100 Guitars



The largest guitar concert ever held in Cyprus, led by conductor Vangelis Bountounis and Artistic Director Antonis Koizas, with the guitar duet Stelios & Vassilis, guitar soloist Maro Razi, string virtuoso players String Demons et.al.


Vocals: Margarita Elias, Dalida Mitzi

7/1/2017 (170’)




The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine.


Liudmyla Monastyrska is his daughter Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires.


Live transmission with English subtitles.


Karagiozis the Chef



Shadow theatre for children with live music by Reggetiko Project (reggae/jazz/ rebetiko).


In this comedy, Karagiozis opens a restaurant, determined to conceal his lack of cooking skills!


In Greek.


David Bowie Is


A tribute on the occasion of the first anniversary of the death of the great artist.


A film based on the fastest-selling exhibition in London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, which provides expert insight into the most memorable music videos, original costumes and more personal items such as album cover artwork, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas.


Chinese Shaolin Kongfu Show

As part of the cultural exchanges between China and Cyprus and the celebrations for the Chinese New Year, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Cyprus and the Chinese Friendship Association in Cyprus presented a performance with twenty Shaolin fighters.  Shaolin is an ancient martial art dating back over 1500 years, which was developed by the monks of the legendary Shaolin Temple.


The Underground Millionaire 



Αn unemployed musician, while fast asleep, hears a loud noise coming from underneath his bed. Someone “underground” opens a hole in the floor and appears with one million euros, which he wants to give him. 


Directed by: Slavko Peef 

Translation-adaptation: Yuri Stupel 

Music: Yuri Stupel 

Sets-costumes: Slavko Peef 

Lighting: Vikentios Christianidis 



Marianna Kafkaridou (Cleopatra), Spyros Georgiou (Anibal), Vassilis Michael (Vassilis), Andreas Rozou (Petros) and Maria Mesariti (Sofia) 




Yiannis Mavritsakis’ play is inspired by the true story of a man in Austria who kidnaps a ten-year-old girl and holds her hostage for eight years.


When the girl escapes, the man commits suicide.  


Directed by: Marios Mettis. 


With English and Turkish surtitles. 


Bonne Année – Bon Αppétit



H.C. Lumbye’s exuberant Happy New Year! the senior Strauss’ seasonal polka and L.H. Hoiby’s tasty opera Bon Appetit! are presented with a selection of songs from the two main exponents of Greek operetta.


Conductor: Andreas Tselikas.


Romeo et Juliette





New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau (Juliette) and Grigolo (Romeo) are on stage together.”


The production has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala.


Sleeping Beauty 


A beautiful princess, a prince and a persistent subversive king encounter the good fairy and the “necessary” evil witch. 


In Greek. 


Author: Charles Perrault 

Song adaptation and song lyrics: Stavros Stavrou 

Directed by: Christos Nikolaou 

Sets / Costumes: Susanna Tomazou 

Music: Andreas Michalopoulos 

Choreography *: Antigone Tasouri 

Photography: Pantelis Panagiotou 

Poster Design: Maria Grigoriou 

Stage construction: Nikos Kourtellidis 

Production Organization: Maria Papapetrou 

Cast: Ermina Kyriazi, Vasiliki Dialyna, Panagiotis Kyriakou, Vassilis Charalambous, Stella Filippidou, Andreas Koutsoumbas, Savvina Georgiou, Christos Maos 


Cast: Ermina Kyriazi, Vasiliki Dialyna, Panagiotis Kyriakou, Vassilis Charalambous, Stella Filippidou, Andreas Koutsoumbas, Savvina Georgiou, Christos Maos 






Lampedusa, where North Africa meets Italy. Picturesque villages, dreamy beaches, and strange garbage washed away by the sea. Stefanos, although he comes from a family of fishermen, collects bodies of immigrants from the cold waters of the Mediterranean. Further north in England, Denise, a Chinese-English working student, is a mixed race, different and therefore discriminated against.


An exceptionally current play about the human stories behind the headlines by award-winning playwright Anders Lustgarten (2015).

26 - 31 /1/2017

Fresh Pics



Αn exhibition presenting the work of students of the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts (Cyprus University of Technology).


It includes posters exploring “obsession”, while on an opening day visitors will be able to explore the photographic books of a new generation of photographers, on stage.



Swan Lake


A screening of the iconic production, best–known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble.


With more than 30 international theatre awards including three Tonys and an Olivier, became the longest-running ballet in the West End and on Broadway.



Τhe Threepenny Opera  


Mack the Knife is back in town in a darkly comic new adaptation by Simon Stephens.  As London scrubs up for the coronation, the thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull while the police cut a deal.  


With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs. Peachum.  


Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.  


With English and Greek  




Exupery. Towards the Stars



A play about the difficult relationship of the famous writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with his wife.  Excerpts from The Little Prince are organically woven into the fabric of the play, with the author symbolising the Little Prince and his wife the Rose. In Russian.

1 - 28 /2/2017

Fresh Pics


Α poster exhibition exploring “obsession” and presenting the work of students of the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts.

Cyprus University of Technology



Three Tall Women 

Three women (92, 52 and 26 years old) are in the same room.  Albee's scenes are charged with wit, pain, and laughter, and his observations tell us about forgiveness, reconciliation, and our own fates. 


In Greek 


Directed by Marios Mettis. 

With Annita Santoriniou, Stella Fyrogeni, Niovi Charalambous. 

7, 8 /2/2017



The popular Greek singer returns to Rialto for two concerts in which songs from his latest album are performed together with older songs.


Chinese New Year



Together with the erhu (two-stringed Chinese violin) virtuoso Zhang Zhao, Cy.S.O celebrates Chinese New Year with works by two Chinese composers as well as by Gluck, Weber, Schmitt, Kreisler and Strauss, all of them directly or indirectly linked to China.


Conductor: Akis Baltas.


Νow Happiness



A selection of songs from the first solo album of the Cypriot musician/ composer of the group Trio Tekke, in which he is attempting a more acoustic, minimal approach with elements from folk, jazz, ambient and classical music.


Τhe Car Man (Bizet’s Carmen Re-imagined)


Screening of internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne’s Dance Company award-winning production loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera.  In a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America, the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger.


Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London in August 2015.


Youth Awards 2016


Cooperative Central Bank and the Youth Board of Cyprus presented the “Youth Awards”, aiming to highlight, encourage and reward the work and actions of today’s young people.

17 & 18 /2/2017 

The General Secretary 


An illiterate but wealthy provincial man supports a local member of parliament in order to acquire a job in the public service that will secure him a ticket to a life of distinction in the capital. 


In Greek.   


With English and Turkish subtitles. 


