Imam Baildi 


Following their tour in Europe and the United States, Imam Baildi return to Cyprus to celebrate the launch of their new album, and to begin their 2015 gigs with new ideas, songs, stories and surprises. 




Οleg Pogudin  


Winner of the Silver Voice of Russia award and famous singer of romantic ballads, Oleg Pogudin presents a programme with famous love songs from Russia, France, Italy and Greece. 



11/1/2015 & 18/1/2015  

Avgerinos and Poulia 

ETHAL’s Children Stage 


ETHAL’s Children Stage comes back with the famous traditional fairy tale, beloved by both children and adults.


It is adapted by Demetris Adamis and directed by Nicos Nicolaides. 

With the participation of:

Marina Vronti, Mikaella Theodoulidou, Vassilis Haralampous, Yiannos Antoniou, Panayiota Papageorgiou, Haris Evripidou, Maria Violari.



ΝΤ Live 


ΝΤ Live broadcasts the internationally acclaimed group’s DV8 Physical Theatre show, which authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. 


With the Sound of the Alphorn and the Rhythm of the Waltz 


The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra presents eight exclusive valses of different 19th century composers that bring up in an exquisite way the expressive ability of the alphorn. 

Soloist: Carlo Torlontano (Alphorn) 

Conductor: Alkis Mpaltas  


Musical Brass Club of Limassol 


A tribute to the late conductor Stylianos Pritsoulis, who created and conducted five Brass Bands in Limassol in the ’60s.


With the participation of the Brass Band of Limassol’s Musical Brass Club and the Symphonic Band of Strovolos Municipality – European University of Cyprus. 


The Merry Widow  

MET Live in HD 



The great Renée Fleming starring as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Franz Lehár’s enchanting operetta, broadcasted live by the MET.


The Merry Widow is performed in an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. 

Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis 

With Greek and English subtitles. 

With the support of ΑΝΤ1 


Kazafy Show Cyprus 


A programme on Arabic dances is presented within the framework of the Bellydance Congress in Cyprus.

With the renowned dancer and choreographer Mohamed Kazafy and Elena Dahabeya, Teresa Tomas, Kiki Ioannou etc.


With the Magic of the Guitar

Margaris – Mpampali 


Guitarist Panayiotis Margaris and talented singer Andriana Mpampali come together in a surprising musical encounter.


Presents a diverse repertoire of famous songs and musical surprises. 



Dionysos Theatre 


From the Dionysos Theatre a play by Constantinos Odysseos which satirizes the Cypriots’ prejudices and taboos on various social issues, commenting on the current political scene. 

Director: Christos Zanos 


Actors: Michalis Sophocleous, Loukia Protopapa, Christos Yiangou, Marianna Santi, Yiorgos Anayiotos, Charis Aristidou, Eleftheria Andreou. 


Musical Clock of Yesterday and Today 



The musical clock of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra ticks first for the Serenade for Strings of the Cypriot contemporary composer, Nicos Troullos.


It is then transferred to the ’50s, with the viola concerto by Martinů and ends two centuries earlier, with Haydn’s Symphony «The Clock». 

Soloist: Yuri Zhislin (viola)   

Conductor: Plamen Djouroff 


Yiannis Georgiou  

Piano Recital   


Renowned Cypriot pianist, Yiannis Georgiou, presents a fascinating and diverse programme with compositions by:

  • Beethoven

  • Scarlatti

  • Chopin

  • Scriabin

  • Rachmaninoff


The Tales of Hoffmann  

The MET Live in HD 


Outstanding tenor Vittorio Grigolo plays the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer in Jacques Offenbach’s masterpiece, broadcasted live by the MET. 

Conductor:  Yves Abel  

With Greek and English subtitles




Of Mice and Men 

NT Live 


Awarded James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in John Steinbeck's play (Nobel Prize winner in 1962), portraying the tense climate of America during the Great Depression.  

Directed by:  Anna D. Shapiro 


Notis Mavroudis - Anastasia Moutsatsou   


A musical encounter between Notis Mavroudis and Anastasia Moutsatsou, presenting songs by Vamvakaris and Tsitsanis, together with Yiorgos Tosikian (guitar) and Vaios Prapas (bouzouki), emphasising these artists’ tenderness and directness.

7/2/2015 & 8/2/2015 

Alkistis Protopsalti 

Secret Landscape 


Beloved singer Alkistis Protopsalti in a concert entitled “Secret Landscape”.


A musical journey from Schubert, Piaccola, Nino Rota, Santori and Bregovic to contemporary Greek composers such as Theodorakis, Antypas, Kraounakis, Korkolis, Remboutsika and Savvopoulos who have deeply influenced her work.

With the participation of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra & “Diastasis” Vocal Ensemble. 


Oedipus the King 

THOC Stage 018 


A new approach to Sophocles’s play, presented by THOC Stage 018.


