CULTURE

Jose Cura in Oinouses

The Olympic Flame will be making a brief stop on the island of Oinouses on July 15, and as an extra treat to islanders and a major attraction to tourists, the famed Argentinean tenor Jose Cura will sing the Olympic Anthem in Greek and carry the flame. Later on in the evening, Cura, who is also an accomplished athlete, will give a recital of excerpts from well-known operas and contemporary compositions, to the accompaniment of the Feminarte Orchestra. Mytaras On the same day, the island will also enjoy the opening of an exhibition of works by Dimitris Mytaras with themes inspired by the torch relay. All these events are to take place at the island’s culture and sports complex, endowed on the island by the foundation of Yiannis Lemos in 1998. The complex comprises a 2,500 sq.m. sports field that was revamped into an attractive space and further embellished with an amphitheater able to host sporting and artistic events. Over the years, it has featured numerous events that have given the small island much pleasure and has elevated its profile as a holiday destination. The Mytaras exhibition will be held in an area of the stadium specially designed to host art shows and will run through to July 26. It is also worth noting that all the islanders have been invited to Cura’s recital. Cura returns to Greece after performing at the Herod Atticus Theater in July 2002 as part of the Athens Festival. The famed Argentinean singer was born in Rosario in 1962. Before embarking on a stellar singing career, Cura studied composition and conducting in Buenos Aires.