JANUARY 2018

 

5/1/2018 

Foivos Delivorias 

The Rialto Theatre kick-starts 2018 with a concert by Greek songwriter Foivos Delivorias, accompanied by his fellow musicians, who swings between the past and the future of his much-loved songs, eventually deciding to tell the story from the very beginning! 

 

Musicians: Nefeli Fasouli: voice 

Costis Christodoulou: keys 

Sotiris Ntouvas: drums 

Yoel Soto: bass 

Costas Pantelis: guitars 

9/1/2018  
Sámi Blood   
Amanda Kernell 
LUX Film Prize 2017 2017, Sweden, Norway, Denmark  

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture. 

Screenplay: Amanda Kernell 

Cast: Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj Doris Rimpi 

Cinematography: Sophia Olsson, Petrus Sjövik 

Film editing: Anders Skov 

Producer: Lars G. Lindström 

Co-producer: Tomas Radoor, Oskar Östergren 

 

In Swedish with English and Greek subtitles  

13/1, 14/1/2018 

Mangas and Miss Nutrition 

Theatro Lexi 

Will Mangas guide us to the wonderful path of healthy nutrition and exercise or will he let us eat sweets and food containing hidden secrets? Miss Nutrition and Miss Sweet-tooth will fight over Mangas, whose only dream is to become a successful basketball player! Whose side will he be on? 

 

Written by: Giorgos Tsiakkas and Christina Papadopoulou-Fesa 

Directed by: Giorgos Tsiakkas 

Costume and Set Design: Elena Katsouri 

Music: Michalis Rousos 

Choreography: Antigoni Tasouli 

Lighting design: Alexander Jotovic 

 

Cast: Christina Pavlidou, Christina Papadopoulou-Fesa, Pantelitsa Loizou, Christos Maos, Polykarpos Solomou, Anna Triarou, Marina Panayidou, Sonia Papadopoulou-Biggs    

16/1/2018 

Partage de Midi (Break of Noon) 

Paul Claudel 

Dionysos Theatre 

Set on the deck of a ship in the Indian ocean, bound for China, the play tells the story of four passengers on a quest to find their inner self, driven by a passion for romance that dwells within. The play is Paul Claudel’s autobiographical work, attesting his immense intellect, unrivalled style and captivating language. A story about love, faith and life: full of questions, twists, irony and passion. 

 

Translated, adapted to stage and directed by: Leandros Taliotis 

Costume and Set Design: Nikos Kouroushis 

Music: Andreas Moustoukis 

Movement: Hamilton Monteiro 

Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris 

Assistant director - set designer assistant: Andria Evagorou 

Cast: Georgina Tatsi, Alexandros Parisis, Panos Makris, Leandros Taliotis 

18/1/2018 

A Postcard from Vienna 

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 

Vienna, the city of music! The city where Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, among others, lived and worked, but also the birthplace and stomping grounds of the entire Strauss Family, not least the very Waltz King, Johann Strauss II. Strauss Junior is worthily represented in these New Year’s concerts with three waltzes and three polkas, bringing to mind the old glorious Austro-Hungarian Empire.  

 

J. Strauss (Jr): Vienna Blood Waltz, op. 354, Where the Lemons Blossom Waltz, op. 364 

Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Fairy tales from the Orient Waltz, op. 444, Eljen a Magyar! Polka schnell, op. 332, Pizzicato-Polka 

C. M. von Weber: Andante e Rondo Ungarese for bassoon and orchestra, op. 35 

F. von Suppé: Morning, noon and night in Vienna, Light Cavalry Overture  

 

Soloist: Giovanni Galetti (bassoon) 

Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

20/1/2018 

Sofia the bee 

Dimitris Baslam 

THOC  

Famous songwriter Dimitris Baslam introduces us to Sofia, a bee who loves reading and embarks on an adventure to discover knowledge and science. His magnificent songs accompany this delightful story, performed by a group of musicians and young actors who introduce wise Sofia to kindergarten and primary school children.  

 

Written by: Dimitris Baslam 

Director - Musical director: Dimitris Baslam 

Dolls, Set & Costume design: Martha Foka 

Cast: Savvina Georgiou, Constantina Xenofontos 

Musicians on stage: Stephanos Koutelis, Yiannis Koutis 

21 sun 11:00 50’ 

Paintelling 

Lida Varvarousi 

Paintelling with Lida is an innovative event of audiovisual storytelling, inspired and designed by Lida Varvarousi, visual artist, writer and performer for children and adults. An interactive and entertaining narration, featuring live painting and storytelling. The members of the audience are encouraged to participate in Lida’s “paintelling” by suggesting their own ideas on the story’s continuation.  

23/1/2018 

Angels in America (Part One) Millennium Approaches  

NT Live 

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. 

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). 

24/1/2018 

Qinghai Provincial Art Troupe  

Song and Dance Theater in Nanjing City 

In the framework of the celebrations for the Chinese New Year, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Cyprus, présents the art group Song and Dance Theater in Nanjing City. 

 

In the Art Group participâtes more than 100 professional performers, including a lot of performing artists with senior national technical titles. The troupe, has performed numerous times both in China and in abroad and has won numerous international, national, provincial and municipal awards. 

 

The Nanjing City is among the twin cities of Limassol Municipality. 

27/1/2018 

Tosca 

The ΜΕΤ Live in HD 

The 2017–18 season of the Met’s award-winning global movie-theater transmission series continues with the Met’s breathtaking new production of Puccini’s Tosca.  

Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts. 

30/1/2018 

Angels in America (Part Two) Perestroika 

ΝΤ Live 

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.  

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).  

31/1/2018 

Rebetiko Elegies 

17 etudes for piano 

Elena Mouzala 

Prominent Greek Cypriot pianist, Elena Mouzala, gives an interesting and unique artistic dimension to Rebetiko Elegies - 17 Etudes for piano. Transcribed by Michalis Terzis into piano scores, the 17 songs have been written by Greek composers such as Tsitsanis, Vamvakaris, Papaioannou and others, as a tribute to the renowned musicians and their everlasting work. 

 

The story of the composers and their songs narrated by Kyriaki Chelioti. 

 

FEBRUARY 2018

1 /2/2018 

So why you in a tailcoat?  

Cabaret Lori 

Second International Theatre Festival “Five evenings in Cyprus” 

Berlin music theatre, Cabaret Lori, presents an adaptation of the farce play by Anton Chekhov Marriage proposal. The performance has an unusual genre: it combines opera, ballet and drama. Actors sing live opera parties to music composed by famous Russian musician, Sergey Nikitin, with lyrics written by famous bard Dmitry Sukharev. 

The play is the winner of the 8th International Theatre Festival 2016, Chekhov festival Melikhovskaya Vesna 2017 and the 19th International forum of Chekhov in Badenweiler (Germany). 

In Russian. 

4/1/2018 

Treasure Island  

R. Stevenson 

Second International Theatre Festival “Five evenings in Cyprus”. 

A unique show based on the classic book by R. Stevenson Treasure Island, that combines the magic of sand art with street dance (breakdance, hip hop, house, funk, modern), theatre art and a classic story told in a modern language.  

 

In Russian.   

4/2/2018 

Mark Chagall, The Last Flight  

Israel Theatre of young spectators  

Second International Theatre Festival “Five evenings in Cyprus” 

Israel "Theatre of young spectators" of Shaul Tiktiner presents the poetic play 

Marc Chagall - The last flight (based on the play written by famous Ukrainian playwright Zenoviy Sagalov Flight of the Angel).   