A king will fall to save his people. A lover will be lost so that a son can be reborn. A man will stand before the gods and exchange the vision of his eyes with the vision of his mind.  

Translation: Minos Volanakis 

Adaptation/Direction: Panayiotis Larkou 

Cast: Andreas Koutsoumbas, Petros Yiorkadjis, Georgina Tatsi, Andreas Makris 


Sergey and Isadora 

Russian theatre “Roman Viktuk Τheater  


A unique performance by the legendary Russian theatre “Roman Viktuk Τheater”, presenting a play based on the lives and love of Russian poet S. Esenin and American dancer A. Duncan. 


Starring: Igor Nevedrov and Anna Terekhova. 


Children Choirs & Carnival 

Limassol Municipality  


The Municipality of Limassol invites the Children Choirs of the city to participate in a musical encounter with songs and serenades. 


Organized within the framework of the Limassol Carnival Events. 


Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle    

ΜΕΤ: LIVE in HD        



A co-production of New York’s Metropolitan Opera and the Polish National Opera broadcasted live by the MET and directed by Mariusz Trelinski. 

Anna Netrebko stars as Iolanta.


Conductor:  Valery Gergiev  

With Greek and English subtitles 


Treasure Island  

NT Live  


Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous story of pirates, murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcasted live from the National Theatre.  

National Theatre’s successful play for both adults and children +10. 

17/2/2015 & 18/2/2015  

The Drama Festival travels to Cyprus 


The awarded films of Drama Short Film Festival 2014 travel to the Rialto Theatre.


A selection of films by talented filmmakers screened at the most important short film festival of Greece. 

Organisation: Ministry of Education and Culture – Rialto Theatre – Drama Short Film Festival 




Explosive dances from the snowy mountains of Caucasus, spectacular Georgian ballets, ancient dances from Pontos and classic dances from Greece.


A magnificent show by the national dance ensembles «Romiosini» from Cyprus and «Kazbek» from Russia, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of their creator, Nektarios Toursidis.  


Layrentis Machairitsas 

Panos Mouzourakis 


An incredibly surprising music performance combining electric sound with melody and lyricism, as well as singing with acting. 


With the participation of Italian virtuoso guitarist, Steve Tesser. 


Alexsei Arkhipovski 


The internationally acclaimed artist, known as Paganini of the Russian balalaika. 


With many appearances in Russia and abroad, Arkhipovski impresses with his talent and skills. 


Works by Cypriot Composers 

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 


The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra with the participation of members of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra presents a programme that showcases works by Cypriot composers: “Six Little Paintings” by N. Vichas, “Naked Branches I” by Chr. Athinodorou, “Ups and Downs” by A. Yiangopoulos, “Dionysian dances” by Chr. Georgiades and “Kypriada” by A. Kameris. 


Conductor: Yiorgos Kountouris  


MARCH 2015

6/3/2016 7/3/2015, 8/3/2015  

15th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform 


6/3 Ariana Markoulidou, Zoi Yiorgalli, Fotis Nicolaou, Machi Lindahl, Hamilton Monteiro


7/3 Elena Antoniou, Vicky Kalla, Charis Koushios, Julia Brendle, Roula Kleovoulou


8/3 Alexandra Waierstall, Constantina Skalionta, Alexia Nicolaou, Alexandros Michael, Μιλένα Ugren Koulas


Organised by: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture & Rialto Theatre 


A Doghouse 

New Stage of THOC 


A play by Charalambos Yiannou, directed by Sotos Stavrakis and presented by the New Stage of THOC.


While Max and Dolly celebrate their wedding anniversary, an unexpected visitor interrupts the festive evening, recalling a nightmare from the past. 


Cast: D. Antoniou, Ε. Papadopoulou, Κ. Pavlidou, Α. Tsouris, P. Agathokleous  


The Cyprus Museum 

Cyprus Pedagogical Institute 


A documentary of the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, portraying the creation of the first archaeological museum of Cyprus and the subsequent foundation of the Cyprus Museum, depicting the island’s history. 


Directed by: George Koumouros

Written by:   Anna Tsiarta 


Fugue – Mystery – Dance 

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 


The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra presents: Octana by A. Moustoukis, Piano Concerto BWV 1055 in A major by J.S. Bach, Fuga y Misterio by A. Piazzolla and the Marosszék Dances and the Dances of Galánta by Z. Kodaly. 


Soloist: Denis Patković (accordion)

Conductor: Dariusz Mikulski 


Les Misérables - Victor Hugo 

Alpha Square 


Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Misérables, contrasting justice and vindication, heroism and corruption, moral purity and immorality.


The Cooperative Central Bank presents this epic play, produced by Alpha Square, adapted to theatre by Anthi Zachariadou and directed by Andreas Araouzos. 