Adaptation / Direction: Vassilis Nikolaidis 

Sets / Costumes: Stavros AntonopoulosMusic / Stage musician: Savvas Savva 

Choreography / Movement: Efi Karakosta 

Lighting Design: George Koukoumas 

Acoustic Design: George Christofi 

20, 21/2/2017

The Drama Short Film Festival travels to Cyprus

The awarded Greek films of the Drama Short Film Festival 2016, Greece’s leading short film festival, travel to Cyprus.


Organized by: Ministry of Education and Culture, Rialto Theatre and Drama International Short Film Festival.


The Omission of the Coleman Family 



The play by an Argentine playwright tells the story of a large family and the difficulties of coexistence.


Violence is the only means of communication, and the grandmother the person that links them all together.   


Directed by Maria Kyriakou 

In Greek with English and Turkish surtitles 

23 /2/2017 

Ιn The World Of J. Brahms 


The concert featured one of the composer’s many waltzes for piano, his Double Concerto for violin and cello and one of his early works, the Serenade no. 1 in D major.  


Soloists: Wolfgang Schroeder (violin), Benedict Kloeckner (cello).   

Conductor: Daniel Raiskin. 





Kristine Opolais stars in the role that launched her international career, the mythical water nymph, who sings the haunting Song to the Moon. Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption.  


With subtitles in English. 


Conductor: Sir Mark Elder 

Directed by: Mary Zimmerman 

Set Design: Daniel Ostling 

Costumes: Mara Blumenfeld 

Lighting: T.J. Gerckens 

Choreography: Austin McCormick 



Νο Man’s Land 


Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in the roles of two aging writers drinking into the night.  As the pair become increasingly drunk, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.   


Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, the live broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias. 


The screening followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias. 


In English. 


MARCH 2017


17th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform



10 dance projects by established and upcoming choreographers were presented within the framework of the 17th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform, organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre.


That year offered, according to the call of submissions, the opportunity to oldest productions presented at Terpsichore and Culture Programs, even in previous editions of the Platform to participate. In this framework, they had presented their works Alexandros Michael, Machi Dimitriadou – Asomates Dynameis, Elena Antoniou and Milena Ugren Koulas. Along with these 4 performances, another 6 new proposals by established and younger choreographers, selected by the Selection Committee, complete the 10 performances had presented at that year's celebration of Dance.


Filio Haidemenou 

A play based on the autobiographical book Three centuries one life by Filio Haidemenou, born in 1899 in Asia Minor, who went to Greece in 1922 as a refugee and died in 2007.


In Greek.


Cast: Despina Bembedeli, Zacharias Karounis, Mary Saousopoulou, Dimitris Karaviotis, George Floratos 

Adaptation: Andri Theodotou 

Directed by: Vassilis Eftaxopoulos 

Sets - Costumes: Angelos Aggeli 

Music - Artistic curation: Zacharias Karounis 


Tribute to Mikis Theodorakis  


Two of the composer’s own works, Oedipus Rex and Concerto for piano no. 1, are presented together with a suite written by conductor A. Baltas based on melodies penned by Theodorakis.   


Soloist: Elena Mouzalas: piano   

Conductor: Νikos Tsouchlos 


How the other half loves 


Α situation comedy about three couples coming from different age and social groups, with the men all working for the same firm, becoming entangled in a series of misunderstandings. 


In Greek. 


Translation / Direction: Iosif Vardakis 

Sets / costumes: Lakis Genethlis 

Lighting: Alexander Jotovich 

Actors: Sofia Kalli, Christos Giagkou, Penny Finiri, Panagiotis Larkou, Christodoulos Martas, Menia Mathioudaki 



La Traviata  



Based on Dumas’s La Dame aux Camélias, it is a love story shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding. Sonya Yoncheva sings the tragic courtesan Violetta, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo.


Live transmission with English subtitles. 


Directed by: Willy Decke 

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti 



Dancing for Life


Songs and dances from Cyprus, Macedonia, Lesvos, Thessalia and Crete to support the «Prosvasi» Day Center for Adult People with Intellectual Disabilities.



The Sleeping Beauty 


Screening of the Royal Ballet’s landmark production with princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells.  A much-loved classic combining the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers. 


Choreograph: Marius Petipa 

Additional choreography: Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon 

Production: Monica Mason and Christopher Newton after Ninette de Valois and Nicholas Sergeyev 

Francophonie 2017  

ANNA’S TIME (Switzerland, 2016, 90’) 


A young watchmaker falls head over heels with a mysterious woman. They get married and go through all life experiences together until Anna… 


Director: Greg Zglinski.   


In French with English subtitles.  


GHADI (Lebanon 2013, 100΄) 

A music instructor, marries his childhood sweetheart. To the dismay of his family and friends, he has two baby girls.  Their third child is a boy, who has Down syndrome.   


Directed by: Amin Dora 


In Arabic with English subtitles  


In collaboration with Institut Français de Chypre and the Embassies of Switzerland and Lebanon 


Amour – Amour 

Andreas Empeirikos 

The Rialto Theater, on the occasion of World Poetry Day, hosted Leonidas Empirikos, historian and holder of the archive of his father Andreas Empirikos (1901-1975). Art landscape, music and readings compose a new dream-poem that wants to communicate directly with the audience.


Original music on stage: Dimitris Spyrou 

Stage set: Elena Kotasvili 

Direction / dramaturgy / narration: Elena Agathokleous 





A mysterious will sends a brother and a sister to the Middle East in search of their roots after their mother’s passing.  


Directed by: Paris Erotokritou 

With English and Turkish surtitles. 


Dimitra Galani

Efstathios Drakos

Celebrated Greek singer and songwriter Dimitra Galani returned to Rialto, joined by her younger colleague Efstathios Drakos.







James Levine conducts Mozart’s opera set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, starring Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The classic direction by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, repeated for the first time in a decade, presents Matthew Polenzani in the eponymous role. The distribution also includes Elza van den Heever as Electra, Nadine Sierra as Iliad, Alice Coote as Idamanthi and Alan Opie as Arvaki.


With subtitles in English.



HIPPOCRATES (France, 2013, 102’)  

A darkly comic portrait of a Paris hospital as seen through the eyes of a young intern who begins his internship at the hospital ward run by his father. Director: Thomas Lilti. In French.  


ME, MYSELF AND MUM (France, 2012, 85΄) 

An inventive comedy about a young man’s upbringing, his relations with his mother, and his eventual embracing of his inner heterosexual. Director: Guillaume Gallienne. In French with English subtitles. 


In collaboration with Institut Français de Chypre and the Embassies of Switzerland and Lebanon.  

28, 29* /3/2017  



Τhe creators of Fear Industry (Rialto Premiere 2015, listed “Best Theater Performances on Berlin Stages” Zitty Magazine/Berlinale Issue) return to Cyprus with their new production. Taking place in the age of the “I” based on fiction, true stories and “alternative facts”, the performance entangles its players in a breathtaking mix of celebrities, dogmas, nationalistic ideals and heroic figures.  


