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January 2019


La Bayadère  

The Royal Ballet  



Broadcast from the Royal Opera House, Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor.  


Dancers: Vadim Muntagirov, Natalia Osipova, Marianela Nuñez  

Choreography: Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa 

Music: Ludwig Minkus 

Orchestration: John Lanchbery 

Production: Natalia Makarova 

Set designer: Pier Luigi Samaritani 

Costume designer: Yolanda Sonnabend 

Lighting designer: John B. Read 

Projection design: 59 Productions 



André Rieu New Year’s Concert 

Sydney 2019 ENCORE 



One of Event Cinemas’ biggest names, André Rieu, returns with a major new production this New Year’s 2019! The “King of Waltz” André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Year’s concert recorded live in Sydney’s iconic Town Hall.  

A magical evening of music and dance featuring his world-class sopranos, The Platin Tenors, and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year!  


In collaboration with Inner Wheel Limassol. 


9 The Sound of the Gun 

Loula Anagnostaki  

THOC New Stage  


One of the most acclaimed Greek theatrical plays, The Sound of the Gun, written by Loula Anagnostaki is presented for the first time on stage in Cyprus, directed by Adonis Florides. Illustrating the strong bond between mother and son, the play portrays their relationship, which despite being strained by conflict and tension, it remains unbreakable. 


Writer: Loula Anagnostaki 

Director: Adonis Florides 

Language: Greek 

Year Written:  

Set and costume design: Lakis Genethlis 

Music and soundscape design: Christina Georgiou 

Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris 

Cast: Yiorgos Anayiotos, Loukas Zikos, Andreas Koutsoftas, Maria Michael, Rania Schiza, Victoria Fota 

In Greek with English and Turkish surtitles. 

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Vasilis Papakonstantinou - Odysseas Ioannou  



A year after their successful performance titled 9:05, which lasted three years, counted 270 concerts and gathered 130.000 spectators, Vasilis Papakonstantinou meets Odysseas Ioannou on stage and, together, they perform beloved songs and narrate short stories about hope, beauty, fate, desire, the sun and the dream.  



Andreas Apostolou: piano, keyboards, arrangement 

Vangelis Paterakis: electric bass 

Stephanos Dimitriou: drums 

Mary Brozi: violin, vocals 

Yiannis Avgeris: guitars, wind instruments

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Adriana Lecouvreur  

The MET: Live in HD  

Francesco Cilea  



Soprano Anna Netrebko takes on for the first time at the Met the title role of the 18th century actress Adriana Lecouvreur. A co-production of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, Gran Teatre del Liceu – Barcelona, Wiener Staatsoper, San Francisco Opera and L’Opéra National de Paris conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and directed by Sir David McVicar, who ingeniously sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theatre. 


Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda  

Production: Sir David McVicar  

Set designer: Charles Edwards  

Costume designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel  

Lighting designer: Adam Silverman  

Choreographer: Andrew George  

Associate director: Justin Way  

Live in hd director: Gary Halvorson 

Live in hd host: Matthew Polenzani 



Adriana: Anna Netrebko,  

Princess of Bouillon: Anita Rachvelishvili,  

Maurizio: Piotr Beczała 

The Abbé: Carlo Bosi  

Michonnet: Ambrogio Maestri  

Prince of Bouillon Maurizio Muraro 

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Four Fables and A Queen 

(43’) 6+ 

A fascinating performance for the entire family. Four stories wrapped in a fable: A comedy in mime and in words for eight animals and one queen. A virtuous combination of words in English and Greek, with movement and drama that captivate both children and adults. A multi-awarded performance from Israel that has travelled all over the world.  


Written, directed and performed by awarded actress Ruti Tamir.  


Co-organised by the Embassy of Israel in Cyprus.  



Yiannis Kotsiras - Thodoris Economou  


A piano and voice recital featuring songs by prominent songwriter Manos Eleftheriou who passed away last summer. Yiannis Kotsiras, one of the most acclaimed and beloved Greek singers, meets on stage composer and pianist Thodoris Economou. In an era of extreme “show-off”, the two friends and artists focus on the essence of music without embellishments, driven by their love for the work of this remarkable songwriter, as well as their need to present a song in its bare form. 


Sound: Lambros Bounas 

Production Supervisor: Menta Art Events - 




Sarah Ruhl 




Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl draws inspiration from the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, retelling with humour and delicacy a contemporary version of the classic tale. A play of sounds, music and songs illustrating the power of love and the thin line separating life from death. 


Writer: Sarah Ruhl 

Translation: Dimitris Tarlow 

Language: Greek 

Written in: 2003 

Directing/ Movement/ Choreography/ Lyrics: Marios Mettis 

Set and Costume design: Nikos Kouroushis 

Music: Christina Georgiou 

Lighting design: Cecilia Tselepidi 

Cast: Georgina Tatsi, Yiannis Karaoulis, Vasilis Vasilakis, Marios Mettis, Eleonora Vasiliou, Pinelopi Vasiliou, Themis Ppolou. 




Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 


The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra rings in the new year with music by the Strauss Family. From Winter Joy Polka by Josef Strauss to Emperor Waltz by Johann Strauss, the concert also features excerpts from Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, as well as Eugene Onegin. 