 

Before leaving to another world, a great artist of our time, one of the leaders of the international avant-garde of the 20th century, Marc Chagall, is holding talks with the Angels. The play received the Audience Award of the 9th International Theatre Festival "Seating yard" (Orenburg), in 2016. 

 

In Russian. 

6/2/2018 

Clytemnestra or the Crime 

Marguerite Yourcenar 

Prominent Cypriot actress, Jenny Gaitanopoulou, returns to stage in the title role of Clytemnestra. 

Clytemnestra is still alive. She is now old and lives alone with the ghosts of her past, her deceased daughter, Iphigenia, and her own young self, the day she committed the murder. She is requested to appear in court for her crime. She stands before the “judges” - the audience - and talks about the murder she committed and the reasons that urged her to do it: a 40-year-old murder that she has not been able to forget. In Agamemnon by Aeschylus, she is presented as a ruthless woman with the heart of a man, as a strong lioness. What has changed forty years later? 

 

Directing/adaptation/set and costume design: Marios Mettis 

Cast: Jenny Gaitanopoulou, Marios Mettis, Christina Constantinou.  In Greek. 

10/2/2018 

L'Elisir d'Amore 

The MET Live in HD  

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano made his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan made his company debut conducting. Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, with Greek and English subtitles.

12, 13/2/2018

The Drama Short Film Festival travels to Cyprus

 

The awarded Greek films of the Drama Short Film Festival 2017 traveled to Cyprus.

 

Organised by: Ministry of Education and Culture, Rialto Theatre and Drama International Short Film Festival. In collaboration with Nicosia Friends of Cinema Society and the Cine Clubs of Paphos, Limassol and Larnaca.

15/2/2018 

Humor in Music  

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 

Classical music is not always meant to be serious! Besides a good dose of humour and merry mood, classical music can quite often be – surprisingly so to some perhaps – funny and comical in all sorts of ways! With an evening of opera duets, Greek operetta and instrumental works, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, its maestro and distinguished guest singers opt to “break the ice” and provoke gales of laughter in the auditorium.  

 

Soloists: Gina Poulou (soprano), Alex Moskofian (baritone) 

Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

20/2/2018

Salome

NT LIVE

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre.

 

Broadcast from the National Theatre, with Greek and English subtitles.

21/2/2018 

Tribes - Nina Raine  

THOC New Stage 

Nina Raine deals with the sensitive subject of an organic “disability”, balancing between humour and drama. With a subversive approach and staying clear from melodrama, the writer penetrates into the characters’ psyche, eventually displaying many versions of diversity.  

 

Translator: Eri Kyrgia 

Director: Athina Kasiou    

Set & Costume Designer: Lydia Mandridou   

Music & Sound Designer: Antonis Antoniou   

Cast: Demetra Demetriadou, Lambros Constanteas, Marios Constantinou, Spyros Stavrinides, Antonia Charalambous, Niovi Charalambous. 

In Greek, with English and Turkish surtitles. 

24/2/2018 

La Bohème 

THE MET LIVE IN HD 

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.  
 

Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, with Greek and English subtitles. 

 

MARCH 2018

2, 3, 4/3/2018 

18th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform  

Dance performances and parallel events presented by established and upcoming choreographers in the framework of the annual Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform, organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Rialto Theatre and the Dance House Lemesos. *Branch / Discussion @ Dance House Lemesos 

 

Organisation: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre and Dance House Lemesos 

In Cooperation: Limassol Municipality 

Media Sponsors: O Fileleftheros, ΦΙΛGOOD, ACΤIVE 107,4, RIK 

Supported by: Limassol Tourism Company, Efimerida Lemesos, Russian Wave, Vestnik Kipra 

6/3/2018 

Hamlet 

NT LIVE 

Seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live production returns to cinemas with acclaimed Benedict Cumberbatch, Academy Award® nominee (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein) on the title role. Rialto Theatre presents encore from the National Theatre Shakespeare’s great tragedy Hamlet.  

Director: Lyndsey Turner. 

Broadcast from the National Theatre. With Greek and English subtitles. 

7/3/2018 

Quills / On Stage 18+ 

ALPHA SQUARE 

Doug Wright’s awarded play titled Quills recounts the final days in the life of notorious Marquis de Sade in the Charendon asylum in Paris, in 1807.  

 

Translation/ Direction: Anderas Araouzos 

 

Actors: Fotis Apostolides, Varbavas Kyriazis, Vasilis Charalampous, Anna Yiagkiozi, Styliana Ioannou, Fotis Karalis. 

 

In Greek  

8/3/2018 

Queens of Syria  

YASMIN FEDDA

 

Queens of Syria tells the story of fifty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of the Trojan Women, the timeless ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war. Director: Yasmin Fedda. 

 

In Arabic with Greek and English subtitles.  

Co-organiser: British Council. 

9/3/2018 

The Chairs - Eugene Ionesco 

Theatro Dendro 

 

An elderly couple passes its time on an isolated island, excluded from the rest of the world.  

 

Directed and adapted by: George Mouaimis.  

Actors: Stavros Louras, Annita Santoriniou, Anthony Papamichael 

 

In Greek 

10/3/2018 

Semiramis  

THE MET LIVE IN HD 

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast. 

 

Conductor: Maurizio Benini.  

Cast: Angela Meade (Semiramide), Elizabeth DeShong (Arsace), Javier Camarena (Idreno), Ildar Abdrazakov (Assur), Ryan Speedo Green (Oroe) 

Set Design: John Conklin 

Costumes: Michael Ste 

 

Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, with Greek and English subtitles. 

14/3/2018 

A Sea of Songs 

Mimis Plessas - Klaudia Delmer 

Mimis Plessas, accompanied by talented Klaudia Delmer, unveils his greatest moments on the piano, reviving old and beloved songs. 

16/3/2018 

Electra the Third 

SATIRIKO THEATRE 

Despina Bebedeli directed and took on the title role about Electra, a reputable theatre actress who lives now old, alone and forgotten, reminiscing her old glory.

 

Cast: Despina Bembedeli, Marianna Kafkaridou, Spyros Georgiou, Vassilis Michael, Loukia Michael, Andreas Rozou, Maria Zitti 

17/3/2018

Tribute to Sergei Rachmaninoff

by MANOLIS NEOPHYTOU

 

75 years since Rachmaninoff’s death - Cypriot pianist Manolis Neophytou presents a tribute to acclaimed Russian composer, with virtuosi musicians:

 

Sorin Alexandrou-Horlea, Margarita Elia, Mariola Charitidou, Nicolas Efthimiou, Doros Zisimos, Marios Marcou and Marios Nicolaou.

21/3/2018

Tribute to Michalis Christodoulides

Music School of Limassol

The Music School of Limassol and Lanitio Lyceum organise a tribute to Cypriot composer Michalis Christodoulides.

 

Conductor: Michalis Christodoulides

23 & 24/3/2018

Stella with the red gloves

15+

THOC Central Stage

 

Iconic and much loved Kambanellis’ work is a hymn to unconventionality.

 

Director Konstantinos Arvanitakis sheds light on the timelessness of the subject, in a performance with live music composed by Stamatis Kraounakis.

 

* With English and Turkish subtitles.

25/2/2018

The Winter’s Tale

THE ROYAL BALLET

 

Christopher Wheeldon created this adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance in 2014. Set to Joby Talbot’s eclectic score, The Winter’s Tale was created for The Royal Ballet, revived in 2016 and performed in Brisbane as part of the annual international tour in 2017. Nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, the production won the 2014 Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Classical Choreography. The performance received ecstatic praise by critics and audiences for its powerful story, told through exquisite dance.

