Τετάρτη, 31 Μαΐου 2017

Porphyra: The Love That Rocked The World (A Grecian Rock Opera)

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce presents the amazing and highly-original rock opera - “Anna and Vladimir: The Love That ROCKED The World,” in three shows on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, at historic Flushing Town Hall. Experience ancient history through modern music, dance, and romance!

The rock opera, “Anna and Vladimir: The Love That ROCKED The World,” is based on the history of Russia and Greece, two ancient cultures represented by the relationship between St. Vladimir of Rus and Anna Porphyrogenita of Byzantium, who fell in love after overcoming personal struggles and fears. The opera incorporates rock and roll, dance, and theatrics to entertain and educate people on a fascinating era of history (with lessons for today).

This presentation is a collaboration between the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and the Porphyra Band. For you history buffs, the name Porphyra “Πορφύρα” means the Purple or Porphyry Chamber; a pavilion of the Great Palace of Constantinople where no child born anywhere else could legitimately be called Porphyrogénnētos (born in the purple)-the birthright of all Emperors and Empresses of Constantinople. This was the most “metal” place in the kingdom! For more information, visit:http://porphyraband.com/rock-opera/.

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership association that seeks to foster the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of our community through advocacy, networking, and education. For more information, visit us at flushingchamber.nyc.


Introducing our wonderful Cast, Band and Dancers

Director:
Despina Chrissochos

The Cast:
Elaine Tuttle - Lead Singer/Princess Anna Porphyrogenita
Tommy Von Voigt – Lead Singer/Prince Vladimir
Christina Stavrou – Lead Singer/Princess Olga
Ron Iglesias – Lead Singer/ Emperor Basil II

The Band:
Billy Chrissochos - Guitar
Mike “Risko” Savvas - Guitar/Tzoura
Jose A. Navia - Bass
Richard S. Khuzami - Percussion
Tracey “Tre Boogie” Beavers - Drums

Featuring from the Dena Stevens Shazadi Project:
Dena Stevens - Chorographer/Principal Dancer
Peishan Lo - Principal Dancer 
Alicia Kubeck - Pricipal Dancer

A Hellenic American Center of the Arts co-production.


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