Direction: Achim Wieland (Co-dramaturgy: Marios Ioannou),  

Protagonist: Martin Nick Alexandersson.


In English.  


*Morning performance 

29 /3/2017 




Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arrives in Vienna.  Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Α screening of the National Theatre’s production with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.  

In English. 


Antonio Salieri: Lucian Msamati  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adam Gillen Constanze, Weber (later Mozart) Karla Crome Venticelli: Sarah Amankwah, Hammed Animashaun 

Director: Michael Longhurst 

Designer: Chloe Lamford  

Music Director & Additional Music: Simon Slater  

Choreographer: Imogen Knight  

Lighting Designer: Jon Clark  

Sound Designer: Paul Arditt 


The Heavenly Life 


The ethereal Fairies by Cypriot composer Andreas Keliris together with Shostakovich’s Concerto in C minor for piano, trumpet, and string orchestra and Mahler’s Symphony no. 4.   


Soloists: Gareth Griffiths (trumpet), Gergana Georgieva (piano), Elli Koutsouli (soprano) Conductor: Alkis Baltas 


APRIL 2017


Orfeas Peridis, Lizeta Kalimeri


An important singer/ songwriter meets one of the most characteristic voices of the Thessaloniki school.


Old acquaintances on and off stage, join forces at Rialto Theatre to present their personal repertoire and popular songs that connect them.


Mata Hari




A story of love, betrayal and remorse, rivalry and revenge.  In the centre of it the most famous spy of the First World War, Mata Hari, together with her friend and rival Hannah Wittig.  


In Russian.


Piano Recital



The acclaimed Cypriot pianist presented a dream sequence consisting of favorite music miniatures by Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Debussy Chopin and Economou, which are full of contrasts.

8, 9/4/2017

12th Cyprus Ballet Competition


Rialto Theatre hosted the Cyprus Dance Association and its annual competition aiming to discover talented ballet dancers and promote them across Cyprus and abroad.


Young Soloists in Concert 


Τalented young pianists Nicolas Georgiades and David Anastasiou join the Orchestra as soloists to perform Mozart’s Piano concerto no. 23 and Liszt’s Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies, respectively.


With Easter just around the corner, the evening ends with Mozart’s Requiem, together with the excellent Limassol Lyceum Choir.


Choir Conductor: Solon Kladas 

Conductor: Yiorgos Kountouris 


Woolf Works


The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves, with elements of her letters, essays and diaries.


Acclaimed British composer Max Richter creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music.


To Ξύλο Βγήκε Από Τον Παράδεισο 



Maiden's Cheek 


Α young teacher arrives to teach at a girls' high school in Athens. His students, daughters of rich families, are very spoiled making his and the other teachers’ work difficult. When he starts implementing discipline in his class, the girls use every means to get rid of him, while the most undisciplined, falls in love with him.  In Greek. 


Directed by: Marianna Kafkaridou 

Sets-costumes: Lakis Genethlis 

Music: Manos Hadjidakis, Savvas Savva 

Choreography: Eva Papageorgopoulou 

Lyrics: Alekos Sakellarios, Marianna Kafkaridou 

Assistant director: Efi Papageorgiou 

Painting: Martin Meason 

Lighting design: Vikentios Christianidis 

Light Designer: Artemis Houtris 



Andri Angelidou, George Anagiotos, Spyros Georgiou, Marios Dimitriou, Loukia Mousouliotou, Vassilis Michail, Andreas Rozou, Zina Kafkaridou, Irini Vyra, Mikaella Kasinou, Kristi Charalambous, Panagiota Anaxagoras, Panagiota Anaxagoras


Sergey Manukyan


Sergey Manukyan is a vocalist, an instrumentalist, a composer, an arranger, a keyboardist and a drummer, well-known to a wide audience as a musician who artfully combines jazz elements and popular music.  


In Cyprus, he performed with the acclaimed Cyprus musicians Andreas Stefanou (drums) and Leonid Nesterov (piano)


Eugene Onegin 


Anna Netrebko stars as Tatiana, the young woman whose impulsive declaration of love is coolly rejected by Mariusz Kwiecien’s Onegin—with unexpected consequences years later. Pushkin’s timeless tragic romance is broadcast live from the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production.   


With subtitles in English. 


Conductor: Robin Tcciati 

Production: Deborah Wagner 

Set Designer: Tom Pye 

Costume Designer: Chloe Obolensky 

Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman 


Hedda Gabler


Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Trapped but determined, she tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.  


Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens.  Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Closer).

27/4- 6/5/2017

Cyprus Film Days 2017


The greatest film festival of the year, in its 15th edition, presented a variety of films, screened at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and Zena Palace Cinema in Nicosia. An international competition section (Glocal Images), internationally acclaimed film premieres (Viewfinder), tributes, parallel programmes and music events make up this year’s official International Film Festival of Cyprus dedicated to feature fiction films. For the second time the Festival also presented a children’s film festival “Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth”.


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


All films were screened in their original language with subtitles in English.


MAY 2017

27/4- 6/5/2017

Cyprus Film Days 2017


An international competition section (Glocal Images), internationally acclaimed film premieres (Viewfinder), tributes, parallel events and a programme for Children and Youth make up the official International Film Festival of Cyprus dedicated to featuring fiction films.


Organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre. All films will be screened in their original language with subtitles in English.  The festival programme can be found on www.cyprusfilmdays.com




A performance intertwining music with theatre, masterfully combining storytelling with songs.


Three women confess the stories, melodies and passions of a lifetime.


In Greek.


Percussion Sounds



The CSO presents Polyosti dances by contemporary Cypriot composer Evagoras Karageorgis, followed by the Violin concerto in A minor by J. S. Bach, contemporary French composer E. Sammut’s Sugaria Concerto and W.A. Mozart Linz Symphony.


Conductor: Michalis Economou


Monika in concert


Hailed as one of Greece’s most promising young artists, singer and songwriter Monika performs for the first time in Limassol and on Rialto’s stage, presented her first three English-speaking albums Avatar, Exit and Secret In The Dark


Der Rosenkavalier




The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’ grandest opera.


In his new production, Robert Carsen places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask.


With subtitles in English.


The God of Carnage



When two eleven-year-old boys get involved in a fight at the park, the victim’s parents invite the perpetrator’s parents at home.


A multi-awarded chamber farce with four initially civilized adults gradually becoming more brutal than their own children.


In Greek.


Crawfish cry




The great actress Sarah Bernhardt is trying to reconstruct events of the past. In her memories, she is on the stage again, in her childhood, in the conflict with her mother, in conversations with her lover.


In Russian.


St Joan 



Joan of Arc: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. Bernard Shaw's classic play directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) for the Donmar Warehouse, with Gemma Arterton in the title role.


