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July 23, 2018 – Peter Tiboris Conducts an International Gala of Great Opera Moments at Athens Concert Hall (Megaron Musikis)

Eleni Program

Eleni: An Opera/Oratorio, Commissioned by Peter Tiboris and MidAmerica Productions.....World Premiere: March 25 2021 Carnegie Hall, the Bicentenial of Greek Independence Day....

Article in The National Herald about
Peter Tiboris and Festival of the Aegean, April 9, 2016.


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

Program from the Thirteenth
Festival of the Aegean, 2017

Fota Program

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The International Festival of the Aegean, which takes place annually on the Island of Syros, Greece, was founded in 2005 by the Greek-American conductor, producer, and impresario Peter Tiboris. Now entering its fourteenth season, the Festival attracts world-class artists from dozens of countries, and has become a summer destination for lovers of the arts from Europe and beyond. In 2011, the Festival was named "Best cultural organization operating in the wider region of Greece" by the Awards Committee of Music Critics of the Union of Greek Theatre and Music Critics, based in Athens, Greece. In December 2014, the Festival was awarded the Gina Bachauer Award as Festival of the Year.

MidAmerica Productions and MidAm International are the primary producers of this Festival in Syros in cooperation with the Municipality of Syros; George Marangos, Mayor; and Thomai Mendrinou, Vice-Mayor of Cultural Affairs. MidAmerica Productions was founded in 1983 and has produced over 1300 concerts worldwide, over 550 of which have been in historic Carnegie Hall in New York City. MidAm International was founded in 2012 and produces and presents concerts in Florence, Verona, Venice, Vienna, Salzburg, Paris, Prague, Berlin, Budapest, Lisbon, Porto, Macao (China), and Syros.

14th Annual International
Festival of the Aegean

(Since 2005)

Peter Tiboris
Founder, General & Music Director

Eilana Lappalainen
Artistic Director of the Festival's Opera Productions

Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw, Poland
Peter Tiboris, Music Director
Jakub Fiebig, Executive Manager

Giovanni Pacor, Principal Guest Conductor (Italy)
Marta Kluczyńska, Associate Principal Guest Conductor (Poland)
David R. Thye, Chorus Master

The year 2018 marks the 150th Anniversary (1868) of Gioachino Rossini's death and this is being commemorated by the performances of his difficult and demanding, yet seldom heard, STABAT MATER and four performances of his beloved
LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella).

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

Saturday, July 7, 2018 — Della Grazie City Hall Garden, 8:00pm

Festival of the Aegean “Kick-Off!”
Featuring Greek Opera Studio Artists in famous and loved duets, trios, and ensembles from the opera world.
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Artistic Director

Free admission but donations accepted; refreshments will be served.


Friday, July 13, 2018 — St. Mary the Virgin in the Village of Xroussa, 9pm

Hosted by Father Albescu Flavianos and his church community

Solo a cappella performances by visiting American choirs
Rincon/University High School Concert Choir, Tucson, AZ (Mareena Boosamra-Ball, Director)
Bethel College Voices of Triumph, Mishawaka, IN (Jeshua Franklin, Director)
Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Indianapolis, IN (Michelle L. Louer, Director)
Northeast Louisiana Chorus, Monroe, LA (Deborah Chandler, Director) & Winston-Salem Youth Chorus / Salem College Choirs and Palmetto Voices, Winston-Salem, NC (Sonja Sepulveda, Director)

Free and open to the public


Saturday, July 14, 2018 — Megaron Cafe, 9:00pm

Greek Opera Studio at Megaron Café performing operetta and popular songs.
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General & Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio

Free and open to the public

2018 FESTIVAL

Sunday, July 15, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

OPENING FESTIVAL CONCERT
Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
ROSSINI: Stabat Mater (1841)

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)

PETER TIBORIS, Conductor (United States)

EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Soprano (Canada)
KATERINA ROUSSOU, Mezzo-Soprano (Greece)
ALESSANDRO LUCIANO, Tenor (Italy)
DANIEL BOROWSKI, Bass (Poland)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 (1888)

Participating Choruses
Chœur d'Enfants d'Île-de-France, Paris, France (Francis Bardot, Director)
Rincon/University High School Concert Choir, Tucson, AZ (Mareena Boosamra-Ball, Director)
Northeast Louisiana Chorus, Monroe, LA (Deborah Chandler, Director)
Bethel College Voices of Triumph, Mishawaka, IN (Jeshua Franklin, Director)
Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Indianapolis, IN (Michelle L. Louer, Director)
Winston-Salem Youth Chorus / Salem College Choirs and Palmetto Voices, Winston-Salem, NC (Sonja Sepulveda, Director)
DAVID R. THYE, Chorus Master (United States)

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €24
Third and fourth ring seating: €16
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Monday, July 16, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola (PREMIERE) (1817)

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)

GIOVANNI PACOR, Principal Guest Conductor (Italy)
DETLEF SÖLTER, Stage Director (Germany)
JENS HUEBNER, Lighting and Set Design (Germany)

