto, Norma, Faust, Così fan Tutte, and Don
Giovanni. At the Teatro Lirico Andaluz he conducted
the zarzuela Katiuska, and at the Stuttgart State
Opera, El Barberillo de Lavapiés in a production by
Calixto Bieto. He was also invited as a guest conductor at the Compañia Nacional de Ópera de Bellas Artes and the Orquesta Filarmonica de Sonora
in Mexico.
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Earl Rivers (Guest Conductor, FOTA; Guest Conductor, The Knox Choir of Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati,
OH), director of music of Knox
Church since 1974, is professor of music, director of choral
studies and head of the division of ensembles and
conducting at the University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music. As the music director, from
1988-2008 of Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble, a
professional chamber choir, he has led choirs before American Choral Directors Association conventions; guest conducted, adjudicated, and held
master classes in China, Korea, and Taiwan; and
received Chorus America’s “Michael Korn Founders
Award for Development of the Choral Art,” honoring
a lifetime of significant contributions to the professional choral arts. He is Artistic Director USA for the
World Choir Games Cincinnati 2012.
Klaus Salge (Co-writerdirector, Mikis Theodorakis
films), born in 1941, he began
his career making documentaries in 1972 after finishing
his studies in sociology and
social psychology. From the
beginning, his films focused on cultural and social
issues. Among his films are: The brief life of Chris
Gueffroy (2011); Mikis Theodorakis. Composer (with
A. Kutulas) (2010); A blonde Province (with J. Kubiak)/ Best German/Polish TV-Film award (2010);
Yellow Cake – the dirt behind uranium (2003-2007);
In den Tag hinein – Fiction (Producer)/Tiger Award,
Rotterdam (2000-01); and Mikis Theodorakis – Sun
& Time (with A. Koutoulas) (1999).
Arkady Serper (Accompanist) received his music education at the Gnesin State Musical College and the Moscow
Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In
Russia, he worked as a pianist,
composer, and educator at the
Gnesin Music College. In 1992 he immigrated to the
United States to continue his career. He performs in
solo recitals throughout the Bay Area, on the faculty of
The Crowden School, and teaches Theory and Composition in the San Francisco Conservatory’s Preparatory
Department. His compositions have been performed by
the Stockton and Vallejo Symphonies, Young People’s
Symphony Orchestra, and the Bridge Quartet.
Laura Kakis Serper
(Guest Conductor, Kairos Youth
Choir, Berkeley, CA) has vast
experience in directing choirs
including Kairos Youth Choir,
which she founded; her Greek
heritage inspired its name. She
is the conductor of choral music at The Crowden Music School where her choirs have appeared for three
consecutive seasons with the San Francisco Symphony. She holds degrees in music education and
voice performance from the University of the Pacific
Conservatory of Music, Westminster Choir College,
and Aspen Music Institute.
Tim
Sharp (Principal
Guest Conductor, FOTA; Guest
Conductor, Tulsa Oratorio
Chorus, OK), is now in his third
season in Tulsa. He has been
noted by critics for his interpretive work with the Tulsa
Oratorio Chorus and Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Prior
to coming to Tulsa, Sharp was conductor of the MasterSingers Chorale and Rhodes Singers, Memphis,
Tennessee. In Memphis, his choirs toured domestically and abroad, singing in the world’s premiere
concert and acoustic settings including St. Mark’s
Cathedral, Venice; Washington D.C.’s National Cathedral; St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; and New York’s St.
Patrick’s Cathedral. Sharp has conducted four major
performances in New York’s Carnegie Hall through
MidAmerica Productions’ Carnegie Hall Series. In
2003, his conducting of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi
won an Ostrander Award, Memphis’ Annual Award for
excellence in theater performance. Before coming to
Memphis, Sharp was conductor of the Belmont Oratorio Chorus and Belmont Chorale, Nashville, Tennessee, with choral credits on the Grammy-nominated
and Dove Award-winning recording, A Glen Campbell Christmas. Dr. Sharp is Executive Director of the
American Choral Directors Association, the national
professional association for choral conductors, educators, scholars, students, and choral music industry
representatives in the United States.
Martin Sherman
(Playwright, Rose) was born
in Philadelphia, educated at
Boston University, and lives in
London. His early plays include
Passing By, Cracks, and Rio
Grande, all produced at Playwrights Horizons in New York. His play Bent premiered
at the Royal Court in London in 1979 with Ian McKellen in the lead, transferred to the West End, and was
then presented on Broadway starring Richard Gere,
where it received a Tony nomination for Best Play
and won the Dramatists Guild’s Hull-Warriner Award.
Rose premiered at the National Theatre in 1999 with
Olympia Dukakis, received an Olivier nomination for
Best Play, and transferred to Broadway the following
season.
Angeliki Sigourou
(Chorus
Choreographer,
Medea’s Choice; GOS), a native of Athens, graduated
from the University of Athens
and received training from
the drama school of “Archi” in
Athens, and the school of dance of Aliki Goussa. As a
choreographer, she has directed and choreographed
works for Akropoditi, a nonprofit company located in
Syros; created “Ekklisiazouses” by Aristophanes for
the Apollon Theater, also in Syros; and recently created “Nourmania-First Letter,” based on one of her
poems with musc composed by Nikos Panagiotakis
for the Goethe Institute in Athens. She also works as
a teacher, poet, and translator.
Mark L. Stamper
(Guest Conductor, The Singing Girls of Texas, Fort Worth,
TX), a native of South Carolina,
received a Bachelor of Music
degree in Piano Performance
from Winthrop University
in 1986. In 1989, received a Master of Music degree with a concentration in choral conducting from
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort
Worth, Texas where he was the Assistant Conductor
of the Oratorio Chorus. He has held appointments as
Associate Artistic Director of The Texas Boys Choir,
Artistic Director of The Women’s Chorus of Dallas,
and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Texas
Wesleyan University. He is currently the Artistic Director of The Singing Girls of Texas.
Valentin Stefanov
(Choir Director, Choir “Armonia” of Preveza, Greece), a native of Bulgaria, studied piano
at the Music School of Rousse,
Bulgaria; and music composition and conducting, specializing in choral direction, at the Music Academy of
Sofia, Bulgaria. From 1982 to 1988, he worked as
artistic director of several ensembles; and from 1988
to 1990, he was conductor of the Music Theatre of
Sofia, director of the Academic Choir of Sofia, and
professor of music at the Drama and Music Academy, also in Sofia. He has served as artistic director of
the Choral Society “Armonia” of Preveza since 1990,
artistic director of the choir of the Lykion Elindon in
Ioannina since 1994, and director of the choir of the
Music Society Orpheus of Agrinio since 1998.