 

Wheeldon’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play features British Principals Lauren Cuthbertson and Ryoichi Hirano dancing the parts of Hermione and King Leontes, with Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagiro returning to the roles of Perdita and Florizel. With designs by Bob Crowley, this production distils the essence of Shakespeare’s dramatic narrative, contrasting the stark, brooding atmosphere of King Leontes’ Sicilian court with the vivid colour and pastoral charm of Bohemia.

28/3/2018 

Easter Concerts 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

Within the spirit of the Greek Orthodox Holy Week, a concert of pain and passion presents the work of composers: 

D. Shostakovich: Chamber symphony op. 110a 

E. Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, op. 46: II. Ase’s death 

P. Vasks: Musica dolorosa for strings (Cyprus premiere) 

J. Haydn: Symphony no. 49 in F minor (“The Passion”) 

 

Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

29/3/2018 

ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI 

Eleftheria Arnavitaki returns to the Rialto Theatre, presenting a repertoire including both her old beloved songs and tracks from her latest discography.  

 

Musicians:  

Alexandros Drakos Ktistakis: drums – orchestrations, George Georgiadis: bass, Giannis Kyrimkyridis: piano, Nikos Mermigas: lafta, bouzouki, lute, Dimitris Tsakas: saxophone, guitar. 

31/3/2018 

Cosi Fan Tutte  

THE MET LIVE IN HD 

 

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met, setting Mozart’s comedy in the 1950s on Coney Island.  The cast features Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, Christopher Maltman. Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera.

Conductor: David Robertson 
Production: Phelim McDermott  
Set Designer: Tom Pye 
Costume Designer: Laura Hopkins 
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable 
Cast: Amanda Majeski (Fiordiligi), Serena Malfi (Dorabella), Kelli O’Hara (Despina), Ben Bliss (Ferrando), Adam Plachetka (Guglielmo), Christopher Maltman (Don Alfonso) 

Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, with Greek and English subtitles. 

 

APRIL 2018

1/4/2018 

O Apocheretismos 

Yiannis Ritsos’ emblematic poem is presented on stage, depicting the heroic sacrifice of Grigoris Afxentiou.

 

A powerful one-act play, recounting the modern history of our island.

 

An ode to the timeless values of life, self-sacrifice and devotion to homeland. 

 

In Greek 

3/4/2018 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 

NT LIVE 


Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. 

 

With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? 

 

Broadcast, with Greek and English subtitles 

14/4/2018

Luisa Miller

MET Live in HD

 

 

Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career as Luisa’s father in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love.

 

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Directed by Elijah Moshinsky, the cast also stars Plácido Domingo, Olesya Petrova and Alexander Vinogradov and Dmitry Belosselskiy. Conductor: James Levine.

 

Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, with Greek and English subtitles.

15/4/2018 

Kostas Hatzis 

Kostas Hatzis, the pioneer songwriter of the Greek ‘social song’, has left an indelible mark on a whole generation. Embarking on a journey where Love knows no borders, the guitarist and songwriter will be performing with his fellow-musicians for people with autism. Voice: Maria Alexiou.  

Musicians: Rigas Saritziotis (flute, saxophone and clarinet), Christos Alexopoulos (drums, percussions) and Polis Pelelis (double bass). Conductor: Yiorgos Payiatis. 

Organised by: Magic Always Happens NGO 

18/4/2018 

Frida ki Allo 

Fly Theatre

 

Following their popular production titled Angeliki at Neos Kosmos Theatre and a successful tour in both Cyprus and Greece, Fly Theatre present their new project, based on the life and work of Frida Kahlo. In this production, video art intertwines with theatre, in a high-end multimedia performance - a tribute to the turbulent life of this iconic painter. Katerina Damvoglou takes on the title role of the Mexican painter, with humour, flexibility and sarcasm, whereas Robin Beer animates the stage with sound and video, setting up the colourful world that surrounds the artist.  

In Greek. 

19-28/4/2018

Cyprus Film Days 2018

 

This 16th edition of Cyprus Film Days presents 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. This year, the jury will be presided by internationally acclaimed film director, Abel Ferrara, and many of the films will be screened in the presence of the filmmakers. Film premieres: Sweet country / Warwick Thornton, The Florida project / Sean Baker, Foxtrot / Samuel Maoz, Lucky / John Caroll Lynch, Love me not /Alexandros Avranas and Duty (Wajib) / Annemarie Jacir.

 

Organised by: Cultural Services – Ministry of Education and Culture & Rialto Theatre. All films will be screened in their original language with English and Greek subtitles.

30/4/2018

Tania Tsanaklidou

 

After a series of successful concerts in Athens, renowned Greek singer Tania Tsanaklidou returned to Rialto Theatre after many years, presenting a repertoire of personal memories and stories of the mind and the heart.

 

Featuring among the most beloved muses of the Greek music stage, Tania Tsanaklidou will unveil her theatrical talent and embark with the audience on a journey of emotions and senses.

 

The artist will be accompanied by talented musicians Blaine L. Reininger (violin), Vangelis Kontopoulos (bass), Dimtiris Barbagalas (guitars) and Anastasios Misirlis (cello).

 

MAY 2018

3, 4/5/2018

Heroes Gerald Sibleyras

 

Following a successful tour in Athens, the Heroes, featuring Yiannis Fertis, Dimitris Piatas and Ieroklis Michaelides, came to Rialto’s stage.

 

This comedy, directed by Nikita Milivojevic, recounts the story of three querulous military veterans who spend their days in a sanatorium, reminiscing their old glory and dreaming of freedom.

 

Heroes was nominated for four Moliere Awards (2003) and was staged at West End, winning an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2006.

​5/5/2018 

Cypriot Serenade

Epilogi Cultural Movement

An ode to the lyricism of Cypriot music, poetry and painting by Epilogi Cultural Movement, where inspiration, creativity and innovation meet tradition. Beloved songs of Cyprus, as well as new compositions by upcoming Cypriot composers. With the participation of the Children’s Choir, the Women’s Vocal Ensemble Cantus Novus Femina and Epilogi Mixed Choir accompanied by a 10-member orchestra.

Participating: Epilogi Children’s Choir, “Cantus Novus Femina Epilogi” Female Vocal Ensemble, Epilogi Mixed Choir.
Soloists: Savvas Chrysostomou, Chara Sozou
Orchestra of 10 musicians
Orchestrations: Christos Stavrinides


Premier of works by Christos Stavrinides, Christos Manos and Marios Marcou

6/5/2018

Leonard Bernstein Centenary

THE ROYAL BALLET

 

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

8, 9/5/2018

The Shell

Konstantina Sotiriou

THOC’s New Stage

 

While Anna’s partner suffers from a disease that violently cuts him off from the rest of the world, she struggles to figure out whether her existence must end with her partner’s life.

 

Written by Konstantina Sotiriou and directed by Andreas Araouzos, the play addresses the issue of dementia.

 

* With English and Turkish surtitles.

12/5/2018 

Cendrillon 

Jules Massenet  

THE MET LIVE In HD 

Broadcast pre-recorded from the Metropolitan Opera House, Massenet’s Cendrillon is based on the classic tale, conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, with Joyce DiDonato in the title role. The cast also includes Alice Coote, Stephanie Blythe, Kathleen Kim και Laurent Naouri.

 

Cinderella is a co-production with the Royal Opera House at London’s Covent Garden, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie in Brussels and Opéra de Lille. With English and Greek subtitles. 

 

Directed by: Laurent Pelly 

Set Design: Barbara de Limburg 

Costumes: Laurent Pelly 

Lighting: Duane Schuler 

13 – 16/5/2018 

The Great Chimera  
M. Karagatsis 

POREIA THEATRE 

This critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning production from Greece, attended by more than 100.000 spectators, arrives in Cyprus, for an exclusive performance at Rialto Theatre in Limassol. This powerful 20th century erotic melodrama explores how foreigners fare on the rough and dramatic land of Greece, trapped between its ancient traditions and its war‐torn modern history.  