Cast: Α. Parisis, Ν. Dragoumi, Μ. Constantinou, Μ. Argyridou, P. Kyriakou, Α. Nicolaides, Α. Araouzos, Μ. Televantos, F. Hadjijiovanni  


La Donna del Lago  

The MET: Live in HD  


Gioachino Rossini’s famous opera presented for the first time by the MET and co-produced with the Santa Fe Opera.


Starring: Joyce DiDonato as la Donna del Lago and Juan Diego Flórez as the benevolent king of Scotland. 


Conductor: Michele Mariotti

Directed by Paul Curran  


Guitare Amoroso 

French group Choc Trio 


In this musical theatre presented by the French group Choc Trio, Maurice, a clown, returns from Argentina, delighted to get together with his beloved classical guitar.


The clown’s emotions are intensified by Argentine tangos, performed on stage by the three musicians. 

Organised by the French Institute of Cyprus & the Rialto Theatre 

21/3/2015 - 22/3/2015

Pancyprian Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition

Cyprus Dance Association

For the tenth year, the Cyprus Dance Association installs instruments in the Pancyprian Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition.

In the distinction competition for students aged 11-19, the children attend ballet schools of the Association.

Dissolutions personally from the field of dance different, are invited by the Cyprus Dance Association, to staff the Critical use and to contribute to a different finish in the variety of competition.

With the dissolution of the Ministry of Education and Culture



For the Things that Should be Shining 

Thanos Anestopoulos, Costas Parisis 


Aktis Publications, Kanali 6 and the Rialto Theatre organise an enchanting evening of poetry and music, in which Thanos Anestopoulos from the Greek band “Diafana Krina” and Costas Parisis from “Ypogia Revmata” participate, accompanied by Cypriot musicians and acknowledged Cypriot poets who will recite their poems, taking us on a luminous journey. 

27/3/2015 & 28/3/2015  


Limassol Folklore Association 


The Limassol Folklore Association, the Choir «Chorodia ton Oniron» and Elena Solea present «Together», a music and dance performance presenting a selection of the greatest Laika songs. 


With the participation of: «Antama» music band

Conductor: Vasos Argyrides 


The Crucible  

Cinema Live  


From London’s West End, Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, based on Salem’s Witch Trials, produced by the Old Vic Theatre.


Richard Armitage stars in this new production

Directed by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber. 


Aris Choir 


An Easter concert by Aris Choir, organised in honour of Marinos Mitellas.


The Choir will present Cezar Franck’s composition The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, oratorio for soloist, symphony orchestra and choir. 


Instructor and conductor:  Solon Kladas   


APRIL 2015


My Sweet one, you are not Lost... 

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 


The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra presents Requiem by Faure and Epitaph by Y. Ritsos and M. Theodorakis, where the funeral lament of Virgin Mary becomes a universal symbol, of every mother’s sorrow. 

Conductor: Yiannis Hadjiloizou. 

Soloist:  Zoe Nicolaidou (soprano), Yiorgos Ioannou (baritone).


With the participation of the choir Orphean Singers Cyprus. 


The 39 Steps 

Dionysos Theatre 


Marios Mettis’ latest directing work for Dionysos Theatre with Christodoulos Martas, Marina Argyridou, Nektarios Theodorou and the director himself, playing different roles in a hilarious 2-hour play.


An adaptation of the detective thriller film 39 Steps by Alfred Hitchcock. 


Elli Paspalla   

Vassilikos: Play 


Uniting talents, Elli Paspalla and Vassilikos will share their common musical preferences: the unique melodies of the Beatles, the ultimate gentleness of Vassilis Tsitsanis and the unsurpassed charm of Manos Hadjidakis. 

Accompanied by saxophonist and composer, David Lynch, and pianist and composer, Takis Farazis. 


Swan Lake 

Royal Opera House 


Tchaikovsky’s most important romantic ballet, broadcasted live by the Royal Opera House, choreographed by Marius Petipa. 


The captivating story of a young woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. 


A View from the Bridge

NT Live


The Young Vic’s (London) magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold production of the great Arthur Miller's classic which confronts the American dream.


This dark and passionate tale is directed by the visionary Ivo van Hove.


Ealo I Polis  

Limassol Cultural and Dance association  



The Limassol Cultural and Dance association Dionysos presents the Fall of Constantinople through a musical and dance journey with Greek and Cypriot traditional dances, in which more than 100 dancers participate.


With the participation of the Byzantine Choir Romanos the Melodist. 

17/4/2015 – 26/4/2015  

Cyprus Film Days 2015 


The Festival will amaze its audience with a powerful programme including an international competition section (Glocal Images), internationally acclaimed film premieres (Viewfinder), as well as tributes, parallel programmes and music events.


For the first time this year, the Festival includes a competition section for Cypriot productions with four new feature films from Cyprus.


Organised by: Cultural Services – Ministry of Education and Culture & Rialto Theatre. 


All films will be screened in their original language with Greek and English subtitles. 