Soloist: Anastasia Maximova Gonsales Moreau (mezzo-soprano) 

Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

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Letter to a Child never Born 

Orianna Fallaci  



A play based on a book adaptation of Letter to a Child Never Born written by feminist journalist Orianna Fallaci, partner of Alexandros Panagoulis. A tragic monologue - a diary or a letter of a woman speaking with the child she carries in her womb. The raw realism of this strong text, as well as the author’s overwhelming statement are both shocking and devastating, yet they critically comment on social issues that are still relevant today. Actress Zeta Douka in the title role, is looking deep into the soul, gave a heart-breaking performance. 


Writter: Orianna Fallaci  

Language: Greek 

Year written: 1975 

Actress: Zeta Douka 

Directed by: Manos Petousis.  

Theatrical adaptation: Maro Bourdakou. 

Music: Yiorgos Christianakis. 



The Bolshoi  



The film tells the true story of a young country girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Despite the difficulties and obstacles, she reaches her goal and becomes prima ballerina at the famous Bolshoi Theatre.  


Writer: Anastasiya Palchikova 

Production Year: 2017 

Directed by: Valery Todorovsky 

Music: Anna Drubich, Pavle Karamanov 

Cinematography: Sergey Mikhalchuk 

Film Editing: Aleksey Bobrov 

Production Design / Art Direction: Vladimir Gudilin 

Costume Design: Alexander Osipov 

Cast: Alisa Freindlich, Margarita Simoneva, Anna Isaeva, Valentina Telichkina et al. 


In Russian with English and Greek subtitles. 

In collaboration with the Russian Cultural Center      

February 2019


2/2/2019 The Mystery of the Hamelin City  




Reconstructing the myth of Pied Piper of Hamelin, Thomas Moschopoulos presents a play for all ages that addresses the democratic principles, the role of political leaders in every democratic state, as well as the voters’ responsibility. 


Writer: Thomas Moschopoulos 

Year: 2014 

Directed by: Marios Theocharous 

Set design: Edouardos Georgiou 

Costume design: Thelma Kasoulidou 

Lighting design: Vassilis Petinaris 

Music: Christos Andreou. Voice coach: Maria Kapetaniou. 

Cast and singers: Lida Karayianni, Antonis Kleanthous, Nicoletta Mantesidou, Polina Matthaiou, Grigoris Petri, Constantinos Tsiolis & Thekla Flouri. In Greek 

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The MET: Live in HD 


sat 19:55 (201’) 

Broadcast live from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Carmen is directed by Richard Eyre, starring Clémentine Margaine in the title role of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José.  


Composer: Georges Bizet 

Conductor: Louis Langrée Production Sir Richard Eyre  

Set and Costume Designer: Rob Howell  

Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford  

Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon  

Live in HD Director: Gary Halvorson  

Live in HD Host: Ailyn Pérez  



Micaëla: Aleksandra Kurzak  

Carmen: Clémentine Margaine  

Don José: Roberto Alagna  

Escamillo: Alexander Vinogradov 


With Greek and English subtitles 





Pantelis Thalassinos presented an anthology of love songs inspired by Cypriot and Greek traditions, the rebetiko song, the Greek Nouvelle Vague and Old Athens music waves, as well as the Greek laïkó popular song and the composers of the later 20th century, combining the singer’s own beloved songs and greatest hits. 


Accompanied by Cypriot singer Christiana Pavlou, together they will present songs from their latest collaboration. 



Andreas Dryniatis: bouzouki 

Varvara Louka: violin,  

Marios Markou: clarinet,  

Antonis Polykarpou: piano,  

Dimitris Papanicolaou: bass,  

Constantinos Paouros: drums,  

Admitos Pitsillidis: guitar / arrangements / direction. 



Antony and Cleopatra  



Broadcast live from London’s Olivier Theatre, the NT’s critically-acclaimed production has impressed the British audience receiving multiple five-star reviews. William Shakespeare’s gripping drama intertwines politics, passion and power, with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in the title roles of the famous fated couple. 


Production Team 

Director: Simon Godwin 

Set Designer: Hildegard Bechtler 

Costume Designer: Evie Gurney 

Lighting Designer: Tim Lutkin 

Music: Michael Bruce 

Movement Directors: Jonathan Goddard Shelley Maxwell 

Sound Designer: Christopher Shutt 

Video Designer: Luke Halls 

Fight Director: Kev McCurdy 

Broadcast Team 

Director for Screen: Tony Grech-Smith 

Technical Producer: Christopher C Bretnall 

Script Supervisor: Amanda Church 

Lighting Director: Mike Le Fevre 

Sound Supervisor: Conrad Fletcher 



Magnus Mehta: Music Director / Percussion 

Joley Cragg: Percussion 

Kwêsi Edman: Cello 

Sarah Manship: Woodwind 

Arngeir Hauksson: Guitar / Oud 


With Greek and English subtitles 



Greetings from Greece  




This season, the CySO presentεδ Greetings from Greece, transporting us to its landscapes and rythmsthrough the music of Konstantinos Grigoriou, Nikos Skalkottas and Mikis Theodorakis, featuring award-winning saxophonist Theodore Kerkezos, nominated twice by Naxos label at the 50th Grammy Awards and described by Gramophone magazine as “one of the most astounding performers of our days”. With saxophone music, we will also travel to Russia and Spain, with composers Alexander Glazunov and Pedro Iturralde respectively.  


