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January 2024

January

3 WED 20:30 (120’)

Uncle Vanya – Anton Chekhov Ι Dionysus Theatre

 

Directed by Avra Sidiropoulou, Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece Uncle Vanya takes place in 19th century rural Russia.

 

The arrival of professor Serebryakov and his second, much younger wife, Yelena, to his farmstead, managed by Vanya and his niece, Sonia, disrupts the everyday life of its tenants. A series of revelations and confessions lead to the realisation that people’s lives remain captive to their illusions. Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya is a shocking reflection of human fate, beyond time and space.

 

Written by: Anton Chekhov

Translated by: Chrysa Prokopaki

Directed by: Avra Sidiropoulou

Set/Costume Design: Mariza Partzili

Lighting design: Aleksandar Jotovic

Music: Vanias Apergis

Video Artist: Artemis Tzavra

Assistant Director: Maria Hadjistylli

Research Associate: Maria Pishili

Cast in order of appearance: Patricia Pettemeridou, Simos Tsiakkas, Vasilis Michael, Manolis Michaelides, Yiorgos Anayiotos, Myrsini Christodoulou, Elena Demetriou, Elena Christofi.

 

Tickets: € 15 / 12 (supporters, pensioners, students)

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4 THU 20:30 (120’)

Miltos Paschalidis

 

Following a series of celebrated live concerts in Athens, renowned Greek songwriter Miltos Paschalidis returns on Rialto’s stage after several years.

 

Just before the 30th anniversary of his much-celebrated discography, he remembers the milestones of his career, presenting a repertoire of both familiar and more personal songs, combining rock with traditional music. Famed for his unique live shows, where one song gives way to another in an unpredictable alteration full of emotions, Miltos Paschalidis will lead his audience into an enchanting sing-along.

 

Thymios Papadopoulos – Wind instruments

Paris Perysinakis – Lyra, Mandolin

Yiannis Belonis – Piano

Niki Grana – Accordion, Vocals

Paschalis Kolentsis – Sound

Manolis Bratsis – Lighting

 

Tickets: € 30 /25 & 25 /20 

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10 WED 19:00 (100’)

Romeo & Juliet - William Shakespeare Ι NT Live

 

Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them.

This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way. 

Directed by Simon Godwin.

Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Judy) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country) play Juliet and Romeo. The award-winning cast includes Tamsin Greig, Fisayo Akinade, Adrian Lester, Lucian Msamati, Deborah Findlay. 

 

With Greek and English subtitles.

Tickets: € 12 / 8

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12 FRI 20:30 (90’)

Colours – Savvas Chrysostomou, Yiorgos Papaconstantinou

A concert performance in the form of an album presentation titled Colours by artist and songwriter Savvas Chrysostomou. On the same occasion, Cypriot poet and writer Yiorgos Papaconstantinou wrote the same-titled play in the Cypriot dialect, a publication that also incorporates the lyrics of the songs, all part of a combined short story titled Colours. Each song represents a colour from the palette of humanity.

Colours traverses the insouciance of our childhood in the villages of Cyprus, following in the footsteps of adolescence and adulthood in cities made to hurt human relationships.

Written by: Yiorgos Papaconstantinou

Composition/Lyrics: Savvas Chrysostomou

Theatrical Adaptation: Antonia Charalambous, Yiorgos Papaconstantinou

Musicians on stage: SaiS Band 

Savvas Chrysostomou (Sais), Michalis Karakatsanis, Panayiotis Alexandrou, Petros Papaconstantinou, Stefanos Polymniou, Christodoulos Christodoulou

Vocal ensemble: Frideriki Tombazou, Dimitris Mesimeris, Katerina Paraschou, Polys Ioannidis

Vocal ensemble directed by: Frideriki Tombazou

Graphic design: Twenty Three

Media sponsor: Black Lemon

The album and book will be available for sale. 

 

Tickets: € 10 

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14 SUN 11:00 (50’)

Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes I Antilogue Theatre 

 

The Antilogue Theatre, faithful to its appointment with the young friends of theatre, presents the children's production "Don Quixote", the classic literary masterpiece by the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes, in a theatrical adaptation and directed by Irene Andronicus. A bizarre dreamy knight moves among us. He cooks in our kitchen, sits in our living room, opens the door to our nursery and plays with all our toys. Like a child, only he's grown up now. The look on his face is funny makes us laugh. But if you look closely you will see his sad eyes. His reflection in the mirror is the same as yours Even his voice is like yours.


