FEBRUARY 2020

1/2/2020  

Porgy and Bess   

The MET Live in HD 

(232’)  

One of America’s favourite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.  

 

Conductor: David Robertson  

Production: James Robinson  

Set Designer: Michael Yeargan 

Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber  

Lighting Designer: Donald Holder  

Projection Designer: Luke Halls  

Choreographer: Camille A. Brown  

Fight Director: David Leong  

Live in HD Director: Gary Halvorson 

Live in HD Host: Audra McDonald  

 

Cast 

Bess: Angel Blue  

Clara: Golda Schultz  

Serena: Latonia Moore 

Maria: Denyce Graves  

Sportin’ Life: Frederick Ballentine 

Porgy: Eric Owens  

Crown: Alfred Walker  

Jake: Donovan Singletar 

3/2/2020 

VLADIMIR ACADEMIC DRAMA THEATER 

(145') 16+ 

The international programme “Russian Theatre Season in Cyprus” presents the Vladimir Theatre’s production Theatrical Novellas from Russia. The show is put together by the one-act plays Gunina, The Secrets of the Old House and Give me your Hand.

 

Here is the Breast! based on plays by Chekhov and Mayakovsky respectively. 

4/2/2020 

All my sons  

ARTHUR MILLER 

NT Live 

(155’) 11+ 

Broadcast live from the Old Vic in London as part of National Theatre Live, Academy Award winner Sally Field and multi-award winner Bill Pullman star in Miller’s blistering drama.  America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story.  

 

Creative Team  

Director: Jeremy Herrin 

Set and Costume: Max Jones 

Lighting: Richard Howell 

Sound: Carolyn Downing 

Video: Duncan McLean 

Casting: Jessica Ronane CDG 

 

Broadcast Team 

Director for Screen: Ross MacGibbon 

Technical Producer: Christopher C Bretnall 

Script Supervisor: Claire Mathias 

Lighting Consultant: Bernie Davis 

Sound Supervisor: Conrad Fletcher 

 

Cast 

Joe Keller: Bill Pullman 

Dr Jim Bayliss: Sule Rimi 

Frank Lubey: Gunnar Cauthery 

Sue Bayliss: Kayla Meikle 

Lydia Lubey: Bessie Carter 

Chris Keller: Colin Morgan 

Bert: Archie Barnes, Hari Coles, Alfie Todd 

Kate Keller: Sally Field 

Ann Deever: Jenna Coleman 

George Deever: Oliver Johnstone 

 

Ensemble 

Theo Boyce, Ruth Redman, Russell Wilcox 

7/2/2020 

Compania Flamenca Filippa  

Ponerse Las Pilas 

(80’) 

Filippa Stylianoude interweaves traditional and experimental flamenco in a show inspired from real life as well as from timeless issues like war, social misfortune and withdrawal as well as emotional suppression, juxtaposed to the hope and love that may rise again from the pain. 

Conception / Choreography / Direction: Philippa Stylianoude 

Musicians: 
Sarray Muñoz Barrul: Singer 
Jose Hernandez: Guitar 
Rafael Jimenez Silva: percussion / cajon 

Dancers: 
Norberto Chamizo  
Philippa Stylianoude  
David Serrano  
Xenia Nikolaou  
Magda Argyridou  
Nicole Giannakas 

8/2/2020 

Queen of Spades  

(80’) 12+ 

Within the framework of the IV International Theater Festival Five Evenings in Cyprus the performance-monologue of Evgeny Knyazev will take us to St. Petersburg at the time of Pushkin.

 

We will find ourselves in the company of ladies dressed in magnificent finery and brilliant gentlemen of secular manners. 

9/2/2020 

The Sleeping Beauty  

The ROYAL BALLET  
(180’) 

A classic of Russian ballet. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it. 
 
Choreography: Marius Petipa 

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky 

Additional choreography: Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon 
Conductor: Simon Hewett 

Production: Monica Mason and Christopher Newton 

Additional designs: Peter Farmer 

Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan 

11/2/2020  

Drama Short Film Festival travels to Cyprus 

(120’) 

Drama Short Film Festival has traveled to Limassol, Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos with two-day screenings of Greek films that have garnered awards and distinctions.  

