Greek National Opera Roadshow 2019

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26 March 2019

Athens / Greece

Roadshow

The Greek National Opera presented the Roadshow Proagon* on the occasion of Thodoris Economou’s children’s musical Musica! Or the Battle of Sounds. The event took place in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

In the context of the Roadshow, children and young people had the opportunity to get acquainted with the world of opera and the power of music, listening to the thoughts and ideas of the creators themselves, but also parts of the work. The eventwas presented in collaboration with the Youth Opera, an educational programme of the Greek National Opera, targeted at young artists who have completed their studies and are now making their first professional steps.

The programme started with an open panel discussion with the performance’s creative team moderated by Dr Nikos Xanthoulis. Marivita Grammatikaki, the librettist of Musica! Or the Battle of Sounds, the director Io Voulgaraki, the Youth Opera project coordinator Vangelis Hatzisimos and of course, the composer, Thodoris Economou were present to the panel discussion.
The discussion was followed by a concert by the musicians of the performance Musika! Or the Battle of Sounds, including:

Maria Alexandrou, Viola
Dimos Vlachos, Sax
Angeliki Vardaka, Cymbelina
Marinos Tarnanas, Maestro
Michalis Psyrras, Voncello
Yiannis Tsanakaliotis, Piano

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