Daniel Sutton (Pianist
GOS) has written more than
30 symphonic, chamber, solo,
and vocal works. Also, a virtuoso pianist, Sutton regularly
performs his own piano works
as well as works of the standard repertoire. He has won several competitions and
honors including prizes in the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition in Palm Springs and the
Magues Piano Competition in Cincinnati. He made
his Carnegie Hall debut at Weil Recital Hall in 1996
and has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber
musician, vocal accompanist, and soloist with various orchestras. He attended The Juilliard School as a
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scholarship student of Josef Raieff and teaching assistant. During his years at Juilliard he made his debut as a composer with performances of his chamber
works Homage to Machaut, The Magic Theatre, and
Golden Pears of the Earth. He received his doctorate
from the Manhattan School of Music in 1995. Anahit Ter-tatshatyan
(Pianist-accompanist GOS)
received her training in her native city of Yerevan, Armenia.
She received diplomas in solo
piano and piano-accompanist
from the Melikan Music Conservatory and advanced degrees in solo performance
and accompaniment from the Komitas State Academy. She also won the Best Accompanist Award at
the Arshavir Karapetian International Singing Competition. From 1992-2001, she worked as an accompanist in her native city, and since 2001, she has held
various positions as accompanist, primarily in Athens,
including Music Horizons Conservatory, Athenaeum
Conservatory, Maria Callas Grand Prix in Opera, and
for the National Opera of Greece. In 2010, she began teaching at the Musikhochschule in Wurzburg,
Germany.
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Gencer, Mieta Sieghele, and Virginia Zeani. In 2000
Ms. Ushakova won first prize in two Italian opera
competitions, the “Concorso Internazionale Riccardo
Zandonai” at Rovereto and the “Concorso delle voci
verdiane” at Busseto, the birthplace of Verdi. There
she made her opera debut as Violetta in Verdi’s La
traviata and portrayed Giuseppina Strepponi (Verdi‘s
second wife) as well as Violetta Valery in the BBC
television film “The Private Life of Giuseppe Verdi.”
In the same year she sang the role of Mimi in Franco
Zeffirelli‘s production of La Bohème at La Scala.
toire and has worked with choreographers including
Nureyev, Ashton, van Manen, Neumeier, Kylian, and
Forsythe. With Renato Zanella, she has participated in
the ballets of “Le Sacre du Printemps,” “Alles Walzer,”
“Kadettenball,” “Wolfgang Amadé,” and “Petrushka.”
She was a member of the Royal Danish Ballet from
2000-2002, and has made guest appearances in
Copenhagen, at the Reggio Parma Festival 2007, and
at the Ravenna Festival 2011. She often takes part
in the annual opening ballet ceremony at the Vienna
State Opera.
Nicky Vanoppen
(Dancer, Medea’s Choice, Creon), Deutsche Oper Berlin, is
from Antwerp, Belgium, where
he studied at the Royal Ballet
School of Antwerp. After working with Joachim Schlömmer
at Theater Basel (2000-2001) and Martin Stiefermann at Staatstheater Oldenburg (2001-2003), he
moved to Berlin and worked with Livia Patrizi, Bernard Baumgarten, Efrat Stempler, Ms. Schrittmacher,
Antje Rose, Marco Santi, and Phase7 performing arts.
He performs regularly at Deutsche Oper Berlin and
specializes in modern technique and experimental
work. Previouslyhe performed in Renato Zanella‘s
production of Berlioz’s The Trojans.
Nadine Cheek Whitney (Choir Director, Wesleyan College Concert Chorus,
Macon, GA) is the Heyward
Professor of Music and Chair
of the Music Department at
Wesleyan College, where she
conducts the concert choir and the select ensemble,
the Wesleyannes. She completed an MM in vocal
performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory and later
an MM in choral conducting at Yale School of Music.
While at Yale she continued her vocal studies with Lili
Chookasian and with Sylvia Stone at the University of
Illinois. Active as a performer, she has been heard as
soloist in performances of Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s
Mass in B minor, Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, and Mozart’s Requiem.
Bradley Trammel
(Tenor, La Traviata, Servo di
Violetta; GOS), is a recent
magna cum laude graduate of
the University of South Carolina. He made his Athena Grand
Opera debut at the University
of Georgia last season as Dr. Cajus in Verdi’s Falstaff.
Bradley’s European debut came as Ardelao in Johann
Mayr’s L’amor Coniugale with Southern Germany’s
Rossini in Wildbad Festival. The recording from this
performance was subsequently released worldwide
on the Naxos label. In 2006, he was invited to perform with the Festival Lyrique Aix-en-Provence. Recent performance credits include productions of Les
Contes d’Hoffmann, Our Town, and Albert Herring. He
is a candidate for a master of music degree at UGA
under the tutelage of Frederick Burchinal.
Maria Vassilopoulou
(Italian Language Teacher
GOS) studied Italian Language
and Culture at the University of
Perugia in Italy, and received a
diploma in teaching Italian as
a foreign language in 1994. In
addition, she obtained a degree in European culture
from the Open University of Greece. Since 1994, she
has taught the Italian language, first at a language
school in Athens, then on the island of Syros as an
Italian teacher and director of studies, also at a private language school. She has also worked as an interpreter in European training programs on “Management and Marketing of Museums,” and is currently a
freelance teacher.
Natalia Ushakova
(Soprano, La Traviata, Violetta
Valery) received her vocal training from Tamara Novitshenko
at the “Rimsky-Korsakov-Conservatory” in St. Petersburg. In
1998 she won a scholarship
to the “Accademia di perfezionamento” of the Teatro alla Scala (Milan), where she studied with Leyla
Franziska Wallner
Hollinek
(Dancer,
Medea’s Choice, Glauce), Vienna State Opera Ballet, a
native of Vienna, she was educated at the Vienna State Opera; she joined their ballet as
an apprentice at the age of 17. She has performed in
most of the great classical and contemporary reper-
Yannis Xylas (Teacher,
pianist, accompanist GOS) was
born in Thessaloniki, Greece.
He received his piano diploma
with honors from the Macedonian Conservatory of Music.
He has performed extensively
in Greece, mainly in concerts for two pianos. He currently resides in New York and has been associated
with MidAmerica Productions (Ermione, Medée, Theodorakis’ Elektra, and Taneyev’s Agamemnon), Opera
Orchestra of New York, Miller Theatre (U.Ss Premiere
of Oresteia by Xenakis), New York Grand Opera, and
Lubo Opera (U.S. premiere of Die Herzogin von Chicago) as rehearsal pianist, chorus master, and assistant
conductor. In 1999 he made his Avery Fischer Hall,
Lincoln Center debut; in 2002 he appeared in Washington’s Kennedy Center; and in April 2010 he made
his Carnegie Hall debut. He has performed in the U.S.,
China, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Poland, and
Spain. As an organist he has played the great organs
of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and St. Bartholomew’s.
He has performed the Second Piano Concerto and
Carnaval des Animaux by Saint-Saëns and Concerto
for Two Pianos in C minor by J.S. Bach. He recently
conducted the Hellenic Music Foundation Symphony
Orchestra in two concerts featuring Il Corsaro by Verdi
and Handel’s Messiah.