Screening in English. 


Directors: Josie Rourke, Tony Grech-Smith (co-director) 

Writer: George Bernard Shaw 

Stars: Fisayo Akinade, Gemma Arterton, Matt Bardock  


Chinese Zodiac 


A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts: 12 bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac. Hong Kong-Chinese action film co-produced, written, directed by, and starring Jackie Chan. The film won Best Action Choreography at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards.  


In Mandarin with subtitles in English.


Organized by: Embassy of the People's Republic of China.






A masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.


The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for Emeralds, while the fire of Rubies comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the music of Tchaikovsky in Diamonds.


JUNE 2017


150th anniversary of the Moscow Conservatory:

From Classical to Modern Music.


With Irina Kirillova (winner of international piano competitions, Professor of the Moscow Conservatory P.I.Tchaikovsky), Mikhail Golovushkin (soloist of the Helicon Opera) and Daria Davidova (lyrical soprano).


Also featuring: T. Pugacheva (violin), Ch. Neofitou (violin), M. Neofitou (piano), J. Onisiforou (piano), Y.Georgiou (piano) 

Twelfth Night



@Rialto Summer Cinema


Tamsin Greig is upright housekeeper Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy hit. Malvolia is in love with her employer Olivia, who is, in turn, in love with Cesario, who is really Viola dressed as a young man to survive on her own after her ship is wrecked on the rocks.


A whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love where nobody is quite what they seem and anything proves possible.

20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 





@ Pallas Theatre, Nicosia 


In ANNNA Alexandra Waierstall creates a physical landscape where movement is weaved like a long breath through ever-changing relations of sound and silence and fast shapeshifting movements and stillness.  In piece 10’ Eleana Alexandrou raises questions about the role of the artist, art in general, and especially the role of this “incomprehensible” dance. 


Organizers: Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theater 


Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead



@Rialto Summer Cinema


Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) stars in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy.  


Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two ill-fated minor characters take centre stage.  As they stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.


20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival

The Roots





An ode to a brilliant 30-year-old story: the hip-hop. The Roots is first and foremost a human adventure, a journey.


Eleven outstanding dancers are the performers of this adventure. Music plays a major and meaningful role: with Brahms, Glazunov, and mainly electronic music, it opens its doors to dancing humanity. The piece draws upon everyone’s story: the story of every dancer, with both their wealth and distinctiveness.

Organizers: Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre


20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival

Horses in the Sky




One of the leading dance companies in the world (Artistic Director: Rami Be’er), comes to the Rialto stage with its technically strong and physically eclectic cast of sixteen dancers and its dynamic sensibility, to present a piece that premiered at the Sydney Opera House in the Fall of 2016 before embarking on an international tour.


Organizers: Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre


Oleg Pogudin


The bright tenor, the winner of numerous state awards and a member of the Council for Culture under the President of Russia, returns to Rialto accompanied by a folk instruments ensemble.


12th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival

Quartet Aléas


Alliance Française and Rialto Theatre celebrated La Fête de la Musique with four musicians from Toulouse: Cyril Laurent (saxophone), Stéphane Guionie (guitar, ney), Mathieu Jardat (bass, double bass) and Xavier Guionie (drums, percussions).


Their music identity, widely influenced by their common passion for Oriental music and African tunes, immerses the audience in a charming and colourful universe.


20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival

Candy's Camouflage




An ode to weird and messiness, to the controlled chaos of grimaces and erupting dance.  A dreamlike piece, surreal and ambiguous.


Projections of the feminine – or what one may take for it – are called up; deceptive stereotypes and fragile clichés are put to the endurance tests they deserve.


Organizers: Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre


20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival

withOut - a ConcerDance for three bodies




As if being a string trio, the performers step on stage with their body-instruments, sit down, arrange scores, wait for silence.


By playing without musicians, a visible connection from the architecture of music to the dancing body is created, aiming to achieve movement being watched as music is being listened to at a concert! Concept, choreography: Philipp Egli.


Organizers: Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre


20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival




@ Attikon Open Air Theatre, Pafos


A collaboration of Basque and Japanese artists showing the richness of bringing together two ancient cultures, in a contemporary and open way.


This project is a part of the Donostia San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016 program, which is being reworked by the choreographer Motoko Hirayama, especially for Pafos2017.


The performances in Pafos are part of the program for the Pafos Cultural Capital of Europe 2017.


20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 




@ Attikon Open Air Theatre, Pafos  

Two internationally awarded ensembles, Kukai Dance Company and Oreka TX music ensemble, having their roots in the Basque culture, combine music and dance, convinced that there is music in dance just as there is dance in music production. Choreography: John Maya. 


The performances in Pafos are part of the programme for the Pafos Cultural Capital of Europe 2017. 


Organizers: Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre 


JULY 2017



Tanu Weds Manu (2011)

Directed by Anand L. Rai


A Bollywood romantic comedy in which a London-based doctor Manu (Dr. Manoj Sharma) returns home to Delhi and, in the company of his parents, goes to meet his prospective bride, Tanu.  Though he does approve of her, Tanu tells him that she already has a boyfriend and plans to marry him even against her parents' wishes. Manu informs his parents, and they set about to see other girls for their son - albeit in vain - as he has his heart set on Tanu.


SEK parking space - behind Rialto


Hawaa Hawaai (2014)  

Directed by Amole Gupte  

A Bollywood movie that centers around a young boy, Arjun, and his journey towards being a champion skater. After his father's death, Arjun moves to Mumbai and starts to work in a tea stall. As much as he would like to skate, he finds the skates too expensive so his friends make a pair of skates for him out of garbage and call it hawaa hawaai. Aniket, a skating coach, gets impressed by Arjun and decides to guide him through skating and through life.  With English subtitles. 


SEK parking space - behind Rialto 


12th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 2017 




Carried by the whirling winds blowing along the shores of the Adriatic sea, BandAdriatica rows on the rough sea of traditional Salento music using Balkan and North African elements. It starts from the traditional brass bands usually playing at celebrations, funerals, parties, processions in Puglia, and traveling at night from town to town. The journey expands and looks at the Mediterranean Sea like at a complex “Babilonia” (the title of the band’s latest release), where all the languages begin to harmonize around the popular melodies in the mestizo fervor of the ports. Babilonia is the title of Band Adriatica’s latest release, a meeting of cultures, a challenge of communication.  


