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2010 Festival of the Aegean

MidAmerica Productions of New York City
Peter Tiboris, General Director & Artistic Director

With the generous support of
The City of Hermoupolis, Island of Syros, capital of the
And the Council of the Culture Center


Festival of the Aegean

Wednesday, July 14 – Sunday, July 25, 2010
The Apollo Theater "La Piccola Scala"
Greece's first opera house

Peter Tiboris
Founder, General Director & Artistic Director

Renato Zanella, Dance Director,
Choreographer of the ballet; Stage Director, Carmen

Rogelio Riojas Nalasco, Assistant Conductor

Pan-European Philharmonia

Peter Tiboris Conducting Bizet's Entr'acte to Act 3 from Carmen

Jakub Fiebig, Orchestra Manager (POLAND)
Francis Bardot, Guest Conductor (FRANCE)
Terre Johnson, Assistant Guest Conductor (USA)
Vinicio Cheli, Lighting Designer (Firenze/ITALY)
Giorgos Kolios, Set Design Concept (Athens/GREECE)
Jiri Novak, Assistant to the Stage Director (Vienna, AUSTRIA)
Lena Chatzigrigoriou, Production Manager (GREECE)

Special Guests
Stanley Drucker and Naomi Drucker, Clarinets (USA)

Cast of Carmen
Carmen: Carla Dirlikov, Mezzo-soprano (BULGARIA-MEXICO)
Don José: Raul Melo, Tenor (CUBA-USA)
Micaela: Myrsini Margaritii, Soprano (GREECE)
Escamillo: Russi Nikoff, Bass (BULGARIA)
Morales:   Kostis Rassidakis, Baritone (GREECE)
Zuniga:   Tassos Apostolou, Bass (GREECE)
Frasquita: Filli Georgiadou, Soprano (GREECE)
Mercedes: Marissia Papalexiou, Mezzo-soprano (GREECE)
Remendado: Giannis Filias, Tenor (GREECE)
El Dancairo: Zafiris Koutelieris, Bass (GREECE)
Rosario Castro and Ricardo Castro: Flamenco Artists in Carmen (SPAIN)

Faure Requiem Soloists
Myrsini Margariti, Soprano (CANADA)
Reda El Wakil, Bass-baritone (EGYPT)

Participating Choirs

Birmingham Concert Chorale (Alabama/USA)
Philip Copeland, Director

Vocal Ensemble of Mira Costa High School,
(Manhattan Beach, California/USA)
Michael Hayden, Director

The Michael O'Neal Singers (Georgia/USA)
Michael O'Neal, Director

King College Symphonic Choir (Tennessee/USA)
W. Patrick Flannagan, Director

Kamloops Choristers (British Columbia/CANADA)
Margaret Brown, Director

Choeur d'Enfants d'Ile-de-France (Paris/FRANCE)
Francis Bardot, Director

Camerata Vocalis (Corfu/GREECE)
Rosa Poulimenou, Director

Members of National Conservatory's Choir (Athens/GREECE)
(Ethnikon Odeio)
Spyros Klapsis, Director

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Syros Men's Chorus (GREECE)


Olga Esina, First Soloist, Vienna State Opera Ballet
(St. Petersburg, RUSSIA

Beatrice Knop, First Soloist, Berlin Ballet (Berlin, GERMANY)

Maria Kousouni-Fika, First Soloist, National Ballet of Greece
(Athens, GREECE)

Anais Chalendard, First Soloist, English National Ballet
(Lyon, FRANCE)

Eno Peci, First Soloist, Vienna State Opera Ballet
(Tirana, ALBANIA)

Igor Milos, Dancer (Zrenjanin, SERBIA)

Rainer Krenstetter, Soloist, Berlin Ballet (Berlin, GERMANY)

Esteban Berlanga, Soloist, English National Ballet
(Albacete, SPAIN)



Wednesday, July 14, Apollo Theater, 9:00 p.m.
Opening Night, Bizet's Carmen
Peter Tiboris, Conductor
Renato Zanella, Stage Director
Sung in French with Greek surtitles

This production of Carmen is presented in cooperation with the
Greek National Opera, Giovanni Pacor, Artistic Director


Thursday, July 15, Apollo Theater, 9:00 p.m.
Arriaga's Overture to "Los Esclavos Felices"
Von Weber's Concertino for Clarinet
Krommer's Concerto for Two Clarinets
Stanley and Naomi Drucker, Clarinets
Peter Tiboris, Conductor

Faure's Requiem
Francis Bardot, Guest Conductor


Friday, July 16, Apollo Theater, 9:00 p.m.
Bizet's Carmen


Saturday, July 17, Apollo Theater, 9:00 p.m
Same program as July 15.

6:30 p.m. - Sunset Concerts at St. Nicholas Church
featuring visiting choirs performing a cappella sacred music (FREE)


Sunday, July 18, Apollo Theater, 9 p.m.
Bizet's Carmen


Sunday, July 18, Sunset Concert at St. Nicholas Church,
6:00 p.m.


Tuesday, July 20, Apollo Theater, 9:00 p.m.
Greek Opera Studio Gala Performance
Eilana Lappalainen, Director


Wednesday, July 21, Apollo Theater, 9:00 p.m.

Maria Farantouri, "Songs Without Borders"


Friday, July 23, Apollo Theater, 9:00 p.m.
"Mythos and Passion in Dance"


Saturday, July 24, Apollo Theater, 9:00 p.m.
Same program as July 23.


Sunday, July 25, Apollo Theater, 9:00 p.m.
Festival Finale. Same program as July 23.


Master Classes in Dance and Voice
Open to the General Public

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