 

Organized by: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, Rialto Theater and Drama Short Film Festival. In Collaboration: The Friends of Cinema Society Nicosia, The Larnaka Cinema Society, The Limassol Cine Club and The House of Arts and Literature of Pafos 

 

Under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in Cyprus 

 

Programme First Day for Each Town 

 

Index Nicolas Kolovos 12’ 

Sleepwalking Melissa Anastasi 19’ 

Sad Girl WeekendDimitris Tsakaleas & Lida Vartzioti15’ 

Violent equationAntonis Doussias 5’ 

Fourth wall (2018)Dimitris Gkotsis 10’ 

I’am MackenzieArtemis Anastasiadou 20’ 

ConfessionAndreas Sheittanis 22’  

 

12/2/2020  

Drama Short Film Festival travels to Cyprus 

(120’) 

Drama Short Film Festival has traveled to Limassol, Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos with two-day screenings of Greek films that have garnered awards and distinctions.  

 

Organized by: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, Rialto Theater and Drama Short Film Festival. In Collaboration: The Friends of Cinema Society Nicosia, The Larnaka Cinema Society, The Limassol Cine Club and The House of Arts and Literature of Pafos 

 

Under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in Cyprus 

 

Programme Second Day for Each Town 

 

1. Sable NoireThanasis Trouboukis 20’ 

2. Fickering souls se alightIakovos Panagopoulos 29’ 

3. ChopperGiorgos Kapsanakis 10’ 

4. La Ultima Hija (2018)Evi Karampatsou 21’ 

5. Pathologies of Everyday LifeAlexandros Papathanasopoulos 11’ 

6. WStelios Koupetoris 6’ 

7. The distance between us and the skyVasilis Kekatos9’ 

15/2/2020 

Yiannis Kotsiras CONCERT 

(140’) 

Yiannis Kotsiras has traveled to Cyprus in the company of exceptional musicians and dear friends with an armful of popular songs and, of course, the newly released “Love or Nothing” (lyrics and music by Giorgos Karademou.) Oldies and recent songs, inspired remakes and authentic “laïká” make up this festive show! 

 

Alexandros Livitsanos: keyboards/arrangement 

Heracles Pahides: drums, Yiannis Playianakos: bass  

Vangelis Machairas: buzuki  

Costas Michalos: guitars  

Demetra Boulouzou: vocals/violin 

Stratis Karademetrakis/Lambros Bounas: sound editing 

16/2/2020   

PANNOCHKA ΤHEATRE  

B.C. BAKHTYGEREYEV 

(100’) 12+ 

Τhe “Five Evenings in Cyprus” IV International Theater Festival closes with a play by Nina Sadur according to the novella “Viy” by N. Gogol.: The author’s idea is combined with Gogol’s reflections about the nature of love and the beliefs of a modern woman with her own point of view on the meaning of love and its position in life. Pannochka is always silent, but like nature, she turns out everywhere in the most unusual way. 

 

Directed by Svetlana Zharikova.  

19/2/2020 

Adults in the Room by COSTA-GAVRAS  

Greece 

(124’) 

Based on the recollections of Yanis Varoufakis, the film by Costa-Gavras shows everything that transpired behind closed doors. This is an ancient Greek tragedy set in contemporary times about the Greek people, trapped in colossal debt. Characters are neither good nor bad, but led by the consequences of their own perception of how they should act in this suffocating story of heroes eventually struck apart by discord.  

 

Political memoirs of Yanis Varoufakis. 

Director: Costa-Gavras 

Writers: Yanis Varoufakis (book), Costa-Gavras (screenplay) 

 

Starring: Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur, Demetres Tarloou, Christos Stergioglou, Georges Corraface etc.  

27/2/2020 

Irony and Joy  

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  

(70’) 

As part of the Beethoven Circle, the CSO’s tribute to the composer’s genius continues with Symphony No. 8, a masterpiece that contains passages which could be construed as musical jokes. This comic aspect joins the other two pieces in the programme, La scala di seta – an operatic farca comica by Rossini and Burlesque by Richard Strauss. 

 

Solist: Andri Hadjiandreou (piano)  

Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

29/2/2020  

Agrippina  

The MET Live in HD 

(224’) 

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. 

Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nero, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius. 

Conductor: Harry Bicket  

Agrippina: Joyce DiDonato 
Nerone: Kate Lindsey 
Ottone: Iestyn Davies  
Pallante: Duncan Rock Claudio Matthew Rose 

Production: Sir David McVicar 

Set and Costume Designer: John Macfarlane 

Lighting Designer: Paule Constable 

Choreographer: Andrew George 

Live in hd Director: Gary Halvorson  

Live in hd host: Deborah Voigt Poppea Brenda Rae 

FEBRUARY PRESS