Claudio Prima: Organetto, vocals

Emanuele Coluccia: Alto sax  

Andrea Perrone: Trumpet

Vincenzo Grasso:Clarinet, tenor sax  

Gaetano Carrozzo: Trombone

Morris Pellizzari: Guitars, saz, kamalè ngonì  

Giuseppe Spedicato: Bass 

Ovidio Venturoso: Drums  


Organisers: Rialto Theatre, Cooperative Central Bank, Platres Community Council, Eventpro 

Supported by: Limassol Municipality, Cultural Services, Embassy of Cuba in Cyprus 

Member of EFWMF – EFFE Label 


12th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 2017

Abhisek Lahiri


One of the youngest award-winning Indian sarod artists (a stringed instrument of India, used mainly in Hindustani classical music, known for a deep, introspective sound.), who was trained under his eminent father and guru Pandit Alok Lahiri.  He started performing in public at an early age of 11 years and since 1977, he has been touring Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Sri Lanka, Japan, Bangladesh apart from India.  Abhisek's music albums Sparkling Sarod and Mood Of Puriya Kalyan got nominated at GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) in 2010 and in 2014 respectively.


Organisers: Rialto Theatre, Cooperative Central Bank, Platres Community Council, Eventpro

Supported by: Limassol Municipality, Cultural Services, Embassy of Cuba in Cyprus

Member of EFWMF – EFFE Label


12th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 2017 

Trio Tekke 


Τhe acclaimed Neo-Rebetiko group made a comeback with a strong new release which marks a departure from the purely acoustic sound of their previous two records and is their first to consist of exclusively original compositions. The band’s sound is enhanced by electric guitar, electric bass, effected tzouras, drums, percussion and some electronics, creating a genre-hopping cocktail of Greek Rebetiko-style tunes infused with Afrobeat, Cumbia, Acid Rock, Psychedelia and Jazz. The 13 tracks of the album produce a fresh sonic, stylistic and aesthetic outcome, which strengthens the band’s performance dynamic and makes it approachable for even more diverse audiences.  


Antonis Antoniou: tzouras, vocals 

Lefteris Moumtzis: electric guitar, vocals 

Colin Somervell: double bass, Electric bass, vocals 

Dave De Rose: Drums  


Organisers: Rialto Theatre, Cooperative Central Bank, Platres Community Council, Eventpro 

Supported by: Limassol Municipality, Cultural Services, Embassy of Cuba in Cyprus 

Member of EFWMF – EFFE Label 


12th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 2017 

Vasiliki Anastasiou 

Τhe Amalgamation project  

A journey balancing between a fresh Mediterranean sound, the echoes of the mountains of the Balkans and the rich timbre of polyphony. The band will present adapted traditional songs, an amalgamation between the West and the East, as well as their own compositions, with some small stories/poems here and there. At this year's festival, they will also present their first full album titled Vasiliki Anastasiou – the Amalgamation project. 


Vasiliki Anastasiou: voice, research, composition 

Ermis Michail: guitar, arrangements 

Alkis Agathokleous: ney 

Rodos Panagiotou: / percussion 

Pavlos Carvalho: cello 

Argyro Christodoulou: vocals  

Eugenia-Evaggelia Chatzaki: vocals 


Organisers: Rialto Theatre, Cooperative Central Bank, Platres Community Council, Eventpro 

Supported by: Limassol Municipality, Cultural Services, Embassy of Cuba in Cyprus 

Member of EFWMF – EFFE Label 

12th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 2017 

Rialto Residency:  

Rhythm and melody of Eastern Mediterranean 

@ Platres, Glafkos Clerides Square 

From composition to improvisation and back again. Rhythm and melody in the traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean. Rialto Residency under Michalis Cholevas will focus on techniques, forms and stylistic elements of the traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean. Classic and popular compositions will be used as a starting point for different approaches to improvisation.


Andreas Lardis: Violin 

Vasilis Filippou: vocals, drums 

Panayiotis Tsappis: Ney 

Marianna Moumtzi: Canon 

Stelios Pantechis: Lute 


Organisers: Rialto Theatre, Cooperative Central Bank, Platres Community Council, Eventpro 

Supported by: Limassol Municipality, Cultural Services, Embassy of Cuba in Cyprus 

Member of EFWMF – EFFE Label 


12th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 2017

Rialto Residency Improvisation

@ Milia Medieval Bridge


Michalis Cholevas and the participants of the Rialto Residency present original compositions at Milia Medieval Bridge in Platres.

Organisers: Rialto Theatre, Cooperative Central Bank, Platres Community Council, Eventpro 

Supported by: Limassol Municipality, Cultural Services, Embassy of Cuba in Cyprus 

Member of EFWMF – EFFE Label 

12th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 2017 

Soneros de Verdad 

The elite band arrives at Heroes Square to end the Festival and Rialto’s 2016/17 season with a journey through the musical diversity of Cuba, enchanting the audience with their energetic stage presence. They call themselves the second generation of the Buena Vista Social Club given that legendary Pio Leyva was one of the founding members of the now six-piece band fronted by Luis Frank Arias. Musically they remain faithful to the Son Cubano and play classics but they also present many original compositions. To make the mixture of old and new work the band comes with two exceptional singers: Luis Frank Arias, the master of Son Cubano. 


Luis Frank Arias: vocals 

Leriosver Moracen Alemani: trumpet 

Nicolás Sirgado: bass, vocals 

Sergio Veranes: tres cubano, vocals 

Querol Aldana: guitar, vocals 

Vivo Barrera: percussion 

Fabián Sirgado: congas, vocals 


Organisers: Rialto Theatre, Cooperative Central Bank, Platres Community Council, Eventpro 

Supported by: Limassol Municipality, Cultural Services, Embassy of Cuba in Cyprus 

Member of EFWMF – EFFE Label 




7th Rock Festival

@ Heroes Square


Organised by the Co–operative Central Bank along with Kanali 6, the festival kickstarts the new season at Heroes’ Square with The Coop Band, Terirem, Lazerock, The Delirium Elephants, The Fabulous Dillingers, Prospectus, Vyronas Potsos and DJs Sosis Theodosiou and Fanis Kriggos.


Angela’s Ashes

@ Rialto Summer Cinema


The Limassol Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children in cooperation with the Cyprus Children’s Parliament presented Alan Parker’s film about a child’s struggle to survive in Ireland in 1935. In addition to famine and his father's unemployment and alcoholism, Frank must also face the pressure of a strict Catholic upbringing.


Cast: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Michael Legge, Ciaran Owens.


Andre Rieu 2017

Piece of Magic Screening


Celebrating 30 years of André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra’ 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.


Andre’s legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year. Set against the stunning medieval backdrop in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages.



Jude Law 


Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. 


Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant, he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart. With Greek and English subtitles. 


Directors: Ivo van Hove, Nick Wickham 

Writers: Jan Peter Gerrits (adaptation), Simon Stephens 

Stars: Jude Law, Halina Reijn, Chukwudi Iwuji 


A Few Good Men




Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin masterfully dramatizes the shades of truth in A Few Good Men.


Three young lawyers are asked to defend two US marine soldiers, who are on trial for the murder of a fellow marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.