-What are you doing here, knight with the sad face?
-I came to change the world.
-You are mad.
-If you want to change the world, it's not madness, it's not utopia. It's justice!

The uncompromising hero entertains young and old alike with his unrepentant childish fantasy of trying to change the world. Theatre helps children unleash their imagination. It teaches values, talks about friendship, solidarity and volunteering. It addresses everyday issues in an understandable way. Children's theatre contributes to a better expression of emotions and develops sociability. For children who dream of a better and more beautiful future. Full of joy, love and justice. For the children of the heart. Suitable for all. In Greek

Distribution (In alphabetical order):
Konstantinos Andronikou, Rafaela Kavazi, Christina Constantinou, Anthony Papamichael
Set - Costumes: Susanna Tomazou
Lighting Design: Kyriakos Siambtanis
Original music: Konstantinos Andronikou
Lyrics: Irini Andronikou
Photography: Christos Avraamidis
Video - editing: Giorgos Alexandrou
Design of promotional material: Neophytos Avraam
 

Tickets: € 10

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15 MON 20:30 (75‘)

A Tribute to Nicolas Economou 

 

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of death of internationally acclaimed Cypriot pianist and composer Nicolas Economou, the Cultural Division of the Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) organises a tribute concert in his memory, performed by pianists Ourania Menelaou and Manolis Neofytou.

 

The repertoire includes Orthodoxia – Sonata for Piano, as well as three pieces for Chick Corea written by Nicolas Economou. The pianists will also present compositions intrinsically related to N. Economou, such as Four dances from The Nutcracker, adapted by Economou himself for two pianos, Rachmaninoff’s Suita op.5, extracts from Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos for two pianos, as well as Four piece suite by composer Richard Rodney Bennett.

 

Tickets: € 10 / 5

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18 THU 20:30 (90’)

Premiere 3 Ι Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

 

We kick off the New Year with CySO’s Honorary Conductor Alkis Baltas on the podium to present a truly inspiring programme with music from the latter part of the 20th century.  

 

Nicolas Economou, besides being a superb pianist, was also a gifted composer. The orchestra proudly presents four of the pieces from his solo piano etudes titled Childhood Whims, especially orchestrated for this programme by Alkis Baltas. The Four Temperaments by Paul Hindemith is known both as a concert piece as well as music for a neoclassical ballet commissioned and choreographed by George Balanchine for the Ballet Society in New York. Pianist Vicky Stylianou will be the soloist in this gem. Alkis Baltas describes his piece Music for Youth as “a composition addressed to those who always maintain a youthful temperament, regardless of their age!”

 

The highlight of the evening will surely be Cantus Arcticus or Concerto for birds and orchestra by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, which will receive its Cyprus premiere. It is a highly original and evocative work that incorporates the recorded song of birds from the Arctic Circle. 

 

Nicolas Economou: Four pieces from Childhood Whims (orch.: Alkis Baltas)

Paul Hindemith: The Four Temperaments for solo piano and strings

Alkis Baltas: Music for Youth

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus “Concerto for birds and orchestra”, op. 61

(Cyprus Premiere)

Vicky Stylianou – piano. Alkis Baltas – conductor.

 

Supporters: Rialto Theatre, Pafos Municipality 

 

Zone Α: €18 / 14, Zone Β: €13 / 10 

Concession tickets are available to: Supporters, students, soldiers, pensioners, large and five-member families on presentation of ID.

Free Entrance for people with disabilities.  

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20 SAT 19:55 (186’)
Nabucco – Giuseppe Verdi I The MET Live in HD

 

Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic Met staging of biblical proportions.

 

Baritone George Gagnidze makes his Met role debut as the imperious king Nabucco, alongside Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska reprising her thrilling turn as his vengeful daughter Abigaille. Mezzosoprano Maria Barakova and tenor SeokJong Baek, in his company debut, are Fenena and Ismaele, and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy repeats his celebrated portrayal of the high priest Zaccaria. Daniele Callegari conducts Verdi’s early masterpiece, which features the ultimate showcase for the great Met Chorus, the moving “Va, pensiero.”