Soloist: Theodoros Kerkezos: saxophone 

Conductor: Tassos Symeonides  

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Heart of a Dog  

Mikhail Bulgakov  

Academic Drama Theatre of Vladimir Russia  



The Russian Theatre Season in Cyprus presents Mikhail Bulgakov’s outstanding novel Heart of a Dog, staged by the Academic Drama Theatre of Vladimir, Russia. 


Moscow 1924. Doctor A.F. Preobrazhensky conducts a dangerous medical experiment, implanting a human thyroid gland on a stray dog named Sharik, aiming to produce a new human model. However, the dog becomes transformed into an incapable and unbearable being that jeopardises the social position and the scientific status of its creator. Through a series of extreme situations, the protagonist seesaw between comic and tragic, questioning power, social institutions, the boundaries of science and nature itself. The play maintains the authentic atmosphere of post-revolutionary Russia, portraying the socio-political conflicts and the psychological state of the period’s leading personalities, as well as the timeless character of symbols, circumstances and values. 


Organization: Russian Cultural Center 

In Russian with Greek and English Subtitles 



Rendezvous with Marlene  



Ute Lemper’s new show is based on a phone call between Marlene Dietrich and Ute in 1988 in Paris. Ute was then at the beginning of her career in theatre and music, receiving critical international acclaim for being the “successor” of legendary Marlene Dietrich.  


Werner Vana Gierig: piano 

Cyril Garac: violin 

Matthias Daneck: drums 

Romain Lecuyer: bass 



A Tribute to Mozart 

Nicolas Melis - Manolis Neophytou - Elena Mouzala 


Three Cypriot pianists, Nicolas Melis, Manolis Neophytou and Elena Mouzalas, performed four piano concertos (Nos 11, 12, 13 and 14) written by Mozart “for performance with an orchestra or even a quattro” appropriate both for concert halls, as well as for smaller venues.  


Featuring: Prometheas String Quartet  

Nikos Pittas: violin 

Iraklis Mitellas: violin 

Nick Papageorgiou: viola 

Miranda Papaneocleous:  cello 



Bandiera Rossa  



Following a two-year break, Dionysis Tsaknis returns on stage with a concert presenting the present and the future of the Greek rock music scene, performing his own all-time greatest hits, as well as his latest discography, which constitutes a significant Greek music legacy. 


Singers: Dimitra Kelekidi, Dionysis Tsaknis  



Maria (Kalogeropoulou) Callas  

The Woman and The Artist 



A journey into the Life and Art of Maria Kalogeropoulou Callas, the greatest soprano of the 20th century. Internationally acclaimed artist and Vienna-based Cypriot soprano Chryso Makariou will present extracts from the opera's Norma, Tosca, La Traviata, Anna Bolena. Research 


Bulgarian baritone: Krum Galabov   

Narration: Achilleas Grammatikopoulos  

Zbynek Maruska: piano 

Guest musician: Theodoros Krasides (flute).  

Editing and research: Dr. Spyridoula Katsarou / music scholar and historian 



Organized by the Pancyprian Association “One Wish One Dream”, supporting children with cancer and related diseases. All proceeds were donated to the association “One Wish One Dream”. 

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Eugene Onegin  


(120’) 6+ 

Acclaimed Russian actor Dmitry Dyuzhev presented Aleksandr Pushkin’s masterpiece Eugene Onegin, directed by Antonina Kuznetsova. Sergei Prokofiev’s music performed on stage by pianist Fedor Stroganov.  


Within the framework of the 3rd International Theatre Festival "Five evenings in Cyprus". 


Author: Aleksandr Pushkin 

Year of Publication: 1832 

Directed by: Antonina Kuznetsova 

Language: Russian 

Music: Sergei Prokofiev 

Actor: Dmitry Dyuzhev 

Pianist: Fedor Stroganov



Music and Greek Cinema  

Psycho Quartet 


Psycho Quartet consists of four virtuoso instrumentalists who share a long-standing friendship and professional relationship. Present their first concert as a quartet in Cyprus and shared with the audience much-loved songs from the Greek cinema, performed with joy, humour and nostalgia.  


Vivi Gkegka: mandolin 

Mariliza Papadouri: cello 

Dimitris Papangelidis: classical guitar  

Yiorgos Salvanos: piano 


Vasilis Gisdakis, one of Manos Hadjidakis’ last collaborators, performed with them as a guest singer.



Christmas Eve 


(60’) 12+ 

 Ryazan State Regional Theater for Children and Youth "Theatre on Sobornaja" presented Nikolai Gogol’s family comedy Christmas Eve. 

It is Christmas Eve in a small snowy Ukrainian village. Gogol's story seems to be one of those sweet and charming grandmother’s tales, where the most beloved Ukrainian Christmas holiday is lovingly and tenderly recreated in the play, through Christmas carols and passionate hopak dances, embroidered shirts and trousers, wreaths, ribbons and Christmas stars. 


Within the framework of the 3rd International Theatre Festival "Five evenings in Cyprus".  


In Russian 



Drama Short Film Festival travels to Cyprus 


Drama Short Film Festival travelled to Limassol, Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos with the screenings of Greek films that received awards and distinctions at the 2018 festival edition.  