In Greek.


Sleeping Beauty

Mathew Bourne



Perrault’s timeless fairy tale, was turned into a legendary ballet by Tchaikovsky and choreographer, Marius Petipa, in 1890. Matthew Bourne’s haunting new scenario is a gothic tale for all ages; premiered in 2012, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty was the fastest selling production in the company’s history.


This dazzling production has won the hearts of thousands and smashed box office records. Its USA premiere in 2013 prompted Joan Acolella of The New Yorker to hail Bourne as “the most popular choreographer of theatrical dance in the Western world” and The New York Times said: “This is Bourne at his best – a masterful storyteller.”  The production also won three Los Angeles Drama Critic Awards and the Ovation Award for “Best Production”.


Canada solo dance Performance



From Canada and for the first time in Cyprus, as strong as vulnerable, [ID] DOUBLE embodies a woman's quest of identity, confronted by the tumult of her own contradictions. A sharp reflection of a society often lost between a phantasmagorical representation of oneself and the reality, the piece constantly evolves in contrasts, testifying with strength this intensified duality. With Maria Callas as a music common thread and through an organic, fluid and frantic movement, [ID] DOUBLE traces the ambiguous architecture of a collective notion and moves given its disarming authenticity. Within the framework of Kypria International Festival 2017


Choreographer: Louis-Elyan Martin, Dancer/ collaborator to choreography: Laurie-Anne Langis


Five evenings

Sovremennik Theatre

Russian Theatre Screenings


“Komsomolskaya Pravda” in Cyprus and “Russian Wave Radio present the the play Five Evenings by Moscow Theater «Sovremennik».


After 17 years, the hero, already battered by life, returns to the city of his youth, his first and only love...


A nostalgic mood and the cast’s excellent skills dominate in one of the best performances of the Russian stage.


Apopse en na genei kafkas

80 years Cooperative Central Bank


To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the Cooperative Central Bank organizes a concert dedicated to Cypriot music tradition.


With the participation of the Winds Band of Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra (conductor: Yiannis Myralis), the Aris Choir of Limassol (conductor: Solon Kladas) and prominent baritone Kyros Patsalides.


Orchestration: Evagoras Karayiorgis.




Apopse en na genei kafkas


Rialto Theatre presented a concert dedicated to Cypriot music tradition, with the participation of the Winds Band of Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra the Aris Choir of Limassol and prominent baritone Kyros Patsalides.


Orchestration: Evagoras Karayiorgis.




The 8th Open House Festival, marking the 10th anniversary of the Dance House Lemesos, celebrates its opening with works by choreographers Jonas and Lander (Adorabilis), Alexandra Waierstall (ANNA), Oona Doherty (Lazarus and the Birds of Paradise - video) and Elena Antoniou (i open my palm. i called a space).


Love in Italian style


Romance, passion and a lot of sparkling humor performed by famous Russian actors: - people's artist of Russia Semyon Strugachev, honored artist of Russia, Andrey Fedortsov, the brilliant singer Evelina Bledans.


In Russian


Norma – Vincenzo Bellini



The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role.


Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso.


Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs.




Euripides Laskaridis


In a makeshift room, decorated in a haphazard DIY fashion, a performer puts his notably awkwardly shaped body under the magnifying glass.


Magic comes from the mundane and references to cabaret, vaudeville and slapstick abound.


Greek artist Euripides Laskaridis is preoccupied by ideas about transformation and ridicule.


Filio Haidemenou

Cultural Foundation Ionia


Following widespread audience acclaim, Filio Chaidemenou, returns to the Rialto Theatre.


The play is based on the autobiographical book Three Centuries One Life by Filio Haidemenou, born in 1899 in Asia Minor, who emigrated to Greece in 1922 as a refugee.


In Greek.


NT Live

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?



Sonia Friedman Productions presented Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.



Cyprus Symphony Orchestra


Cyprien Katsaris Kypria Festival 2017 The Grand Concerto with the brilliant Cyprien Katsaris is dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and includes L. v. Beethoven’s works: Coriolan Overture, op. 62, Piano concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37 and Symphony no.7 in A major, op. 92 Soloist: Cyprien Katsaris, Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann.


Within the International Kypria Festival 2017

14 – 21/10/2017

7th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus


Α long list of fiction, documentary, experimental and animation short films from across the globe will be screened at this year’s festival edition. Through this large selection of films, directed by Cypriot and international filmmakers, the Festival will offer to audiences the opportunity to enjoy the best of international short film cinema. The Festival’s international and national competition sections will be accompanied by parallel programmes.


The Festival is co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre, while Cypriot filmmakers Alexia Roider and Ioakim Mylonas continue as the Festival’s artistic directors.


Cypriots’ Sounds 

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra’s concert series Cypriots’ Sounds opened the 7th Festival of New Music organized by the Centre of Cypriot Composers, and presented the world premieres of contemporary orchestral works composed especially for this occasion by composer-members of the Centre.  


Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann.  

In collaboration with the Centre of Cypriot Composers 


Stavros Lantsias Trio 

Pianist and composer Stavros Lantsias, along with Andreas Polyzogopoulos and Yiorgos Kaloudis, presented a unique repertoire based on Lantsias’ compositions, which includes influences from classical music, cinematic music and Jazz.  


Stavros Lantsias: Piano, Melodica, Metallophone 

Andreas Polyzogopoulos: Trumpet & Flugelhorn  

Yiorgos Kaloudis: Cello, Cretan lyra, Percussions 


To Skasimon, an acoustic narration MITOS

On Stage.


The theatre performance To Skasimon, an acoustic narration, by actress Elena Agathokleous and musician Dimitris Spyrou-Acapella Solo Loop, is based on two masterpieces of Greek classical literature:


The Murderess by Alexandros Papadiamantis

and Ascesis: The Saviors of God by Nikos Kazantzakis.


With English supertitles




Russian Masterpieces


Distinguished Cypriot soprano Zoe Nicolaidou and pianists Elina Linchevskaya and Zbynek Maruska presented an exceptional programme that musically portrays the Russian romantic and postwar era. The programme featured the most popular masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Gavrilin.


These compositions, inspired by poetry and literature, are unique exemplars of musical narrative and intense passion, illustrating human emotions in the most remarkable way.




Α musical poetic tale, focusing on modern people of all nationalities, in response to the economic crisis in southern European countries and the current Greek reality.


In cooperation with Aristokyprio Cultural Association.


Music composition / Script writing / Conductorship: Irini Hiratou.

Performers: John Thomopoulos, Marianna Geka.


Concert for Two

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra


The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra presented Κhirokitia, a symphonic poem by Cypriot composer Yiorgos Karvellos, Concerto for piano, violin and strings in D minor, MWV O4 by F. Mendelssohn and Symphony no. 104 in D major, Hob.I:104 by J. Haydn.