Babies are Delivered by Storks 

Satiriko Theatre 


Satiriko Theatre returns to the Rialto Theatre with the uproarious comedy by Thanasis Papathanasiou and Michalis Reppas, directed by Despina Mpempedeli.


Costume and stage design: Costas Kafkarides.

Cast: Marianna Kafkaridou, Spyros Georgiou, Natia Charalampous, Vasilis Michail


Suitable for 15+ 


Elena Kamburova

The Singing Actress


Rialto welcomes Elena Kamburova, one of the most popular performers in Russia.


She is well known for her spirited and dramatic interpretation of songs and ballads, classical and modern.  


Behind the Beautiful Forevers  

NT Live  


Τhe new play by David Hare is based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo.


The writer spent three years in the Annawadi slum (Mumbai) recording the lives of its residents.


From her book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale directed by the National Theatre’s new artistic director Rufus Norris. 


MAY 2015


A stroll on the moon 

EPILOGI Cultural Movement 


EPILOGI Cultural Movement and Kanali 6 present songs by Manos Hadjidakis.


Performed by: Epilogi Mixed Choir, Epilogi & Limassol Cooperative Savings Bank Children Choir, 4 soloists and a 10-member band.


Orchestration & piano: Constantinos Diminakis.

Artistic director & conductor: Angelina Nicolaidou 


Simon Stephens «Harper Regan» 

New Stage of THOC 


What happens when a 41-year-old working mother decides to leave her husband and daughter without telling anyone where she is planning to go, nor whether she will ever come back?


A production of the New Stage of THOC, directed by Alexia Papalazarou.


Cast: Thea Christodoulidou, Giorgos Kyriakou, Irodotos Miltiadous, Christodoulos Martas, Antonia Charalampous, Christina Christophia, Andreas Vasiliou and Ioanna Shiafkali. 


Another Face 

Embassy of Israel in Cyprus 


The Embassy of Israel in Cyprus and Rialto present the Tmuna Ensemble (Tel Aviv) in an adaptation of Agnon’s short story which follows a couple’s journey of separation, through which they re-discover each other and revisit the misalignment of their relationship.


The play starts as they come out of the Rabbinical Court after their divorce and ends that same night in a small motel… 


Miltiades Paschalides 

Mirella Pachou 


Nea Salamina Famagusta volleyball team 


Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Nea Salamina Famagusta volleyball team presents Miltiades Paschalides, Mirela Pachou and the band Prospectus. 


Dionysis Savvopoulos 

Cyprus Anticancer Society and Friends for Life  



Dionysis Savvopoulos celebrates 50 years in the music scene and prepares an exceptional retrospective programme, during which he will select and perform songs from his entire musical career, accompanied only by his guitar, his voice and a piano.


Pianist: Stathis Anninos.


All the proceeds will be donated to the Services & Programmes of the Cyprus Anticancer Society and Friends for Life (PASYKAF), offered for free to cancer patients. 


Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci   

The Met: Live in HD 

David McVicar directs the first new MET production of the popular verismo double bill in 45 years, Mascagni and Leoncavallo, with Marcelo Álvarez making his company role debut in both leading tenor parts: the unrepentant seducer Turiddu and the clown Canio.


Broadcasted live from New York and conducted by the MET’s principal conductor, Fabio Luisi, leading both operas. 


Alkistis Protopsalti – Secret Landscape 

Following her sold-out concerts in both Cyprus and Greece, Alkistis Protopsalti returns to the Rialto Theatre with Secret Landscape, a concert performed together with the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra and «Diastasis» Vocal Ensemble.


Their repertoire includes a variety of songs, from classical Schubert to contemporary Greek composers.


Conductor: Giorgos Kountouris. 


Which Body? 

New Stage ΤΗΟC 

The New Stage of Cyprus Theatrical Organisation presents Which body by young playwrights Korina Kontaxaki (director) and Eleni Kosma.


The play is based on the true story of a person suffering from gender dysphoria. Marina Mandri stars as Ioanna and Yiorgos Anayiotos as Paris, her trapped self.


Cast: Marina Mandri, Yiorgos Anayiotos, Elena Papadopoulou, Nayia Anastasiadou. 


The Hard Problem  

NT Live   

Broadcasted live by the National Theatre. The new play by Academy-awarded and acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia etc.), directed by Nicholas Hytner, outgoing artistic director of the National Theatre (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).


A young psychology researcher is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question: «If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness?» 


Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra present compositions by K. Papageorgiou (Ilusoes), W. A. Mozart (Flute Concerto in G major, K.313) and F. Poulenc (Sinfonietta).


Soloist: Virginie Bove (flute).

Conductor: Liza Xanthopoulou 


The Wayward Daughter  

Royall Ballet 

Some of Frederick Ashton’s most brilliant choreography, depicting the youthful passion of Lise and her lover, Colas, expressed in folk dances, dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors.