 

*With English surtitles. 

 

Adaptation: Eri Kyrgia 

Directed by: Dimitris Tarlou 

Distribution: Kati Manolidaki, Sissy Toumassi, Smaragda Smyrnaiou, Danai Saridaki, Christos Malakis

18/5/2018

WELCOME TO SPRINGTIME

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to spring with Appalachian Spring, full orchestra suite by A. Copland, suite symphonique Printemps by C. Debussy and Spring Symphony no. 1 in B flat major, op. 38 by R. Schumann.

 

Conducted by: Jens Georg Bachmann.

23/5/2018

In the Fade 

Germany - Fatih Akin

 

Fatih Akin’s film tells the story of a woman whose life falls apart when her husband and son are killed in a bomb attack.

 

The film won a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the Best Actress Award at Cannes Film Festival last year.

 

Cast: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Johannes Krisch, Yiannis Economides.

With german, english and greek dialogues.

27 /5/2018 

Tea Ceremony  

THEATRE COLLECTIVE SRSLY YOURS 

On Stage 

Returned to Rialto’s stage after the European Tour of Egoland (2017) and Fear Industry (“Best Theatre Performance on Berlin Stages”, 2016), the Theatre Ensemble SRSLYyours treats their theatre guests to an hour of luxury, romance and exclusivity. The performance combines devised/physical theatre with narratives from the Far East and intertwines our growing desire for human pleasure, achievement and earthly delights with our ultimate quest for happiness and peace of mind.   

 

Direction/Dramaturgy: Achim Wieland 

Performer: Marios Ioannou 

Text by the Ensemble 

Choreography: Alexis Vassiliou 

 

In English.  

31/5/2018

Musical Titans

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

An exclusive concert presenting Mozart’s Symphony no. 39 in E flat major, K. 543 with Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67, the least popular among the composer’s last three symphonies, yet probably the world’s most well-known piece of western music.

 

Conducted by: Jens Georg Bachmann.

 

JUNE 2018

2/6/2018 

Mountain  

Asomates Dynameis 

A piece about tolerance, compassion, spiritual quest. A journey of profound inner ascension, marking the pursuit of meaning and our desire to connect with ourselves and the other. Four people unfold their stories, leaving a mark of their own personal path. 

 

Conception / choreography: Andromachi Dimitriadou Lindahl 

Dance / co-create: Loizos Konstantinou, Fouli Stylianidou, Ivi Hadjivassiliou, Giannis Economidis 

 

Within the framework of the Terpsichore 2018 programme for choreographic research and dance development of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus. 

3/2/2018 

Bang Bang  

Doros Dimosthenous, Lena Kitsopoulou 


Doros Dimosthenous joined Lena Kitsopoulou and 6 musicians on stage, in one of this season’s most promising concerts. Two contrasting, yet non-conflicting, worlds come together through songs, where the Greek cult music of the ‘70s and the ‘80s meets the iconic work of Elvis and Dusty Springfield. 

 

Musicians: Neoklis Neophytidis: piano, orchestrations, Apostolos Kaltsas: double bass, electric bass, Takis Vassileiou; percussion, drums, Dimitris Karagiannis: saxophone alto and soprano, flute, Sotiris Pepelas: trumbet, Program curator: Christos Karyotis. 

8/6/2018 

Loveless  

Andrey Zvyagintsev 

A film written and directed by awarded Andrey Zvyagintsev, renowned for his acclaimed films Leviathan and The Return. Borys and Zenia fight over the custody of their 12-year-old son. As soon as they realise that the young boy has gone missing, they call upon the authorities to find him.  The slow-burning mystery thriller that keeps the viewers nailed to their seats has won the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2017.  

 

Cast: Maryana Spivak, Alexey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasilyeva, Andris Keishs, Alexey Fateev. In Russian with English and Greek subtitles. 

11/6/2018 

21st Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 

[N]emo Body  

NETHERLANDS  

Gotra  

Anne-Marije van de Bersselaar signs the dramaturgy of this piece, conceived by choreographer Joost Vrouenraets, who considers that dance is a spiritual vision transformed into a physical from. Five women embark on a pursuit of absolute perfection exploring the boundaries of their own physicality. An aesthetic world soon makes way for an absurd and disillusioned tableau of battle, pain and conflict.  

 

Dancers: Maïté Guérin, Francesca Imoda, Roshanak Morrowatian, Marika Meoli and Marcia Liu. 

 

Organisers: Ministry of Education and Culture – Rialto Theatre 

15/6/2018 
21st Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 

Meeting you was Fate
 

FRANCE  

Théâtre du Corps Pietragalla-Derouault

In this show created by and for Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Julien Derouault, the choreographers deal with the memory that dissolves, leaving space for the memory of the soul. 

Meeting you was fate. It was an intimate journey, an exploration of the loving connection between two beings: a work about the present, the stability and change of feelings created by their own volatility. 

 

Organisers: Ministry of Education and Culture – Rialto Theatre 

21/6/2018 

Fête de la Musique 

@ Heroes Square  

Rialto Theatre celebrates the World Music Day and invites both the audience and artists of various music genres to a concert without boundaries. As an international language, music knows no limits or categories, bridging people and cultures with its melodies.  

 

Participating Bands: The Coop Band and Bertedes Plus. With the cooperation of the Limassol Municipality. 

22/6/2018 

21st Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 

Giselle  

ITALY 

Balletto di Roma 


The performance does not merely present a new version of the traditional story of Giselle, but rather a profound exploration of the madness of a young girl betrayed by her lover and the sepulchral result of her suffering in the underworld.

  

This international production by Balletto di Roma is the result of partnership between Liquid Loft, Operaestate Festival and Civitanova Danza by choreographers Itamar Serussi Sahar and Chris Haring | Liquid Loft. With the dancers of Balletto di Roma. 

 

Organisers: Ministry of Education and Culture – Rialto Theatre 

24/6/2018 

21st Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 

Icetree  

ISRAEL  

Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company  

A fascinating journey of discovery, diving into the archaeological layers of Inbal Pinto's and Avshalom Pollak's collaborative work. In the depths of Pinto – Pollak’s fantastic universe, Ionesco's Chairs come to life in a dance, and the absurd instantly becomes reality. This is a comi-tragic encounter between characters in the search for an author and forgotten beings in a place that is nowhere and everywhere, creating a world made of broken dreams. 

 

Dancers: Almog Ben Horin, Zvi Fishzon, Marta Luiza Jankowska, Joy Kammin, Amit Marsino, Moran Muller, Thomas Walschot, Ofir Yanai, Dina Ziv.  

 

Organisers: Ministry of Education and Culture – Rialto Theatre 

28/6/2018 

21st Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 

Ion 

Greece  

Onassis Cultural Centre Athens 

The choreography by Christos Papadopoulos aims to foreground the minimal, the ecstatic serenity, like that crack through which light enters before the splendour of the skies is revealed to us. Christos Papadopoulos focuses on the repetitiveness of kinetic motifs, on stage space clarity formed by lighting and action itself. 

 

Dancers: Nanti Gogoulou, Nontas Damopoulos, Amalia Kosma, Chara Kotsali, Georgios Kotsifakis, Efthymis Moschopoulos, Dimitra Mertzani, Maria Bregianni, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Alexis Tsiamoglou. 