Paul
Zachariades
(Male Mezzo-soprano, Carmina Burana), a native of Athens,
studied music at the Athens
National Conservatory, Vienna
Music and Arts University, and
the Actors Studio for Theatre
and Opera in Athens. He is a soloist and the first
male contralto to perform at the Athens State Opera
where he debuted as Prince Orlofsky in Strauss’ Die
Fledermaus. He made his Vienna debut in P.M. Davies’ Resurrection. Appearances followed in Antwerp,
Belgium, at Theatre de Singel; Glasgow, Scotland, at
the Scottish Opera House; and in and in Amsterdam,
Holland, at the Staadschowbourg Theatre. He appears frequently with Corfu Civic Theatre, where he
performed Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas
and Orlofsky; and at Thessaloniki Opera in the title
role of Amahl and the Night Visitors. In 2008 he created the title role of Vangelis Katsoulis’ Orfeo at the
Athens State Opera House. Recently he appeared as
Prince Athamas in the Greek Premiere of Handel’s
Semele in Athens, and as John Styx in Offenbach’s
Orphée aux Enfers in Thessaloniki.
Danilo Zeka (Dancer,
Medea’s Choice, Jason), Greek
National Ballet, a native of Tirana, Albania, began studying
at the National Dance Academy of Tirana, from which
he received his diploma in
1995. Between 1995 and 1997, he was a member
of the National Ballet of Tirana. He furthered his education at National Theater of Geneva, Switzerland,
and in 2001 he joined the Greek National Ballet as
a soloist. His roles have included Prince Siegfried in
Swan Lake, the Lover in Canto Generale, Kai in Snow
Queen, Lensky in Eugene Onegin, and Albrecht in Giselle. He has also danced in Bolero as choreographed
by Renato Zanella.
Maria Emma Meligopoulou (Choir Director, Ss. Cyril & Methodios children’s and Female
Choirs of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ann Moeller (Choir Director, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Austin, TX)
Lena Sourmeli (Choir Director, Mixed Choir of
Patras, Greece)
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Doublebass
Pan-European
Philharmonia
Pan-European Philharmonia, the summer
residence orchestra of the Festival of the
Aegean in Greece, was begun in 2008 at
the suggestion of Peter Tiboris to general
manager Jakub Fiebig. Maestro Tiboris
is its first music director. The mission of
the orchestra is to assemble the best
conservatory and professional players
from throughout Europe to perform at the
Festival and beyond. This is their third
appearance at the Festival of the Aegean.
Participating Choruses
Kairos Youth Choir, Berkeley, CA
Laura Kakis Serper, Guest Conductor
Oboe
Alexandria Diane Chilimidos, Anastasia Patrice Chilimidos, Tsegeroman Fatou (Roman Doumbia,) Gemma
Noel Alice Hunt, Mariah Tess Lapiroff, Charlotte Artemisia Lie, Kelly Elizabeth Lincoln, Jacqueline Suzan
Lincroft, Samantha Eva Lincroft, Zoë Micheala Lockhart-Tufts, Anna Bodel McKee, Maneck Rohinton Palkhivala, Alison Marjorie Radkey, Maeve Scallan Regis, Thomas Ronningen, Isabel Mariana Pienmaki Schenker,
Miranda Liliane Sinsheimer, Cleo Patricia Tufts-Lockhart, Stella Mira Van Den Eeden, Maile Ware, Gavin
Thomas Williams, Asher Julian Witkin
Michal Mogila
Agata Wojciechowska
Dominika Paszkowska
Irene Messoloras, Guest Conductor
Flute
Francisco López Martín
Kinga Pancerz
Agnieszka Rogowiecka
Nova Voce, Los Angeles, CA
Leann Currie
Rafal Dolega
Alexandria Kay Bartlett, Kylia Elizabeth Cassone, Troy Ashley Dailey, Hana Juliana Giraldo, Robert Gordon,
Alexanda Grabarchuck, Stevie Raelynn Johnson, Reider Larson, Jake Tyler Lubell, Margaret Ma, Gabriella
Rose Marinaro, Cooper Smart, Sophia Ann Stewart, Charlotte Phoebe Van Ierland, Julia Vivian Wisnicki,
Justin Mark Wright, Lucy Yandle
Clarinet
Contra Costa Youth Choir, Walnut Creek, CA
Basson
Vytautas Giedraitis
Jerzy Matysiak
Anna Lukawska
Violin
Horn
Wojciech Wieczorek
Diana Lewtak
Mateusz Marczyk
Marcin Roszkowski
Aleksandra Kolasinska
Maria Wesierska
Giedre Zarenaite
Malgorzata Kuczmowska
Elisabeth Jansson
Adam Pleszyniak
Marta Kraska
Mateusz Szyszka
Violin II
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Mariusz Dziundzio
Mateusz Rzytka
Natalia Chmurczyk
Trombones
Robert Zelazko
Lech Polka-Przeworski
Dastin Lozyski
Iris Lamanna, Guest Conductor
Christopher Aceves, Rachel Ball-Jones, Nate Bennett, Savannah Bluford, Emma Broback, Emily Carroll, Amy
Chin, Michelle Fernandez, Julia Fleming, Matt Hern, Sara Kommer, Paige Ladensack, Jessica Moyer, Rachel
Moyer, Jacqueline Neely, Gabby Passeri, Lauren Stanfield, Lindsey Thompson, Cassidy Wallin, Molly West,
Katie Wikler, Chloe Williams, Dennis Yamada
Durango Choral Society, CO
Linda Mack Berven, Choir Director
Douglas Crocker Brew, William Daney, Paul E Eckert, Russell Phillip Farkouh, Gail Sise Grossman, Richard
Alan Grossman, Marilyn Leftwich, Vanessa Rose Morgan, Jean Elizabeth Owens, Jan Brown Patton, Katherine Anne Reynolds, Dawn Spaeder, Gordon Philip Thomas, Susan Julie Ann Weber
Connecticut Master Chorale, Danbury, CT
Tina Johns Heidrich, Choir Director
Agnieszka Pietrzak
Kamil Staniczek
Natalia Niklas
Aleksandra Buczek
Piotr Sawicki
Alicja Malinska
Alicja Kopac
Trumpets
Suzanne E. Giffen. Anna Jedd
Per Håkon S. Oftedal
Martin Isaksson
Filip Mazur
Brevard Community Chorus, Cocoa, FL
Viola
Tuba
Jakub Fiebig
Aleksandra Swidzinska
Krzysztof Tymendorf
Katarzyna Janda-Dawidziuk
Tomasz Karwan
Bartlomiej Szymborski
Jakub Darda
Cello
Beata Kolodziej
Filip Rzytka
Karolina Orzelska
Anu Keski-Saari
Dobrawa Czocher
Harp
Ionela Bradean
Timpani
Dimitris Tzafestas
Percussion
Szulinska Monika
Nayyar Soraya
Zielińska Magda
Pianists
Yiannis Xylas
Arkadi Serper
Robert Lamb, Choir Director
Clifford Richardson Bragdon, Sarah Vaughn Bragdon, Janise Marie Brenneis, Norman Clair Brenneis, Frederick Buell Buoni, Mary Sylvia Buoni, Esther Hadassah Chinnery Mary Christina Hartman, Mark Franklin Kirschner, Nora Ach Tuttle Kirschner, Elizabeth Muchow, Lee Morise Rollings, Susan Teresia Saylor, Ellen Kimberley