The ballet was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained ever since a firm favourite in the repertory of the Royal Opera House, from which it is broadcasted. 


Fatal Passion 


Russian actors Ekaterina Volkova, Denis Matrosov and Aleksey Nesterenko star in a play about love and hate, love and duty. 


The all-consuming love of Admiral Nelson to Emma Hamilton was contrary to reasons, to the rules of the high society and the opinion of friends and associates. 


Presented in Russian. 



Alpha Square 


Alpha Square, in collaboration with A.G. Leventis Gallery, presents Tony awarded «Red» (2010), by John Logan.


The play tells the story of acclaimed painter, Mark Rothko, his conflict-ridden connection with his young assistant and their disputes on Art, commercialism and the creator and receiver of Art.


Directed by: Andreas Araouzos.

Cast: Varnavas Kyriazis, Andreas Koutsoumpas. 


Nicolas Economou  

Nicolas Economou Foundation 

A powerful and moving documentary, telling the story of Nicolas Economou, one of the most important pianists of his generation and an insightful thinker who was not afraid to push the limits of artistic creation, expression and human ability.


Directed by: Steve Sklair.

Produced by: Nicolas Economou Foundation, with the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture. 


Enchanted by the Moonlight 

Αssociation «Adouloti Kerynia» 

A musical performance by the association «Adouloti Kerynia», dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the great musician Mikis Theodorakis, who has not only been a remarkable songwriter and composer, but also an active resistance fighter.


With Kostas Makedonas, Koulis Theodorou and the choirs of Adouloti Kerynia and the Municipality of Nicosia.


Conductor: Roula Tyrimou. 

27/5/2015, 28/5/2015, 29/5/2015  

The Oh Fuck Moment 

The Rialto Theatre presents a series of performances of The Oh Fuck Moment, by Chris Thorpe and Hannah Jane Walker, that won a Fringe-First at Ediburgh Fringe Festival (2011).


The play is a production of Bios (Athens) and «[...] a «slice» of a different and authentic theatre, without costumes and sets. It leaves an «oh good moment» aftertaste and 70 minutes of uplift, companionship and sharing, as well as a genuine and young – very young – theatre.


An experience not to be missed!” (Athinorama).


Directed by: Gabriella Triantafyllis.

Texts/Performed by: Youla Boudali & Haris Attonis. 


Stamatia to genos Argyropoulou 

Neos Kosmos Theatre (Athens)  


The Rialto Theatre presents this year’s successful play by writen by Costas Sotiriou and directed by Vangelis Theodoropoulos.


Eleni Ouzounidou stars as Stamatia, a woman born in Athens in the mid ‘30s, educated with the moral values of the time.


Attached to the ethical, national and religious values she believes in, she grows up unable to experience and accept the life that passes by. 


JUNE 2015


18th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival  

Internationaal Danstheater (Holland) 

Fado-Ritual e Sombras (2014) 


Choreographer Vasco Wellenkamp has taken as a starting point the roots of fado music, which traditionally expresses the peculiarities of life’s uncertainties: separation, sorrow, love and faith.


Coproduced with Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo (Portugal). 


The Festival is coorganised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre, in collaboration with the embassies and the cultural centres of the participating countries. 


Man & Superman  


An exhilarating reinvention of Bernard Shaw’s play, with Raiph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List) starring in the role of a rich bachelor who flees to Spain after his wedding.


A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale and a fiery philosophical debate. 


With English and Greek subtitles 


18th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival  


W Memorabilia (Phaedra’s Laboratory) (2014) 

The piece by Linta Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek deals with womanhood through the notion of the suffering body and the archetypal, dark, tragic heroines: Phaedra, Medea and Pasiphae.


The main axis of their artistic practice is the exploration of human emotion; the secret desires expressed through the body.  

The Festival is coorganised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre, in collaboration with the embassies and the cultural centres of the participating countries. 

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Cyprus: Saddened in Greek, wounded in Turkish  

Turkish Cypriot Municipal Theatre 

The Turkish Cypriot Municipal Theatre presented Faize Özdemirciler’s poetry, directed and performed by Yaşar Ersoy.


The play refers to the tragic events of the past and the present, focusing on the future.


Although she uses a strong language against those who committed the historic crime of the island, her work looks at the future with hope and optimism. 


18th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival  

HURyCAN (Spain) 

Je te haime (2013)


The awarded performance by Arthur Bernard Bazin and Candelaria Antelo (Huesca International Theatre & Dance Fair - Feria Internacional de Teatro y Danza de Huesca, 2013).


A work that questions our limits and essential communication through movement.


The Festival is coorganised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre, in collaboration with the embassies and the cultural centres of the participating countries.


