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A Viennese Christmas in Nicosia

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Christmas celebrations in Nicosia this year will have a Viennese flair as a concert under the auspices of First Lady Andri Anastasiades and the Austrian Embassy in Cyprus will bring the magic of Viennese waltz and popular Opera highlights, performed by world class artists.

Participating in the concert on December 7 at the Nicosia Municipal Theatre are two internationally-known opera singers, world-known Greek baritone Aris Argyris and Vienna based Cypriot soprano Chryso Makariou.

These two talented artists will take audiences on a unique Christmas experience alongside actors Andreas Tselepos and Margarita Zachariou as well as members of the magnificent Vienna Classic Orchestra. Pavel Kachnov, the renowned Austrian pianist of Ukrainian origin is joining forces with Arpad Patkolo, the Concertmaster of Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

“In this marvellous performance and next to Aris Argyris and Chryso Makariou,” say organisers, “you will see a children’s choir led by Roula Tyrimiou. The children taking part in the performance have been selected from music schools and conservatories in Nicosia, such as Nikoleta Stylianou’s A Piacere, Lilian Danielyan’s Acropolis Music Academy as well as Irena Avraamidou’s students.”

The evening however does not end there. Audiences will also have the opportunity to discover two young sopranos Angeliki Kyriakou and Cecile Akogian who are currently studying at Nicosia’s Music Lyceum.

The Viennese Christmas concert is produced by the Cyprus Association for children with cancer and related diseases One Dream One Wish. It is held one year in Nicosia and one year in Vienna since 2015 with the net profits going towards supporting the Charity’s relief campaign.


Viennese Christmas Concert

Christmas charity concert. Under the auspices of the First Lady, Andri Anastasiades, and the Austrian Embassy in Cyprus. December 7. Nicosia Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 8pm. €20. Information: 22-311277, 22-752595.

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