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The Purpose of the Opera

Imeros (a non-profit organization for Cultural Development), through the opera “Opus Elgin: The Destruction of the Parthenon”, is striving to motivate and raise the awareness of all global citizens with respect to the safe return of the Parthenon Marbles to their place of origin.  The timing could not have been better, since London is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Our goal is to showcase the opera on May 29th, 2012 at the Athens Concert Hall (Alexandra Trianti Hall), the date of which coincides with the date the British are scheduled to participate in the official lighting of the “Olympic Flame” in Olympia, Greece.  Imeros is also aiming at presenting this opera in London (awaiting confirmation) during the actual Summer Olympic Games. By doing this, we intend to provide a global stage for our important cause, since London at this time will have the attention of the entire world, including all respected media outlets.

A Few Words About The Opera

"Opus Elgin: The Destruction of the Parthenon" is the title of a new and original opera. It portrays the doleful story of looting and annihilation of the Parthenon Marbles by the British Lord Elgin. This opera has been composed by Theodore Stathis, who is also the composer of the opera "Antigone", which premiered last year at the Athens Concert Hall, and received raved reviews. His new opera consists of two acts, made up of 10 successive scenes most of which take place on the Acropolis. The last scene begins in the hall of the British Museum, where you can find the stolen marbles today and ends with a teleconference between the British Museum  and the brand new art Museum of Acropolis in Athens.

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