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FROM OPERA TO JAZZ with Mariza Anastasiades (soprano) & Socrates Leptos (guitar) – sold out

Friday 14 June 8:00 pm

Mariza Anastasiades (soprano) and Socrates Leptos (guitar), present a versatile mix of popular and classical tunes from around the world. The duo brings together the groove and passion of the jazz, Neapolitan, Latin and Greek repertoire as well as the grandeur of the opera stage. Enjoy the music and a glass of wine under the stars, in the courtyard of a beautiful stone village house in Lania. Presented by Music in the Mountains.

FROM OPERA TO JAZZ with Mariza Anastasiades (soprano) and Socrates Leptos (guitar), Friday 14 June 8pm, Classics@Home: Lania. Tickets: €15. Limited space; pre-payment essential. Box Office: buy online: www.dailydealscy.com/event/mariza or Email: andrew@musicinthemountains.eu. Ticket holders will receive details of the exact location of the venue.


Federico Garcia Lorca (1898 – 1936) Five Canciones Españolas Antiguas

Guadalupe Pineda (1955 – ) Historia De Un Amor

Giovanni Capurro (1859 – 1920) & Eduardo di Capua (1865 – 1917) O Sole Mio

Pablo de Sarasate (1844 – 1908) El vito

Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) O mio babbino Caro

Consuelo Velázquez (1916 – 2005) Besame Mucho

Doris Fisher (1915 – 2003) & Allan Roberts (1905 – 1966) Amado Mio

Theophrastos Sakellaridis (1883 – 1950) Water Fairy

Kurt Weil (1932 – 2012) Youkali

Hugo Peretti (1916 – 1986), Luigi Creatore (1921 – 2015) & George David Weiss (1921 – 2010) Can’t Help Falling In Love

Bart Howard (1915 – 2004) Fly Me To The Moon

Manos Hadjidakis (1925 – 1994) Paper Moon, A Magical Town, Come To Me

Mikis Theodorakis (1925 – 2021) Beautiful City, If You Remember My Dream

Classics@Home is a series of very special recitals in private homes for the supporters, friends, and guests of Music in the Mountains. Ticket holders will receive details of the exact location of the venue.

Food & Accommodation: There are two excellent dining options in Lania: Platanos Tavern, Tel: 25434273, and Lania Tavern, Tel: 25432398. They both offer delicious local cuisine. There is also a traditional coffee shop near the church. The nearest hotel is The Pine View Hotel in Saittas and there are several self-catering options in the village and nearby, available on various online platforms.

Information: www.musicinthemountains.eu. Facebook: @musicmountainscyprus,

Mariza Anastasiades (soprano) has a rich and multidimensional repertoire which extends from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era. Her resume includes important collaborations with conductors and artists from Europe and America. In September 2021, as part of the Cyprus International Festival, she performed the leading role of Bonadea in the contemporary opera “Argos Sidiros” by Andis Scordis, with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Zoe Tsokanou. Ms. Anastassiades has performed important roles from the operatic repertoire. Some of them are: the role of Contessa from the opera “Le Nozze di Figaro” by W.A.Mozart at the Greek Opera Festival in 2017, the role of Lauretta in the opera “Gianni Schicchi” by G. Puccini with the Varna International Orchestra under the direction by conductor Gregory Buchalter, the leading role of Dido in the opera “Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Purcell and the role of the Mother from the Opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors”, in a Kyrenia Opera production, held in Vienna in December 2021. In November 2022 she had her first collaboration with conductor Günter Neuhold in a concert of Czech repertoire together with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 she participated in a gala concert with the orchestra of the Prague State Opera conducted by Richard Hein, as part of the Prague Opernfest with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also collaborated with the Danube Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andreas Déak in a series of concerts at the Danube Palace Concert Hall, as well as with conductor Pál Németh and the Savaria Baroque Orchestra in Budapest. Mrs. Anastasiades has received awards in Pan-European and International Singing Competitions. Her major honours include, among others, First Prize at the Concours de musique du Canada Section Mauricie et Center du Québec in June 2021 and Grand Prix at the Stojan Stojanov-Gančev Singing Competition.