 

Organisers: Ministry of Education and Culture – Rialto Theatre 

30/6/2018 
21st Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 
Zick Zack Puff  

SWITZERLAND 

Company Mafalda  

For the first time the Festival introduced a performance for children. Mafalda dance company, from Zurich, directed by choreographer Teresa Rotemberg, fascinates the audience through its multi-layered worlds. Creatures with extremely diverse qualities meet in this dance piece. Through their joint experiences they slowly begin to realise that there is opportunity in diversity, if they join forces and complement each other. 

 

Dancers: Diane Gemsch, Yamila Khodr, Fausto Izzi.  

 

Organisers: Ministry of Education and Culture – Rialto Theatre 

 

JULY 2018

4/7/2018 & 6/7/2018

15th Sound & Music Computing Conference

 

Alongside concerts of acousmatic works and installations, SMC 2018 also features performances of compositions for instrument(s) and electronics.

 

Selected compositions from the recent “call for works" performed by invited ensembles and musicians, pianist Anna D'Errico (Italy), ARTéfacts Ensemble (Greece) and Chronos Ensemble (Cyprus).

8/7/2018

The Scarecrow’s dream

 

Dance School Evi Panayiotou presented The Scarecrow’s Dream based on Evgenios Trivizas’ play of the same title.

 

A story about going beyond our very own limits, about the endless struggle of the forces of love and sacrifice against all those who prevent us from taking off.

10/7/2018   

13th Rialto World Music Festival 

Heroes Square 

Ethno Cyprus 2018  

Following the success of the six previous years, Ethno Cyprus 2018, which was established in 2005, organises youth music camps dedicated to each participating country.  

 

Forty young virtuosos of traditional instruments (aged between 15-30) from European countries, such as Cyprus, Croatia and Belgium, and Arab countries such as Lebanon and Jordan, will explore the roots of their common music identity, teaching each other local music traditions. 

 

Ethno Cyprus 2018 is organised within the framework of the Euro-Arab Youth Music Centre in collaboration with JM International, Arab Academy of Music, JM Croatia and the National Music Conservatory of Amman. It is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the EU programme Erasmus+. 

 

Artistic direction: Andreas Christodoulou 

12/7/2018 

13th Rialto World Music Festival 

Heroes Square 

Fourth Moon * 

Fourth Moon were founded in 2013. Since 2016, the quartet has been successfully performing in international folk festivals all over Europe. Their programme consists of an original repertoire, entirely composed and arranged by the members of the band. The music of the quartet has its roots in the Scottish and Irish rich musical traditions, but it develops by following new and innovative ways. With backgrounds and music influences from classical and jazz to Eastern European traditions, Fourth Moon’s sound is strong and unique and it fuses many different styles. Fast and virtuosic reels and jigs are mixed with slower tunes and more contemplative moments. Riffs, loops and dynamic changes follow each other in a pulsating flow and the melodic instruments often take the place of the accompaniment and vice versa. BBC Radio Scotland described them as "absolutely amazing" and the BBC Radio Ulster as "a group to be entrusted with the jewels of trad themselves”. 

 

David Lombardi (Italy): violin, Andrew Waite (Scotland): piano accordion, Geza Frank (Austria): flute & whistles, Jean Damei (France): guitar  

16/7/2018

13th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival

Heroes Square

Monsieur Doumani

 

Was formed in 2011 in Nicosia by Antonis Antoniou (tzouras), Angelos Ionas (guitar) and Demetris Yiasemides (trombone, flute). Coming from different musical backgrounds, but influenced by the Cypriot tradition at various levels, Monsieur Doumani compose Cypriot songs that draw inspiration from the contemporary Cypriot society, as well as from the turbulent conditions of our era. The original identity of the project was determined by the adaptation of Cypriot traditional pieces, with a special contemporary colour in sound and mood, forming their own distinctive style. The band has recently launched its third album with the symbolic name Angathin [Thorn] (2018), which has attracted great interest internationally, receiving the prestigious  'German Records Critics' Award' (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) in the category 'World Music'. It has been in the Top 10 of the Transglobal World Music Chart for 3 months reaching No. 1 in April 2018 and No. 2 in May. It has also climbed at the top of the World Music Charts Europe in May 2018 and it was given the title of 'Top of the World' album by British magazine 'Song lines'.

17/7/2018 

13th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 

Heroes Square 

Dikanda 

Dikanda is a world music internationally renowned band from Szczecin, Poland. In its artistic work Dikanda promotes the authenticity of style, searching for new trends, thus most of their works are original compositions. The band members draw their musical inspiration from traditional folk sounds of the broadly defined Orient – from the Balkans, Israel, Kurdistan and Belarus to India. Their works are dominated by Balkan and Gypsy influences.  

 

Dikanda’s concerts are emotional journeys through ethnic sounds, zestful meetings full of charisma, energy and true feelings. What distinguishes Dikanda’s lyrics is the creation of new words, thus forming their own genuine language - “dikandish”. The most important element of their artistic work is the message – a special relation between the musicians and the audience.

 

Ania Witczak – singing, accordion, Dominik Bieńczycki - violin, Daniel Kaczmarczyk - percussions 

Piotr Rejdak – guitars, Grzegorz Kolbrecki – double bass, Kasia Bogusz - singing , Szymon Bobrowski – trumpet 

21/7/2018

13ο Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival

Rialto Residency *

@Lofou - Community Hostel

 

This year's Rialto World Music Festival again organizes a residency program to develop dialogue and skills among professional musicians.

 

Under Michalis Cholevas will focus on techniques, forms and stylistic elements of the traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean.

 

With the cooperation and support of the Lofou Community.

9/7/2018

13th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival

Heroes Square

Mercedes Peón is considered to be one of the most charismatic women of the current world music circuit. At the age of 13, when she heard some women singing on the Costa da Morte, she was fascinated by the playing of the tambourine and the singing of the ribeirana. This triggered a desire to collect the songs, dances, stories and experiences of her village’s people. An intense compilation began. She transmitted all this knowledge to schools, Galicia Television and in Universities such as La Sorbonne, Oporto, Wales etc. The variety of her compositions that start from the polyrhythm under the gaze of the most ancestral rhythms, culminate in eclectic and blatantly vibrant themes. Her wide repertoire, the spell and the energy that seizes each of her performances, make this woman a sure bet for the continuity of the ethnocontemporaneous scene in Europe.

 

Her work, Deixaas, is the result of an intense research on the possibilities of tradition and sound art, in which she stands out as an international reference.

22/7/2018  
Rialto Summer Cinema 

Under the stars 

@ SEK parking area 

L'ora legale 2017 (92’) 

In Italian, with Greek and English subtitles 

 

Italian box-office smash hit of 2017, It’s the law, directed by Ficarra and Picone, is one of the finest and most acclaimed comedies of the past years. Exasperated by the scandals and power abuse of their long-time mayor, the moment has arrived for the residents of a Sicilian town to elect a new one who promises to serve them with honesty. But the community will soon discover that change and legality require sacrifices. Desperate to return to their old rules, they will do anything to force the new mayor to resign. 

 

Cast: Ficarra, Picone, Vincenzo Amato, Antonio Catania, Sergio Friscia, Eleonora De Luca  

23/7/2018  

13th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 

Heroes Square 

Nicolas Tryfonos Ensemble  

Nicolas Tryfonos Ensemble presented original compositions and melodies from the music tradition of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, arranged in their own unique style. The band, which is a result of the members’ past collaborations, is influenced by the jazz idiom and the traditional music of the Eastern Mediterranean region. Performing authentic compositions, Nicolas Tryfonos Ensemble is a collaboration between the Jazz Piano Trio members and two virtuoso soloists who masterfully render the spirit of the Orient and the Balkans.

