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“EL GRECO” with Orchestra and Chorus

Opera is the perfect unity of all kind of artistic languages. Along with drama theatre we have orchestra music, singers, choir, dancers, light installation, video projection and much more..

Orchestra…

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… Choir

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… and all together

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Assembling an opera project is quite a process..

The preparation begins with separate teams: Soloists work with the Stage Director, musicians and all singers with the Music Director, dancers with the Choreographer etc..

It is crucial to find a way of good cooperation between us all 🙂 – here George Hatzinasios (composer), Chrisοula Tsimοuri (Choir Director) and me, during Orchestra/Choir rehearsal in ERT (Radio-Television Greece/Athens)

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To find the right balance between the Orchestra, Choir and Soloists, we are all working very hard. The title role “El Greco” – Dario Di Vietri is, of course, always involved in the process 🙂

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… always inspiring us with his wonderful voice …

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Theofilos Ioannidis, who is performing in “EL GRECO” 3 characters (!!!) – Kalogeros, Paravithinio and III Inquisitor – here during the rehearsal – always concentrated 😉

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Cheerful as usual – the Horn section! 🙂

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… and Trombones …

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… it can be possible, that sometimes the musicians will need a conductor …!

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… just someone who will show the “ONE” …

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… so far, the preparation of the musical part is finished  – we can move to the Theatre … on the Stage …

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… and on the right side of the Building …  “EL GRECO”, our Opera …

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🙂

With the Choir on the Stage..

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An excellent Conductor, my friend, maestro Michalis Economou, visited the stage rehearsal. He helped with the preparation of the NTUA Choir. Thank you Michalis, you are always WELCOME!! 🙂

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To be continued.. 🙂

Dariusz

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“El Greco” – Opera in process

Making Opera is a long and complicated process. It takes a brilliant composer and a devoted, hard-working team of artists, to compile music, libretto and drama, for the beauty of Opera to be captured. We have the pleasure and great honor to be a part of this creation. We, the “El Greco” team!!

The composer – George Hatzinasios: without him,”El Greco” would not come to life…

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…playing piano, showing the right way of interpretation, always accompanied by his good mood and immense optimism.

Stage Director “DIRETTORE” – Vasilis Anastasiou: the man of creativity, inspiration and “magic” on the stage.

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He knows and shows exactly where is the “ONE” in the drama and in the music 🙂

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Silvia Dalla Benetta – a beautiful person with an angelic voice 🙂

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… always professional…

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You know Silvia as “Violetta” in Verdi’s “La Traviata” or “Norma” in Bellini’s master Opera. Not only a great music interpreter,  she also knows how to “die with a smile”! 🙂

.. with Christos Delizonas as a very sad “El Greco” 😀

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Omar Kamata – baritone lirico. His professionalism and bass melodies are the foundation of our work!

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When someone or something is moving or dancing on the stage, only one person knows exactly when, where and how to do it properly. Our skillful and competent choreographer, Maria Thomopoulou!

ElGreco_Maria_solo.. with her natural lightness and elegance, she can “move” without any effort our team (-of 250 kg total)! 😀

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Benjamin Chatzikoumparoglou (Pianist) – who in his breaks is presenting us a mix of Rachmaninov-Tchaikovsky-Grieg-Schumann-piano-concerti!! Here with Theofilos Ioannidis (baritone) 🙂

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Marios Kazas (Pianist) – coaching our tenor, Christos Delizonas (“El Greco”).

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…to be continued!

Dariusz

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