Wednesday Jul 23, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
31o C
23o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Chilean mezzo-soprano to interpret Theodorakis works

A rising international opera star will be interpreting two landmark works by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis in Athens on Thursday, March 27.

Chilean mezzo-soprano Maria Isabel Vera (photo) will perform the composer's "Canto General" and "Romancero Gitano" at the Athens Concert Hall. While the former is based on poetry by Chile's Pablo Neruda, the latter features the poetry of Spain's Federico Garcia Lorca.

The Athens Concert Hall performance marks the 110th anniversary ofNobel-laureate Neruda's birth as well as 40 years since the completion and first rendition of the Greek composer's "Canto General."

The performance features maestro Loukas Karytinos leading a 15-member orchestra, baritone Haris Andrianos and pianist Tatiana Papageorgiou. Sakis Todoulos will narrate.

Vera's Athens debut follows appearances at the New York Met, the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, among other venues.

The vocalist was born in Santiago in 1977, with her hometown's municipal theater serving as a debut venue for the young artist to gain experience in roles which included Fenena and Eboli in Verdi's "Nabucco" and "Don Carlos," respectively.

In 2007, the artist was selected to represent Chile in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, where she reached the final. The same year she enrolled at the prestigious Juilliard Opera Center in New York.

The Athens concert, co-organized with the Thorax Foundation, comes with a charity angle. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit the Holy Metropolis of Ilion, Acharnes and Petroupoli and its soup kitchens.

Tickets range from 15 to 80 euros. For more information, visit www.megaron.gr.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday March 20, 2014 (21:56)  
Handmade Greek fashion history on show in Athens
Greek National Opera encourages love of the genre among youngsters
Big flaw in Corinths tourism infrastructure
Hope in Nemea following new ministers visit
Greek students to carry out experiment at CERN after sharing first place in international competition
Odysseus' Comrades, a team of students from Varvakios Pilot School in Athens, have been invited to travel to CERN in Switzerland to carry out their own experiments after winning first place ...
GREEKS
Greeks Gone West: Nick Politakis
Greeks Gone West is a series of video vignettes the US Embassy in Athens made about the world of work in the US. Through the prism of Greeks and Greek-Americans with interesting work lives...
Inside Community
Inside Gastronomy
Inside Travel
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Greek economy expected to grow 0.7 pct in 2014, IOBE think tank says
2. Police release new photos of fugitive Roupa
3. Parts of Thessaloniki university campus sealed off as police investigate bomb threat
4. Structural reforms preferable to wage cuts, IMF experts say
5. Hedge fund Dromeus turns Greek tragedy to triumph with 160 pct gain
6. Number of firms filing for bankruptcy in Greece drops
more news
Today
This Week
1. Hedge fund Dromeus turns Greek tragedy to triumph with 160 pct gain
2. Front-line threats
3. Testing behavior
4. Parts of Thessaloniki university campus sealed off as police investigate bomb threat
5. Police release new photos of fugitive Roupa
6. Structural reforms preferable to wage cuts, IMF experts say
Today
This Week
1. Ex-Credit Suisse banker taps lesson for Greek rebound
2. The cost of excellence
3. Greece seen in third bailout as bonds not enough, economists say
4. Climber dies in Mount Olympus fall
5. Summer storms cause problems in Thessaloniki, spread across the country
6. Greek banks able to tap investors after stress tests, HFSF Says
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.