Soloists: Plotinos Mikromatis (piano), Alexis Theophylactou (violin)

Conductor: Nabil Shehata


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The Royal Ballet


Broadcast from Covent Garden, this Royal Ballet masterpiece features stunning choreography and fascinating music, a treat for all the family. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, composer Joby Talbot and set designer Bob Crowley created a sublime ballet, based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale.


This full-length performance is a tale of joyful exuberance, presenting familiar fictional characters, such as the tap-dancing Mad Hatter, the nervous White Rabbit and the foul-tempered Queen of Hearts.


Jazzing Around


A concert organised in collaboration with international organisation Jazz Education Abroad, presented well-known and familiar jazz songs.


Performed by acclaimed Cypriot musicians, members of the Symphonic Band, as well as a newly established Big Band, a saxophone quarter and combo.


Conducted by: Dr. Gene Aitken and Dr. Yiannis Miralis.


Lavrentis Machairitsas- Panayiotis Margaris


Lavrentis Machairitsas’ electric ballads merged with Hadjidakis’ ballads of senses and illusions, presenting a unique and subtle repertoire by outstanding guitarist Panayiotis Margaris.


An exceptional musical synergy, bringing together on-stage songwriter and singer, Lavrentis Machairitsas, and internationally acclaimed guitarist virtuoso, Panayiotis Margaris.


Organised by: Cyprus Anti-cancer Society.


He Named me Malala 

The Limassol Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children in cooperation with the Cyprus Children’s Parliament presened a movie by Davis Guggenheim. A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, that left her wounded with a bullet in the head for speaking out on girls' education, sparking a media outrage. Yousafzai is now the leading activist on the rights of children worldwide while in 2014, she became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize.


The cast includes Malala Yousafzai and the film is directed by Davis Guggenheim. In English with Greek subtitles. 


The Exterminating Angel - The MET Live


The MET presented the premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, an opera inspired by the classic and awarded Luis Buñuel film, based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza.


Tom Cairns who wrote the libretto, directs this new production, featuring an exquisite cast: Audrey Luna, Amanda Echalaz, Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, Frédéric Antoun, David Portillo among others.


A commission and co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Royal Danish Theatre and Salzburg Festival.


Limassol Literary Society 

Celebrated its 30th anniversary, Melodia Vocal Ensemble presented a tribute to Vassilis Michailides (1849-1917) and Nicos Kazantzakis (1883-1957). A documentary on their life screened during the concert, featuring their work set to music, as well as dances from Crete and Cyprus. 


Soloists: Vassilis Lekkas, Anastasia Guy, Marios Andreou 

Performed by: Melodia Vocal Ensemble, Dancing Group of Limassol Folk Research Club 

Musicians: Dimitris Papangelidis, Mariliza Papadouri - Papangelidi, Ioanna Maria Galanou, Constantinos Stylianou, Yiorgos Hadjigeorgiou, Yiannis and Evanthia Fragkiadoulaki. 



NT Live 

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.


The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic with critics calling it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. 


Directors: Ivo van Hove, Nick Wickham 

Writers: Jan Peter Gerrits (adaptation), Simon Stephens  

Stars: Jude Law, Halina Reijn, Chukwudi Iwuji 

24, 25/11/2017

4th Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase


Τhe Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Music Information Center and the Rialto Theatre present, for the fourth consecutive year, a Showcase of the Cypriot contemporary music creation.


A two-day powerful jazz and world music event featuring: Trio Tekke & Dave De Rose, Macumba, Alexis Kasinos Quarter, The Amalgamation Project / Vassiliki Anastasiou, Free Over Four, Loizos Pafitis The Underdog, Ioannou / Vafeas Quartet and Mighty Sugarcane.


The World of Mikis Theodorakis

Betty Harlafti & Yiannis Belonis

Emmeleia Choir


Often described as “the voice of Mikis Theodorakis from the younger generation”, Betty Harlafti, together with pianist Yiannis Belonis, in collaboration with Emmeleia Choir, conducted by Eleni Kyprianou present a concert - tribute to the great composer. Both artists have been close collaborators of the composer and his Orchestra during the past years, showcasing his work in Greece, Europe and the US.


Their CD, including songs by the composer, was recently launched, and was recorded in collaboration with ERT’s Contemporary Music Orchestra. This time, they join forces with acclaimed Emmeleia Choir, possessing deep knowledge of the composer’s work.


Crime and Punishment 

Dionysos Theatre  

Saint Petersburg is alarmed by a murder. The victims are an old woman - a pawnbroker - and her sister. The offender is Raskolnikov, an ex-student who considers himself a superman and believes that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose. The classical masterpiece by Fyodor Dostoyevski staged by Dionysos Theatre, directed, adapted and devised by Yiannis Iordanides. 


Set design: Antis Partzilis 

 Costume design: Mariza Partzili 

Music: Christina Georgiou 

Lighting design: Carolina Spyrou 

Video art: Alkis Sdougkos 

Performed by: Andreas Tsouris, Yiorgos Anayiotos, Niki Dragoumi, Christodoulos Martas, Yiorgos Kyriakou, Thanasis Drakopoulos, Evros Vassiliou. 



Mike Bartlett 

THOC’s Νew Stage 


A gay relationship in crisis: when John accidentally falls in love with a woman, G., his partner, deeply shocked at first, reacts and attempts to win his lover back by any means.


A play that begins as a comedy on sexuality ends up as a profound reflection on love and its rules. 


Directed by: Costas Silvestros 

Translated by: Katerina Evangelatou  

Set and costume design: Marina Hadjilouka 

Music: Thodoris Economou 

Movement: Alexis Vassiliou 

Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris 

Cast: Prokopis Agathokleous, Costas Kazakas, Sophia Maria Kikilintzia, Andreas Tselepos 


The Magical World of Operetta 

Internationally acclaimed musicians, pianist Irina Kirillova (Moscow Conservatory) and the Soloists of the Helicon Opera, Michael Golovushkin (bass) and Darya Davydova (lyrical soprano) presented to the audience of Cyprus an exceptional concert: The Magical World of Operetta.  


Organised by: Art Kyprida Charity Association. 


All net proceeds will be donated to Elpida - Association of Friends of Children with Cancer (Makario Hospital).  




A view from the bridge  

Arthur Miller 

Satiriko Theatre 

Set against the backdrop of an Italian-American neighbourhood of Brooklyn in the mid ‘50s, the play unfolds the story of Eddie Carbone, a longshoreman who lives with his wife, Beatrice, and orphaned niece, Catherine. When his wife’s cousins illegally migrate to New York and Catherine falls for the young, charismatic Rodolpho, Eddie’s disapproval will lead him to a breach of his own honour code.  


