A masterpiece of Western symphonic music of the 20th century, with major singers and players, attracted 5000 admirers a packed Odeon, Monday, Sept. 26.
The work of Carl Orff the Latin «Carmina Burana», written in 1937 and is a romantic play that celebrates love, inspired by medieval Latin poems of the 13th century.
The music has elements from the Baroque opera and the ancient Greek theater, but expresses his metaphysical concerns and anxiety about the role of fate, through a love theme.
With this project chose to work on the stage of Herod Atticus, the National Symphony Orchestra & Choir of ERT, the Mixed Choir of the Municipality of Athens and the Children’s Choir Rosarte, the internationally acclaimed Greek singer Mario Frangoulis.The musical direction was undertaken by the renowned maestro Luke Karytinos, and together with Mario Frangoulis at the scene found the soprano Lucia Spanaki and the role of counter tenor Nikos Spanos.
The names themselves and the work constituted a guarantee for uniqueness and quality of representation, that in no time was sold out, and immediately announced a second day on September 30, to serve the public did not have time to find tickets .
The passion and metaphysical anxiety about the role of chance expressed strongly by the orchestra and singers, parasernontas feeling the way that its German creator of the music. Marios Frangoulis loyal to the role, though a bit nervous, but expressed strong and consistent internal role, while the talented soprano conveyed the best way to fear and anxiety of a woman who seeks the embrace and affection.
The conductor with the experience and knowledge “led” to a robust dynamic musical score, full of eroticism, but also anxiety about the fate played its own role in the evolution of history, causing uncontrollable situations and abruptly “shooting”.
Romantic melodies, explosive outbursts and loving verses composed a magical concert experience, which is framed perfectly by the emotional involvement of the public and discreet presence.
The positive echo of the concert also expressed and actively at the end of the evening, with very warm applause of the spectators did not let the orchestra, the conductor and performers to leave.
The evening was beautiful, extremely musical work executed and our hearts filled with innocence and romance, both of which it is advisable to taste in 100%, because serious danger of extinction …
Original article in Greek \”Τραγούδια Βέβηλα\” σε ένα κατάμεστο Ηρώδειο
(I hope my Greek translation is right)