Diphono, a new partnership of two Greek opera singers Georgios Argeratos and Stefanos Koroneos joined by pianist Areti Giovanou present "A classical journey through the places we loved..." with music by Hatzidakis, Kalomoiris and other Greek composers, as well as romantic Italian songs on Sunday December 15th, at 3:00pm at Christ and St Stephen's Church, 120 W69th Street, New York
Stefanos Koroneos, Baritone
Stefanos Koroneos made his debut in La Bohème at the Staatsoper in Freiburg, Germany. He has since then performed in theaters such as Teatro alla Scala, the Rossini Opera Festival (Pesaro, Italy), The Bolshoi Theatre, Palm Beach Opera, Teatro Reggio di Parma, Connecticut Opera, Giglio Lucca, Verdi Busetto, Sociale Rovigo, Livorno, Ravenna, Pisa (Italy), and the Athens Concert Hall (Greece). He has worked with conductors such as R. Bonynge, G. Carella, A.Coppola, P. Steinberg, J. Cura, P. Olmi, G, Neuhold B. Aprea, Cor. Rovaris and M. Stefanelli and with directors such as F.Zeffirelli, P. L. Pizzi and E. Sagi. Recordings include Dynamic Records I Vespri Siciliani, live recording from Busseto, RAITelevision (performance with Monserrat Caballé) and three operas for Sky International Channel.
Georgios Argeratos, Tenor
After graduating from the Hellenic Conservatory of Athens, Greece with the Diploma in Monody, Georgios moved to New York to continue his career. He has participated as a soloist with Opera of Thessaloniki, Altamura Center for the Arts, Opera Manhattan, Amore Opera, Allegro Singers, New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Metropolitan Greek Chorale and Grattacielo opera. He has performed as a resident artist for several years with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble and this season is joining the program of Dicapo Opera Theatre.
Areti Giovanou, Pianist
Areti is a classically trained pianist with a MM in piano performance and a MM in vocal accompaniment. Equally at home as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician, she has performed in many of New York's leading venues including City Hall, Steinway Hall, the Morgan Museum, the Ukrainian and Bulgarian Consulates, Goethe Institut, and the University and Grolier Clubs in New York City, Italy, France, and Greece in various festivals. Areti is a recipient of the Hellenic Republic Scholarship Foundation for Post Graduate Studies.