Programme of screenings: 

La Ultima Hija  Evi Karabatsou 21’ 

En Partie Anastasia Melia Eleftheriou 16’ 

Calling  Artemis Anastasiadou 16’ 

Go for Broke  Marinos Sklavounakis 30’ 

Beyond Good & Evil or (The exuberantly painful process of teething) / Alexandros Papathanasopoulos 12’ 

Vourvourou  Karina Logotheti 22’ 

The Sound  Antony Petrou 15’ 

Avanos  Panayiotis Haramis 20’ 



Drama Short Film Festival travels to Cyprus 


Drama Short Film Festival travelled to Limassol, Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos with the screenings of Greek films that received awards and distinctions at the 2018 festival edition.  


Programme of screenings: 

The Silence of the Dying Fish  Dimitris Gotsis 10’ 

Ave Eva  Olivia Twardowska 13’ 

Aria  Myrsini Aristidou 14΄ 

Chandelier  Antonis Glaros 10’ 

Molly 6 to 8  Efthymis Micheloudakis 18’ 

Narki  Dimitris Tsalapatis 22’ 

Quidnunc  Harry Ayiotis 26’ 

Hector Malot – The last day of the year Jacqueline Lentzou 25’ 

March 2019

March 2019


2nd National Monodrama Showcase  

Following an open call for participation and the overwhelming response of local artists and playwrights, the 2nd National Monodrama Showcase presents eight monodramas by Cypriot directors staged for the first time at the Rialto Theatre:  


The Whore Upstairs A. Tsipianitis 


Interpretation: Medea Hanna, 

Directed by: Agi Paikkos 


La Poupée Vaggelis Hadjigiannides  


Directed by: Giannis Minos 

Set design: Marilena Foukaridou 

Costumes: Maro Minou 

Original music: Lina Zina 

Lighting design: George Evagorou 

Photos: Stefanos Charalambous 

Promo video: Stefanos Charalambous 

Production Organization: Giannis Minos 

Production: Still Theater Group



2nd National Monodrama Showcase  

Following an open call for participation and the overwhelming response of local artists and playwrights, the 2nd National Monodrama Showcase presents eight monodramas by Cypriot directors staged for the first time at the Rialto Theatre:  


Letters to Tennessee 


Direction / Idea / Lighting design: Anthoulis Demosthenous 

Interpretation: Giola Kleitou 

Directed by: Antonis Neophytou 

Costumes / Makeup - Hair: Stelios F. Stylianou 

Movement: Aristos Papachristofi,  

Recorded Voices: George Mouaimis, Stelios Stylianou 


Carmen Based on the novel by Prosper Mérimée 


Dramatization / direction / interpretation: Natalia Panagiotou 


That Time  


Direction / Interpretation: Marina Makri 

Guidance: Marios Ioannou 

Translation: Nasos Detzortzis 



2nd National Monodrama Showcase  

Following an open call for participation and the overwhelming response of local artists and playwrights, the 2nd National Monodrama Showcase presents eight monodramas by Cypriot directors staged for the first time at the Rialto Theatre:  


Lady Lazarus Reinvented  


Poem: Sylvia Plath 

Idea capture / Direction: Monica Meleki 

Choreography & Music Editing: Rosa Maria Padzi 

Visual editing: Sofia Hatzipapa 

Animation & film production: Dimitra Egglezou 

Film Production and Video Assistant: Stelios Papageorgiou 

Photography: Sophocles Kaskaounias 

Lighting Design: Design: Miroslav Sl. 

Interpretation: Monica Meleki (speech), Rosa Maria Pantzi (movement), Venera Meleki (voice) 


Eleni Volume IV  


Directed by: Achim Wieland, Dramaturgy & Visual Arts: SRSLYyours 

Actor: Marios Ioannou 


Text: Excerpts from Euripides' works "Iphigenia in the Land of the Bulls", "Trojans" (Cassandra) and "Eleni" translated by Thrasyvoulos Stavrou, "Eleni" by Giannis Ritsos, "Small Book for Big Dreams" by Tassos Leivaditis Green grass »Tom Waits, and improvised speech. 


Co-organised with: ΜONOdramaCYprus Artistic Company 

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Pseftra Zoe…  



Based on The Happy One, the awarded novel by Marina Karagatsi, and directed by Dimitri Tarlow, the play transports us to the home of emblematic Greek writer M. Karagatsis. Within a period of three sleepless nights and seen through the gaze of his little daughter, the play brings to life all that had haunted and hurt one of the most reputed families in Greece – or just a family. Although the dark moments overshadow the bright ones, the reconciliation with the past seems to be the only way out. 


Adaptation: Eri Kyrgia 

Directed by: Dimitri Tarlow 

Costume & Set design: Eleni Manolopoulou 

Music: Nalyssa Green. 

Cast: Keti Manolidaki, Sissy Toumasi, Smaragda Smyrnaiou, Irini Drakou, Christos Malakis 


In Greek 



With winds from Virginia 


A unique concert with the Symphonic Band of Strovolos Municipality - European University Cyprus joined forces with the Wind Ensemble of Christopher Newport University from Virginia, USA. The 85-member band presented a diverse repertoire from the world of folk, rock, jazz and gospel music, as well as Latin selections, in tune with the carnival period. 


Artistic directors: Dr. Mark Reimer & Dr. Yiannis Myralis. 



The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?  


(150’) 16 + 


One of Edward Albee’s most acclaimed plays The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? (Tony Award, 2002) is a comedy about love and loss, testing the limits of our tolerance and our own existence.  


