Vangelis’ Nasa Tribute

The Oscar-winning composer Vangelis’ most recent composition ‘Mythodea’ is dedicated to the Nasa space mission to Mars and was premiered at the Temple of Zeus in Athens earlier this week. The musician has had a life-long passion for space and wrote his new material to mark Nasa’s 2001 Mars Odyssey that was launched in April to find water on the planet. Operatic stars Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle performed ‘Mythodea’ alongside the London Metropolitan Orchestra and a 120-member chorus from Greece’s National Opera, reports the BBC. Vangelis commented before the show: “Science and mythology were the topics which fascinated me since my early childhood.”