Socrates Leptos (guitar) has been praised for his “excellent technique and strong interpretive skills”. He has given performances to critical acclaim in the United States and Europe as well as multiple venues in Greece and Cyprus. Dr Leptos has won first prize in the New England Guitar Competition and the GWUC music competition in Chicago and in 2002 received the Athanassiades Award for musical excellence by the Greek Women’s University Club in Chicago. He is a founding member of the Cyprus Guitar Trio with whom he performed the world premiere of Maximo Diego Pujol’s Concierto for Three Guitars with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Miltos Logiades. He has appeared with the Trio in music festivals such as the EGTA Festival, the University of Cyprus Cultural Festival, and the Volos – Magnesia Guitar Festival in Greece. In 2022 Dr. Leptos collaborated with soprano Mariza Anastasiades to record Manuel de Falla’s Siete Canciones Populares which was released on Spotify. He has subsequently performed with Ms. Anastasiades in Köln, Germany, and the Zenél a Kastely Festival in Budapest. He joined the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra in 2014 for a performance of Manos Hadjidakis’ Gioconda’s Smile under Alkis Baltas and again in 2015 performing Astor Piazzolla’s Fuga y Misterio with Dariusz Mikulski conducting. Socrates Leptos has performed in the soundtrack for Disney’s feature film production The Last Warrior with music by George Kallis as well as Sigma TV’s series production Vasiliki with music by Andreas Georgallis. He was a guest at the Baldwin Wallace International Guitar Festival in Ohio and the Federal Hill International Guitar Series in Baltimore where he performed and taught masterclasses for an array of international students. Dr. Leptos is a graduate of Yale University and the New England Conservatory. He holds a doctoral degree in music from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.


The Spidaki Lania is in the beautiful artiste’s village of Lania close to the concert venue. It is a stone-built garden house renovated to a high standard and available through booking.com.

The Pine View Hotel Saittas is about 5Km north of Lania. The air-conditioned rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, sound-proofed windows, hair dryers and towels. Continental breakfast is offered in the restaurant and there is a lounge bar, billiards table, sauna, sun terrace, free private car park and garden. Tel: 96003473.

The Old Olive Mill Dhoros is a lovely and unique old stone house in a secluded spot at the end of a road, in the quiet farming village of Dhoros, nestled on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, about 2Km from Lania. The house can accommodate up to 8 guests. Tel: 25434043. Facebook: @TheOldOliveMillDhorosCyprus.

The River House Trimiklini is a modern, stone-faced holiday home located in a quiet area of the village about 6Km north of Lania. It features 3 bedrooms, TV, DVD player, free WiFi, barbecue, fireplace, table tennis and free bicycles. Tel: 99628772. Facebook: @TheRiverHouseCyprus.

Lania is a picturesque village situated in the Limassol District. It’s known for its traditional Cypriot architecture, cobblestone streets, and beautiful vineyards. It is also famous as the Painters’ Village, with some excellent artists in residence plus several traditional museums. The village offers a serene atmosphere and is popular for its wine production, particularly Commandaria, one of the oldest named wines in the world. The village is located at the foot of the Troodos Mountains on the main Limassol to Troodos road, about 26Km from Limassol. Lania is one of the country’s main wine producing villages. According to tradition, Lania got its name from Lana, daughter of the Greek god of wine and pleasure, Dionysos. This indicates the deep roots of the village in the field of vine-growing and wine-making. The village is well known for the high quality of its grapes and wines.

FROM OPERA TO JAZZ with Mariza Anastasiades (soprano) and Socrates Leptos (guitar), Friday 14 June 8pm, Classics@Home: Lania. Tickets: €15. Limited space; pre-payment essential. Box Office: buy online: www.dailydealscy.com/event/mariza or Email: andrew@musicinthemountains.eu. Ticket holders will receive details of the exact location of the venue.

Music in the Mountains was founded in 2005 by Pam Groves, Mike Groves and Andrew Oliver. It was created in order to present a wide range of high-quality concerts in all musical genres in the mountain villages in the Limassol and Paphos regions, including Lofou, Lania, Trimiklini, Silikou and Ineia, as well as occasional events in Limassol and Paphos.

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