NASA已将一颗星的名字命名为Vangelis，以表彰他对音乐的杰出贡献。说不定还为了感谢他为NASA火星探测计划创作配乐。Vangelis同亚尼一样，也是希腊的，而且也擅长创作配乐，他的一首《Chariots of fire》曾经获得了奥斯卡最佳配乐奖。他为2002日韩世界杯创作了全球指定演奏曲Anthem，非常好听。他也为NASA的火星探测计划制作了配Mythodea。比较有名的作品由Antarctica(《南极物语》配乐）、Conquest of Paradise（《1492》配乐）、Himalaya 等。在希腊作曲家中，提到雅尼就不得不提范吉利斯。
Another album with music for Frederic Rossif's documentary work. Opera Sauvage was a series on French television focussing on all things exotic, such as foreign cultures and wild life. The series contained a lot of ethnic music, but almost all episodes included some or much new original music by Vangelis. Contrary to most other Vangelis' soundtrack releases, the album contains actual pieces from the series, not having been rerecorded. Although it's safe to assume it was probably remixed in stereo for the album release, considering most Rossif productions were mixed in mono.
The album contains some Vangelis classics. Both "L'Enfant" and "Hymne" are favorites among fans as well as cover artists, no doubt because of their uplifting romantic melodies and rich synthesizer orchestrations.
"Hymne" is probably Vangelis' most used track at wedding ceremonies and became famous in the States during the eighties when a rerecorded version was used in a TV commercial. This also boosted the sales of "Opera Sauvage" as an album, being rereleased to cash in on the melody's popularity.
In general he album has a consistent overall melodic quality. Being one of the early albums to feature Vangelis' landmark instrument, the Yamaha CS-80, the sound of this album seems to bridge Vangelis' "sound" of the 70s into that of the 80s. Jon Anderson is featured again, this time however not singing but playing the harp, on the track named "Flamant Roses".
7. Flamants Roses