2017 - 12 - 20 Gala Operas Tatoi  

5th Opera Gala for Tatoi Former Royal Estate in memory of Maria Callas

Monday, 18th December 2017
at 20:00

"Parnassos" Concert Hall
8 Karytsi Square, Athens

For the fifth consecutive year, Friends of Tatoi Association organises its annual Christmas Opera Gala,  aiming to financially support the Restoration Studies Fund for the historical buildings of the former Royal Estate in Tatoi. The event has been planned for Monday, 18th December 2017, at "Parnassos" Concert Hall. This year's event is in memory of Maria Callas on the fortieth anniversary of her passing away.


In this year's festive concert, there will be performances by following artists:

Vasiliki Karagianni, soprano
Vassiliki Karayanni2
 Nikos Spanatis, countertenor
Nikos Spanatis
 Haris Andrianos, baritone
Xaris Andrianos
 Dimitris Yakas, piano
Dimitris Giakas


Part A: Opera in the Knights' yards
Nikos Spanatis & Baroque Ensemble Floridante
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1039 (Adagio & Allegro ma non presto)

Giulio Caccini (1550 – 1618)
“Ave Maria”

Georg Friedrich Händel(1685 - 1759)
Alcina “Verdi prati”

Georg Friedrich Händel
Rinaldo “Venti Turbini”

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Orlando Furioso “Sol da te, mio dolce amore”

Georg Friedrich Händel
Arianna in Creta “Mira adesso questo seno” [Arianna & Teseo]
Vasiliki Karagianni & Nikos Spanatis
Part B: Romantic arias and duets from the Opera
Vasiliki Karagianni, Haris Nadrianos & Dimitris Yakas
Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
L’ Elisir d’ Amore “Quanto amor ! ed io spietata…”
Vasiliki Karagianni & Haris Nadrianos
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Don Giovanni “Madamina , il catalogo è questo…”
Haris Nadrianos
Gaetano Donizetti
Lucia Di Lammermoor “Regnava nel silenzio … quando rapito in estasi…”
Vasiliki Karagianni

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Rigoletto “V’ho ingannato,colpevole fui…”
Vasiliki Karagianni & Haris Nadrianos
Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875)
Carmen “Votre toast je peux vous le rendre…”
Haris Nadrianos
Ambroise Thomas (1811 – 1896)
Mignon “Je suis Titania la blonde…”
Vasiliki Karagianni
Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia “Dunque io son !..”
Vasiliki Karagianni & Haris Nadrianos

The event will be joined by Floridante Ensemble from Estonia. Floridante Ensemble's repertoire is inspired by Eastern Europe's traditional music and extends to a wide variety which "embraces" from the living Estonian music tradition, influenced by the Russian and Scandinavian music history, till classic German and Italian baroque, as well as Christmas melodies of Europe. Having studied in acclaimed music academies in Finland, France and Denmark, Floridante Ensemble's members present a rich program of high quality which "magnetizes" the emotion of music-loving audience.

The ensemble's members are:

Meelis Orgse, baroque violin
Lisa Kawasaki, flute
Tonu Joesaar, cello
Saale Fischer, hapsichord

Baroque Ensemble Floridante

On stage, there will be personal items of Maria Callas, courteously granted by Mr Nikolaos Charalambopoulos, collector of items of the great Diva.

And this year, all revenue from the event will be given exclusively for the restoration study of the Winery building, which is at risk of collapse. It is one of the oldest buildings of the estate and was an innovative wine production unit on its era. Tatoi's wine has been awarded in grand international expos. The aim is the restoration and re-opening of the Winery as well as the organic wine production, the sales of which will provide income for the estate's maintenance. In order to cover the cost of the study, frequent fund raising events take place, since the cost of the study is particularly high due to the size of the building and its special demands.

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We warmly thank all the anonymous donors of the event, thanks to whom this year's event takes place.
Sponsor of Hospitality of foreign artists: Electra Metropolis Athens Hotel
Sponsor of Program Printout: Artemision Georgiki S.A.
Sponsor of Vasiliki Karagianni's Jewelery: CHOPARD
Wine Sponsor: Queen's Tower (Pyrgos Vasilissis) Vineyards
Duration of the concert: 2 hours, intermission included

Ticket Prices:
Zone A (lines 1-3): 50 euros
Zone B (lines 4-6): 30 euros
Zone C - Balcony (lines 7-16 & balcony): 20 euros
Parnassos Literary Society
8 Karytsi Square
GR10561 Athens
Ticket Sales / Reservations:
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Box Office: 39 Panepistimiou St (Pesmazoglou Arcade), Athens
Tel: 210-7234567
Online: www.ticketservices.gr
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