Tuesday, April 25, 2017. In the fully renovated former Villa of Amalia, Heyden 35 and Acharnon, which accommodates the 2nd General Lyceum of Athens (Theodoros Angelopoulos), was presented the most important opera of Greece, the masterpiece of the Ancient Greek Tragedy "Prometheus Bound". The Tragedy of Aeschylus "Prometheus Bound" translate by J. Gryparis, set to music by composer Panagiotis Karousos and directed by bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos, brought the universal values and messages in the most effective way to students and teachers.The music of the opera was unforgettable, moved and settled, interpreted by remarkable opera singers-actors, led by the unparalleled protagonist Vasilis Asimakopoulos, and the impressive soprano with great stage presence Irene Konsta.
In the Official Program approved by the Ministry of Education of Greece, the protagonists were: Prometheus: Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass - Io: Irini Konsta, soprano - Ocean / Hermes: Theodoros Birakos, Tenor – Athena: Dimitra Kamitsi, soprano - Victoria-Fjoralba Kiazimi, piano.
It was preceded the pedagogical seminar: " Prosody as a link of the opera with the ancient Greek tragedy". The presentation of the seminar was attended by: Eleni Pyrri, Director of 2nd 2nd General Lyceum of Athens - Athanasios Drivas, Director of 2nd General Lyceum of Athens – Dr Anastasios Koutsoukos, philologist - coordinator of the seminar, - Dr Chrysoula Tsigri, School Counselor A’ Athens - Panagiotis Karousos, composer - the Teachers of Informatics Georgia Tsiviltidou, and Georgia Kritikou, the Philologists: Gerassis Dimitra, Elpiniki Koutangelou, Vasiliki Nikolaidis, Georgios Kalogeris, the Mathematicians: Vasilios Hararis, Anthi Georgopoulou, the Physical Education Teachers: Vasilios Panagopoulos, Diakoumis Konstantinos, the Physicist Pantelis Elias and the Geologist Nikolaos Mastrakas. Also texts on the opera and the 2nd Chorus of the Tragedy "Prometheus Bound" in translation by J. Gryparis read by 10 students of the Second General Lyceum of Athens and the Theatrical Group of the 42nd General Lyceum of Athens.
In particular, the 2nd Chorus of the Tragedy "Prometheus Bound" of Aeschylus was read by the students Eleni Avramioti and Evelina Kourelousa.
Texts edited by Dr. Anastasios Koutsoukos, on the contribution of Prosody to the opera and classical music, and the types of opera voices, were read by Zoi Zykai, Georgia Tsiouliaka, and Artemis Tsounos.All students of the 2nd General Lyceum of Athens and the 42nd General Lyceum of Athens participated in the Auditorium where they attended the seminar and the opera presentation with a great interest. More than 300 students have whipped up the exuberant lyric artists who really impressed with their interpretation, students and teachers.