ANGELA GHEORGHIU - MARIO FRANGOULIS
and the greatest opera diva of our times
Herod Atticus Odeon
23 September 2017
The Athens State Orchestra is conducted by Eugene Khon
An evening that signals the end of the summer; the best way to welcome the autumn season: Mario Frangoulis
welcomes the great international opera diva in Athens, soprano Angela Gheorghiu
The Romanian-born soprano has graced the greatest opera houses in the world with her sparkling legend; she is a living opera legend. Gheorghiu and Frangoulis share a love for classical songs, as well as the capacity to masterfully deliver crossover performances which weave together various music genres. Here, they will be conducted by Eugene Kohn, one of the greatest conductors in the world.
At the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, on Saturday, September 23, Angela Gheorghiu and Mario Frangoulis will guide us through a magical world, made of beloved arias and famous duets, as well as songs from the sopranosΆ album “My world”. A music experience that will be discussed in the years to come. The virtuoso violin player Zoltan Maga will join the duo for a surprise guest appearance, straight from Budapest.
The Sunday Times wrote that GheorghiuΆs voice is an instrument of great lyrical beauty which can release golden notes, making her a worthy heir to Maria Callas. Classic FM has called her the last of the great divas. Angela Gheorghiu has left her mark in roles such as Mimi in La bohème, Tosca in the eponymous opera and Violeta in Traviata.
Mario Frangoulis, described by Billboard magazine and “daring and full of inspiration,” will perform in his own amazing way. Hailed internationally as the great star of classical crossover, Frangoulis has been described by CNN as an artist whose world becomes pure sound, a voice that has made a mark, moving dexterously between classical songs, musicals and theatre.
The music meeting of Angela Gheorghiu and Mario Frangoulis is thenot-to-be-missed performance of this autumn, to be held at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.