Translation: Errikos Belies 

Directed by: Marios Mettis 

Costume and Set Design: Marina Hadjilouka 

Cast: Andreas Vassiliou, Erica Begeti, Vasilis Vasilakis, Andreas Koutsoftas. 


In Greek 

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Pains of Youth  

THOC Theatre New Stage  



Trapped in the maze of love and rivalry, seven university students who experience the uncertainty of the interwar period, vainly seek to find the meaning of life, “involuntarily” hatching the snake’s egg. A rarely staged yet extremely relevant play, written by Ferdinand Bruckner, Pains of Youth is directed and adapted for stage by Aliki Danezi Knutsen. 


Translated by: Yiorgos Depastas 

Costume & Set Design: Marina Hadjilouka 

Music composed by: Monika 

Movement: Alexis Vasiliou 

Cast: Dimitris Georgiades, Kika Georgiou, Niki Dragoumi, Fotis Karalis, Venia Stamatiadi, Andreas Tselepos, Niovi Charalambous. 


In Greek, with English and Turkish surtitles 





A unique performance of Music and Poetry presented by two friends and collaborators who have been working together since the ‘80s, exchanging thoughts, emotions, sounds and lyrics of their own compositions, as well as those of fellow musicians. Evoking images and scents of a mountain village and the dry desert land of the Nile, the artists create a new motherland. Through an innovative orchestration and original compositions, Michalis Ganas’ poetry is beautifully set to music, transported the audience to new worlds and images. 


Music performed by Nikos Xydakis and poetry recited by Michalis Ganas. 

Musicians: Yiannis Kyrimkyridis: piano 

Yiorgos Kontoyiannis: lyre 

Dimitris Varelopoulos: lute 


**** Poetry Month**** 



Two stubborn spoons 


(65’) 4+ 

When the prince suddenly loses his appetite to eat and talk, the kingdom’s top chefs are ordered to prepare the most delicious meal. But their collaboration seems impossible! To find the solution, they traveled to the Land of Thoughts where everyone’s thoughts are heard out loud. Two stubborn spoons is a story about friendship and respect for diversity, with a good dose of humour, original music and interaction with children! In Greek 


Text written by: Angelos Angelou, Emi Sini 

Directing & Set design: Guy Stephanou 

Music – orchestration: Angelos Angelou 

Costume design: Kopernikos Theatre Group & Emi Sini 

Lighting design: Kopernikos Theatre Group & Elissaios Vlachos 

Cast: Antonis Gougios, Dimitris Dimitropoulos, Ioannis Mistakides 



Piano Recital 

Yiannis Georgiou 


A fascinating and enchanting music journey across time, styles and countries, performed by acclaimed Cypriot pianist Yiannis Georgiou. Presenting a diverse and contrasting repertoire, the recital is divided into four acts with works by Mozart, Debussy, Brahms and Rachmaninoff, representing four different yet major classical piano music eras. Works by Scarlatti and Scriabin will also be presented.  


Under the auspices of the Mayor of Limassol, Mr Nicos Nicolaides. 



World Water Day 


The 22nd March has been designated by the UN as the World Water Day, with this year’s theme being “Leaving No One Behind (Human Rights and Refugees)”, whilst March is also the international month of the Francophonie.  

G. F. Handel: Water Music, HWV 348-350  

T. Dun: Water concerto for water percussion and orchestra 

C. Debussy: La Mer: Three symphonic sketches for orchestra, L. 109 [Cyprus premiere] 



Natasa Hadjiandreou: percussion 

Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

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Harold and Maude  


The self-destructive and needy wealthy teenager Harold is obsessed with death and spends his leisure time attending funerals and watching buildings being demolished. When Harold meets eighty-year-old Maude at a funeral, his life changes dramatically.  


Translated by: Yiannis Iordanides, Yiannis Vouros 

Directed by: Despina Bebedeli 

Costume and set design: Lakis Genethlis 

Music: Christos Stavrinides 

Cast: Despina Bebedeli, Marianna Kafkaridou, Fotios Fotiou, Spyros Georgiou, Vasilis Michael, Maria Fiaka, Costas Kantilieris, Marialena Papadopoulou, Michalis Kazakas, Polis Hadjikosta, Efi Pezirkianidou. 

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The Tragedy of King Richard II 

NT Live  

(115') 12+   

Broadcast live from Almeida Theatre’s stage, the NT Live production The Tragedy of King Richard II by William Shakespeare is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. In this visceral new production about the limits of power, England is governed by an irresponsible, foolish and vain king. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar.  Olivier award-winner Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II. 



King Richard the Second: Simon Russell Beale 

Bolingbroke: Leo Bill 

Bagot/Aumerle: Martins Imhangbe 

Carlisle: Natalie Klamar 

York: John Mackay 

Gaunt/Willoughby: Joseph Mydell 

Mowbray/Bushy, Green/Duchess of York: Saskia Reeves 

Northumberland: Robin Weaver 


Creative Team 

Direction: Joe Hill-Gibbins  

Design: ULT Z 

Light: James Farncombe 

Sound: Peter Rice 

Dramaturg: Jeff James 

Casting: Ginny Schiller CDG 

Costume Supervisor: Claire Wardroper  

Associate Designer: Charlotte Espiner 

Resident Director: Lucy Wray 

Broadcast Team 

Director for Screen: Tony Grech-Smith 

Technical Producer: Christopher C Bretnall 

Script Supervisor: Amanda Church 

Lighting Consultant: Gemma O’Sullivan 

Sound Supervisor: Conrad Fletcher 




20:30 (150’) 


Following the sold-out concerts “The Gatsos I loved”, Manolis Mitsias and Karyofyllia Karabeti embarked on a musical journey to the archipelago of Greek poetry, travelling back to the sixth century B.C. and up to our days. They brought to life the lyrics of twenty-six great Greek poets, whose poetry was set to music by Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Yiannis Markopoulos, Stavros Xarhakos, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Christos Leontis, Yiannis Spanos, Nikos Xydakis and Lena Platonos. 