Directed by: Stelios Kafkaridis 

Sets - costumes: Stefanos Athienitis 

Music editing: Marianna Kafkaridou 

Lighting: Vikentios Christianidis 

Interpretation: Marianna Kafkaridou, Spyros Georgiou, Vassilis Michail, Antonis Kalogirou, Andreas Rozou, Irini Karagiorgi, Efi Papageorgiou 


Petros’ War  


Athens 1940-44. The journey of 9-year-old Petros from childhood to adolescence during the Second World War. A walkthrough life; full of adventures, emotions, experiences and knowledge.  


Directed by: Takis Tzamargias 

Dramatisation: Savvas Kyriakides, Takis Tzamargias 

Set & Costume design: Edouardos Georgiou 

Music: Dimitris Zavros 

Music teacher: Christina Argyri 

Movement: Elena Christodoulidou 

Video Art: Christos Dimas 

Lighting design: Georgios Koukoumas 


Cast: Ilias Antreou, Andreas Vassiliou, Pinelopi Vassiliou, Anna Yiagkiozi, Antrea Dimitriou, Michaella Theodoulidou, Stelios Kallistratis, Yiannis Karaoulis, Andreas Makris, Dimitris Machairas, Ntina Michaelidi, Eleni Moleksi, Sotos Stavrakis, Antonis Chantzis


*With English and Turkish surtitles.   


Eliot on the Planet of Dance - The Magic of Dance for children


Dancecyprus in collaboration with the Rialto Theatre introduced a dance production seen through the eyes of a young boy who is travelling to the magical planet of dance.


Α unique opportunity for all the family to enjoy a colourful and vibrant performance by 8 talented choreographers and 40 Dancecyprus Junior members presenting Classical ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Street Dance, Latin, Indian, Theatre Dance and Flamenco.


Jazz and Dance Meet Mozart



The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra presents: A. Copland: Hoe Down (from Rodeo) for strings, D. Shostakovitch: Excerpted movements from Suite for Variety Orchestra (formerly: Suite for Jazz Orchestra no. 2), D. Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le toit, W. A. Mozart: Haffner Symphony no. 35, K. 385.


Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann


Rita Antonopoulou


Rita Antonopoulou meet on stage with pianist Thodoris Economou, one of the most prominent young Greek composers of theatre and cinema music.


Images of tenderness, where delicate melodies by Manos Hadjidakis alternate with rock ballads by Y.Angelakas and P.Pavlides, accompanied by a piano and an inner, immersive power.


A musical synergy combining the work of Thanos Mikroutsikos, Leonard Cohen, Edith’s Piaf melodic chansons, Thanasis’ Papaconstantinou lyrics, Mikis’ Theodorakis grandeur and Stamatis’ Kraounakis familiar style, as well as songs by upcoming artists and composers.

13, 14* /12/2017 

The Lady from the Sea  

Henrik Ibsen 

Thoc Center Stage 

Like a mythical siren who is trapped in the human world and in a marriage without pleasure, Ellida Wangel hears the call of the sea, delivered to her in the form of a person from the past, and is obliged to face a dilemma: freedom or social compromise?  


Translated by: Margarita Melberg 

Directed and dramatized by: Heinz-Uwe Haus 

Music: Michalis Christodoulides  

Set design: Lakis Genethlis 

Costume design: Stephanos Athiainitis     

Choreography - Movement: Panayiotis Tofi 

Lighting design: Georgios Koukoumas 


Cast: Neofytos Neofytou, Elena Hadjiafxenti, Nektarios Theodorou, Styliana Ioannou, Ntinos Lyras, Neoklis Neokleous, Stela Fyrogeni, Asterios Peltekis


*With English and Turkish supertitles 

15 /12/2017

Mariza Rizou


With her stunning, theatrical voice, dazzling with rhythm and enthusiasm, Mariza Rizou whose performance on stage has been pleasantly surprising over the past years, invites her audience to sing along and, most importantly, dream along. Her repertoire features songs from her personal albums, merged with the work of other artists, performed in her own unique style, thus combining an amalgam of Mediterranean aura, Latin tones and a good dose of theatrical madness.


Accompanied by prominent musicians: Angelos Aivazis (guitar, ukelele), Vassilis Katsarelis (trumpet), Dimitris Kouzis (violin, mandolin), Yiorgos Kosteletos (drums), Yiorgos Mouchtaris (double bass), Markos Chaidemenos (piano/orchestration).


The Magic Flute  


Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werba as the bird-catching Papageno, Christian Van Horn as Sprecher, and René Pape as Sarastro. 
Conductor: James Levine  
Production: Julie Taymor  
Set Designer: George Tsypin  
Costume Designer: Julie Taymor  
Lighting Designer: Donald Holder  
Puppet Designers: Julie Taymor and Michael Curry 
Choreographer: Mark Dendy 


With Greek and English subtitles. 


Christmas with the Limassol Music School


A Christmas programme presented by talented students and graduates of Marios Tokas Limassol Music School.


Students from both high school and senior high school will participate in the concert under the guidance of their teachers.


Christmas Concert  


Christmas and music belong to each other. Tune into the joyful season spirit with a stunning, festive programme of beloved Christmas classics by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.  


Soloists: Sona Gargaloyan (soprano) 

Alex Moskofian (baritone) 

Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann  


Christmas Jazz Show


Soprano Katerina Mina


Accompanied by acclaimed Jazz musicians, Katerina Mina will present a unique repertoire including some of the most famous Christmas songs by pioneer Jazz composers. This fantastic journey will include, amongst others, the beloved Christmas melodies of Santa Baby, I’ll be Home for Christmas, Blue Christmas, ‘Zat you Santa Claus, Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, White Christmas and more.


With soprano Katerina Mina and Jazz musicians: Yiannis Hadjiloizou (piano), Giorgos Krasidis (saxophone) and Irinaeos Koullouras (double bass).


Peter Pan – NT LIVE 

All children, except one, grow up… 


Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of J.M. Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. 


When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. 


A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.  


Addio Addio Amore - a piece for Pina - Daphnis Kokkinos  

A one-way ticket on an expressive, reflective journey through Japan, India, Greece, France, South America, and most importantly, life. Daphnis Kokkinos gestures, opening his hands lightly, revealing stories, experiences, anecdotes, exchanges and dreams that he shared with late, Pina Bausch, in a passionate and moving dance theatre performance. 


His performance is an offering for all Pina gave in love, humanity, respect, humour and artistry to her colleagues, performers and the world. 


Daphnis has spent the last twenty-five years dancing, collaborating, and most recently fulfilling the role of rehearsal assistant, for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This is the first time Daphnis has stepped out from the company to present his own work Addio Addio Amore - Α piece for Pina. 


The Nutcracker  


The young Clara creep’s downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. 


Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with the lively Christmas party that is hosted by the Stahlbaum family, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime “pas de deux” for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.