2024 07 07 Dmokratia  

Municipal Theatre of Piraeus - Nikos Diamantis
What We Owe Democracy
Three-day platform of actions in co-production with the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus

Keratsini Sea Food Market 07/07/2024 at 19:00

Nikos Spanatis, countertenor

Ethics, justice, democracy, and the environment are always issues in the contemporary political landscape, shaken by distrust in the public sphere and disbelief in the potential to represent the ‘I’ within the community. Furthermore, the new realities emerging concerning issues of gender identities, bioethics, and the environment make it imperative to redefine the ‘We’ and to encourage social participation and inclusion. Focusing on the triptych Health – Food – Language, the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus proposes a platform of creative collaboration between about 30 artists aspiring to raise awareness, mobilise citizens, and create synergies. This highly aspiring action engages four social foundations* that address distinct population groups (people on the autism spectrum, people with special skills, children, etc.). The programme will take place in three different landmark venues, each corresponding to its different aspects: the Keratsini Sea Food Market (Food), the Sotiria Hospital (Health), and the National Library of Greece (Language).

The artistic contributors of this ‘dramaturgy of the urgent’, as Nikos Diamantis, artistic director of the Piraeus Municipal Theatre, calls it, will be seven renowned literary authors and playwrights (Glykeria Basdeki, Christos Chryssopoulos, Elias Maglinis, Michalis Makropoulos, Sofia Nikolaidou, Nikitas Siniosoglou, Vivian Stergiou), twelve actors-performers, three visual art curators, and a director. Poets, dancers, visual artists, musicians, and philosophers will contribute to the events that will be produced in these special venues.

* Piraeus Society for the Protection of Minors O kalos poimin, Hatzikyriakeio Foundation, Special Education Workshop Margarita, Mental and Social Support Organisation Pyxida.




"The Night of the Candles"
in December at the Queen's Tower

An unforgettable Christmas experience
in December at the Queens's Tower, for seventeen nights.

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The central hall of the Queen's Tower portals and parts of the garden will be illuminated, the historic Gothic chandelier will be lit again (from the Queen Amalia era) with 32 electric candles, while electric candles will illuminate the interior of the Tower. The 4 metre Christmas tree along with a dreamy Christmas table will set the tone and magic of the celebration.

Mr. Vassilis Koutsavlis will take the audience on a journey with a presentation about the customs and traditions of Christmas around the world, followed in the second part by a singing recital with masterpiece Christmas songs by great composers from the Baroque, Romantic, modern and film eras such as Vladimir Vlavilov, Howard Blake, Deborah Hanson - Conant, Georg Frideric Handel, Benjamin Britten, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Irving Berlin. as well as Christmas melodies from the English musical tradition.

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This year, for the second time in the history of Queen's Tower, the countertenor Nikos Spanatis will sing at the event with Athanasia Manou on the harp, creating a solemn atmosphere of rare musical sensation.

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The evening will close at the Queen's Tower shop where a treat and other treats will be offered.

The Queen's Tower is the country's newest monument.

The events will take place in the Tower's lounge on the second floor and the public will enter without footwear.

Ticket cost: 36,00 euro/person, children 12 to 17 years old: 15,00 euro/child

The events are sold out.

Duration of event: 2 hours

Poster creation © George Papageorgiou
Drone photography & Photo shooting of the Queen's Tower © Nikos Spanatis



Greek National Opera
Alternative Stage
Opera "Strella"
Michalis Paraskakis

01, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12 Feb 2023

Opera • Commissioned by the GNO

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Starts at 20.30 (Sunday: 19.30) |

Two performances: 5/2 at 17.00 & 19.30

Panos H. Koutras’ stunning, multi-awarded film Strella (2009), a milestone in modern Greek cinema, becomes a chamber opera commissioned by the Greek National Opera from composer Michalis Paraskakis. An emblematic film about the visibility of trans people and the LGTBQ+ community in Greece and abroad inspires for the first time a Greek operatic work.

The new chamber opera Strella with a libretto by Alexandra K* and conducted by Konstantinos Terzakis, is coming, through the fresh subversive eye of sought-after theatre director George Koutlis, to the GNO Alternative Stage at the SNFCC on Wednesday 1 February for a run of nine performances, until 12 February 2023. The role of Strella will be performed by trans artist Letta Kappa who’s making her operatic debut.

Strella CoverPhoto: Peter Tamas

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

Marios Fragoulis, Deborah Myers

& Nikos Spanatis

ERT National Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 8 October 2022, 21:00

The multi-member group with the three soloists among which the Marios Fragkoulis, intends to face off on October 8 in Herodion with the best-known choral / symphonic work of the 20th century, the iconic Carmina Burana.

Marios Fragoulis

Mario Fragoulis

Deborah Myers

Deborah Myers

Nikos Spanatis

Nikos Spanatis



It is a music conception of colossal proportions which has been captivating music-loving audiences of all ages around the world for about eighty years. Carl Orff’s music, direct, with a disarming naivety, which however hides within it, a genius concept, paints in a wonderful way images and emotions through time. The influence of fate in people’s lives, the love of nature, love, wine and fun, inspire today in the same way they inspired the would-be monks of the Middle Ages to write these graceful verses.