Awakenings: Aliki Chrysochou – Yiannis Hadjiloizou 

Soprano Aliki Chrysochou meets conductor Yiannis Hadjiloizou in the concert Awakenings, performing a repertoire of songs by Sarah McLachlan, Michael Jackson, Coldplay, Edith Piaf, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Manos Hadjidakis etc.  


18th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival  

Art Of Spectra (Sweden) 

FRAGMENT (2014) 

A fragment of a memory, a memory that you do not have full access to. A picture, a sense of an event or dream. Fragments of a life, of a meeting.  


Fragments by Peter Svenzon is about puberty and lost innocence, crucial meetings and unpleasant experiences.  

The Festival is coorganised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre, in collaboration with the embassies and the cultural centres of the participating countries. 


Vakia Stavrou  

Following her successful concerts of last winter in theatres of Paris (Théâtre Lucernaire etc.), Berlin (Volksbuhne Teater), Munich and Cologne, singer and songwriter Vakia Stavrou performs songs from her album «Anemoessa», as well as from an international repertoire (Brazil, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy etc), accompanied by the warm sound of the instruments and her exceptional directness. 


Eleni Tsaligopoulou & boğaz musique 

A newly formed band and a voice that gracefully travels along the characteristic sounds and emotions of the East, to the intensity and the passion of the West, exceptionally covering the distance that separates traditional from modern music. 


18th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival  

T42dance Projects (Switzerland) 

Another Chopsticks Story (2011) / Black Swan (2013) 

The first piece is a humorous nod of the choreographers/ dancers Misato Inoue και Félix Duméril to the story of Madame Butterfly, delivered with a large portion of self-irony.  


In Black Swan, Misato Inoue unfolds in a playful, but also aesthetic way like an choreografical origami. 

The Festival is coorganised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre, in collaboration with the embassies and the cultural centres of the participating countries. 


18th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival  

6th Dimension (France) 

Tell me, what you dance? (2015) / I feel good (2010) 

In the first piece by Séverine Bidaud, three fairytales and three hip-hop dancers who go in search of the pleasure of the game, give up tensions and automation of adulthood to rediscover a joyous spontaneity.


In the second piece, six women’s portraits, reflect with tenderness, humour and nostalgia the effects of passing time and old age. 

The Festival is coorganised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre, in collaboration with the embassies and the cultural centres of the participating countries. 


JULY 2015



Fado: The Soul of Portugal 

Claudia Madur  

(Heroes’ Square) 

This young voice, one of Portugal’s most extraordinary fado singers, gives a new impetus to the traditional music of the country.


Claudia Madur started her career as a fado singer in 2006 and, in 2009, she launched her first album, Fado Sem Tempo, featuring her own poems and covers of traditional fado songs, accompanied by a band of renowned musicians. 

Cláudia Madur: vocals 

Mario Henriques: Portuguese guitar  

Bruno Brás: classical guitar 





Ross Daly: RIALTO Residency  

(Platres Cultural Centre) 

Another edition of the Rialto Residency will mark this year’s World Music Festival, under the artistic direction of internationally acclaimed musician, Ross Daly.


The virtuoso musician, playing a variety of instruments, has established a number of music synergies with many renowned musicians from across the globe, and works on the music discipline of Eastern traditions, exploring new music forms and creative improvisation.


Among other instruments, he plays the Cretan lyra, Afghan rabab, lute, Constantinople lyra, sarangi, oud, saz, tambur. 


Through his collaboration and study with artists living in Cyprus, as well as with Kelly Thoma, a revived combination of music traditions will be developed and performed at Platres Cultural Centre. 



Ross Daly: Rialto Residency  

(Caledonia Falls) 

The artists participating in the Rialto Residency will present a live extract of their collective music journey, in the brisk summer air of Caledonia Falls in Platres village.


Limassol Municipal Dance Centre  



Students and guests’ choreographers and dancers will share with their audience their own perspective on Dance.  

Panos Malaktos, graduate of the Centre, will present his choreography, Sorrowful, performed by Ombline Noyer and Sotiris Panagoulias – returning graduate student of the Centre - who will also perform a new arrangement of Concerto, by the Artistic Director of the Limassol Municipal Dance Centre.


Another student of the Centre, Samantha Moysi, will perform her own choreography.


Two exceptional dancers from the Dutch National Ballet will complement the show, reminding us that ballet is still alive! Artistic


Director: Lambros Lambrou 



Musical landscapes of native land 

Yamma Ensemble 

(Heroes’ Square) 


The Israeli band, Yamma Ensemble, uses acoustic instruments, combining elements from the Middle East with music forms and melodic modes from the West.


Melismatic songs from the Eastern Maqam and enchanting unusual rhythms will explore the art of free improvisation. 

Talya G.A Solan: vocals 

Aviv Bahar : oud,  kupuz, guitar  

Yonnie Dror: Middle Eastern and western-style wind instruments   

Avri Borochov: double bass  

Ben Dagovitch: percussions 





Afro Banda Banana 

(Heroes’ Square) 

The Afro Banda Banana is a nine-member band from Cyprus, devoted to Afrobeat rhythms, combining traditional Afrodance music with jazz and funk styles.