Elias Ioannou – trumpet, Yiannis Koutis – oud, Andreas Panteli – piano, Andreas Stephanou – drums, Nicolas Tryfonos - double bass 

24/7/2018  

Rialto Summer Cinema 

Under the stars 

@ SEK parking area 

The Death of Stalin  

2017 (106') In English, with Greek subtitles 

An anti-authoritarian black satire by Scottish dire ctor Armando Iannucci. Superbly cast, The Death of Stalin is a film with a generous dose of humour that culminates, after an endless series of tragicomic intrigues, in cold-war Kremlin where mighty Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and falls into a coma. A frantic power struggle begins amongst his cronies, who all wish to become the next Soviet leader.

 

With irony and surrealism, the director revives in an excessive, yet hilariously dramatic way, the atmosphere of the Stalin era. 

 

Cast: Οlga Kurylenko Tom Brooke, Paddy Considine, Justin, Edwards, Adrian McLoughlin, Steve Buscemi. 

25/7/2018  

Rialto Summer Cinema 

Under the stars 

@ SEK parking area 

À bras ouverts)  

2017 (92’), In French, with Greek and English subtitles 

 

After the success of his 2014 comedy Serial (Bad) Weddings, director and screenwriter Philippe de Chauveron returns to the big screen with another comic film With Open Arms, illustrating the ‘tolerance’ of the ensconced bourgeoisie towards those who are ‘different’: poor, homeless and immigrant people. This fierce comedy with a powerful social message, tells the story of a left-wing celebrity intellectual who openly supports the need to altruistically welcome all sorts of refugees, but struggles to live up to his words when a Romani family camps on the front yard of his luxurious house.  

Cast: Christian Clavier, Ary Abittan, Elsa, Zylberstein, Cyril Lecomte, Nanou Garcia, Oscar Berthe 

26/7/2018 

Macumba 

13th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 

Heroes Square 

This year’s World Music Festival culminated with a unique concert by Macumba, presenting their own authentic compositions and arrangements, inspired by the latin-jazz and world music. Charged with the frenetic dance rhythms of the band and the lively performance of its members, the concert invites the audience to an unforgettable music journey. 

 The collaboration between Chilean bassist Rodrigo Cáceres and Rodos Panagiotou, Giorgos Morfitis and Elias Ioannou, brings a new air to the Jazz & Latin music scene of the island. A different approach to Latin rhythms - mostly Afrocuban & Brazilian - blended through a modern jazz aesthetic. Macumba have presented their work in various concerts, events and festivals such as Windcraft Music Festival, Old Port Jazz Festival, 4th Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase, attracting a wide and increasing audience.

 

Rodrigo Cáceres: bass, Εlias Ioannou: trumpet, Giorgos Morfitis: piano, Rodos Panagiotou: drums & percussions  

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

9/9/2018

Amore, My Tribute to Love

 

Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra One of the most popular live acts in the world, the 2018 Maastricht concert has been screened in over 2000 cinemas worldwide.

 

The concert takes place every year in the medieval square of Maastricht, where hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world attended André Rieu with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, as well as sopranos, tenors, and some very special guests.

 

The concert is full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages.

12/9/2018

Kypria International Festival 2018

Martha Graham Dance Company

 

Kypria International Festival 2018 presented the dance company of Martha Graham (1984 - 1991), recognized as a primal artistic force of the 20th century. Martha Graham composed 181 choreographies and a dance technique whose scope and magnitude have been compared to ballet. Her approach to dance and theatre revolutionized the art form and her innovative physical vocabulary has irrevocably influenced dance worldwide.

 

The Company is embracing a new programming vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists.

13/9/2018 

Greetings from Vienna 

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra  

In 1868, Grove and Sullivan discovered Schubert’s forgotten scores of a play titled Rosamunde Fürstin von Zypern (1823) in Vienna, where the music was heard for the first time after many years, proving an instant success! Back in 1767, Mozart wrote to his father from Mannheim with regard to a commission for three flute concertos and four flute quartets: "It’s not surprising I have been unable to finish them, for you know I become quite powerless when I am obliged to write for an instrument I can't stand." However, not only did he eventually finish them, but and there are no signs whatsoever in them that he disliked the flute. Schubert wrote his Second Symphony at the age of 17, a truly remarkable work, which was decidedly grander in scale and outlook than his First Symphony. 

 

F. Schubert: Excerpts from Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus, D. 797 

W. A. Mozart: Flute concerto no.1 in G major, K. 313 

F. Schubert: Symphony no. 2 in B flat major, D. 125 

 

Soloist: Philipp Jundt (flute), Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

14/9/2018

Captivating Jazz Ioannou/ Vafeas Quartet | Grant Stewart

 

For the first time in Cyprus, jazz lovers on the island will had the opportunity to see live on stage one of the best saxophonists of our era: Grant Stewart. New York-based saxophonist, counting 17 personal albums, has built his brilliant career in the Mecca of Jazz by performing and recording with some of the best musicians for over 30 years. Canadian virtuoso will join forces with Ioannou/ Vafeas Quartet and together they will perform some of the most beautiful melodies of the American jazz history. Melodies sung by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, as well as later compositions from the ’40s and the ‘50s composed by Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

16/11/2018 

Dangerous Liaisons 

Alpha Square  

Christopher Hampton’s awarded adaptation of Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos, is one of the most-performed plays internationally and a sensational story of sex, intrigue and betrayal. 

 

Translated and directed by: Andreas Araouzos 

Music: Thodoris Economou 

Set and costume design: Elena Katsouri 

Cast: Stela Fyrogeni, Andreas Tselepos, Niovi Charalambous, Lenia Sorokou, Anna Yiagkozi, Niki Dragoumi, Irodotos Miltiadous, Vasilis Charalambous, Michaella Theodoulidou.

19 - 21/9/2018

Italian Film Days

 

The Italian Embassy in Cyprus presented an Italian Film Festival that will take place for the first time in Cyprus from 19th to 25th September 2018. The Festival is organised in cooperation with the Italian film production company IMAGO, the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and Pantheon Theatre in Nicosia. The Festival aimed to showcase some of the best recent Italian film productions to the audience of Cyprus. In order to enhance the viewing experience, the Festival proposed video interviews with actors/directors before each screening, informative material on the screenings and the possibility for the audience to interact through ratings and discussions.

23/9/2018 

Mr Hush and the magic Sound Box 

An innovative and interactive production by awarded theatre company Copernicus for children (2.5 – 10 years old) who (inter)actively participate in the play. Mr. Hush decides to leave the City of Noise and follow his heart. A prisoned princess, an almighty Music tooth and a secret box, that must be filled with sounds, take Mr. Hush on a magical adventure! 

 

Written by: Angelos Angelou & Emi Sini 

Cast: Aphroditi Kleovoulou, Antonis Primikyris 

25/9/2018 

Kypria International Festival 2018 

Tin City 

Evgenia Fakinou 

A mystical town, wacky and magical, wakes up when everyone is asleep. The famous Tin City is neither made of bricks, stone, cement nor of glass. It is a town made entirely out of tins. The local inhabitants are naturally… tins! Empty, rusty, old tins that decide to build their own community in order to live in peace. Some of the residents have unusual names: Sardine, Militsa, Voutirenia and Okay-bam-bam. Sardine used to carry sardines. Militsa carried canned apples, Voutirenia had butter and Okay –bam-bam had Coca-Cola. They all lived happily in Tin City until one day…

 

A revolutionary story, with a deep social and political message, narrated with a good dose of humor and imagination.  

 

Directed by: Irene Andronikou 

Starring: Irene Andronikou, Anthony Papamichael, Ivie Nicolaides  

27/9/2018 

Julie  

NT Live 15+  

This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London. 

