Works

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OPERA / MUSIC THEATRE

Asterinos & Chryssomalloussa, radio opera for children (1979)
Music: Nikos Kypourgos – Lena Platonos – Dimitris Marangopoulos – Nikos Christodoulou
Libretto: Marianina Kriezi
Commissioned by the Third Program of the Greek Radio and Television (ERT)

Silence, the King is Listening, musical for soprano, tenor, barytone, female chorus and orchestra (1993)     
Discography   💿
Libretto: Thomas Moschopoulos – Nikos Kypourgos
Commissioned by Athens Megaron (ΟΜΜΑ)
First Performance: Athens Megaron, Orchestra ALEA III, Theodore Antoniou, Jan. 18, 1994, Duration: 31 min. 40’’

Digenis Akritas, folk opera (2002) 
Libretto: Nikos Koundouros
First performance: Odeon Herodes Atticus, summer 2002, Duration: 1h 20’

Beware, the Prince is Messy!, one-act children’s opera, for soloists, chorus and orchestra (2013)  
Discography   💿
Libretto: Thomas Moschopoulos
Commissioned by the Greek National Opera
First performance: GNO Soloists and Orchestra, Yorgos Aravidis, Olympia Theatre, November 9, 2013, Duration: 61 min.

Peace by Aristophanes, musical comedy for soloists, actors’ chorus and orchestra (2017)    
Libretto: Demosthenes Papamarkos
Commissioned by the Greek National Theatre
First performance: Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, Athens Camerata, George Petrou, July 21, 2017, Duration: 1h. 30’ (approx.)

Medea by Bost, operetta for soloists, mixed chorus, children’s chorus and orchestra (2019)
Libretto: Nikos Kypourgos – Lena Kitsopoulou
Commissioned by the Greek National Opera
First performance: GNO Chorus, Children’s Chorus and Orchestra, Elias Voudouris, Stavros Niarchos Hall, June 21, 2019, Dration: 1h 20’ (approx.)


CHORUS / VOCAL

Knots, a choral game on texts by R.D.Laing, for sixteen voices (1979)      
First price at the International Rostrum of Composers (UNESCO), Paris 1979
First performance – recording: Third Program Choir, dir. Antonis Kontogeorgiou, ERT, 1979, Duration: 3 min. 30’’

Ode to Pindar, for five voices (1981)     
First performance – recording: Antonis Kontogeorgiou, barytone, ERT, 1981, 7 min. 45’’

Symphonique, for four voices in four languages (1981)     
Recorded at the studio of the Paris Conservatoire, 1981 (recording lost), approx. 4 min.

Δύο παραδοσιακά τραγούδια, για παιδική χορωδία (1988) 
Α’ εκτέλεση: Παιδική Χορωδία Λάρισας, διευθ. Δημ.Καρβούνης, 1988

Three Byzantine Hymns, for male chorus (1999)  
First performance: Chorus of ERT, cond. Antonis Kontogeorgiou, Patmos Sacred Music Festival, September 12, 2002, Duration: 4 min. 10’’

Secrets’ Garden, songs for children (2001)     
Discography  💿
Duration: 53 min. 40’’

Ιnvocations, three choral odes by Euripides, for mixed chorus and chamber orchestra (2003)
First performance: Little Theatre of Epidaurus, ALEA III, Theodore Antoniou, July 18, 2003, Duration: 11 min

Ta Peran (Faraway), for children’s chorus, organ and orchestra, on texts from a lost language (2008)  
Discography  💿
Commissioned by the Athens Megaron
First performance: Athens Megaron, Athens Camerata, Alexandre Myrat, May 16, 2008, Duration: 15 min.


