Megaron Opera Gala Athens
The Christos Lambrakis Hall at the Megaron in Athens. Photograph: Anagnastopoulos Bros

OPERA GALA at the Megaron

Where: Megaron, Athens Concert Hall
When: 1 December 2018
Why Go: See a rare opera duet

Greek baritone Dimitris Platanias and Ukranian soprano, Liudmyla Monastryrska meet on stage to perform popular arias from Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Ruggero Leoncavallo and Pietro Mascagni for an opera gala at the Megaron in Athens.

Opera Gala Megaron Athens

Ukranian soprano Liudmyla Monastryrska and Greek baritone Dimitris Platanias

Audiences will admire both Platanias’ and Monastryrska’s technical abilities, along with their powerful stage presence in this rare duet recital.

Opera Gala programme highlights

Giuseppe Verdi 

Macbeth : the curse of Lady Macbeth “Vieni, t’affretta ….”
Nambuko: Donu Chu Sei

Pietro Mascagni 

Friend Fritz : Orchestral Interlude

Giacomo Puccini 
Tosca : Tossa’s Aros “Vissi d’arte”

Ruggero Leoncavallo 
The Old Man : Preface “Si Puo …”

Giaccomo Puccini 
Manon Lescaut : orchestral intermezzo and aria of Manon “Sola, perduta, abbandonata”

Pietro Mascagni 
Cavalleria rusticana : duet Santoutsas and Alfio “Oh, il signor vi manda compare Alfio”

Athens State Orchestra Megaron Opera Gala

The Athens State Orchestra will accompany the two lead singers for the Opera Gala.

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