“Island Escapes - Syros,” Travel + Leisure, February 2019

“Discover Syros,” Blue Magazine, Aegean Airlines, Issue 58

Blue Star Ferries

The 15th Annual International Festival of the Aegean

July 14 – 26, 2019

"The Salzburg of the Aegean"

Tickets go on sale at the Apollo Theater box office and www.ticketservices.gr on April 15, 2019

The appearance of the Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw is made possible due to the generous support of the Schwarz Foundation of Munich, Germany.

PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS

Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11:00 – Evanthia Kairi Theater

Children’s educational performance with opera scenes and arias
as well as Greek dialogue by Greek young artists
“The Opera Train”

DINA STRANI, Stage Director
Text and performance built by Eilana Lappalainen,
General & Artistic Director of the Greek Opera Studio

Free and open to the public....especially children and their parents.


Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 19:30 – Della Grazie, Posidonia

“Festival Kick-Off”
Free and open to the public.
Donations for the Greek Opera Studio performers and the scholarship award kindly accepted.
Refreshments will be served.


Friday, July 12, 2019 at 21:00 – The Church of the Virgin Mary, Chroussa

Visiting American Choirs “a cappella choir music presentations”
The Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus, Summit, NJ (Candace Wicke, Director)
Cantemus Women’s Choir, Kingsport, TN (Patricia Denmark, Director)
Asheville Choral Society Collective, Asheville, NC (Melodie Galloway, Director)

Free and open to the public.


Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 19:30 – Megaron Café, Hermoupolis

Greek Opera Studio Artists perform
a Musical Theater review

“A Musical Theater Evening”
Featuring Popular Vocal Favorites

Free admission and open to the public. Seating limited.

2019 FESTIVAL

Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Opening of the 15th Annual International Festival of the Aegean
“Celebrating Mozart and Beethoven and two iconic Masterpieces”

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director
MOZART: Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
SYDNEY KUCINE, Soprano
CAITLIN REDDING, Mezzo-soprano
MICHAEL WADE LEE, Tenor
PETROS MAGOULAS, Bass
With choirs from America and Greece
The Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus, Summit, NJ (Candace Wicke, Director)
University of Nevada of Reno, NV (Paul Torkelson, Director)
Cantemus Women’s Choir, Kingsport, TN (Patricia Denmark, Director)
Asheville Choral Society Collective, Asheville, NC (Melodie Galloway, Director)
Kallitexnimata of Keratsini, Greece (Maria Michalopoulou, Director)

PETER TIBORIS, Conductor

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros

“A grand and glorious way to open our 15th historic anniversary season!!”


Monday, July 15, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director
Apollo Theater / Festival Opera Presentation
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Artistic Director of Opera Productions

STRAUSS: “ARIADNE AUF NAXOS” (1916 version)
A slapstick comedy by a great 20th century master: Richard Strauss

Cast
PRIMADONNA / ARIADNE………………… EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Soprano
DER TENOR / BACCHUS…………………TA’U PUPU’A , Tenor
DER HAUSHOFMEISTER…………………MICHAEL SEIBEL , Sprechrolle
EIN MUSIKLEHRER…………………TEFANOS KORONEOS, Baritone
DER KOMPONIST…………………ADRIAN ANGELICO , Mezzo-soprano
EIN OFFIZIER / BRIGHELLA…………………CRAIG SANPHY, Tenor
EIN TANZMEISTER…………………LIFAN YANG, Tenor
EIN PERÜCKENMACHER…………………NIKOLAOS MASOURAKIS, Hoher Bass
EIN LAKAI…………………JOSEPH CALZADA, Baritone
ZERBINETTA…………………LOUISE FRIBO, Hoher Soprano
HARLEKIN…………………VIKTOR RUD, Baritone
SCARAMUCCIO…………………ANTONIS BATSAKIS, Tenor
TRUFFALDIN…………………CHRISTIAN TSCHELEBIEW, Bass
NAJAD………………… SYDNEY KUCINE, Soprano I
ECHO…………………MAYA PARDO, Soprano II
DRYAD…………………CAITLIN REDDING, Mezzo-soprano

GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor
DETLEF SOELTER, Stage Director
JENS HUEBNER, Designer

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros

“An evening of great music and theater”


Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

“The Genius of Mozart”

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
MOZART: Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626
SYDNEY KUCINE, Soprano
CAITLIN REDDING, Mezzo-soprano
MICHAEL WADE LEE, Tenor
PETROS MAGOULAS, Bass
With choirs from America

PETER TIBORIS, Conductor

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:00 – The Apollo Theater

“DONIZETTI: L’elisir d’amore”
a performance for the children of Syros and their parents

This is an abbreviated performance of 75 minutes
by the Greek Opera Studio soloists and participants.
MARIOS KAZAS, Piano
WOLFGANG KLUGE, Conductor
MICHAEL SEIBEL, Stage Director

CAST
ADINA ………………………………… SYDNEY KUCINE, Soprano
GIANNETTA ………………………… BRENDA BELOHOUBEK, Soprano
NEMORINO ………………………… LIFAN YANG, Tenor
BELCORE ………………………… JOSEPH CALZADA, Baritone
DULCAMARA ………………………STEFANOS KORONEOS, Baritone

Free and open to the public.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director
Apollo Theater / Festival Opera Presentation
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Artistic Director of Opera Productions

STRAUSS: “ARIADNE AUF NAXOS” (1916 version)
A slapstick comedy by a great 20th century master: Richard Strauss

Cast
PRIMADONNA / ARIADNE………………… EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Soprano
DER TENOR / BACCHUS…………………TA’U PUPU’A , Tenor
DER HAUSHOFMEISTER…………………MICHAEL SEIBEL , Sprechrolle
EIN MUSIKLEHRER…………………TEFANOS KORONEOS, Baritone
DER KOMPONIST…………………ADRIAN ANGELICO , Mezzo-soprano
EIN OFFIZIER / BRIGHELLA…………………CRAIG SANPHY, Tenor
EIN TANZMEISTER…………………LIFAN YANG, Tenor
EIN PERÜCKENMACHER…………………NIKOLAOS MASOURAKIS, Hoher Bass
EIN LAKAI…………………JOSEPH CALZADA, Baritone
ZERBINETTA…………………LOUISE FRIBO, Hoher Soprano
HARLEKIN…………………VIKTOR RUD, Baritone
SCARAMUCCIO…………………ANTONIS BATSAKIS, Tenor
TRUFFALDIN…………………CHRISTIAN TSCHELEBIEW, Bass
NAJAD………………… SYDNEY KUCINE, Soprano I
ECHO…………………MAYA PARDO, Soprano II
DRYAD…………………CAITLIN REDDING, Mezzo-soprano

GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor
DETLEF SOELTER, Stage Director
JENS HUEBNER, Designer

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros

“An evening of great music and theater”


Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 20:30 at the Apollo Theater

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director

“Spotlight Series”

DAN FORREST: Jubilate Deo (Greek Premiere)
KATHRYN WIECKHORST, Soprano
AMALIA ASKORDALAKI, Mezzo-Soprano
CANDACE WICKE, Conductor (Festival Debut)
Featuring visiting American choirs
The Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus, Summit, NJ (Candace Wicke, Director)
University of Nevada of Reno, NV (Paul Torkelson, Director)
Cantemus Women’s Choir of Kingsport, TN (Patricia Denmark, Director)
Ashville Choral Society Collective of Asheville, NC (Melodie Galloway, Director)

MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
MARIOS PAPADOPOULOS, Piano (Festival Debut)
PETER TIBORIS, Conductor

