Spain-Greece Joint Teaching/Research

David Crespy

David Crespy

University of Missouri-Columbia, MO
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Drama/Theater Arts; Jewish Studies

David Crespy founded MU's Writing for Performance program, serves its Co-Director, and received the 2011 Medallion from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). He is the founding Artistic Director of MU.'s Missouri Playwrights Workshop, the Mizzou New Play Series, and Summer Rep's Comedies-in-Concert Series. He received a Fulbright Fellowship to Greece in 2018 to write a trilogy of plays about the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, Madre de Israel: Three Plays of Jewish Salonica, which is part of his family’s Greek and Spanish heritage in Europe.

Helen Tintes

Helen Tintes

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
Ionian University, Corfu

Helen Tintes is a versatile singer-actress who performs frequently in opera, operetta and musical theater in roles including Carmen, Azucena, (Il Trovatore), Suzuki (Mme. Butterfly), the Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Mme. Giry (The Phantom of the Opera) and Mme. Armfeldt (A Little Night Music).  Tintes has sung with numerous European and USA companies including Staatstheater Kassel (Germany), Theater an der Wien, Chicago Opera Theatre, F-M Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Gulfshore Opera and Opera Naples, as well as at many European festivals.  An international operatic highlight was performing as Third Maid with Gwyneth Jones in Strauss’ Elektra at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Spain.  As a concert artist, Tintes has appeared as mezzosoprano soloist with orchestras, fine arts series and universities throughout the USA and is a frequent recitalist in German Lied and Spanish/Latin American song.  Tintes has taught voice at important conservatories and universities, including the Music and Arts Private University of Vienna, Austria (MUK), Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), the University of South Carolina (Columbia) and Ave Maria University (FL).   She has also performed and given masterclasses throughout Europe and in China. Currently, Tintes currently serves as adjunct faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University and Saint Leo University (FL).  During her Fulbright Scholar Award, Tintes will research Sephardic Music and Folklore/Culture in Spain and Greece, with a concentration on the Ladino language.  She will teach diction and interpretation of this music and will coach North American music with students and faculty at the Ionian University in Corfu and the Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid



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