Programme curated by: Yiorgos Lianis  

Piano/ orchestrations: Achilleas Wastor 

Bouzouki/ mandolin: Iraklis Zakkas 


Organised by PASYKAF 


**** Poetry Month **** 



Die Walküre Richard Wagner 



Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, the second opera in Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre is directed by Robert Lepage. Soprano Christine Goerke plays the title role of Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, whose conflict with incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde (tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek) takes her on a journey from Walhalla to human life on earth.  


Conducted by Philippe Jordan.  

With English and Greek subtitles. 


Composer: Richard Wagner 
Production: Robert Lepage 
Associate Director: Neilson Vignola 
Set Designer: Carl Fillion 
Costume Designer: François St-Aubin 
Lighting Designer: Etienne Boucher 
Video Image Artist: Boris Firquet 
Revival Stage Director: J. Knighten Smit, Gina Lapinski 



Peer Gynt Ballet  



A ballet performance for all the family. Choreographed by Liliya Sabitova (People's Artist of Russia), Peer Gynt draws inspiration from Henrik Ibsen’s work of the same title. Rhythmically traversing the adventures of Peer Gynt, this story ballet portrays with lyricism and delicacy his final return to his first and only love. 


With the participation of dancers from the Russian Ballet Moscowia, Napoli Ballet - Italy, as well as young Cypriot gymnastics athlete Eleni Ellin. 

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April 2019

April 2019


Stones in His Pockets

Neos Kosmos Theatre


Written by Marie Jones in 1996, Stones in His Pockets was staged for the first time in Belfast and went on to have a successful run in London’s West End and, from there, to Broadway. The play itself, as well as its stagings, received critical acclaim and multiple awards, including two Olivier Awards (2001) for Best Comedy and Best Actor.


Translation: Aggeliki Kokkoni 
Direction: Giorgos Chrysostomou, Makis Papademetriou

Scenerey: Magdalene Avgerinou

Costumes: Ioanna Tsami

Motion Curator: Sesil Mikroutsiokou

Lighting design: Sakes Birbilles



The Traditional Music Ensemble of Limassol Music School “Marios Tokas”  



The Traditional Music Ensemble of Limassol Music School “Marios Tokas”, conducted by music teacher Andreas Christodoulou, presents songs and melodies from the Cypriot and Greek music tradition. Popular songs from Smyrna alternate with Arabic, Bulgarian, Armenian and Turkish traditional tunes. A concert highlighting the common cultural tradition of people who share the same geographic area. 


Performed by the students and teachers of the Traditional Music Ensemble of Limassol Music School “Marios Tokas”. 



A music tribute to Exarchia  




A music tribute to Exarchia, the infamous, creative and artistic neighbourhood of Athens, which has been associated with some of the most influential names of our music legacy: N. Asimos, P. Sidiropoulos, Arleta, K. Gogou.


A concert by prominent Greek singer Christos Thivaios, accompanied by String Demons, the string duet renowned for its original covers of classic, rock, folk and pop songs. 



Don Quixote  

Royal Ballet HD Live 



Broadcast from London’s Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House presents Don Quixote, the famous ballet in three acts, choreographed by Carlos Acosta. The adventures of Cervantes’ bumbling knight, Don Quixote, have been the inspiration for countless ballets, of which Petipa's is one of the best loved, featuring Ludwig Minkus’ score. This exuberant production combines all the elements of the greatest classical ballets, bursting with emotion, drama and vivid characters. The principal guest artist of the Royal Ballet, Carlos Acosta, has danced the virtuoso role of Basilio many times, and brings that experience to his unique and vibrant vision of the story. Tim Hatley’s set design provides a modern twist to a traditional directing. 


 Conductor: Martin Yates. 


Choreography: Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa 


Production: Carlos Acosta 

Original music: Ludwig Minkus 

Arrangement and orchestration: Martin Yates 

Designer: Tim Hatley 

Lighting designer: Hugh Vanstone 

Don Quixote: Christopher Saunders 

Sancho Panza: Philip Mosley 

Lorenzo:  Gary Avis 



King Richard III | 


(180’) 15+ In Greek with English and Turkish surtitles 


William Shakespeare’s play about the deformed, evil and unexpectedly charming King Richard III staged for the first time in Cyprus. The play “explores power, violence and ‘beauty’, unfolding in the dark atmosphere of medieval England and unveiling the most primal instincts of human nature”. 