Cast:
Angelina — Tamara Gura, Mezzo-Soprano (Germany)
Don Ramiro — Damir Zakirov, Tenor (Russia)
Dandini — Jerome Boutillier, Baritone (France)
Don Magnifico — Costas Tsourakis, Bass (United States)
Clorinda – Marilena Striftobola, Soprano (Greece)
Tisbe – Miranda Makrynioti, Mezzo-Soprano (Greece)
Alidoro – David Malis, Baritone (United States)

Men’s Chorus — Members of Solartissimo Choir of Modern Larissa Conservatory, Larissa, Greece (Nikos Efthymiadis, Director)

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €24
Third and fourth ring seating: €16
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica” (1804)
ROSSINI: Stabat Mater (1841)

PETER TIBORIS, Conductor (United States)

EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Soprano (Canada)
KATERINA ROUSSOU, Mezzo-Soprano (Greece)
ALESSANDRO LUCIANO, Tenor (Italy)
DANIEL BOROWSKI, Bass (Poland)

Participating Choruses
Chœur d'Enfants d'Île-de-France, Paris, France (Francis Bardot, Director)
Rincon/University High School Concert Choir, Tucson, AZ (Mareena Boosamra-Ball, Director)
Northeast Louisiana Chorus, Monroe, LA (Deborah Chandler, Director)
Bethel College Voices of Triumph, Mishawaka, IN (Jeshua Franklin, Director)
Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Indianapolis, IN (Michelle L. Louer, Director)
Winston-Salem Youth Chorus / Salem College Choirs and Palmetto Voices, Winston-Salem, NC (Sonja Sepulveda, Director)
DAVID R. THYE, Chorus Master (United States)

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €24
Third and fourth ring seating: €16
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 11:00am

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola (1817)

A special performance for children

MARTA KLUCZYŃSKA, Conductor (Poland)
DETLEF SÖLTER, Stage Director (Germany)
JENS HUEBNER, Lighting and Set Design (Germany)

Featuring members of Greek Opera Studios

Free admission for children ages 10 and under
Tickets for parents, family members, and friends: €10
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — St. Nicholas Church, 8:30pm

Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
HANDEL: Coronation Anthems, HWV 258-260 (1727)
Zadok the Priest
Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened
The King Shall Rejoice
Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Indianapolis, IN (Michelle L. Louer, Director)
MICHELLE L. LOUER, Conductor (Festival Debut – United States)

Chœur d'Enfants d'Île-de-France (Solo a cappella appearance)
FRANCIS BARDOT, Conductor (France)

Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
VIVALDI: Gloria in D major, RV. 589 (1715)
Rincon/University High School Concert Choir, Tucson, AZ (Mareena Boosamra-Ball, Director)
MAREENA BOOSAMRA-BALL, Conductor (Festival Debut – United States)

Free and open to the public


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola (1817)
GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor (Italy)
DETLEF SÖLTER, Stage Director (Germany)
JENS HUEBNER, Lighting and Set Design (Germany)

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €24
Third and fourth ring seating: €16
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Thursday, July 19, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

A Herculean Symphonic Evening: Two Symphonies that Changed Music Forever
Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 (1888)
PETER TIBORIS, Conductor (United States)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica” (1804)
MARTA KLUCZYŃSKA, Conductor (Poland)

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €24
Third and fourth ring seating: €16
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Friday July 20, 2018 – St. Nicholas Church, 7:30pm

12th Annual Sunset Concert
Featuring visiting American a cappella choirs in sacred music performances

Performing Choruses:
Rincon/University High School Concert Choir, Tucson, AZ (Mareena Boosamra-Ball, Director)
Bethel College Voices of Triumph, Mishawaka, IN (Jeshua Franklin, Director)
Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Indianapolis, IN (Michelle L. Louer, Director)
Northeast Louisiana Chorus, Monroe, LA (Deborah Chandler, Director) & Winston-Salem Youth Chorus / Salem College Choirs and Palmetto Voices, Winston-Salem, NC (Sonja Sepulveda, Director)
Choir Coro Antico of Conservatory K. Matsigos, Thessaloniki, Greece (Nikos Efthymiadis, Director)

Free and open to the public


Friday, July 20, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola (1817)
GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor (Italy)
DETLEF SÖLTER, Stage Director (Germany)
JENS HUEBNER, Lighting and Set Design (Germany)

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €24
Third and fourth ring seating: €16
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Saturday, July 21, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 11:00am

Mozart for Kids and their Families
Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
MOZART: Overture to Cosi Fan Tutte, K. 558
MOZART: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
LEFKI KARPODINIS, Pianist (Greece)
MARTA KLUCZYŃSKA, Conductor (Poland)