  

BAFTA Award-winning actress Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand-new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea).

 

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late-night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

The play contains strobe lighting. With Greek and English subtitles 

 

OCTOBER 2018

6/10/2018  
Aida 

The Met: Live in HD  

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts in 70 countries on 6 continents will begin its 13th season with Verdi’s grand production of Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko.

 

Conducted by: Nicola Luisotti 

Directed by: Sonja Frisell 

Cast: Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Quinn Kelsey, Ryan Speedo Green.  

With Greek and English subtitles 

8 – 9/10/2018 

Kypria International Festival 2018 

The Servant of two Masters 

Carlo Goldoni  

Carlo Goldoni’s masterpiece Servant of Two Masters is one of the finest 18th century Italian commedia dell’arte. 

 

A sarcastic social satire about love, passion, the pursuit of happiness and the struggle of everyday survival. 

 

Translation: Errikos Belies 

Directed by: Adonis Florides 

Music: Costas Cacoyannis 

Songwriter: Pambos Kouzalis 

Costume and set design: Edouardos Georgiou 

Movement and choreography: Natasa Georgiou 

Lightings: Vasilis Peteinaris 

10/10/2018  

Stefanos Korkolis 

Internationally acclaimed Greek composer and pianist, Stefanos Korkolis,  presented an eclectic repertoire featuring beloved songs from his own discography and instrumental compositions, as well as covers of both Greek and international classic songs.

 

Talented singer Sophia Manousaki will be accompanying the pianist on stage. 

 

Kostis Pyrenis: guitars / vocals 

Vassilis Defingos: Saxophone / flute / percussions. 

 

In collaboration with the Cyprus University of Technology 

3 – 19/10/2018

International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2018

 

Α long list of fiction, documentary, experimental and animation short films from across the globe will be screened at this year’s International Short Film Festival of Cyprus. Through this large selection of films, directed by Cypriot and international filmmakers, the Festival offers to the local audience the opportunity to enjoy the best of international short film cinema. Curated by Artistic Directors Ioakim Mylonas and Alexia Roider, the 2018 ISFFC edition also includes parallel events and screenings.

 

Organised by Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus & Rialto Theatre.

With English and Greek subtitles.

24/10/2018

Epaggelma Porni (Occupation: Prostitute)

Lili Zografou

 

Following a series of sold-out performances in Athens and across Greece, Occupation: Prostitute travels to Cyprus. Two autobiographical stories from the book of the same title portray the regime change period in Greece, as well as the character of Lili Zografou: the author and political activist, who resisted against all forms of violence.

 

Directed by Enke Fezollari

Performed by Alexandra Palaiologou

Music: Stamatis Kraounakis

In Greek

26/10/2018 

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 

Four countries and four music traditions come together in this concert by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra featuring: Uuno Klami: Cobblers on the Heath (Nummisuutarit) Overture*, Sibelius: Pélleas et Mélisande Suite, op. 46 (excerpts), Arioso, op. 3*Grieg: Solveig’s song from Peer Gynt, op. 23 (incidental music), A. Mozart: Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia, K. 582, Symphony no. 35 in D major, K. 385 (“Haffner”).

 

Soloist: Katerina Mina: soprano 

Conductor: Esa Heikkilä 

 

*Cyprus premieres 

27 /10/2018 

La Fanciulla del West  

The Met: Live in HD  

In this romantic epic of the Wild West, La Fanciulla del West, by Giacomo Puccini, incorporating purely American tunes, love emerges triumphant.

 

In this production, eagerly-awaited star tenor Jonas Kaufmann returns to the Met: Live in HD. 

 

Conducted by: Marco Armiliato, Directed by: Giancarlo Del Monaco. 

Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek-Mini, Jonas Kaufmann, Carlo Bosi, Željko Lučić, Michael Todd Simpson, Matthew Rose, Oren Gradus. 

30/10/2018  

King Lear  

NT Live 12+   

(200’)  

Broadcast live from London’s West End, Shakespeare’s masterpiece, King Lear, is extraordinarily performed by the 78-year-old actor, Ian McKellen.  

This shocking drama, which sees the King rejects those who truly love him, is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written.

 

Ian McKellen, who revives a profoundly humane King Lear, portraying the inevitable fate of man when approaching the end of his life, exceptionally performs one of the most demanding roles of the world theatre. 

 

Directed by Jonathan Munby 

Designer: Paul Willis 

Light Designer: Oliver Fenwick 

King Lear: Ian McKellen 

Old Man: Richard Clews 

 

With Greek and English subtitles. 

31/201/2018 

Danae Stylianou

 

A documentary about birth in times of the excessive medical intervention. In a country where Caesarean section births account for 4 times the recommended WHO rate, a mother sets out to reclaim her own body and regain trust in the maternity care system. Has the medicalization of childbirth gone too far?  

 

Directed by Danae Stylianou 

 

With English subtitles. 

 

NOVEMBER 2018

2/11/2018

Ein Deutsches Requiem

Johannes Brahms

 

One of the most prominent works of music history. The two choirs 'HXOS-Chor Berlin and the Polyphonia Choir from Nicosia, staged this remarkable piece together, under the artistic direction of the Cyprus-born choral director Stelios Chatziktoris.

 

In the first part of the concert, the 'HXOS-Chor Berlin took the audience into the wonderful world of the timbres of the choral music with its acapella programme. Subsequently, the audience will experience the touching sound of the Requiem’s comforting message.

3/11/2018  

On the trail of Greek cities 

An inspiring concert presenting the greatest songs ever written for Greek cities and ports, by Greek and Cypriot composers, orchestrated by Mariliza Papadouri Papangelidi and Francis Guy.

 

Soloists: Kalliopi Vetta, Marios Andreou, Anastasia Guy 

With Melodia Vocal Ensemble - Limassol Literary Society 

Artistic Direction: Violeta Cacomanoli 

Musicians: Manolis Neofytou (piano), Sophie Karapataki-Charalambous (mandolin/flute), Georgia Kombou (bouzouki/mandolin), Mariliza Papadouri Papangelidi (cello), Dimitris Papangelidis (classical guitar).  

Choir and orchestra conductors: Violeta Cacomanoli, Francis Guy 

4/11/2018 

Golfo  

Theatro Dendro 

Golfo, the emblematic romance written by Spyridon Peresiadis, narrates the tragic love story of young Golfo and Tasos who swear eternal love to one another.

 

True to her word, Golfo rejects the nobleman who wishes to marry her, but Tasos breaks his promise and agrees to wed a rich young woman instead. 

 

Directed and re-written by: Leandros Taliotis 

Costume/Set design: Mikaella Kasinou, Music: Andreas Moustoukis 

Cast: Andria Zinouou, Yiorgos Kyriakou, Katerina Loura, Alexandros Parisis 

Musicians on stage: Vasilis Vasiliou, Yiannis Koutis, Zacharias Spyridakis 

5-7/11/2018 

Buffer Fringe Festival__SATELLITE 

Home Visit Europe* | Rimini Protokoll  

What is Europe actually? Rimini Protokoll contrasts this abstract idea of Europe with the individuality of a private apartment. 15 people become part of a performance in a living room that interweaves personal stories and the political mechanisms of Europe. 

 

The performance has been traveling to 5 continents, 37 cities and hundreds of private homes around the world.  

 

*The address of the performance was announced on the day of the event. 

 

A collaboration with the Rialto Theatre. Initiated and supported by the Goethe-Institut Zypern, organized by the Home for Cooperation. 