Sellers
Wesleyan Concert Concert Chorus, Macon, GA
Nadine Whitney, Choir Director
Raleigh Catherine Chance, Elizabeth Hampton Hurst, Patricia Susan Kaczmarczik, Brittainee Rechele Lee,
LeAnne Elizabeth Nicholson, Hannah Sophia Rawcliffe, Katrina Opal Rodeheaver, Yuzhe Shen, Shacarol Sims,
Esirioghene Thea Tasker, Mary Eleanor Tilk, Kelsey Helen Winter Tinsman, Marylynn Paulette Wade, Jaime
Kathryn Wilcox
The Arcadian Chorale of New Jersey, Matawan, NJ
Richmond Choral Society, NY
Marina Alexander, Choir Director
Louise C. Cottone, Rhoda Helen Israel, Barbara Ann Kalleberg, Lisa Ann Kropp, Nancy J. Meehan, Donna
Sanoudis, Patricia Ann Scarangello, Theresa Geraldine Trieste
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Warwick Valley Chorale, NY
Scientists’ Choir of Philothei
Gail Titunik Begle, Margaret Ruth Cutler, Charles Potter Holmes, Viviana Nigro Holmes, Betty Rae Lundy,
Alice Margaret McMechen, Marilyn Barbara Myruski, Martha Jane Westbrook, Raymond Alva Westbrook
Christina Alexiou, Valentini Diamantopoulou, Maria Kontaratou, Christina Louzioti, Alexandros Louziotis,
Vasilis Louziotis
The Taghkanic Chorale, Yorktown Heights, NY
The Choir ARMONIA Preveza
Lisa Christine Billingsley, Lisa Jean Cherry, Peter Swift Hague, Dale Eugene Sharp, Mary Timney, Christina
Wileikis
Antoniou Apostolis, Argirou Eleni, Dimou Efi, Gatsiou Kiki, Giannoulatou Areti, Gouva Eleni, Ikonomou Charalambos, Kalentzi Agni, Kalentzis Kostas, Kanellias Panagiotis, Karambela Olga, Kavvadias Aristidis, Kikeris
Nikos, Kitsou Christina, Koroneos Kosmas, Koroneou Panagiota, Kostoula Eftichia, Kouremenou Olga, Laios
Theodoros, Lala Maria, Livieratou Liliana, Nikolou Eftichia, Papademetriou Sotiris, Samantas Yiannis, Sarri
Vasiliki, Seitaniotis Anastasios, Soldatou Anna, Stavrianaki Paulina, Tassi Evi, Triantis Yiannis, Tsantiris Ioannis, Tzaras Nikos, Zapounidi Natalia, Zermiotis Apostolis
Stanley Curtis, Choir Director
Steven Fox, Choir Director
Sardis Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Charlotte, NC
Kenneth DeBoer, Choir Director
Janet Wood Bilodeau, Victor Lawrence Bilodeau Jr., Sharon Jean DeBoer, Warren Stephen Harmon, Patricia
Lynde Kramer
Knox Choir of Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, OH
Earl Rivers, Guest Conductor
David Guion Conrad, Mary Susan Conrad, Beth Ann Curtis, Charles Jerome Curtis, Rebecca Lewis Duke,
Everett Elmer Landen, Lillian Catherine Rector, Susan Mary Silver, Kathy Joyce Welker, Kim Alan Whisman,
Cheryl Tommelein Wood
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, OK
Tim Sharp, Principal Guest Conductor
Sara Jo Arnold, Terry Allen Baxter, Jan Eckardt Butler, David Allen Carpenter, Kendall Wynn Carpenter, William Arthur Coberly, Kathryn Sue Cox, Rebecca Lynne Eccles, Kerry Darlene Elias, James Dee Finley, Connie S.
Gordon, Douglas Lee Hartson, Stephen Allen Hobbs, Anastasia Lynn Howard, Stephen Lynn Howard, Ruth Ann
Kelley, Pallas Penelope Kelly, James Allaw Lawrence, Jerry Alden LeDoux, Virginia LeDoux, Curtis Monroe Long,
Kathleen Lucille Metzler, George Hanley Odell , Bill Ozbun, Mary Carol Page, John Ronald Roberson, Janis Ann
Smithen, Susan Swatek, David Alan Tracy, Mary Jo Watkins, Margaret Duncan Watson, Robert Raymer Wise
Etobicoke Youth Choir, ON, Canada
Louise Jardine, Choir Director
Stephanie De Lisio, Madison Kathleen Dolman, Dawn Maureen Anna Erley, Jared Fernandes, Tinishya GillisRoberts, Savannah Jansons, Heather Elizabeth Johnson, Emily Laidlaw, Angela Lee Maggiacomo, Vitan
Pravtchev, Yoan Pravtchev
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Austin, TX
Ann Moeller, Choir Director
Ann Ione Moeller
Fort Worth Academy Choir, TX
Mark Stamper, Guest Conductor
Kayleigh Chalmers, Mary Edmon, Elizabeth Ferrucci, Grace Frazor, Rachel Guinn, Sydney Herndon, Maya
Jones, Donegan Moore, Arianna Payson, Kathryn Priest, Catherine Eva Ramon, Elizabeth Shelton, Chloe
Shriner, Tabitha Sillers, Ansley Speares, Ariel Ukle, Megan Walla
Participating Choirs from Greece
Thomas Louziotis, Choir Director
Valentin Stefanov, Choir Director
Choir of the National Conservatory of Athens
Spyros Klapsis, Choir Director
Sissy Barakari, Aggela-Maria Bitsi, Peny Deligianni, Andrianni Giakoumelou, Theodora Karvela, Nefeli Kavvada, Irini Kitonaki, Eleni Klapsi, Ioannis Kranidiotis Sofia Mavrikou, Kalliopi Mitsea, Rania Panagiotou, Georgios Pavlidis, Sotirios Sideris, Theodora Zacharopoulou, Theodoros Zoubas
Mixed Choir of the Employees’ Union of the Bank of Greece
Agiomirgianaki Eleni, Antonatou Euphemia, Christou Mantha, Despotopoulou Dimitra, Dimoulis Spiros,
Eleftheropoulou Syriou Yioula, Farris Alexandros, Galanopoulos Leonidas, Georgalas Christos, Gontika Voula,
Kakiousi Chrisanthi, Karagiorgou Ioanna, Karantza Anta, Karmi Penny, Kontos Yiannis, Koulouris Giorgos,
Lessi Stella, Maggina Tatiana, Magginas Konstantinos, Malama Sophia, Masmanidis Alexandros, Miliou Marianthi, Mischovi Athena, Mpilisis Kostas, Panayiotakopoulos Dimitris, Panayiotakopoulos Kostas, Papageorgiou Katerina, Papaliveriou Katerina, Petropoulou Laura, Sarbanis Manolis, Sirakopoulou Eva, Sofouli Ioanna,
Stefanou Ioannis, Triantafillou Dimitris, Vretta Lolita
Choir of the Athens University
Nikos Maliaras, Choir Director
Arnaouti Sylvia, Chatzikonstanti Myrsini, Eleytheriou Despoina, Georgiou Yiannis, Gratsouna Athena, Ipsilanti
Elina, Kapiri Marilena, Karaoulis Andreas, Karditsioti Dimitra, Karountzou Iro, Karpodini Christina, Karveli Vanessa, Kordatou Maria, Kordatou Vaso, Koutitsa Nikoletta, Leptourgou Christina, Mallatou Maria, Mandalou
Maria, Milona Florentia, Modestou Christos, Mpilini-Moraiti Eleni, Nikolaidou Natasa, Nteretzoglou Tzeni,