Production: Elijah Moshinsky
Set Designer: John Napier
Costume Designer: Andreane Neofitou
Lighting Designer: Howard Harrison
Daniele Callegari (Conductor), Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille), Maria Barakova (Fenena)


With English subtitles
 

Tickets: € 20 / 15

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21 SUN 20:30 (90’)

200 Guitars with Nicos Portokaloglou

 

An exceptional music synergy on Rialto’s stage, an unexpected concert performed by Nicos Portokaloglou and the Cyprus Guitar Orchestra.

 

This live concert approaches the repertoire in a contemporary way, featuring one of the most acclaimed Greek songwriters and performers of his generation. The Cyprus Guitar Orchestra casts a special light upon the arrangement of the songs, in tune with original songwriting.

 

Artistic director: Antonis Koizas

Conductor / Arrangements: Antonis Mytakidis

With the Cyprus Guitar Orchestra alongside soloists Yiorgos & Stelios Golgaris and the Cyprus Guitar Trio. 

Vocals: Marina Verzanli

With the participation of Universities, Conservatories and Music Schools Teachers & Students.

 

The proceeds of the concert will be donated to the Cyprus Cancer Society.

 

Tickets: € 30/ 25 

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26 FRI 20:30 (90’)

Cyprophonia 2 I Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

 

In ‘Cyprophonia 2’ the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and distinguished maestro Marco Parisotto are delighted to present a programme combining Cypriot talent and classical brilliance! The concert features the world premiere of the fascinating new work Erum for Orchestra by Cypriot composer Georgios Stavrou, described as ‘an internal attempt to Tuning’, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with soloist the highly promising young Cypriot pianist Christos Fountos as well as one of Beethoven's timeless masterpieces, the ‘Pastoral’ Symphony.

 

PROGRAMME

Georgios Stavrou: Erum for orchestra (World Premiere, commissioned by the CySO Foundation) 

Maurice Ravel: Piano concerto in G major 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F major, op. 68 (Pastoral)

 

Christos Fountos piano. Marco Parisotto conductor

 

Supporters: Rialto Theatre

 

Zone Α: €18 / €14 (concession) & Zone Β: €13 / €10 (concession) 

 

Concession tickets are available to: Supporters, students, soldiers, pensioners, large and five-member families on presentation of ID.

 

Free Entrance for people with disabilities.  

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27 SAT 19:55 (224’)
Carmen - Georges Bizet I The MET Live in HD

 

Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell makes her Met debut, reinvigorating the classic story of deadly passion with a staging that moves the action to the present day, amid a band of human traffickers.

 

Mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the touchstone role of the irresistible femme fatale, alongside tenor Piotr Beczała as Carmen’s lover Don José, soprano Angel Blue as the devoted Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo. Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet’s heart-pounding score.
Daniele Rustioni (Conductor), Angel Blue (Micaëla), Aigul Akhmetshina (Carmen), Piotr Beczała (Don José), Kyle Ketelsen (Escamillo)

Production: Carrie Cracknell
Set Designer: Michael Levine
Costume Designer: Tom Scutt
Lighting Designer: Guy Hoare
Projection Designer: rocafilm/Roland Horvath
Choreographer: Ann Yee

 

With English subtitles
 

Tickets: €20 / 15

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28, 29 SUN, MON 20:30 (100’)

Alkinoos Ioannidis

 

Alkinoos Ioannidis returns on Rialto’s stage for two concerts, accompanied, for the first time, by three Cypriot musicians performing stringed instruments, percussions and electronics, revisiting the repertoire in an innovative way.

 

Alternative arrangements and electronic sounds add up to this intensely emotional live concert that promises to become a joyful get-together between musicians and audience. The freedom of improvisation and the amalgamation of different music worlds define the very essence of this concert.

 

Marios Takoushis: keys, electronics

Lefteris Moumtzis: bass, electronics

Yiannis Koutis: oud, guitar, percussions

Alkinoos Ioannidis: vocals, guitar, electronics

 

Sound: Vangelis Lappas, Vassilis Drougas

Lighting design: Cecilia Tselepidi

Production: Roll Out Vision Services

 

Tickets: €30 /25

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