ORCHESTRAL / INSTRUMENTAL

Olisthima, for string trio (1980)     
First performance: Paris,1980, 10 min

Chenille, for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello and percussion (1983) 
Commissioned by ALEA III
First performance: Boston, Orchestra ALEA III, Theodore Antoniou, October 21, 1983

Pteroen, for chamber ensemble and tape (1986) [lost]

Film Suite No. 1, for string orchestra and piano (1994)
Discography  💿
First performance: Minsk, State Chamber Orchestra of Belarus, Dimitris Botinis, Junuary 20, 2002, 19 min

Nine Musical Images for Guitar (1996)  
Discography  💿
First performanceYorgos Mouloudakis, Palermo Festival, April 5, 1998, 17 min

La Celestina, suite in old style for plucked strings (2002)  
Commissioned by the Plucked Strings Orchestra of Patras
First performance: Logrono Festival, Plucked Strings Orchestra of Patras, Thanassis Tsipinakis, August 20, 2002, 11 min. 35’’

Double Helix, music for the opening ceremony of the Athens Olympic Games (2004) 
Recording: London Symphony Orchestra, Miltos Logiadis, 3 min. 25’’

Silent Woman, suite in old style for nine instruments (2005)
First Performance: Athens Megaron, Ελληνικό Συγκρότημα Σύγχρονης Μουσικής, Theodore Antoniou, May 16, 2005, approx. 12 min.

Sweet Suite based on themes by Manos Hadjidakis, for orchestra (2006)  
Discography   💿
First performance: Herodes Atticus Theatre, Enarmonia Orchestra, Lukas Karytinos, June 1, 2006, 32 min.

«Δειλινό με σύννεφα έτσι όπως τ’ αποτυπώνει της ορτανσίας η ακοή» for orchestra (2006)
Commissioned by the Thessaloniki State Orchestra
First Performance: Thessaloniki Megaron, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Alexandre Myrat, September 20, 2006

Report to Moralis, for strings, piano and percussion (2007)    
Discography   💿
First performance: Athens Megaron, Athens Camerata, Alexandre Myrat, May 16, 2008, Duration: 3 min. 40’

Andromaque, suite for orchestra (2007)
Discography  💿
First performance: Athens Megaron, Athens Camerata, Alexandre Myrat, May 16, 2008, Duration: 10 min.

Orient Express Suite, seven orchestral miniatures for strings and percussion (2008)
Discography  💿
First Performance: Athens Megaron, Athens Camerata, Alexandre Myrat, May 16, 2008, Duration: 9 min. 40”

Film Suite «In Canto», for female voice and orchestra (2008)
Discography  💿
First performance: Athens Megaron, Athens Camerata, Alexandre Myrat, May 16, 2008, Duration: 27 min. 30’’

Parade, for brass quintet (2008)
First performance: Saranta (Albania), Brass Quintet of the Athens State Orchestra «METALLON», July 13, 2008, Duration: 7 min. 50’’

Four Byzantine Hymns, for wind octet (2008)       
First performance: Patmos Sacred Music Festival, Manzaros Octet, September 5, 2008, Duration: 5 min. 50’’


DANCE

In Athens (1985)
Discography  💿
Choreography: Rallou Manou
Commissioned by the Greek Chorodrama
First performance:  Lycabettus Theatre, Athens, August 23, 1985, Duration: 38 min. 40’’

Medea, for tape (1992)
Choreography: Lia Meletopoulou
Commissioned by the Small Dance Theatre
First performance:  «Ergostassio», Mars 30, 1992, Duration: 8 min.

The Rocks (2006)
Choreography: Tatiana Loverdou
First performance: Salto Futuro, Patras – Cultural Capital of Europe, July 28, 2006

A Quiet Voice (2014)
Choreography: Ermira Goro
First performance: Athens Festival, July 7, 2014

Medusa (2014)   
Choreography: Angeliki Sigourou
First performance: Apollon Theatre, Hermoupolis – Syros, October 17, 2014

For his music for the cinema and the theatre, see «Filmography» – «Theatre»

ARRANGEMENTS (selection)

Popular Market, 30 songs of Manos Hadjidakis (Discography)
Amorgos, (Manos Hadjidakis – Nikos Gatsos) (Discography)
Hans Eisler – Songs (Hanna Scygulla)