Translation: Nicos Hatzopoulos 

Directed and adapted by: Paris Erotokritou 

Sets-Costumes: George Giannou 

Music: Marios Takousis 

Movement-Choreography: Panagiotis Tofi 

Music teaching-song-voice: Vasiliki Anastasiou 

Lighting design: George Koukoumas 

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12 – 20/4/2019 

International Festival Cyprus Film Days  



This 17th 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), a national competition section, tributes, parallel programmes and music events make up this year’s official International Film Festival of Cyprus dedicated to fiction feature films. This year, the jury will consist of internationally acclaimed personalities from the film industry, while many of the films will be screened in the presence of the filmmakers. Film premieres: Girl by Lukas Dhont, Dogman by Matteo Garrone, The Guilty by Gustav Möller, Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie.  


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


Organizers: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Youth and the Rialto Theater. 


24/4/2019 I'm Not Running NT Live DAVID HARE  

wed 20:00 (200’) 12+ 

David Hare’s new play (The Reader, The Hours, NT Live: Skylight) is an explosive political drama portraying personal choices and their public consequences. Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. She’s thrust from angel of the NHS to becoming an independent MP. In the Houses of Parliament, she crosses paths with her university boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart Labour loyalist, climbing the ranks of the party. As media and public pressure mounts on Pauline to run for leadership of the Labour party, she faces an agonising decision. 


Cast in order of speaking 

Sandy: Mynott Joshua McGuire 

Jack: Gould Alex Hassell 

Pauline Gibson: Siân Brooke 

Meredith: Ikeji Amaka Okafor 

Nerena Trent: Brigid Zengeni 

Blaise Gibson: Liza Sadovy 

Ensemble: Owen Findlay 

Ensemble: Harry Long 

Ensemble: Roisin Rae 

Ensemble: Nadia Williams 


Creative Team 

Director: Neil Armfield 

Set Designer: Ralph Myers 

Costume Designer: Sussie Juhlin-Wallén 

Lighting Designer: Jon Clark 

Sound Designer: Paul Arditti 

Music: Alan John 

Video Designer: Jon Driscoll 


Broadcast Team 

Director for Screen: Robin Lough 

Technical Producer: Christopher C Bretnall 

Script Supervisor: Laura Vine 

Lighting Director: Bernie Davis 

Sound Supervisor: Conrad Fletcher 

May 2019

May 2019


Music Schools Concert  



Two newly-formed Music School ensembles, the Equal Voice Choir and the Guitar Orchestra, presented a programme of Greek music, as well as classic covers, classical guitar pieces and famous songs from the international repertoire.  



Maria Farantouri Performs Mikis Theodorakis Works’  



For the theatre’s 20th anniversary, the most celebrated singer of the composer’s work, Maria Farantouri, performed some of his most famous songs.


With the Choir of Epilogi Cultural Movement, conducted by Angelina Nicolaidou. 



O Gargalistis by Dimitris Baslam  



An innovative performance for children and adults alike, combining live music and dancing, exploring the loneliness of modern kids and the joy of generously giving.


In Greek. 

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Foivos Delivorias, Sofronis Sofroniou  



Vivliotropio Book Club hosts Greek singer and songwriter Foivos Delivorias and 

Cypriot writer Sofronis Sofroniou on Rialto’s stage. 


The discussion was coordinated by journalist Eleni Xenou.


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The Seafarer Athinon Theatre  



Conor McPherson’s dark comedy The Seafarer, directed by Constantinos Markoulakis, came to Cyprus. 


The play received critical acclaim and was praised for the outstanding performances of its five co-starring actors. 

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Alternative Music Οn Stage 



For its 20th anniversary, the Rialto Theatre invited on stage artists and audience alike to an almost personal encounter.


With the Ladderman, Delirium Elephants, Arcadian Child and Private Garden. 



Jazz meets the Cyprus Tradition  

Trio Levante, Ioannis Vafeas Quintet, Ilias Mantikos 



A fascinating music journey intertwining diverse sounds and music genres through improvisations by Trio Levante Ilias Mantikos and Ioannis Vafeas Quintet. 



20 Years of Rialto Theatre /A Spectacle (Heroes’ Square) 



The Rialto Theatre celebrated its 20th anniversary and organised an open-air event at Heroes’ Square presenting ‘Images and Milestones’ of the past two decades. The theatre’s façade was served as the stage and the canvas on which projections, 3D mapping and a spectacle with lights took place, as well as theatre, dance and music performances. 


Featuring multimedia and other modern technologies, this open-air spectacle hosted performing artists such as actor Andreas Makris, dancer and choreographer Eleana Alexandrou, soprano Rebecca Savvidou Trimikliniotou accompanied by guitarist Zoi Paisanou Markou, cellist Doros Zisimos, a Brass Band featuring trumpetists Elias Ioannou and George El Haber, trombonist Nicos Koukovinos and Constantina Siamishi and tuba player Dimitris Gerasimou. The event was also attended by Diastasis Children’s Coir conducted by Christina and Dimitra Pissouriou, as well as the Percussion Band of the Music School of Paphos conducted by Tasos Anastasiou. Music compositions by Dimitris Spyrou accompanied the projections.


The artistic direction and design were entrusted to Adonis Florides (direction), Vera Papastavrou (3D Mapping & image synthesis), Petros Kizas (music), Elena Antoniou (dance), Vasilis Petinaris (lighting design), Andreas Pavlou (technical director & sound engineer). The company Event Pro was in charge of the technical support of the event and Sousou Cafeteria @ Rialto offered drinks.


On this day, the basement of the Heroes’ Monument was transformed into a Digital Museum, where visitors had a rare opportunity to travel back to Rialto’s performances and events held during the past twenty years. 

