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AHI’s Golden Jubilee Celebration Includes Mario Frangoulis in Concert April 12

February 22, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) will mark its Golden Jubilee with a concert by the internationally acclaimed classical crossover tenor Mario Frangoulis at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, Friday, April 12, 8 PM.

Mario Frangoulis, born in Africa and raised in Greece, celebrated a milestone year in 2023, marking his 35th anniversary on stage. Discovered by Sir Cameron Mackintosh in 1988 and signing with Sony Classical New York, his international career took off vying for the top three positions with Andrea Bocelli on the Billboard charts for 52 weeks. He continues to captivate audiences with 22 albums and 7.5 million in sales, showcasing his mastery in classical crossover music to popular musical theater and other genres, all whilst singing in five different languages.

Having performed on some of the most prestigious stages worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall (London), Dallas Opera, Orchestra Hall Chicago, La Scala (Italy) to numerous collaborations, Sarah Brightman, Placido Domingo, Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Smokey Robinson and others, Frangoulis now returns to Washington to perform a variety of emblematic and favorite songs of some of the greatest composers.

As the Global Ambassador for the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans since 2005, Frangoulis advocates for scholarships to support young people facing adversity in pursuing higher education. Frangoulis’ commitment to humanitarian causes extends to organizations such as UNESCO’s Youth in Greece, WCCCI, UNICEF’s ‘Fostering a Child’ and cancer awareness programs.

Frangoulis’ April 12 concert will feature an enchanting collaboration with up-and-coming soprano Theresa Carlomagno, known for her timeless vocal artistry. Carlomagno’s repertoire includes notable portrayals of characters such as Adele in Die Fledermaus and Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore. Her recent acclaimed portrayal of Adina in Norma for the Maria Callas centennial opposite Frangoulis as Pollione, demonstrated her deep reverence and respect for the composer’s intent, infusing her performances with emotional depth and musical finesse.

This magical performance promises to be a very memorable experience as Frangoulis, renowned for his powerful and emotive vocals, takes the stage accompanied by the Warner Theatre Studio Orchestra conducted by Maestro Stathis Soulis. His rich resonant voice and warm personality will undoubtedly draw the audience along on a musical journey unlike any other.

Tickets for this enchanting evening filled with extraordinary music are available on Ticketmaster: https://shorturl.at/sESZ4.

The American Hellenic Institute will celebrate its Golden Jubilee with the 50th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 6 PM, at The Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. This prestigious black-tie event will honor outstanding individuals for their exceptional contributions, including Angelo K. Tsakopoulos, Founder, CEO, and Co-Chairman of AKT Development Corporation, and Caterina Papoulias-Sakellaris, a distinguished retired business executive and philanthropist. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Fox News Channel Chief Washington Correspondent Mike Emanuel. Tickets are available online: https://shorturl.at/qvxzI.

For more information, visit: https://americanhellenicinstitute.org/.

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