This year and as part of the “Maria Kallas” Year, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the universal Greek woman adored by the whole world, the State Orchestra of Athens sits “side by side” with the young colleagues from the Symphony Orchestra of the Youth of Crete Municipality Heraklion and presents a “spectacular” opera gala under the direction of Miltos Logiadis. Arias and duets from some of the most famous operas in the world repertoire (La Traviata, Tosca, Rigoletto, etc.).

This concert could not be realized without the undivided support of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania and the hospitable staff of the Archaeological Museum of Chania.

Detailed program:

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

Introduction, from the opera Carmen

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

– Recondita armonia, from the opera Tosca

– Aria “Oh mio babbino caro”, from the opera Gianni Scicchi

Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

Pourquoi me revellier, from the opera Vertheros

Guiseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

– Introduction from the opera Traviata

– Un di felice, duet from the opera Traviata

– E strano … semper libera from the opera Traviata

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)

Casta Diva from the opera Norma

Giacomo Puccini

E lucevan le stelle from the opera Tosca

Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)

Intermezzo from the opera Cavaleria Rusticana

Giuseppe Verdi

Merce dillette amiche from the opera Sicilian Vespers

Edward of Capua (1865-1917)

O sole mio, Neapolitan cansonette

Giuseppe Verdi

E’ il sol dell’anima, duet from the opera Rigoletto


Vasiliki Karagiannis (louver)

Dimitris Paksoglou (tenor)

Musical direction:

Miltos Logiadis.


Organisation: Region of Crete

Co-organizer: State Orchestra of Athens / Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania

Collaboration: Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Heraklion / DIKEI


Sunday, June 18, 2023

Time: 20:30

Archaeological Museum of Chania

Free entrance

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