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros


Friday, July 19, 2019 at 18:00 – St. Nicholas Church, Hermoupolis

13th Annual Sunset Choral Concert

Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus, Summit, NJ
Candace Wicke, Director
Treble Chorus
TRADITIONAL (South Africa), arr. Daniel Jackson: Hlohonolofatsa
DAN FORREST: Ngokujabula! (from “Jubilate Deo”)
IVO ANTOGNINI: O Magnum Mysterium
Civic Chorale
MICHAEL JOHN TROTTA : Psalm 150
Sonare
CARLOS CORDERO: Salve Regina
Symphonic Chorus
SPIRITUAL, arr. Greg Gilpin: In That Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’

Cantemus Women’s Choir, Kingsport, TN
Patricia Denmark, Director
Plainchant: O Blessed Creator, Source of Light
ANDREW MILLER: Alleluia Incantation
Cantate Domino to VIADANA, arr. Russell Robinson: Exultate Justi
TRADITIONAL (USA), arr. Bob Chilcott: The Gift to be Simple
JACOB NARVERUD: Dominus Vobiscum
TRADITIONAL (USA), arr. The Wailin’ Jennys: Bright Morning Stars
TRADITIONAL (USA), arr. The Wailin’ Jennys: Long Time Traveler
TRADITIONAL (USA), arr. J. David Moore: Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Asheville Choral Society, Asheville, NC
Melodie Galloway, Director
TRADITIONAL (USA) arr. Melodie Galloway: Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken
OLA GJEILO: Ubi Caritas
MORTEN LAURIDSEN: O Magnum Mysterium
GERALD FINZI: My Spirit Sang All Day
MARK BURROWS: Let the Children Come

Mixed Choir of Syros Musical Club, Greece
Ioannis Argyriou, Director
“Τη Υπερμάχω” (“To the Victorious” - Akathist Hymn kontakion) arr. G. Karpodinis
“Χριστός Γεννάται Δοξάσατε” (“Christ Is Born, Glorify” - Christmas Psalm) arr. R. Papakonstantinou
“Αξιον Εστίν” (“It Is Meet” - Magnificat Psalm) arr. Stavros Kougioumtzis
“Εξομολογείσθε Τω Κυρίω” (“Confess to the Lord” - Communion Psalm) arr. R. Papakonstantinou
“Η Θεόν Τετοκυία” (She Who Gave Birth to God) Music: Marios Tokas

Free and open to the public.


Friday, July 19, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director
Apollo Theater / Festival Opera Presentation
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Artistic Director of Opera Productions

STRAUSS: “ARIADNE AUF NAXOS” (1916 version)
A slapstick comedy by a great 20th century master: Richard Strauss

Cast
PRIMADONNA / ARIADNE………………… EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Soprano
DER TENOR / BACCHUS…………………TA’U PUPU’A , Tenor
DER HAUSHOFMEISTER…………………MICHAEL SEIBEL , Sprechrolle
EIN MUSIKLEHRER…………………TEFANOS KORONEOS, Baritone
DER KOMPONIST…………………ADRIAN ANGELICO , Mezzo-soprano
EIN OFFIZIER / BRIGHELLA…………………CRAIG SANPHY, Tenor
EIN TANZMEISTER…………………LIFAN YANG, Tenor
EIN PERÜCKENMACHER…………………NIKOLAOS MASOURAKIS, Hoher Bass
EIN LAKAI…………………JOSEPH CALZADA, Baritone
ZERBINETTA…………………LOUISE FRIBO, Hoher Soprano
HARLEKIN…………………VIKTOR RUD, Baritone
SCARAMUCCIO…………………ANTONIS BATSAKIS, Tenor
TRUFFALDIN…………………CHRISTIAN TSCHELEBIEW, Bass
NAJAD………………… SYDNEY KUCINE, Soprano I
ECHO…………………MAYA PARDO, Soprano II
DRYAD…………………CAITLIN REDDING, Mezzo-soprano

GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor
DETLEF SOELTER, Stage Director
JENS HUEBNER, Designer

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros

“An evening of great music and theater”


Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director

“All Beethoven — 19th Century Genius”
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
MARIOS PAPADOPOULOS, Piano

