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Cherubini’s Medea Opens 11th Annual Festival of the Aegean on Sunday, July 12

Cherubini’s Medea Opens 11th Annual Festival of the Aegean on Sunday, July 12

In 431 B.C. the classic Greek tragedy Medea by Euripides premiered at the City Dionysia festival in Athens. It was based on the myth of Jason, the leader of the Argonauts who had rescued the Golden Fleece and had married Medea. In the opening scene of the play, Jason tells his wife that he is going to marry Glauce, the daughter of Creon, the King of Corinth. An enraged Medea begins to plot her revenge against her husband, first poisoning…

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Nebraska, New Jersey, and Greek Choruses to Perform at Festival of the Aegean

Nebraska, New Jersey, and Greek Choruses to Perform at Festival of the Aegean

Excitement is growing as performers and technical staff arrive on the Greek island of Syros to prepare for the 11th annual Festival of the Aegean, which begins on Sunday, July 12, 2015, with Cherubini’s Medea. As in years past, American and Greek choruses will play an integral part in the programming, contributing to opera, oratorio, and a cappella performances. Choir members from the U.S. and Greece will perform in the opening production of Cherubini’s Medea, on July 12 and continuing…

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Meet Peter Tiboris

Meet Peter Tiboris

The Greek-American conductor Peter Tiboris has enjoyed a major world-wide career for more than 40 years of which the past 30 have been in New York City as Founder and Artistic Director of MidAmerica Productions, with concerts at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and Lincoln Center.   He is the founder of the Manhattan Philharmonic, Elysium Recordings, and the Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece. In 2013, he founded MidAm International, Inc., which produces the Festival of the Aegean…

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