Palivou Tita, Paltoglou Thodoris, Papadopoulou Katerina, Papageorgiou Yiannis, Paraskevopoulou Thalia,
Polidorou Maria-Eleni, Politis Vasilis, Poulogiannopoulou Eleni, Poupalou Christina, Rakintzakis Savvas, Rammopoulos Christos, Serkedakis Aristotelis, Siampalia Sophia, Stylianou Petros, Tampoukou Anna, Tromoulis
Errikos, Tsafos Nikos, Tsane Markela, Tsiamalou Konstantia, Tsimpouris Thymios, Xaralambidou Fotini
Children Choir “Manolis Kalomoiris”
Nikos Maliaras, Choir Director
Ampazi Artemis, Apostolidou Nikoleta, Christophi Mariza, Epitropaki Marina, Fragkou Aggeliki, Gaspari
Panayiota, Georgiadi Mirto, Gerakiti Elli, Hewett Ivi-Sophia, Hopper Eleni, Kalmanti Christina, Kolovos Yiannis,
Kontokosta Amalia-Maria, Kouliatsa Natalia, Kyriou Marianna, Laskaratos Andreas, Laskaratou Elli, Magaliou
Chrisi, Mastoridou Dimitra, Mpouzioti Alkioni, Nikolaidi Melina, Oikonomou Christina, Pandi Konstantina,
Papastergiou Xara, Platsiouri Ioanna, Polykrati Eleni, Sakellariou Sophia, Theodorakopoulos Panos, Trifylli
Dimitria, Tsoxla Vasiliki, Vergiopoulou Katerina, Vlysidou Katerina, Vourkakou Panayiota, Xenaki Eleni
The Choir of Eptanisii of Patras
Participating Dance Ensemble
Takis Argyropoulos, Themis Kalogeratos, Tina Kandilioti, Katerina Kourti, Dakis Mylonas, Eirini Perpinia, Mahi
Petritsi, Margarita Sourmeli, Katerina Tapini, Marinos Tavernarakis
Akropoditi Dance Theater of Syros, Greece
Lena Sourmeli, Choir Director
Antigone Choundri, Pigi Lobotesi, Maria Mavri, Filia Milidaki, Anna Ouzounidou, Eleni Pagkalia, Nadia Palaiologou, Adamantia Papandreou, Georgia Stamatopoulou, Anna Vaptisma
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n January 7 1984, conductor Peter Tiboris organized and conducted his first concert in New
York, leading the American Symphony Orchestra, soloists, the Louisiana Chorale of Acadiana,
Camerata Singers of Baton Rouge, and Collegiate Chorale of New York in works by Rossini and
Dinos Constantinides in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Little did Mr. Tiboris realize then that the first
concert, which took place on January 7, 1984, would become the template for MidAmerica Productions, Inc., the country’s foremost independent producer of classical concerts in Carnegie Hall.
Over the course of 29 seasons, MidAmerica has presented soloists and choral and instrumental
ensembles from the U.S. and abroad in New York’s Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, and Zankel Hall
at Carnegie Hall; and Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. Additional to its New York
series, MidAmerica Productions has presented concerts in numerous U.S. cities, and in countries such
as Greece, United Kingdom, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Russia.
Concert opportunities for ensembles coming to New York have included choosing from performing
choral works with orchestra, led by an array of talented conductors; or appearing as part of MidAmerica’s Ensemble Spotlight Series, which has featured Madrigal Festivals, Vocal Jazz Festivals, National
Wind Ensemble, National Festival Youth Orchestra, and Sweet Adelines. Among the renowned guest
conductors who have led MidAmerica’s concerts are Sherrill Milnes, Lukas Foss, Helmuth Rilling, H.
Robert Reynolds, John Rutter, JoAnne Falletta, Michael Morgan, and Jonathan Willcocks. Nearly 700
conductors have conducted on MidAmerica’s series in New York, sharing the stage with 1000 solo
artists from the world’s greatest opera companies and concert stages, and 3500 ensembles from the
U.S. and abroad.
MidAmerica has commissioned new works and presented numerous premieres in Carnegie Hall
and Avery Fisher Hall. World premieres have included Dinos Constantinides’ Byron’s Greece, Hymn to
the Human Spirit, and Midnight Fantasy II for wind ensemble; John Rutter’s Cantate Domino, Distant
Land, Magnificat, and Mass of the Children; and John Leavitt’s A Christmas Garland. U.S. premieres
have included Mozart’s Die Schüldigkeit des Ersten Gebots, Reimann’s Concerto for Violin and Cello,
Tchaikovsky’s Ode to Joy, Mikis Theodorakis’ Electra and Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra, and Rene
Clausen’s Hellas: In the Name of Freedom.
A strong component of MidAmerica’s identity has been its chamber music concerts in Weill Recital
Hall at Carnegie Hall. Inaugurated in 1989, the series has comprised over 300 performances featuring
world-class soloists, chamber ensembles, and members of orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, and the Los
Angeles Philharmonic.
Another enterprise created by MidAmerica Productions is a recording label, Elysium Recordings, Inc.
Since 1995, Elysium has released nearly 30 CDs in a wide range of styles, from jazz, to cabaret, to
operas, oratorios, and symphonies, and solo recitals. For these recordings, MidAmerica has gathered
some of the finest talent on the scene today, including Stanley Drucker, principal clarinet of the New
York Philharmonic for more than 60 years; David Chan and Rafael Figueroa, concertmaster and principal cellist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; and the late Lukas Foss, eminent composer, pianist,
and conductor.
In 1998, MidAmerica presented the first Mykonos International Music Festival in Greece. Later
renamed Festival of the Aegean to reflect its broadened scope, the Festival was moved to the picturesque island of Syros, Greece. In 2010, the Sixth International Festival of the Aegean, which took
place over two weeks, incorporated opera, choral, symphonic and popular music, as well as dance. The
Seventh Festival is on the horizon.
In 29 seasons, MidAmerica has achieved many milestones, including 1050 concerts worldwide, 900
in New York, and nearly 500 concerts in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium!
