Written by guest contributor Dimitrios Machairidis
“Indescribable! Singing in the Roman Agora opposite the Acropolis, I could not believe how blessed I was, honestly. The magic of thousands of years of history at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens is unique. The music was becoming eternal like the ancient marbles surrounding us,” Mezzo Soprano Alexandra Gravas told Hollywood on the Potomac about her concert in the Roman Agora of Athens, Greece inaugurating her world tour of the United States, Poland and other countries across the world.
“With pianist Petros Bouras we were invited for a second time by the Hellenic Department of the University of Georgia, in Atlanta, to perform in the ‘Florence Kopleff Recital Hall’ a concert with songs ranging from Greece, America, Mexico, China, Lebanon and Germany, all under the umbrella of love,” she added. Alexandra Gravas belongs to the new generation of Greek singers who very successfully combine the western traditional and classical singing with their Greek musical roots. Born and raised in Germany, Alexandra never forgot her Greek roots. On the contrary, Alexandra as a child adored singing Greek songs together with her yiayia, her grandmother.