The rock opera Goditha is a musical that combines the power of metal music with the tender sounds of flutes, clarinets , violins and other orchestral instruments. Songwriter-composer Elina Englezou and top composer-arranger-producer Bob Katsionis joined their imagination and created an extremely melodic work of music yet at the same time full of tension and energy, covered in an atmosphere that lures the listener into a whirlpool of contradictory emotions through songs that will remain unforgettable.
The musical is a medieval fairy-tale set in a little village where the story takes place.
Goditha, a young girl, betrayed and blinded by hatred surrenders herself to Daeva, the Princess of Darkness in order to get revenge. Τhus, she knits a web on which the other 15 characters of the play constantly balance between good and evil.
The music is decorated by the astonishing theatrical performances of
Maxi Nil ( Jaded Star ) , Henning Basse ( Firewind / MaYan / Sons of Seasons ),
Angel Wolf-Black ( Vivaldi Metal Project ), Yiannis Papanikolaou ( Diviner / Rock & Roll Children ),
Iliana Tsakiraki ( Enemy of Reality ), Dionissis Christodoulatos ( Sorrowful Angels ),
Margarita Papadimitriou ( SL Theory / Voice Box ), Anna Tarba, Constantine Alex,
Marios Karanastasis ( The Silent Wedding ) , George Eikosipentakis ( Inner Wish ) ,
Christos Kounelis ( Disharmony / Art Of Simplicity / Bigus Dickus ) , Mora ( Dimlight ),
Anastasia Papadopoulou ( Upon Revival ), Margarita Stamouli
and the amazing narration by well-known actor-singer Stratis Steele ( Endomain ).
To the best of our knowledge, Goditha is the first rock opera written by a woman in world discographies. The double cd will be released via Symmetric Records and will be available for pre-order since September 21st, 2020 at goditha.bandcamp.com in digital as well as in physical form in an 8-page deluxe digipak that includes a 48-page booklet with lyrics and photographs from the performance.
Lyrics-Music- Arrangement Elina Englezou
Arrangement- Mix- Production Bob Katsionis ( Firewind / Outloud / Serious Black )
Mastering Nasos Nomikos ( VU Productions )
Violins Aggelos Pavlos Goufas ( In Vein )
Flutes / Saxophone Marios Christopoulos
Oud Vassilis Koilakos
Acoustic & Electric guitars, bass, keyboards Bob Katsionis
Classical & 12-string guitars , balalaika , ocarina Elina Englezou
Artwork Kostas Tsiakos ( papergoblin.com )
Watch introduction video here
Watch the video of the single “Light and Darkness” here sung by: Yiannis Papanikolaou ~ Iliana Tsakiraki