Tricolore News La culture Francophone en Grèce et TV5MONDE
Tricolore News présente “ le ciel magique et musical de la ville de la lumière, “ Sous le Ciel de Paris “, un concert unique avec deux voix et un piano, au Gazarte, Voutadon 32, a Gazi, le vendredi 31 janvier 2014 a 21.00
Une «note Française» a travers le temps, la bienvenue de la nouvelle année, une fête de la musique, un hymne a la vie, au rendez vous de Tricolore News 2014. Avec la collaboration de trois grands artistes, Irini Karagianni, Nikos Spanati et Dimitri Giagka.
The Greek born mezzo-soprano Irini Karaianni has followed a very diverse career that brought her in major opera houses including the Teatro alla Scala (Giulietta in Tales of Hoffmann), Opera di Roma (Octavian in Rosenkavalier and Carmen at the Terme di Caracalla), Teatro Massimo in Palermo (Dulcinee in Don Quichotte and Caterina in Greek passion), Oper Frankfurt (Giulietta), Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Olga in E. Onegin), the Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv (Nicklausse in Tales of Hoffmann), the Teatro Regio di Torino (Maddalena in Rigoletto), Linbury Theatre at Covent Garden (Tarquinio il Trionfo di Clelia). She has appeared in numerous productions of the Greek National Opera, the Megaron of Athens, the Concert Hall of Thessaloniki and other international venues in roles such as Rosina (Barbiere), Angelina (Cenerentola), Isabella (Italiana in Algeri), Isolier (Le Comte Ory), Cherubino (Nozze di Figaro), Adalgisa (Norma), Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos), Miss Jessel (Turn of the screw), Charlotte (Werther), Siebel (Faust), Opignon Publique (Orphee aux Enfers). After winning the “Giuseppe di Stefano” international contest in 1998, she was invited to perform the role of Carmen in many theaters all over Italy including Teatro Romano di Fiesole and Teatro Greco di Taormina) and Rosina and Nicklausse for (A.S.LI.CO). An important part of her activity is dedicated to the music of the 18th cent. including roles such as Bradamante (Alcina), Carilda (Arianna in Creta), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare), Irene (Tamerlano), Irene (Theodora), Ottone (Incoronazione di Poppea), Clytemnestre (Iphigenie en Aulide), Costanza (Isola Disabitata) and numerous concert works by Handel, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart etc. She has participated in award winning recordings of Handel's Tamerlano (Irene), Arianna in Creta (Carilda), Giulio Cesare (Cornelia), Alessandro Severo (Albina ) for the German label MDG, receiving praise from the international press as one of today's foremost interpreters of Handel's music and recently she participated as Tarquinio in the World Premiere Recording of il trionfo di Clelia by Ch.W Gluck for the German label MDG. She is equally comfortable with the concert stage, performing in recitals, concerts and special projects with a very wide range of repertoire. Irini Karaianni studied music in Athens, at Atheneum and the National Conservatory and french Literature in the University of Athens. Under scholarships from both the “A. Onassis” foundation, and the “Maria Callas” foundation, she continued her studies at the “Conservatorio di Musica di Santa Cecilia” in Rome. Additionally, she attended classes with Victoria de Los Angeles in Barcelona and with Maria Luisa Cioni in Milan. She also studied acting and dance in London, as a member of the “Mayer Lissmann Opera Center”.
Dimitris Yakas was born in Athens in 1957. He studied the piano at the National Conservatory in Athens , from where he graduated in 1977. He continued his education at the ECOLE NORMALE DE MUSIQUE DE PARIS ( piano,chamber music and piano coaching [formation de chef de chant] ) and had lessons in vocal accompaniment with Dalton Baldwin . In 1882 , as a result of winning a competition , he took up a position as coach at the Paris Opera , where he remained until 1991 . During this period he worked with many major conductors and singers, whith whom he gave concerts in Paris as well as other French cities and at Festivals (Tours,Pau, Strasbourg,Festival de Marmande, de Sully , du Comminges etc). He worked many times as coach at the Opera de Lyon at the invitation of Kent Nagano. In 1990 he played at two concerts in Paris , at which the complete works of Berlioz for voice and piano were performed ( with M.Olmeda, B. Uria-Monzon etc). In 1991 he settled in Athens and became one of the principal collaborators of the Greek National Opera and the Megaron: The Athens Concert Hall , working with conductors as M. Viotti , R.Bonynge,D.Renzetti.J.Arnel,A.Allemandi etc . He has coached the singers for the world Premieres of many operas written by Greek composers [Mikis Theodorakis : MEDEA , Bilbao 1991 , Thanos Mikroutsikos : THE RETURN OF HELENA , Athens 1993 , Arghyris Kounadis : BACCHAE , Athens 1996 etc.] and has played for Master classes of J. Pilou, Ch.Ludwig,D.Evangelatos,Anna Tomowa – Sintow , Alison Pearce etc. .He regulary gives concerts as an accompanist in Greece and abroad (M.Krilovic,J.Pilou, A.Baltsa , D.Evangelatos , D.Kavrakos , El.Vidal, A.Cognet , D.Theodossiou etc.)
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