Australia’s premiere Greek and Jewish choirs, the Australian Hellenic Choir (AHC) and the Sydney Jewish…
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Speaking on the latest episode of the Ouzo Talk Podcast, Sydney University’s Sir Nicholas Laurantos Chair in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Professor Vrasidas Karalis, explains how Quinn ‘created’ the character of Zorba for the 1964 Michael Cacoyannis film, Zorba the Greek.
“We are witnessing something heartwarming: first and second generation Greek Australians are buying tickets for their migrant parents and grandparents so their may relive their fondest memories as young migrants when they used to party till the early hours, dancing to Kazantzidis, Dionisiou, Mitropanos , Vaskopoulos…!. To respond to the demand we have released new tickets” said a spokesperson for Giant Entertainment.
Mitropanos sadly passed away on April 17, 2012 after suffering from a heart attack and pulmonary edema. He will always be remembered as one of Greece’s most recognisable voices and legend of the rebetika genre.
For Greek-Australian conductor and composer, George Ellis, there aren’t too many accomplishments that come close to plying his trade at the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games – and it’s not hard to understand why as he retells his story on the Ouzo Talk podcast.
In Cyprus, the work of Cacoyannis is everywhere. One can barely go to the cinemas or switch on the TV without hearing his music. Greek City Times speaks to this incredibly talented man, to learn more about his fascinating journey to becoming one of Cyprus’s most prolific composers.