Greece – The premiere of the Opera of the Earth, Eumenides, will take place September 30th through October 1st. Opera of the Earth was an initiative launched by the Greek Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Orchestra of Colours and the Cultural Olympiad. Its aim was the commission and production of an original work of musical theatre within the context of the Cultural Olympiad 2001-2004. The Dimitris Mitropoulos International Competition took on the task of
carrying out the project through a series of competitions in composition,
conducting and singing. Vasil Tole’s opera Eumenides won the first prize
for composition in 2001 in the international competition Opera of the Earth,
which attracted participants from around the world.
Soloists: Hiroyuki Narita, Wei Long Tao, Katerina Hebelkova, Anna Toneeva,
Michiko Hayashi, Anna Pangalou,
Tatiana Roubinskaja, Voula Amiradaki, Monica Guillen Chávez. Orchestra of
Colours. Conductor: Alpaslan Ertuengealp, orchestra conductor’s award 2002.