Vocals, brass instruments, percussions, strings, funk riffs and African rhythms: The Afro Banda Banana promises a dancing experience.


Michalis Michail: trumpet 

Marios Charalambous: saxophone 

Nikos Koukouvinos: trombone 

Cotsios Ο Pikatillis: vocals 

Ermis Michail: electric guitar 

Antreas Panteli: piano 

Lefteris Moumdjis: bass 

Rodos Panayiotou: percussions 

Andreas Stephanou: drums  



Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico /  

Songs of Thessaloniki 

(Heroes’ Square)  

Songs of Thessaloniki is a dazzling evocation of the band’s hometown, a welcoming home to diverse cultures, religions and ethnic communities.


Savina Yannatou gives a voice to each one of them, while her exceptional and radiant performance represents the myths of the city.


An outstanding band, performing a variety of inspiring arrangements by Kostas Vomvolos.


Savina Yannatou, vocals  

Yannis Alexandris, oud, guitar 

Kostas Vomvolos, quanun, accordion 

Harris Lambrakis, nay 

Michalis Siganidis, double bass 

Kostas Theodorou, percussions 





Amalgamation Choir 20:30 

(Heroes’ Square)   

A concert celebrating the human voice and its potentiality, performed by a group of singers that came together after the completion of Fengaros Music Village in 2014. 

Amalgamation Choir performs original traditional compositions and re-arrangements of traditional songs, under the direction of Vassiliki Anastasiou.


A journey between the sounds of the cool Mediterranean breeze, the echoes of the Balkan Mountains and the rich tones of polyphonic traditions. 




Rumba Attack 21.15 

Rumba Attack performs a repertoire of songs including diverse rhythms and music genres, such as World, Ethnic, Latin, Jazz, Flamenco and, of course, Rumba and Blues.


The band will present its own compositions, celebrated traditional Greek songs, and along with other guests, they will take us on a journey of ethnic sounds. 


Konstantinos Lyras: Guitar 

Memnor Arestis: Guitar 

Savvas Thoma: Cajón, percussions, vocals 



Christos Nikolopoulos: «Songs never end...»  

Costas Makedonas, Yiota Negka, Zoe Papadopoulou 

(Heroes’ Square)  


The greatest contemporary Greek composer of the «laiko» music genre and bouzouki virtuoso, Christos Nikolopoulos, will present some of the most important stages in his music career, performing songs that marked the history of contemporary Greek laiko song.


Christos Nikolopoulos preserves the character, the essence and the passion of our popular music culture, unfolds a wide repertoire of songs with his renowned musicians and creates an authentic popular fair! 

Open-air cinema  

6 & 13/7, 31/8 & 7/9 

(SEK Parking place, behind the Theatre) 

A revival of outdoor cinema: the Open-air Cinema of the Rialto Theatre, which used to offer a unique experience to the moviegoers of Limassol for many decades, is coming back this summer and showcases a series of four films from the Summer Movie Marathon, organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and Theatro Ena. 




5th Rock Festival  

Limassol Co–operative Savings Society 

(Heroes’ Square) 


Organized by the Limassol Co–operative Savings Society along with Kanali 6, the festival kickstarts the new season at Heroes Square with:


The Coop Band and the bands Tiflopontikes, 1st Floor Band, Vyronas Potsos, Lazerock and Prospectus, together with DJs Sosis Theodosiou and Fanis Krigos 


Kypria International Festival 2015 

Valentina Shuklina, STABAT MATER  

Tichá Opera (Czech Republic) 


A thrilling spectacle by Tichá Opera (Czech Republic) that combines Opera, Acrobatics and Mime Theater based on “Stabat Mater Dolorosa”, a hymn that meditates on the suffering of Mary during Christ’s crucifixion. Musical Director and


Conductor: Valentina Shuklina.

Direction, Dramaturgy and Choreography: Radim Vizvary 


The congress  

(Rialto Summer Cinema) 


An aging actress (Robin Wright) agrees to preserve her digital likeness for a studio to use in future productions, in exchange of an attractive twenty-year contract.


Director: Ari Folman. 

In French with Greek subtitles 


Andre Rieu’s Maastricht Concert 2015  



André Rieu, “The King of Waltz” is joined by his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra, his sopranos, tenors and some very special guests to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age.


The recorded concert is approximately 3hrs including a 15-minute interval. Spoken parts in English and Dutch with some English subtitles supplied. 



NT Live 


BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic production directed by Rufus Norris. 


Everyman is successful and popular when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a frantic search to recruit anyone to speak in his defence. 


A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos. 


Kypria International Festival 2015 


Motionhouse (U.K.) 


Motionhouse (U.K.) artistic director Kevin Finnan’s latest production Broken erupts onto the stage. 


