THE MARBLES MUST BE RETURNED TO WHERE THEY BELONG! The world premiere of the opera performance "Opus Elgin: The destruction of the Parthenon" will take place at the Athens Concert Hall "Megaron Mousikis", Alexandra Triandi Hall on May 29th, 2012.The opera was composed by Theodore Stathis and it will be directed by the world known director Peter Tiboris. The performance aims at mobilizing and raising awareness of European public opinion for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to their place of origin on the occasion of the Olympic Games that will be held in London. It is organized by the non for profit organization "Imeros for culture".
The opera "Opus Elgin: The Destruction of the Parthenon" deals with the issue of the illegal occupation and looting of the Parthenon sculptures under a new perspective, for those who are ignorant of either ignore the whole problem, or those who oppose the return of the stolen masterpieces which still remain in the Duveen Room in London. The opera consists of two acts and comprising nine scenes and lasting approximately two hours. Most of it takes place on the Acropolis, until the finale which takes place initially in the hall of the British Museum, where the stolen marbles are today, and ends via teleconference in the new Acropolis Museum in Athens. The opera is directed by Christopher Christofis, stars Nina Lotsari (soprano), Dimitris Kavrakos (bass), Helen Davou (mezzo soprano), Dionysius Sourbis (baritone), and a whole host of other talented artists. The choir compromises by Marie-Ntimova Roropoulou (soprano), Christina Karamaltidou (alto), Elias Tiliakos (baritone) and Fanis Roropoulos (tenor). The choreography is by Ersi Pitta and the costumes by Giannis Varelas. Tickets go on sale from the 08th of May 2012 at the Athens Concert Hall (Vas & Kokkalis Athens / Athens Homer 8), via the website www.megaron.gr or by calling at 210 7282333. The official website of the opera "Opus Elgin: The Destruction of the Parthenon" is http://www.all4parthenon.gr.Gracious sponsors of the show are the Bank of Attica and the NJV Athens Plaza hotel, with support sponsors Bee Group SA, ITD "Dimitra", DEPA and EYDAP, Aqua Blue Boutique Hotel & Spa and Pelagos Suites Hotel.The Communication sponsors are the Athens Development & Tourism Promotion Company, the Hellenic American Union, Mega TV, the newspaper "Kathimerini", the Athens International Airport, and Interbus.The performance will be released of his Excellency the President of the Republic Mr. Karolos Papoulias
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