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τις 7 Ιανουαρίου 1984, ο μαέστρος Παναγιώτης Τιμπόρης διοργάνωσε και διηύθυνε την πρώτη
του συναυλία στη Νέα Υόρκη, στην αίθουσα Alice Tully Hall του Lincoln Center, με την Αμερικανική
Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα και τις χορωδίες Louisiana Chorale of Acadiana, Camerata Singers of Baton
Rouge και Collegiate Chorale of New York, σε έργα των Ροσίνι και Ντίνου Κωνσταντινίδη. Η συναυλία αυτή
που έλαβε χώρα στις 7 Ιανουαρίου, 1984, θα αποτελούσε όπως αποδείχθηκε αργότερα το πρότυπο για
την MidAmerica Productions, Inc, την επιφανέστερη ανεξάρτητη εταιρία παραγωγής συναυλιών κλασικής
μουσικής στο Carnegie Hall.
Στις 29 σεζόν λειτουργίας της, η MidAmerica έχει παρουσιάσει σολίστ, χορωδίες και ορχηστρικά σύνολα
από τις Η.Π.Α και το εξωτερικό στις αίθουσες New York’s Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall και Zankel
Hall του Carnegie Hall, καθώς και στις αίθουσες Alice Tully Hall και Avery Fisher Hall του Lincoln Center.
Εκτός από τους κύκλους συναυλιών στη Νέα Υόρκη, η MidAmerica έχει παρουσιάσει συναυλίες σε διάφορες πόλεις των Η.Π.Α, καθώς και σε χώρες μεταξύ των οποίων οι: Ελλάδα, Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, Αυστρία,
Βουλγαρία, Δημοκρατία της Τσεχίας, Ιταλία και Ρωσία.
Τα μουσικά σύνολα που έρχονται στη Νέα Υόρκη έχουν τη δυνατότητα να ερμηνεύσουν χορωδιακά
έργα με ορχήστρα, υπό τη διεύθυνση ταλαντούχων μαέστρων ή να εμφανιστούν στο πλαίσιο της σειράς
συναυλιών που διοργανώνονται για μουσικά σύνολα (MidAmerica’s Ensemble Spotlight Series) όπως το
Φεστιβάλ Μαδριγαλιών, Φωνητικής Τζαζ, National Wind Ensemble, National Festival Youth Orchestra,
και Sweet Adelines. Ανάμεσα στους διακεκριμένους μαέστρους που έχουν προσκληθεί κατά καιρούς να
διευθύνουν στις συναυλίες αυτές είναι οι: Sherrill Milnes, Lukas Foss, Helmuth Rilling, H. Robert Reynolds,
John Rutter, JoAnne Falletta, Michael Morgan, και Jonathan Willcocks. Σχεδόν 700 μαέστροι, 1000
σολίστ από τις μεγαλύτερες λυρικές σκηνές και 3500 σύνολα από τις Η.Π.Α και το εξωτερικό έχουν εμφανιστεί στους κύκλους συναυλιών που έχει διοργανώσει η MidAmerica στη Νέα Υόρκη.
Η MidAmerica έχει αναθέσει τη σύνθεση νέων μουσικών έργων και έχει παρουσιάσει πολλές πρεμιέρες
έργων τόσο στο Carnegie Hall όσο και στο Avery Fisher Hall. Στις παγκόσμιες πρεμιέρες περιλαμβάνονται
τα έργα: Byron’s Greece, Hymn to the Human Spirit και Midnight Fantasy II (για σύνολο πνευστών) του Ντίνου Κωνσταντινίδη, Cantate Domino, Dinstant Land Magnificat, και Mass of the Children του John Rutter,
και A Christmas Garland του John Leavitt. Οι πρώτες πρεμιέρες για τις Η.Π.Α περιλαμβάνουν τα έργα: Die
Schüldigkeit des Ersten Gebots του Μότσαρτ, Κοντσέρτο για Βιολί και Τσέλο του Reimann, Ωδή στη Χαρά
του Τσαϊκόφσκι, Ηλέκτρα και Ραψωδία για Τσέλο και Ορχήστρα του Μίκη Θεοδωράκη, και In the name of
Freedom της Rene Clausen.
Σημαντικό στοιχείο για τη διαμόρφωση της μουσικής ταυτότητα της MidAmerica υπήρξαν οι συναυλίες
μουσικής δωματίου στην αίθουσα Weill Recital Hall του Carnegie Hall που ξεκίνησαν το 1989. Σήμερα
ο κύκλος αυτών των συναυλιών αριθμεί πάνω από 300 παραστάσεις με κορυφαίους σολίστες, μουσικά σύνολα δωματίου, και μέλη ορχηστρών όπως οι: Φιλαρμονική της Νέας Υόρκης, Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra, Ορχήστρα της Φιλαδέλφεια, Συμφωνική της Ατλάντα, και Φιλαρμονική του Λος Άντζελες.
Θυγατρική της MidAmerica αποτελεί η δισκογραφική εταιρία Elysium Recordings, Inc. η οποία από το
1995, έχει κυκλοφορήσει σχεδόν 30 cd με μουσικές παραγωγές ευρέως φάσματος (τζαζ, καμπαρέ, όπερα, ορατόρια, συμφωνίες, και σόλο ρεσιτάλ). Για αυτές τις ηχογραφήσεις, η MidAmerica συγκέντρωσε μερικά από τα μεγαλύτερα ταλέντα της μουσικής σκηνής μεταξύ των οποίων οι: Stanley Drucker (κορυφαίος
κλαρινετίστας στη Φιλαρμονική της Νέας Υόρκης τα τελευταία 60 χρόνια), David Chan και Rafael Figueroa
(κοντσερτίνο και κορυφαίος τσελίστας της Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), και Lukas Foss (διακεκριμένος
συνθέτης, πιανίστας και μαέστρος).
Το 1998, η MidAmerica διοργάνωσε το πρώτο Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Μουσικής Μυκόνου. Αργότερα το
Φεστιβάλ που άλλαξε την ονομασία του σε Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Αιγαίου για να εκφράζει την εξελικτική του
πορεία, μετέφερε την έδρα του στη Σύρο. Το 2010, το Έκτο Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Αιγαίου, το οποίο διήρκεσε
δύο εβδομάδες περιλάμβανε παραστάσεις όπερας, χορωδιακής, συμφωνικής και λαϊκής μουσικής, καθώς
και χορού.
Στα 29 χρόνια λειτουργίας της, η MidAmerica μετράει ορόσημα όπως 1050 συναυλίες παγκοσμίως,
900 στη Νέα Υόρκη, και κοντά στις 500 στο Stern Auditorium του Carnegie Hall!