Free admission for children ages 10 and under
Tickets for parents, family members, and friends: €10
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Saturday July 21, 2018 – Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
Apollo Theater
“Great Opera Moments from Great Operas – A Grand Evening”
BIZET: “Au fond du temple saint” from Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers Duet)
BIZET: “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée” from Carmen (The Flower Song)
BIZET: “Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre” from Carmen (Toreador Song)
GIORDANO: “Vivino a te s’acquita” from Andrea Chenier
MASCAGNI: “Regina Coeli” from Cavalleria Rusticana
MOZART: Overture from La clemenza di Tito, K. 621
PUCCINI: “Nessun dorma” from Turandot
PUCCINI: “Recondita armonia” from Tosca
PUCCINI: “Te Deum” from Tosca
VERDI: Overture from La forza del destino
VERDI: “Di Provenza il mar” from La Traviata
VERDI: “Di quella pira” from Il Trovatore (with short introduction)
VERDI: “Ecco L’orrido campo” from Un Ballo in Maschera
VERDI: “Eri tu che macchiavi quell’anima” from Un Ballo in Maschera
VERDI: “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto
VERDI: “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” from La Traviata
VERDI: “Mira, di acerbe lagrime” and “Vivrà!...contende il giubilo” from Il Trovatore
VERDI: “Non m’inganno” and “Qual voce!” from Il Trovatore (Act I Trio)
VERDI: “Salce! Salce!” and “Ave Maria” from Otello
VERDI: “Va, Pensiero” from Nabucco

PETER TIBORIS, Conductor (United States)
GIOVANNI PACOR, Principal Guest Conductor (Italy)

EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Soprano (Canada)
GIAN LUCA PASOLINI, Tenor (Italy)
CARRY PERSSON, Bass-Baritone (Sweden)

Participating Choruses
Chœur d'Enfants d'Île-de-France, Paris, France (Francis Bardot, Director)
Rincon/University High School Concert Choir, Tucson, AZ (Mareena Boosamra-Ball, Director)
Northeast Louisiana Chorus, Monroe, LA (Deborah Chandler, Director)
Bethel College Voices of Triumph, Mishawaka, IN (Jeshua Franklin, Director)
Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Indianapolis, IN (Michelle L. Louer, Director)
Winston-Salem Youth Chorus / Salem College Choirs and Palmetto Voices, Winston-Salem, NC (Sonja Sepulveda, Director)
DAVID R. THYE, Chorus Master (United States)

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €30
Third and fourth ring seating: €20
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Sunday, July 22, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola (1817)
GIOVANNI PACOR, Conductor (Italy)
DETLEF SÖLTER, Stage Director (Germany)
JENS HUEBNER, Lighting and Set Design (Germany)

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €24
Third and fourth ring seating: €16
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Monday, July 23, 2018

No Performance


Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

"Liederabend" with Greek Opera Studio Participants Plus
PUCCINI: Gianni Schicchi
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General & Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €18
Third and fourth ring seating: €12
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

Greek Opera Studio "Gala"
Featuring Greek Opera Studio Participants in opera duals and scenes
SPYROS SOULADAKIS, Pianist (Greece)
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General & Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €18
Third and fourth ring seating: €12
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Thursday, July 26, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

The Stratos Vougas Jazz Quintet
"Pure Jazz from Athens"

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €24
Third and fourth ring seating: €16
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Friday, July 27, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

Theodorakis ELECTRA (Dance Performance) (World Premiere)
RENATO ZANELLA, Choreographer (Italy)
ASTERIS KUTULAS, Co-Director

Cast:
ELECTRA – Sofia Pintzou, (Germany)
CLYTEMNESTRA – Alexandra Gravilescu, (Romania)
CHRYSOTHEMIS – Tamara Alves Dornelas Souza, (Brazil)
ORESTES – Eltion Merja, (Albania)
AIGISTHOS – Valentin Stoica, (Romania)
PYLADES – Florient Cador, (France)

In cooperation with Europaballett

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €30
Third and fourth ring seating: €20
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Saturday, July 28, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

Theodorakis ELECTRA (Dance Performance)
RENATO ZANELLA, Choreographer (Italy)
ASTERIS KUTULAS, Co-Director

Cast:
ELECTRA – Sofia Pintzou, (Germany)
CLYTEMNESTRA – Alexandra Gravilescu, (Romania)
CHRYSOTHEMIS – Tamara Alves Dornelas Souza, (Brazil)
ORESTES – Eltion Merja, (Albania)
AIGISTHOS – Valentin Stoica, (Romania)
PYLADES – Florient Cador, (France)

In cooperation with Europaballett

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €30
Third and fourth ring seating: €20
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


Sunday, July 29, 2018 — Apollo Theater, 8:30pm

Theodorakis ELECTRA (Dance Performance)
RENATO ZANELLA, Choreographer (Italy)
ASTERIS KUTULAS, Co-Director

Cast:
ELECTRA – Sofia Pintzou, (Germany)
CLYTEMNESTRA – Alexandra Gravilescu, (Romania)
CHRYSOTHEMIS – Tamara Alves Dornelas Souza, (Brazil)
ORESTES – Eltion Merja, (Albania)
AIGISTHOS – Valentin Stoica, (Romania)
PYLADES – Florient Cador, (France)

In cooperation with Europaballett

Plateia, first and second ring seating: €30
Third and fourth ring seating: €20
Tickets for this event are available starting May 1, 2018 at www.ticketservices.gr and at the Apollo Theater - +30 22810 85192


2018 Festival Schedule in Greek



Tickets on sale starting May 1, 2018, at www.ticketservices.gr
And at the Apollo Theater +30 22810 85192
Please note that the schedule above is subject to change without notice.

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