Opera – Voice(s) and Ensemble/Orchestra


Commissioned by the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence

Instrumentation: chamber choir** and instrumental ensemble*

*Saxophone (Soprano/Baritone -1 player), Cimbalom, Harp, Accordion, Violoncello | **Choir Voices: Soprani / Mezzi / Baritones

Dur. 9 minutes

Text compiled by the composer, from Jules Vernes” Un voyage au centre de la terre” (French) and from the 3rd Psalm of David (Greek)

World premiere: 9 June 2023, Festival d’ Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France

Performers: Ensemble Vocal d’Aix-Marseille Université (dir. Philippe Fransceschi) with Ensemble C Barré (dir. Sébastien Boin)

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.