The rock opera, “Anna and Vladimir: The Love That ROCKED The World” shows the relationship between Russia and Greece, which were called Rus and Byzantium in the past, by demonstrating the relationship of St. Vladimir of Rus and Anna Porphyrogenita of Byzantium, two people who would not have met if it weren’t for politics met and fell in love after overcoming personal struggles and fears. The opera incorporates rock and roll, dance, and theatrics to entertain, and educate people on an era of history that gets little attention.
This presentation is a collaboration between the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and the Porphyra Band. For you history buffs, The name Porphyra “Πορφύρα” means the Purple or Porphyry Chamber; a pavilion of the Great Palace of Constantinople where no child born anywhere else could legitimately be called Porphyrogénnētos (born in the purple)-the birthright of all Emperors and Empresses of Constantinople. This was the most “metal” place in the kingdom! For more information, visit: http://porphyraband.com/rock-opera/
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