Opera – Voice(s) and Ensemble/Orchestra

MA MÈR(E) MÉDITERRANÉE  (2019-2020) – A Vocal Drama in 24 parts
Commissioned by La Monnaie/De Munt

Instrumentation: Solo Mezzo-Soprano, two choirs (Children chorus and Youth SAB chorus) and Symphony Orchestra * [Piccolo (1),Flute (1), Oboe (1), Cor anglais (1), Bb clarinets (2) one of them doubling Eb clarinet, Bassoon (1), Contrabassoon (1), French horns (2), Eb Soprano Cornet (1), Trumpet in C (1), Tenor Trombones (2), Bass-tromb (1), Timpani (1), Percussion (2 players), 1 Harp, Strings – minimum]

Multilingual Libretto: Marion Aubert (in the French language), Stella Voskaridou (in the Cypriot Greek dialect), and further texts selected/or compiled by the composer in following languages: Lingua Franca (the language of commerce of the Mediterranean of the late Byzantine period) – Greko (Calabrian Greek, South Italy), Arabic (Ibn Hamdîs), Corsican (Pierre Lucciana ou Vattelapesca) and Spanish (Vicente Medina)

Dur. c. 25 min.

Instrumentation: Soprano and Piano Trio (Violin, Violoncello and Piano)
Settings of four poems from “El Diván del Tamarit” by F.G. Lorca.
i.  Gacela de la raíz amarga
ii. Gacela del amor con cien años
iii. Casida del llanto
iv. Casida de la mano imposible
Dur. c. 11 min
World premiere: 11 November 2017, Pafos2017 European Capital of Culture, Attikon Theatre, Pafos, Cyprus. Performers: Ensemble Cyclamen with soprano Margarita Elia, dir. by the composer
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ITA VIVAM (2003) Chamber Opera in One Act
Dur. c. 55 min.
Commissioned by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
World premiere: 24 March 2004, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, U.K.  Performers: Graduating singers + Guildhall ensemble, conducted by the composer.