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
PETER TIBORIS, Conductor

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros


Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw
PETER TIBORIS, Music Director
Apollo Theater / Festival Opera Presentation
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Artistic Director of Opera Productions

STRAUSS: “ARIADNE AUF NAXOS” (1916 version)
A slapstick comedy by a great 20th century master: Richard Strauss

Cast
PRIMADONNA / ARIADNE………………… EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Soprano
DER TENOR / BACCHUS…………………TA’U PUPU’A , Tenor
DER HAUSHOFMEISTER…………………MICHAEL SEIBEL , Sprechrolle
EIN MUSIKLEHRER…………………TEFANOS KORONEOS, Baritone
DER KOMPONIST…………………ADRIAN ANGELICO , Mezzo-soprano
EIN OFFIZIER / BRIGHELLA…………………CRAIG SANPHY, Tenor
EIN TANZMEISTER…………………LIFAN YANG, Tenor
EIN PERÜCKENMACHER…………………NIKOLAOS MASOURAKIS, Hoher Bass
EIN LAKAI…………………JOSEPH CALZADA, Baritone
ZERBINETTA…………………LOUISE FRIBO, Hoher Soprano
HARLEKIN…………………VIKTOR RUD, Baritone
SCARAMUCCIO…………………ANTONIS BATSAKIS, Tenor
TRUFFALDIN…………………CHRISTIAN TSCHELEBIEW, Bass
NAJAD………………… SYDNEY KUCINE, Soprano I
ECHO…………………MAYA PARDO, Soprano II
DRYAD…………………CAITLIN REDDING, Mezzo-soprano

GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor
DETLEF SOELTER, Stage Director
JENS HUEBNER, Designer

Tickets: 30 and 20 euros

“An evening of great music and theater”


Monday, July 22, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

NO PERFORMANCE


Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

“Liederabend and an evening of Greek 20th Century art songs”
Greek Opera Studio artists and visiting guest artists
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General and Artistic Director

Tickets: 20 and 10 euros


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

DONIZETTI: L’elisir d’amore
Presented by Greek Opera Studio,
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General and Music Director

CAST
ADINA…………………SYDNEY KUCINE, Soprano
GIANNETTA…………………DENA MARIE ANDREWS, Soprano
NEMORINO…………………LIFAN YANG, Tenor
BELCORE…………………NIKOLAOS MASOURAKI, Baritone
DULCAMARA…………………STEFANOS KORONEOS, Baritone

MICHAEL SEIBEL, Stage Director
WOLFGANG KLUGE, Conductor
MARIOS KAZAS, Piano

Tickets: 20 and 10 euros


Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

A SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF MUSIC
FROM GRANADA SPAIN: “Irlándalus”
Featuring “Darash”
A concept that reinforces the idea of joining contemporary and
ancient music based on music of the Mediterranean.

The Artists:
JORGE PARADA CASTELLANO, Guitars, Mandolin, and Mandola
JUAN CABELLO DONAYRE, Violin and Lyra
JUAN ANTONIO RODRÍGUEZ, Clarinet, Kaval, Irish Flute, Bagpipes, and Whistle
PABLO GONZÁLEZ COBO, Irish Bouzouki and Lavta
JUANA RODRÍGUEZ LARRETA, Dancer and Percussionist:
Egyptian Darbuka, Bendir, Cajón Flamenco

Tickets: 25 and 15 euros


Friday, July 26, 2019 at 20:30 – The Apollo Theater

Greek Opera Studio’s Grand Finale Gala
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General and Artistic Director
MARIOS KAZAS, Performance Pianist
Detlef Soelter, Michael Seibel, Dina Strani, Dirk Schattner, Eilana Lappalainen, Stage Directors
Tickets: 25 and 15 euros


2019 Festival Schedule in Greek (PDF)

Tickets available starting April 15, 2019 at the Apollo Theater
and online at www.ticketservices.gr
Schedule and artists subject to change without notice.

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