May 11, 2012

Competition to create images promoting return Parthenon Marbles return & win “Opus Elgin” tickets

Posted at 1:26 pm in Elgin Marbles, Events, Marbles Reunited

Marbles Reunited is running a competition to create images that promote the return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece.

On offer as prizes are two tickets to the opera in Athens about the Elgin Marbles: “Opus Elgin: The destruction of the Parthenon”

So – if you have great ideas for images, or if you have already produced images that might be suitable, make sure you enter the competition.

Marbles Reunited

Win two tickets to the upcoming event “Opus Elgin: The destruction of the Parthenon”

In recent months, a number of activities have occurred, all with the aim of raising the public’s awareness with regards to the matter of the reunification of the Parthenon sculptures. A noteworthy effort, and an event which promises to be memorable is the upcoming opera in two acts “Opus Elgin: The destruction of the Parthenon”.

Raising public awareness is paramount to the cause and Marbles Reunited wholeheartedly support noteworthy efforts in doing so. In aid of this event, and with the cooperation of Imeros for Culture, we have decided to both inspire people further and encourage them to attend this event.

What does the cause for reunification of the Parthenon sculptures mean to you? Is there a photo, illustration or other visual design you would use to express your sentiments on this? If so, we are interested in seeing your ideas and have created a competition page just for this purpose.

Please visit our page here and submit your entries for a chance to win 2 tickets to the “Opus Elgin: The destruction of the Parthenon” opera in two acts. The competition will commence at 12:00 pm BST on the 11th May (today) and will close at 11:59 am BST on the 25th May 2012. All entries are open to public vote (no registration needed).

So be creative, express your ideas and make sure you vote!

From the official press release:

The world premiere of the opera performance “Opus Elgin: The destruction of the Parthenon” will take place at the Athens Concert Hall “Megaron Mousikis”, Alexandra Triandi Hall on May 29th, 2012. The opera was composed by Theodore Stathis and it will be directed by the world known director Peter Tiboris. The performance aims at mobilizing and raising awareness of European public opinion for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to their place of origin on the occasion of the Olympic Games that will be held in London. It is organized by the non for profit organization “Imeros for culture”.

The opera “Opus Elgin: The Destruction of the Parthenon” deals with the issue of the illegal occupation and looting of the Parthenon sculptures under a new perspective, for those who are ignorant of either ignore the whole problem, or those who oppose the return of the stolen masterpieces which still remain in the Duveen Room in London. The opera consists of two acts and comprising nine scenes and lasting approximately two hours. Most of it takes place on the Acropolis, until the finale which takes place initially in the hall of the British Museum, where the stolen marbles are today, and ends via teleconference in the new Acropolis Museum in Athens.

The opera is directed by Christopher Christofis, stars Nina Lotsari (soprano), Dimitris Kavrakos (bass), Helen Davou (mezzo soprano), Dionysius Sourbis (baritone), and a whole host of other talented artists. The choir compromises by Marie-Ntimova Roropoulou (soprano), Christina Karamaltidou (alto), Elias Tiliakos (baritone) and Fanis Roropoulos (tenor). The choreography is by Ersi Pitta and the costumes by Giannis Varelas.

Tickets go on sale from the 08th of May 2012 at the Athens Concert Hall (Vas & Kokkalis Athens / Athens Homer 8), via the website or by calling at 210 7282333. Click for the official website of the opera “Opus Elgin: The Destruction of the Parthenon”.

Gracious sponsors of the show are the NJV Athens Plaza hotel, with support sponsors the Bank of Attica, Bee Group SA, ITD “Dimitra”, DEPA and EYDAP, Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa and Pelagos Suites Hotel.
The Communication sponsors are the Athens Development & Tourism Promotion Company, the Hellenic American Union, Mega TV, the newspaper “Kathimerini”, the Athens International Airport, and Interbus.

The performance will be released under the auspices of his Excellency the President of the Republic Mr. Karolos Papoulias

For further information, please contact Imeros c/o: Mrs Aliki Ovadia, tel.:+30 210 8838540, e mail:

The link to the actual competition page itself is here.

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