International Women's Day

International Women's Day

which is celebrated every year in March, the Municipality of the Heroic City of Naoussa and the Equality Committee, in collaboration with the “Friends of the Aristotle Conservatory” Association, present the musical event “Οι Γυναίκες του Μίκη“, on Sunday 26 March 2023 at 20:00 at the Municipal Theater of Naoussa “Mikis Theodorakis”.

Entry is free to the public.

Γυναίκες του Μίκη

Dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and colleague Elisavet Hatzivasiliou, mezzo-soprano and founding member of our choir, who lost her life so unjustly, at the age of just 26, in the train accident in Tempi on 28/02/2023

Μάνα μου, μάνα - a lament for Good Friday

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SYNOPSIS The lyrics of the piece ‘Mana mou, mana’ are written in the first person, and are the voice of Christ on the day of his crucifixion calling out to his mother for comfort. He exhorts heaven to send rain to offer both relief and the hope of regeneration and new life. The piece highlights the central role of a mother and the universal experience of motherhood in which a child (even as an adult) will call for their mother in their time of need and regards them as so powerful and important that they carry both the sun and spring with them.

Oh mother, my mother
they sowed stone and wormwood in my path
Oh mother, my mother
I lived out my youth under the shadow of the swords

Oh heaven
send me rain to water the desert
to grow cool flowers on my ethereal body

Oh mother, my mother
bring the spring to me on, the cross

Oh mother, my mother,
My sunlit day, when will I find you?

Oh heaven
Disperse the clouds so I can cross over the border
and one night, in the mountains sound the bells.

Oh mother, my mother
Today, the nails burn into my hands

Oh heaven,
send me rain to water the desert
to grow cool flowers on my ethereal body

Oh mother, my mother
Bring me your sun, on the cross

[Translated by Ruth Jennifer Sutton]


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