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LOCATION: New York, NY
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Now accepting applications for the summer of 2019! DATES: June 28 – July 28, 2019. Closing applications for the summer of 2019 by December 31, 2018. Any questions or late request must be sent to the General Director, Eilana Lappalainen.
World Premiere of ‘ELENI’
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Historic Carnegie Hall, New York City.
Producer and conductor Peter Tiboris has commissioned composer Nestor Taylor and novelist/librettist Fergus Currie to create a serious and “tragic” opera-oratorio based on the international best-seller Eleni, about a woman’s sacrifice to save her children during the Greek Civil War of 1946 to 1949.
This “tragic” opera-oratorio will premiere at Carnegie Hall on March 25, 2021, the 200th anniversary of the revolution that freed Greece from 400 years of Turkish occupation. “I was deeply moved by Nicholas Gage’s memoir that demonstrates so powerfully that Greeks have struggled and sacrificed throughout their history in defense of freedom,” said Tiboris, the grandson of Greek immigrants who settled in Wisconsin, where he grew up. “Eleni’s heroic story has always been especially poignant to me because of my Greek roots; my grandparents immigrated from the Peleponeuseus in the 1920s.”
The opera-oratorio will be based on the memoir Eleni by Nicholas Gage, which has been translated into more than 20 languages, and made into a motion picture starring John Malkovich. The book was acclaimed by the New York Review of Books as “a devoted and brilliant achievement.”