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Past Artists at THE Festival
Marina Alexander, Choral Director, 2011
Giada Amparan, Mezzo-soprano, 2006
Stefano Anselmi, Baritone, 2006
Tassos Apostolou, Bass-baritone, 2009, 2010
Leandra Ashton, Actor, 2009
Richard Aslanian, Artistic Staff, 2002
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Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
2nd International Festival of the Aegean | July 6 - 13, 2006
Mozart: Don Giovanni | All-Mozart Program: Overture to Le nozze di Figaro K.492; Piano
Concerto No. 21 in C major, K.467; Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550 | Broadway
Comes to Syros: Selections from West Side Story, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Candide,
South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I, and Porgy and Bess | Broadway Comes to Paros
3rd International Festival of the Aegean | July 11 - 22, 2007
Gala Opening: Verdi: Overture to La Forza del destino; Beethoven: “Ah, Perfido!”; Beethoven:
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 | Mascagni: Zanetto | Opera highlights by Verdi,
Ponchielli, Bellini, Cilèa, Rossini, Donizetti | Vienna Night in Syros: Selections by Johann
Strauss, Lehár, Stolz, Kálmán | Gala Recital for Voice and Piano | Aquila Theater of New
York: Romeo and Juliet | Stratos Vougas Jazz Quartet | Taximi, Rebetika from Sweden |
Human Touch
4th International Festival of the Aegean | July 9 - 19, 2008
Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K.299 | Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana
(concertante) | Haydn: Te Deum; Handel: Overture to Royal Fireworks; Rimsky-Korsakov:
Procession of the Nobles from Mlada Suite; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”),
Finale; Smetana: Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride; John Rutter: Feel the
Spirit (selections); Concerti movements by Bruch, Haydn, Telemann, Vivaldi, and Weber |
Mozart: Requiem; Vivaldi: Gloria | Opera Gala | Aquila Theater of New York: The Iliad, Book
1 | Taximi, Rebetika from Sweden
5th International Festival of the Aegean | July 1 - 11, 2009
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Puccini’s Tosca | Schubert: Mass in G Major, No. 2, D.167; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.
5 in E minor, Op. 64; Mozart: Overture to La clemenza di Tito, K.621 | Shakespeare: As
You Like It | Stars of Vienna State Opera Ballet: world premiere of Zorba
6th International Festival of the Aegean | July 1 - 11, 2009
Bizet’s Carmen | Fauré: Requiem; Works by Ariaga, von Weber, Krommer | Sunset
Concert at St. Nicholas Church | Greek Opera Studio Gala Performance | Maria
Farantouri Sings “Songs without Borders” | “Mythos and Pathos in Dance”
Francis Bardot, Guest Conductor, 2010
Esteban Berlanga, Dancer, 2010
Simona Bertini, Soprano, 2006
Linda Mack Berven, Choral Director, 2011
Maria Bildea, Harpist, 2008
James Bingham, Choral Director, 2008
Lucy Black, Actor, 2009
Richard Block, Bass-baritone, 2011
Joseph Brent, Tenor, 2011
Margaret Brown, Choral Director, 2010
Frederick Burchinal, Baritone, 2011
Carol Castel, Staging Director, 2000, 2001, 2007
Rosario Castro, Dancer, 2010
Ricardo Castro, Dancer, 2010
Anais Chalendard, Dancer, 2010
Lena Chatzigrigoriou, Stage & Production Manager, 2010, 2011
Vinicio Cheli, Lighting Designer, 2010, 2011
Philip Copeland, Choral Director, 2010
Raffaele Costantini, Bass-baritone, 2005
Stanley Curtis, Choral Director, 2011
Brent Davis, Baritone, 2011
Damian Davis, Actor, 2009
Benjamin Dawkins, Bass, 2011
Kenneth De Boer, Choral Director, 2011
Sharon DeBoer, Accompanist, 2011
Josephine Delledera, Soprano, 2011
Mimi Denissi, Actress, 2011
Shannon DeVine, Baritone, 2009
Carla Dirlikov, Mezzo-soprano, 2010
Nicolas Di Virgilio, Master Teacher and Coach, 2000
Naomi Drucker, Clarinetist, 2010
Stanley Drucker, Clarinetist, 2010
Olympia Dukakis, Actress, 2011
Norman Dunfee, Pianist, 2007
Reda El Wakil, Bass-baritone, 2010
Olga Esina, Dancer, 2010
Constantine Th. Evangelatos, Choral Director, 2011
Maria Farantouri, Folk Singer, 2010
Jakub Fiebig, Orchestra Executive Manager, 2009 - 2011
Giannis Filias, Tenor, 2010
W. Patrick Flannagan, Choral Director, 2010
Stephen Fox, Conductor, 2011
Carroll Freeman, Teacher GOS, 2002, 2011
Abbie Furmansky, Voice Teacher GOS, 2011
Janet Galván, Guest Conductor, 2011
Todd Geer, Tenor, 2007
Filli Georgiadou, Soprano, 2010
Christina Giannapoulou, Teacher GOS, 2011
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Michael Hayden, Choral Director, 2010
Tina Johns Heidrich, Choral Director, 2011
Takako Horaguchi, Mezzo-soprano, 2005
Raymond Hughes, Conductor and Pianist, 2007, 2009
Antonino Interisano, Tenor, 2009
Anthony Ivanov, Choral Director, 2011
Louise Jardine, Choral Director, 2011
Terre Johnson, Guest Conductor, 2010
Richard Kidd, Actor, 2009
Melody Kielisch, Soprano, 2006, 2007
Sergej Kiselev, Tenor, 2006
Spyros Klapsis, Choral Director, 2010, 2011
Konstantinos Klironomos, Tenor, 2009
Beatrice Knop, Dancer, 2010
Giorgos Kolios, Set Design Concept, 2010
Kirill Kourlaev, Dancer, 2009
Maria Kousouni, Dancer, 2010 , 2011
Zafiris Koutelieris, Bass, 2010
Rainer Krenstetter, Dancer, 2010
Edyta Kulczak, Mezzo-soprano, 2008
Asteris Kutulas, Filmmaker, 2011
Akis Lalousis, Baritone, 2009
Iris Lamanna, Guest Conductor, 2011
Robert E. Lamb, Conductor, 2011
David Lander, Lighting Design, 2011
Eilana Lappalainen, Soprano/GOS, 2005-2011
Jennifer Larmore, Mezzo-soprano, 2007
James Lavender, Actor, 2009
Thomas Louziotis, Choral Director, 2011
Israel Lozano, Tenor, 2011
David Lynch with Human Touch, 2007
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Nikos Maliaras, Choral Director, 2011
Jenia Manoussaki, Pianist, 2006
Maria Emma Meligopoulou, Choral Director, 2011
Myrsini Margariti, Soprano, 2010, 2011
Pietro Masi, Baritone, 2005
Maria Francesca Mazzara, Soprano, 2005
Nancy Meckler, Director, 2011
Peter Meineck, Artistic Director, 2009
Raul Melo, Tenor (Cuba-USA), 2010
Irene Messoloras, Conductor, 2011
Giorgio Aristo Mikroutsikos, Tenor, 2006, 2007
Sherrill Milnes, Artistic Director, 2000
Igor Milos, Dancer, 2010
Ann Moeller, Conductor, 2011
Carmine Monaco, Bass, 2005
Armando Mora, Baritone, 2006
Theodore Moraitis, Bass, 2011
Amedeo Moretti, Tenor, 2005
Rogelio Riojas Nalasco, Assistant Conductor, 2010, 2011
Russi Nikoff, Bass, 2010
Lloyd Notice, Actor, 2009
Jiří Novak, Assistant to the Stage Director, 2010, 2011
Michael O’Neal, Choral Director, 2010
