Vangelis: Mythodea — Music for the NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey

Mythodea — Music for the NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey is a choral symphony by Greek electronic composer and artist Vangelis. The concert was held in The Temple of Zeus, Athens, Greece on June 28, 2001, and the record was officially released on October 23, 2001, to coincide with the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft entering the orbit of planet Mars. 

Vangelis Papathanasiou on synthesizers and keyboards, 
The London Metropolitan Orchestra augmented by two harpists, 
Sopranos Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman, 
The chorus of the Greek National Opera, 
The Seistron and Typana percussion ensembles.
Conducted by Blake Neely

Thanks to fellow blogger, AOM, for turning me on to this stirring music!  Two of my favorite operatic stars, Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman.

Temple of Zeus, Athens - ground level view

Temple of Zeus, Athens - view from the Acropolis


Nate Oman said...

A Kathleen Battle fan!! She is from my hometown...went to the same high school although a few years ahead of me...a fine lady.

Anonymous said...

I love Vangelis. Good stuff. I saved this one!

Peace <3

Ron said...


When I first saw your title I thought it said "Vagina Myopia." OMG! What is David writing about?


David Jeffreys said...

I think you may have a little myopia yourself! Have you had your eyes checked recently???

David Jeffreys said...

Nate and Jay,
Glad you like it.