7/11/2018  

Farewell Mongrels by Dionysos Theatre 16+ 

In Frixos’ Masouras work, art and life dangerously collide in a hilarious tragedy mirroring the Cypriot reality.

 

A desperate theatre troupe at the height of the crisis in 2013 in Cyprus, decides to stage its final play: a bank robbery! 

 

Directed by: Andreas Kyriakou 

Lighting design: Cecilia Tselepidi 

Set design: Ioanna Kythreoti 

Costume design: Katerina Ttakka 

Music: Constantinos Evangelides. 

Cast (in order of appearance): Marios Mettis, Panayiotis Kyriakou, Christopher Greco, Andreas Nicolaides, Christos Yiangou, Christodoulos Martas, Stelios Martas. 

8/11/2018  

Styx by Wolfgang Fischer  

LUX prize 

Europa Cinemas set up jointly with the LUX Prize the simultaneous screening all over Europe of the German-Austrian film Styx by Wolfgang Fischer, one of the three finalists of the LUX Prize and Europa Cinemas Label at the Berlinale in 2018.  

 

Forty-year-old Rike, a doctor from Europe, sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas when after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat with around a hundred people, who are about to drown. 

 

A streamed Q&A will follow the screening, enabling audiences across Europe to interact directly with the film cast, creating a truly symbolic European debate.  

 

In German with English and Greek subtitles.  

10/11/2018

Happy | TedXLimassol 2018

 

Nine speakers and three performers will share their stories around the concept of happiness. By doing so, TEDxLimassol hopes to play its part in solving the happiness puzzle.

 

The Happy theme meets three of the most essential TEDTalk objectives: to democratize knowledge and science, to stimulate and arouse audiences around the world and to spark deep discussion and connection.

10/11/2018  

Marnie  

The MET Live in HD 

(172’) 

The MET Live in HD presented for the first time the contemporary opera of Marnie, with music by composer Nico Muhly and libretto by Nicholas Wright. This co-production with the English National Opera is based on Winston Graham’s novel, which inspired Alfred Hitchcock to direct the thriller of the same title. 

 

Conductor: Robert Spano. Directed by Michael Mayer. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard plays the title role, accompanied by baritone Christopher Maltman, as well as Janis Kelly, Denyce Graves, Iestyn Davies in the roles of the leading characters.  

 

With Greek and English subtitles 

11/11/2018

Mayerling

Royal Ballet

(195’)

 

One of the Royal Ballet’s finest productions featuring Franz Liszt’s music orchestrated and arranged by John Lanchbery and Kenneth Macmillan’s choreography. The performance is based on the true story of the Mayerling incident, portraying the series of events that led to the death of Rudolf Crown Prince of Austria and his lover, Baroness Mary Vetsera. A choreography that went down in history for its passion, impeccable movement and dance perfection.

14/11/2018

Fernando Pessoa’s Maritime Ode and the fados of my adolescence

Aliki Kagialoglou

 

A performance combining Maritime Ode, written by Portugal’s most significant literary figure, with Lisbon’s early fados. Through the inventive artistic approach of Aliki Kayialoglou, a text becomes transformed into a great song.

 

As immense as the sea itself, music triggers emotions and recollections, indulging the listeners into the long-forgotten tenderness of childhood fairytales and songs.

 

Directed by Dimos Avdeliodis, Piano: Alexandros Avdeliodis.

15/11/2018 

Beautiful Baroque  

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 

A concert presenting works by famous Baroque period composers. 

 

S. Bach: Overture from the Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 G. Ph. Telemann: Concerto for violin and strings in F major “per l’orchestra di Dresda”, TWV 51:F4 *
W. A. Mozart: Symphony no. 29 in A major, K. 201 
J. C. Bach: Overture and Suite from the opera Amadis de Gaule* 

*Cyprus premiere 

 

Conductor: Reinhard Goebel 

16/11/2018

7th Folklore Symposium | Limassol Folklore Association

 

The 7th Folklore Symposium titled “The Poetic Dialogues in the traditions of Cyprus, Karpathos, Kasos and Crete” will commence with a performance combining dance and music, intertwining the Cypriot impromptu oral poetry, known as Tsiattista, with the mantinades of Karpathos, Kasos and Crete. A folklore celebration gathering on stage dances and songs from all the islands, bringing together renowned traditional poets, singers and instrumentalists. With the participation of the Dance Group of Limassol Folklore Association.

 

Artistic coordination: Constantinos Protopapas.

21/11/2018

Dimitra Galani

Michalis Hadjiyiannis

 

Dimitra Galani presented a repertoire including the B-sides of her long and outstanding discography that she rarely performs live.

 

Dimitra Galani invited on stage Michalis Hadjiyiannis to perform together songs we loved.

23-24/11/2018  

5th Jazz and 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 fifth consecutive year, the Jazz and World Music Showcase, presenting a global picture of the contemporary Cypriot music creation. 

 

Junkey Moneywise  

Tree of Dawn, 

Andreas Rodosthenous Trio 

SYMMETRY BAND....reloaded 

Nicolas Tryphonos Quintet 

Georgos Bizios Group: Renato's Journey in the Vortex 

 Odysseas Toumazou Trio 

Next Formation, Karapatakis/Hilenabrand/Spyridakis  

Café Balkan 

 

The Showcase also included presentations, jam sessions and meetings with guests from the international music industry. 

27-28/11/2018

Evie Demetriou On Stage

 

Choreographer and performer Evie Demetriou premiered her new solo work “Genes & tonic”.

 

With intense physicality, humor and risk-taking the dance performance challenges social stereotypes, sexuality and social beliefs.

 

A journey through movement, text and sound that provokes and energizes at the same time.

 

Production: Omada En Drasei

29/11/2018 

Apostolos Rizos pays tribute to Manos Loizos 

Apostolos Rizos encounters prominent Greek Cypriot composer Manos Loizos in a music chamber, searching for the primal emotion of songs, exploring the moment they were written by their songwriter.  

 

A performance featuring unreleased material and recordings from the personal archive of Manos Loizos, courtesy of his daughter, Myrsini Loizou. 

 

Musicians: 

Thodoris Kouelis (double bass, tzouras, effects, loops), Yiorgos Mouchtaris (double bass, electric bass, trumpet, keyboard, loops), Apostolos Rizos (guitars, harmonica). 

 

Organised by: Astra Radio 

 

DECEMBER 2018

1/12/2018

Happy Prince

Theatre Dendro

 

Oscar Wilde’s Happy Prince tells the story of a statue covered with gold and many fine jewels, which sits overlooking the city. When a swallow passing by seeks shelter under the statue, it discovers that the prince is, in fact, unhappy. Together, they join forces to change the world.

 

In Greek.

 

Directed by: Katerina Loura

Cast: Georgios Iosif, Constantinos Dimitriou, Loizos Papageorgiou, Valanto Papageorgiou, Olia Georgiadou.

1/12/2018  

The Seagull | Theatre Dendro 

Chekhov’s masterpiece The Seagull is divided between the genres of comedy and drama, characterized by Chekhov himself as “a four-act comedy” portraying the relationships and the psychology of people who love, serve, or would like to serve Art. 

 

Directed by: Costas Philippoglou 

Set & Costume design: Lakis Genethlis 

Music: Lost Bodies 

Cast: Antonis Katsaris, Stavros Louras, Stela Fyrogeni, Marios Constantinou, Katerina Loura and Andria Zenio 

 

Greek dialogues. 

2/11/2018 

We are Bridges 

Epilogi 

A concert presented within the framework of the International Choir Festival “Choral Crossroads 2018” dedicated to the Euro-arab and Mediterranean dialogue, to friendship, collaboration and Peace.