Pier Paolo Pacini, Director GOS, 2011
Giovanni Battista Palmieri, Tenor, 2008
Tania Panayanopoulou, Pianist, 2005
Sergio Panajia, Tenor, 2005
Marissia Papalexiou, Mezzo-soprano, 2010, 2011
Manolis Papasifakis, Coach & Accompanist, 2000, 2011
Alessandra Pasquali, Assistant Choreographer, 2011
Eno Peci, Dancer (Albania), 2009, 2010, 2011
Galen Dean Peiskee, Accompanist, 2011
Sofia Pintzou, Dancer, 2011
Rosa Poulimenou, Soprano and Choral Director, 2008, 2010
William Powers, Bass-baritone, 2007
Ellen Rabiner, Contralto, 2008
Kostas Rassidakis, Baritone, 2010
Rogelio Riojas-Nalasco, Assistant Orchestra Director, 2011
Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse, Conductor, 2008
Earl Rivers, Guest Conductor, 2011
Gianni Romangiolli, Director, 2005, 2006
Theresa Russell, Choir Director, 2009
Klaus Salge, Filmmaker, 2011
Karina Sarkissova, Dancer, 2009
Alicia Saunders, Flutist, 2008
Arkady Serper, Accompanist, 2011
Laura Kakis Serper, Guest Conductor, 2011
Vaishnavi Sharma, Actor, 2009
Tim Sharp, Principal Guest Conductor, 2011
Martin Sherman, Playwright, 2011
Angeliki Sigourou, Chorus Choreographer, 2011
Karina Skreszewska-Trapezanidou, Soprano, 2009
Mikhail Sosnovsky, Dancer, 2009
Antonio Stragapede, Bass, 2006, 2008
Lena Sourmeli, Conductor, 2011
Mark Stamper, Conductor, 2011
Valentin Stefanov, Conductor, 2011
Daniel Sutton, Pianist GOS, 2011
Aliya Tanikpaev, Dancer, 2009
Taximi, 2007, 2008
Mikis Theodorakis, Composer, 2011
Bradley Trammel, Tenor, 2011
Irini Tsirakidi, Soprano, 2007
Natalia Ushakova, Soprano, 2011
Nicky Vanoppen, Dancer, 2011
Maria Vassilopoulou, Translator GOS, 2011
Stefano Viti, Baritone, 2005, 2006
Stratos Vougas Jazz Quartet, 2007
Franziska Wallner-Hollinek, Dancer, 2011
Nadine Whitney, Choir Director, 2011
Yannis Xylas, Pianist & Cembalist , 2005-2011
Maria Yakovleva, Dancer, 2009
Paul Zachariades, Male mezzo-soprano, 2011
Renato Zanella, Dance Director, 2009- 2011
Danilo Zeka, Dancer, 2011
Maria Zouves, Artist-in-Residence (United States), 2000
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Past Vocal Ensembles at THE Festival
Canada
Kamloops Choristers, British Columbia, 2010
Etobicoke Youth Choir, Ontario, 2011
France
Choeur d’Enfants d’Ile-de-France, Paris, 2010
Greece
Choir of the Employees Union of the Bank of Greece, Athens, 2011
Chorus of the Department of Musical Studies, University of Athens, 2011
“Manolis Kalomoiris” Children’s Choir, Athens, 2011
Members of National Conservatory’s Choir (Ethnikon Odeio), Athens, 2009 - 2011
Members from the Athens Singers and Nakas Conservatory, Athens, 2006, 2009
Scientists’ Choir of Philothei, Athens, 2011
Camerata Vocalis, Corfu, 2010
Ionian University Department of Musical Studies, Corfu, 2009
Municipal Choir of Kerkyra, Corfu, 2011
Women’s Chorus of Corfu, 2011
Mixed Choir of Eptanisii of Patras, 2011
Choir “Armonia” of Preveza, 2011
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Syros Men’s Chorus, Syros, 2010
Syros Opera Chorus, Syros, 2006
Italy
The Rome Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists, 2005
Poland
The Choir of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic, Bialystok, 2008
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United States
Birmingham Concert Chorale, AL, 2010
Kairos Youth Choir, Berkeley, CA, 2011
Southwestern College Concert Choir, Chula Vista, CA, 2009
Nova Voce, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
Vocal Ensemble of Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, CA, 2010
Contra Costa Children’s Choir, Walnut Creek, CA, 2011
Durango Choral Society, CO, 2011
Connecticut Master Chorale, Danbury, CT 2011
Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL, 2011
Wesleyan College Concert Chorus, Macon, GA, 2011
The Michael O’Neal Singers, GA, 2010
Columbia Collegiate Chorale of Maryland, MD, 2008
The Arcadian Chorale, Matawan, NJ, 2011
Richmond Choral Society, Matawan, NJ
Warwick Valley Chorale, NY, 2011
Taghkanic Chorale, Yorktown Heights, NY
Sardis Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Charlotte, NC, 2011
The Knox Choir of Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, OH, 2011
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, OK, 2011
King College Symphonic Choir, TN, 2010
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Austin, TX
The Singing Girls of Texas, Fort Worth, TX, 2011
Past Orchestras at THE Festival
Rome Philharmonic, 2005
Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Czech Republic, 2007
New England Symphonic Orchestra 2006
Pan-European Philharmonia, Poland, 2009, 2010, 2011
staff
Dimitri Yolassis
Production Coordinator
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
& CREDITS
Yiannis Keranis, Yannis Pitaoulis and the
Cultural Council of the Municipality of
Syros-Hermoupolis
Maria Bildea
Thanasis Papadimitriou,
Percussionist
Tassos Afentioulides and Yannis Dikeos,
Ulysses Travel
Yiannis Rotas & Letta Roussou
Festival Hotels:
Aktaion Hotel, Benois Hotel,
Cochili Hotel, Dias Hotel, Diogenis Hotel,
Dolphin Bay Hotel, Faros Village,
François Hotel, Hermes Hotel,
Nissaki Hotel
and The Metropolitan Hotel
Syngrou, Athens
Festival Discount Restaurants:
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Οβελιστήριο “Τα Γιάννενα”, Άμβυξ,
Pizza Scherzosa, Ραφογιάννης
Blue Star Ferries
Cover photograph by STEPHANOS
Lena Chatzigrigoriou
Stage Manager
Dennis Loy
Irene Messoloras
Paul Torkelson
Sean Guerrier
Sara Bong
Festival Production Assistants
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Press - Greece
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Press - NYC
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Symphony #2
“The Resurrection”
Giuseppe Verdi
Il Trovatore
Operetta Ballet
A night in Vienna
Henrik Ibsen
Peer Gynt
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Aquila Theater
Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew
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Beethoven: Symphony #9 “Ode to Joy”
Opera Gala: Scenes from Aida, La Boheme, Andrea Chenier,
Idomeneo, Don Carlo, Othello
Special Concerts for Women, Men and Children Choruses
featuring the music of the following American composers:
Berkey, Brunner, Hayes and Lauridsen
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Concert Choral Suite
Rutter: Magnificat
Beethoven: “Choral Fantasy”
3rd Annual Greek Opera Studio
Miaoulis Square Gala “Under the Stars”
St. Nicholas Church “Sunset Concert”
St. George Roman Catholic Church
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