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© wildundleise.de
© wildundleise.de

12/3/2019

Schwere Reiter | Munich | Germany

 

Pianist and harpsichord player Andreas Skouras will perform >six thoughts<  for piano solo, written in 2002. The six miniatures describe moments and atmospheres in a poetic and biographical manner. The recital consists works by composers such as Alexander Strauch, Volker Nickel, Michael Emanuel Bauer, Fredrik Schwenk, Anders Eliasson, who have collaborated with Andreas Skouras or have written pieces for him, inspired by his virtuosity.

 

www.tonkuenstler-muenchen.de


© Anna Logue
© Anna Logue

13/2/2019

Einstein | Munich | Germany

 

>light and ashes< for clarinet and live electronics was commissioned by Oliver Klenk, the clarinetist of the Munich based contemporary music ensemble Ensemble Zeitsprung. The work was written in 2015 and was premiered by Oliver Klenk. >light and ashes< has a poetic approach to it ́s own title. Atmospheres of light and shades juxtapose to thick clouds of ashes symbolized by various graduations from sound to noise.

 

 

www.ensemblezeitsprung.de

© Stavros Hambakis
© Stavros Hambakis

1/7/2019 | Premiere of German Version 3, 5 & 6/7/2019 | further performances

Bavarian State Opera/ Opera festival Munich | Germany

 

One year after the successful world premiere of music theater >Z< at the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera, who was the commissioner of the work, >Z< will have it's second staging in German language at the Opera Festival of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. The translation of the poetical libretto by Vangelis Hatziyannidis  into German, is signed by Michaela Prinzinger. 

The politically motivated murder of doctor, pacifist and parliament member Grigoris Lambrakis took place in 1963 in the middle of a street in Thessaloniki and engraved a deep wound in modern Greek history. Staging the story, which was made famous by Costa Gavras’ film of Vassilis Vassilikosʼ novel, in the form of an expressive music theater, >Z<, focuses on the different facets of the human being.

 

www.staatsoper.de | www.edition-peters.de





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2018 Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center | Athens | Greece

 

Twelve sold-out performances, an enthusiastic audience and brilliant reviews have contributed to the success of  the music theater >Z<, which premiered 2018 at the Greek National Opera- Alternative Stage under the baton of Minas Borboudakis. The true story about the political murder of pacifist Grigoris Lambrakis took place in the early sixties in Thessaloniki and engraved a deep wound in modern Greek history. Staging the story in the form of an expressive music theater, >Z<, focuses on the different facets of the human being. 

 

>Z< was commissioned by the Greek National Opera.
 

Ergon Ensemble | Conductor: Minas Borboudakis

Libretto: Vangelis Hatziyiannidis, based on the homonymous novel by Vassilis Vassilikos

Director: Katerina Evangelatos | Sets-Costume: Eva Manidaki