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Three Operas by Mikis Theodorakis: Electra - Antigone - Medea

By Mikis Theodorakis

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Composed by Mikis Theodorakis (1925-). Recording mediums. 8 CDs. Duration 491' 1''. MDS (Music Distribution Services) #INT 33112. Published by MDS (Music Distribution Services) (M7.INT-33112).

Item Number: M7.INT-33112

With his operas Electra, Antigone and Medea about three ancient Greek female figures - which he himself defined as ''lyrical tragedies'' - Theodorakis fulfilled an artistic promise made on August 6th, 1988 following the premiere of his Zorba ballet at the Verona Arena, namely to compose three pieces dedicated to the great Italian opera composers Verdi, Puccini and Bellini. ''For the last five years, I have lived with the texts of Euripides and Sophocles and worked on them. Five years which have become the best of my life, because the whole day long - mostly opposite the Acropolis, giving me the feeling that my house was on the foundations of the house of Sophocles, for we know he lived here where I live, in Athens - I could delve deep into the universal harmony I seek,'' he wrote after finishing his ambitious project.

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