14th International Festival of the Aegean

Syros Island, Greece

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15 - 29 July 2018

"The Salzburg of the Aegean"

«We are thrilled to be in Greece, we are thrilled to be in Athens and, for so many years, we are thrilled to be in Syros building culture through the classical music form.»

- Eilana Lappalainen-Tiboris at the Athens Press Conference on April 19 2018.



The International Festival of the Aegean, which takes place annually on the Island of Syros, Greece, was founded in 2005 by the Greek-American music director 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. Peter is joined in the yearly Festival by Eilana Lappalainen who is Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio and a frequent artist performer during the Festival.

MidAmerica Productions and MidAm International are the primary producers of this Festival in Syros in cooperation with the Municipality of Syros - Ermoupolis; 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, 7 July, 2018 - 7:30pm
Tsiropina Mansion, Posidonia (Della Grazia)

Festival of the Aegean «Kick-Off!»
Featuring Greek Opera Studio Artists in famous and beloved arias, duets and ensembles from the opera and popular music world.

EILANA LAPPALAINEN, Artistic Director

Free admission but donations accepted; refreshments will be served.

Friday, 13 July, 2018 - 9:00pm
St. Mary the Virgin Church in the Village of Chroussa

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, 14 July, 2018 - 9:00pm
Megaron Cafe, Center of Hermoupolis

Greek Opera Studio at Megaron Café performing popular and classical songs.

EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General & Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio

Free and open to the public

2018 FESTIVAL

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

PREMIER FESTIVAL CONCERT

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

Celebrating the Genius of Rossini and Tchaikovsky

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)

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €24
Lower and Upper Balconies: €16

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

Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
ROSSINI: La Cenerentola (1817) (FESTIVAL OPERA PREMIERE)

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 Conservatory of Larissa, Larissa, Greece (Nikos Efthymiadis, Director)

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €24
Lower and Upper Balconies: €16

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

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)

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €24
Lower and Upper Balconies: €16

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

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)

EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General and Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio
Featuring members of Greek Opera Studios

Free admission for children and their families

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

Members of the Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)

Schubert's MASS in G

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)


Members of the 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, 18 July, 2018 - 8:30pm
Apollo Theater

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola (1817)

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

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €24
Lower and Upper Balconies: €16

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

A Herculean Symphonic Evening: Two Major Works 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)

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €24
Lower and Upper Balconies: €16

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Friday, 20 July, 2018 - 6 pm
St. Nicholas Church

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, 20 July, 2018 - 8:30pm
Apollo Theater

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola (1817)

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

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €24
Lower and Upper Balconies: €16

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

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 and their families

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

Pan-European Philharmonia (Warsaw)
Apollo Theater

«Great Opera Moments from Great Operas - A Grand Evening»

ACT I

- Verdi: Overture from La forza del destino (Orchestra)
- Verdi: «Ecco L'orrido campo» from Un Ballo in Maschera (Ms. Lappalainen)
- Verdi: «La donna è mobile» from Rigoletto (Mr. Pasolini)
- Verdi: «Di Provenza il mar» from La Traviata (Mr. Persson)
- Verdi: «Non m'inganno» and «Qual voce!» from Il Trovatore (Act I Trio) (Ms. Lappaleinen, Mr. Persson, & Mr. Pasolini)
- Verdi: «Di quella pira» from Il Trovatore (with short introduction) (Mr. Pasolini and TB Chorus)
- Verdi: «Mira, di acerbe lagrime» and «Vivrà!...contende il giubilo» from Il Trovatore (Ms. Lappalainen & Mr. Persson)
- Verdi: «Va, Pensiero» from Nabucco (Chorus)
- Puccini: «Nessun dorma» from Turandot (Mr. Pasolini & Chorus)

** INTERMISSION**

ACT II

- Verdi: Nabucco (Overture)
- Verdi: «Salce! Salce!» and «Ave Maria» from Otello (Ms. Lappalainen)
- Bizet: «Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre» from Carmen (Toreador Song) (Mr. Persson & TB Chorus)
- Bizet: «La fleur que tu m'avais jetée» from Carmen (The Flower Song) (Mr. Pasolini)
- Bizet: «Au fond du temple saint» from Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers Duet) (Mr. Persson & Mr. Pasolini)
- Mascagni: «Regina Coeli» from Cavalleria Rusticana (Ms. Lappalainen & Chorus)
- Puccini: «Recondita armonia» from Tosca (Mr. Pasolini)
- Puccini: «Te Deum» from Tosca (Mr. Persson & Chorus)
- Giordano: «Vivino a te s'acquita» from Andrea Chenier (Ms. Lappalainen & Mr. Pasolini)

Bis:

- Verdi: «Libiamo ne' lieti calici» from La Traviata (Cast and chorus)


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)

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €30
Lower and Upper Balconies: €20

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

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola (1817)

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

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €24
Lower and Upper Balconies: €16

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Monday, 23 July, 2018 - 8:30pm
Apollo Theater

"An Evening of Art Songs and Arias"

WAGNER: "Oh du, mein holder Abendstern"
VERDI: Per me giunto
DONIZETTI: Come Paride vezzoso
VERDI: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata
GOUNOD: Avant de quitter ces lieux
MOZART: Fin ch'han dal vino
PROKOPIEV: Vardare
VERDI: In braccio alle dovizie
SCHUBERT: Gute Nacht
ROSSINI: Largo al factotum (Figaro)
DONIZETTI: Cruda, funesta smania
LEHÁR: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
VASKO ZDRAVKOV, Baritone
MILAN JANKULOVSKI, Pianist

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €18
Lower and Upper Balconies: €12

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

"Liederabend" with Greek Opera Studio Participants Plus

PUCCINI: Gianni Schicchi
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General & Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio
MARTA KLUCZYŃSKA, conductor

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €18
Lower and Upper Balconies: €12

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

Greek Opera Studio "Gala"
Featuring Greek Opera Studio Participants in opera duets and scenes

SPYROS SOULADAKIS, Pianist (Greece)
EILANA LAPPALAINEN, General & Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €18
Lower and Upper Balconies: €12

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

The Stratos Vougas Jazz Quintet
"Pure Jazz from Athens"

STRATOS VOUGAS - Saxophone
DIMITRIS PAPADOPOULOS - Trumpet
GIOTIS SAMARAS - Guitar
KIMON KAROUTZOS - Bass
JOHN PAPADOULIS - Drums

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €24
Lower and Upper Balconies: €16

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

Theodorakis ELECTRA Dance Performance (World Premiere)

RENATO ZANELLA, Choreographer (Italy)
ASTERIS KOUTOULAS, 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

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €30
Lower and Upper Balconies: €20

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

Theodorakis ELECTRA Dance Performance

RENATO ZANELLA, Choreographer (Italy)
ASTERIS KOUTOULAS, 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

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €30
Lower and Upper Balconies: €20

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

Theodorakis ELECTRA Dance Performance

RENATO ZANELLA, Choreographer (Italy)
ASTERIS KOUTOULAS, 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

Grand Tier, Lower and Upper Boxes: €30
Lower and Upper Balconies: €20

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Please note that the schedule of events is subject to change without notice