One of Greece’s most significant vocalists, Alkistis Protopsalti will perform in Australia next month, gracing the stage at both the Greek Festival of Sydney and Antipodes Festival in Melbourne.
As part of an elite group of Greek artists who introduced contemporary Greek music to the international stage, Protopsalti will perform a variety of classics and new songs at the Greek Fest in Darling Harbour on Sunday, 19 February followed by another live show at The Antipodes Festival 2023, on Saturday, 25 February, Melbourne’s most anticipated Hellenic event.
“Alkistis Protopsalti is one of the most successful female artists in Greece,” said Chair of the Greek Festival of Sydney, Nia Karteris.
“Her concerts are always highly energetic and her ability to connect with the audience has seen her career go from strength to strength. Her last visit to Australia was in 2002 and we are excited to have her back on our shores and part of the Greek Fest @ Darling Harbour.”
Sharing his excitement, Cultural Programs Chair of the GCM Leo Vlahakis commented “We are so happy to have Alkistis Protopsalti at the Antipodes Festival 2023. She is an artist who can appeal to Melbourne’s diverse and often multigenerational Greek audience. Her unique voice and the variety of her songs will offer to the visitors of the festival a show which will leave them wanting more”.
ABOUT ALKISTIS PROTOPSALTI
Alkistis Protopsalti has a discography career spanning 40 years with all her albums being gold or platinum. She has performed in Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Israel, Lebanon, Canada, Egypt, Rumania, Cyprus, Russia, Cuba and China to name a few. She is known for signing fluently English, Italian, Spanish, Swahili, French, Corsican, and Hebrew.
Protopsalti became known in the Greek music scene in 1975, and has since collaborated with acclaimed Greek composers the likes of Mikis Theodorakis, Dimos Moutsis, Elias Andriopoulos, Stamatis Kraounakis, Nikos Antypas, Stefanos Korkolis, Giannis Spanos, Stamatis Spanoudakis, Stavros Xarchakos, Loukianos Kelaidonis, Dionysis Savvopoulos. Her releases with composer Goran Bregovic and Evanthia Reboutsika made it on international alternative and folk music charts.
Protopsalti has also collaborated with the Symphonic Orchestra of Prague, Oxford Philharmonic, the Boston Pops and the Kremlin Presidential, while she has participated in the torch relay for the Athens Olympics of 2004 and at the closing ceremony. Among her many international performances representing Greece, in 2011 Protopsalti was invited to perform at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Special Olympics where she appeared on stage with famous Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo.
When & Where:
- Sunday, 19 February at the Greek Fest Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
- Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 February at the Antipodes Festival, Melbourne, VIC