Highly athletic dance is submerged within intricate digital imagery and original music in an unashamedly visual and adrenaline-fuelled spectacle, contrasting the caves of our ancient ancestors with modern apartments of glass and steel. 

19/9/2015 & 20/9/2015 

Kypria International Festival 2015 

Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov  


A play whose characters are consumed with lethargic boredom regrets over their unsatisfactory life, distress and despair of their lost love.


A production from Greece that is beautiful and sad, full of worthy performances and a sense of death which is accompanied by a rich sense of life.


Central Nationalities Song and Dance Ensemble of China 

Confucius Institute, University of Cyprus 


The Confucius Institute at the University of Cyprus presents the Central Nationalities Song and Dance Ensemble of China which is based in Beijing and is the only national-level performance group representing China's ethnic minorities.


It was founded in September 1952 by Premier Zhou Enlai. With over 300 members representing 36 ethnic groups, it has performed in over 70 countries and gives over 100 performances each year. 


Chinese music and singing will be featured. 


Ivo Dimchev “I CURE”   


International Dance Festival of Dance House Lemesos 


The internationally acclaimed Bulgarian artist in a provocative interactive healing performance that pushes the limits of live performance.


The piece contains adult themes, strong language and nudity.


Suitable for 18yrs+ 


Όνειρο Καλοκαιρινής Νύχτας 

Kypria International Festival 2015 

Felix Mendelssohn 


Based on Shakespeare’s work of the same title. 

In this coproduction of Cyprus Theatre Organisation and Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn’s melodically exciting and rhythmically taut music blends with the theatrical text.


Through revolutions of love, relationships come to conflict with the games of a spiritual world. 


Direction: Athena Kasiou.

Musical Direction: Alkis Baltas 


Kypria International Festival 2015 

Academy of St Martin in the Fields 


One of the world’s premier orchestras, famous for its distinctive sound, virtuosity and brilliant interpretations, comes to Cyprus for the first time and performs works by Phanos Dymiotis, Johann Sebastian Bach, Nikos Christodoulou, Dmitri Shostakovich.


Soloist: Alexandra Papastefanou. 

Piano, Conductor: Nikos Christodoulou 




International Dance Festival of Dance House Lemesos 


Three bodies, one field and the 100 best love songs. 


The new work by the Swiss international choreographer swings between the sensual and the sexual in a most startlingly athletic, dynamic and explosive way. 


George Farquhar “The Beaux' Stratagem”  



A fabulous carnal comedy in which the “Beaux”, two charming, dissolute young men, having blown their fortunes in giddy London, flee to provincial Lichfield shamed and debt-ridden.


Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.  Lodged at the local inn they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles. 


But their greatest obstacle is love. 




Gilad Ephrat String Ensemble: Rainbow of Sounds and Strings 



The band of acclaimed Israeli double bassist and composer, Gilad Ephrat, presents a rainbow of melodies, an amalgam of different music genres, from jazz to ethnic and from classical to Israeli music.


His compositions have their roots in the composer’s family, merging Israeli music with sounds from Eastern Europe, combining three string instruments: violin, cello and mandolin. 



Gilad Ephrat - Double bass, Keren Tannenbaum  - Violin, Vocals 

Hilla Epstein – Cello, Shmuel Elbaz – Mandolin 


TEDx Limassol 2015: True Heroes 


For the second consecutive year, one of the most popular conferences in the world will take place at the Rialto Theatre, bringing on stage people who never sit back, who never cease to be innovative in their field, who inspire people around them and are seen as “true heroes”, each in his/her own specialized domain. 


Participation: www.tedxlimassol.com 


Speech by British Paralympic gold medallist,  

Sir Simon Richardson. 


Sir Simon Richardson’s achievements constitute a source of inspiration, not only for athletes but also for each one of us.


Through his speech, organised by the Cyprus Cycling Federation, the gold medallist will share his story, sending out a message of courage, persistence and determination. 


Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore 

The Met: Live in HD 

Opera Month 


Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her new role at the Metropolitan Opera,Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour.


Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico,  and Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s production inspired by the works of Francisco Goya. 


With Greek and English subtitles.

With the support of ANT1 


Marios Tokas: Our national loneliness... 


Prima Vista 


Cyprus University of Technology and Prima Vista present a music tribute to the work of Marios Tokas, through narrative, music and photographic references to his life and discography.


The proceeds of this event will be donated to the CUT Students Welfare Association. 


Peter and the wolf /The magic remote control  

A family concert by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 


The instruments of the symphony orchestra will tell us the classic musical tale Peter and the Wolf, by Sergei Prokofiev.


Peter enjoys the beauty of nature in the company of a duck, a cat and a bird, until a wolf shows up.  

After the musical tale, children will come across a pleasant surprise!  


Narrated by: Petros Yorkadjis

Conductor: Alkis Baltas