Have you ever heard a story that is thousands of years old? Ogygia’s Nymph is a tale that has been told for a very long time, and was made famous by Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey. In this ancient legend, the Gods decided to test Odysseus, King of Ithaca — so they sent him on a perilous journey in the Mediterranean Sea. Shipwrecked on the island of Ogygia — Malta’s sister island, now known as Gozo — Odysseus fell in love with the beautiful nymph Calypso, who promised him he would live forever if he stayed with her. But Odysseus never forgot his home and his kingdom! In poems, music, and images, the IssaSonus Ensemble — whose members hail from respected conservatories and universities — will share this classic and memorable myth
if interested we can perform this in your Center, School or Concert Hall ...
In the musical story Ogygia’s Nymph, members of the ensemble explore the tale that has been told for a very long time and made famous by the Greek poet--Homer’s epic poem, which describes the adventures of Odysseus.
This is suitable for age 8+ (or we can adjust and amend for other ages).
Synopsis: The Ancient Gods decided to put Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, to a test and sent him on a journey in the Mediterranean Sea. Shipwrecked on the island of Ogygia (Malta’s sister island - Gozo) he fell in love with the beautiful nymph Calypso. While he loved Calypso, Odysseus never forgot his home and kingdom, Ithaca. Over thousands of years many poems and stories were written about Odysseus and Ogygia’s nymph. Come and listen to poems and music about this beautiful story of love and nostalgia.
Ogygia’s Nymph was first presented in Washington, DC — in cooperation with the Embassy of Malta and the Kids Euro Festival 2015.