Orchestra Conductor:
Lucas Karytinos
Loukas Karytinos


ERT National Symphony Orchestra

National Symphony Orchestra of ERT

Ert Choir
(Teaching): Agathangelos Georgakatos
  The ERT Choir

Rosarte Children's Choir
(Teaching): Rosie Mastrosavva
ROSARTE Childrens Choir

Through Orff’s work, which manages to touch the most subtle and the most majestic emotions at the same time, musicians and choirs with partnership of Marios Fragoulis, Deborah Myers, Nikos Spanatis they promise to deliver it with symphonic and choral volumes that sometimes captivate like a shock wave and sometimes, with the finest touches of sound, caress the senses.

A new journey through time, from the Bavarian monasteries of the Middle Ages, the madrigals, the Gregorian organ and the wild renaissance dances, the avant guarde of the 1930s, to the eclecticism and deep historical knowledge that characterizes the musical style of our time.


“Thiateira Association”


“Thyateira Association” is a philanthropic, cultural and social association with multidimensional activity that supports the humanitarian work of the Most Reverend Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, His Eminence and Exarch of Western Europe and Ireland Mr. Nikitas and i(s an important bridge for Greeks in the diaspora with the Motherland.

Its main goals are to help fellow human beings, to promote Hellenism and to continuously promote Greece on the world map of culture.”
The “Association of Thyateira” is recognized for its work and in the context of the celebration of 100 years since the founding of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and M. Bretagne, in 2022 it focuses on supporting the National Health System throughout Greece with this event continuing to support of our Aegean islands!


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2020 07 10 St Martin 


Friday 10 July 2020

Nikos Spanatis, countertenor & Eleni Keventsidou, organ

Alessandro Grandi (1586 - 1630)
Cantabo Domino

Arvo Pärt (1935 - )
My Heart's in the Highlands

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Präludium Op. 156

Ludovico Viadana (1560-1627)
Exaudi me Domine

Pelham Humfrey (1647- 1674)
A Hymn to God the Father

F. Liszt (1811-1886)
transcribed for the Organ by Nicolas Kynaston

Yiorgos Vassilandonakis (1969 - )
Selections from the song cycle:
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair on Poetry by Pablo Neruda

Giorgos Koumentakis (1959 – )
The Murderess


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2020 - 02 - 17 Kalamata  Festival - A short Winter Journey

Studio of Kalamata Concert Hall

L'heure exquise

Monday 17 February 2020

Nikos Spanatis, countertenor
Yannos Margaziotis, violin
Ai Motohashi, piano

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 Nikos-Eleni-final CD

Ravensbury Records

London, October 2018

Recordong Venue
St Alphage, Burnt Oak

Nikos Spanatis, countertenor
Eleni Keventsidou, organ

Sound engineer / Producer
Steve Garnett

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2018 - 08 - 06 Lahti 


Opening Concert
of the Lahti International Organ Festival

Nikos Spanatis, countertenor

Eleni Keventsidou, organ

Tuesday 7th August 2018
Lahti, Finland

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Händel G. Cesare "Empio dirò"
Final PhD Live Concert 06/2023

PhD Concert 2

Händel Radamisto "Ombra Cara"
Final PhD Live Concert 06/2023

PhD Concert 2

Händel Tolomeo "Stille amare"
Final PhD Live Concert 06/2023

PhD Concert 2

Händel Rodelinda "Con rauco"
Final PhD Live Concert 06/2023

PhD Concert 2

Händel Ottone "Deh non dir"
Final PhD Live Concert 06/2023

PhD Concert 2

Händel G. Cesare "Se in fiorito"
Final PhD Live Concert 06/2023

PhD Concert 2

Mozart Ascanio "Al mio ben"
Brussels Virtuosi Orchestra

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Händel Rinaldo "Cara Sposa"
Cyclades Festival Orchestra


Gluck Orfeo "Ahime..Che farò"
Musica Vitae & Tiberiu Soare

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Mozart Mitridate "Venga pur"
Athens State Orchestra

2012 - 09 CARMINA D

Händel Partenope "Furibondo"
Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta

2014 - 12 - 15 Esthonoi 1

Händel Serse "Ombra mai fu"
Baroque Ensemble

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Koumendakis "Hedda Gabler"
Baroque Ensemble

2017 - 10 - 12 Rethymno Melacholia 1

Gounod "Serenade"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

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Barber "Un Cygne"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

2018 - 10 - 13 Brussels Thessaloniki 2

Monteverdi "Oblivion soave"
Effi Minakoulis, theorbo

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Philip Glass "Akhnaten"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

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Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Camerata Ensemble

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Britten Oberon's aria
Greek Opera Studio

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Nyman "if"
Sound Recording

8. Michael Nyman If from The Diary of Anne Frank

Pook "With Wand'ring Steps
F. Karayiannopoulos, guitars




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