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The Wizard of Oz   

Bryantsev Youth Theatre  

(105’) 3+  


Saint Petersburg’s Bryantsev Youth Theatre presented the world-famous fairy tale The Wizard of Oz featuring bright scenery, beautiful costumes and a fascinating troupe of actors that guaranteed a colourful theatrical performance. 


In Russian with English subtitles. 

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One Journey, One Poem   


The most enchanting part of a journey is perhaps its recollection, captured in this event combining music and poetry.  


Organised by: Ministry of Education and Culture with the collaboration of the Union of Cyprus Writers, the National Society of Greek Writers of Cyprus and the Cyprus PEN Centre. 



Nicos Vichas Meets Composers Savvas Savva, Evagoras Karagiorgis and Yiorgos Karvellos  



Nicos Vichas invited the composers Savvas Savva, Evagoras Karagiorgis and Yiorgos Karvellos to a special music encounter featuring contemporary works played for the first time by Chronos  Contemporary Music Ensemble. 



Café Aman – Takim   



Limassol Folklore Association hosts Greek traditional music band TAKIM, and together they presented a remarkable production, combining music and dancing, full of colours, sounds and rare visual material, curated by Lambros Liavas. 



The Killing Game ETHAL  

(90’) In Greek 


E. Ionesco’s emblematic work, The Killing Game, staged by ETHAL, is a timeless reminder of the games society plays with itself: people dying or living by chance, neither knowing how to live nor why they die.  



Yiota Negka, Admitos Pitsillides Group, Aris Choir 



Aris Choir Limassol, conducted by Solon Kladas, together with prominent Greek singer Yiota Negka, present a retrospective concert to the Greek song. 



Symphony No. 9, L.V. Beethoven - Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 



This ‘Concert for Peace and Dialogue’ is a collaboration between the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and the Rialto Theatre, presented within the framework of the theatre’s 20th anniversary. Ludwig V. Beethoven’s masterpiece, Symphony No. 9, is a musical representation of universal brotherhood, an idea that has inspired billions of people across the world. 


Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann. 



Have Nothing to Say 



Milena Ugren Koulas’ latest full-length choreographic work is about a journey of creating common principles for a movement language that may connect or divide. 


With the collaboration of dancers Ariana Markoulidou, Katerina Tylliridou, Panos Malaktos, Eleni O'Keefe, Vicky Calla, Ivi Hadjivassiliou, Rania Glymitsa, Fouli Stylianidou, Elena Gavriel.  


Music: George Koulas with the collaboration of the musicians: Vicky Anastasiou, Odysseas Toumazou, Marios Takousis. 

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JUNE 2019

22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019 

If You Could See Me Now  


The Netherlands 

The 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival began with a choreography by Arno Schuitemaker that has been presented at renowned theatres and performing arts festivals in over 15 countries across Europe.


With seeming casualness, the performance sets a chilled-out club dance into one dizzying wave-like motion. The three performers see no limits to what they take out of their bodies, propelled by the rhythm of the beat. From ecstasy to turmoil, from build-up to its dismantling, If You Could See Me Now challenges expectations and appeals for another look, while it transforms an exact spontaneity into a hypnotic sensory experience. 


Concept & Creation: Arno Schuitemaker 

Performers: Stein Fluijt, Ivan Ugrin, Noemie Wagner 

Dramaturgy: Guy Cools 

Music composition: Wim Selles 


All dance performances are part of the 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019, organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theater. 



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Since its birth in the Mississppi’s delta, at the same period as modern dance, jazz music has always been a space of creativity and mixing. Since then, those two arts rarely came across while they have a lot in common, from improvisation to the freedom that make their essence.


With Brahim Bouchelaghem, hip hop is confronted with jazz music and contemporary dance in the thick of the Roaring Twenties. The piece is a breath-taking mix, which brings together a former jazzman, an ambitious singer, a lost musician and a brigand. With their own dreams, hope and faith, they will try tο tame each other.  


Choreography: Brahim Bouchelaghem 

Assistant choreographer: Vincent Delétang 

Performers: Fouad Atzouza, Chinatsu Kosakatani, Alhouseyni N’Diaye, Brahim Bouchelaghem  


All dance performances are part of the 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019, organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theater. 



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Czech Republic  

Tereza Hradilková found inspiration for the physically demanding challenge of Swish while working on the dance film Beating. Fascinated by the ease with which the boxers jump over the rope, their rhythm and the interplay of their hands and feet, she started exploring her own boundaries. The jump rope is more than just a children’s game; it also symbolizes ambition, desire for performance, self-improvement.


The performance has won the Dance Piece of the Year award at the Czech Dance Platform 2017. 


Concept, choreography, interpretation: Tereza Hradilková  
Dramaturgy and directional cooperation: Biljana Golubović 
Live music: Filip Míšek 

In Czech and English, with English subtitles. 


All dance performances are part of the 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019, organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theater. 



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Alone and with a sense of defeat and loss of belief, six men are seeking for their new faith. In a timeless and lonely landscape, in a place where memory becomes a nightmare and the present a deep painful wound, they struggle violently, but at the same time quietly, to rediscover their body, their truth... the light. The bodies fall, hug, tremble, shake, sway, crave, promise and sacrifice.


A poetic journey for the search of identity, the need for tenderness, the sense of belonging somewhere, belonging to someone, co-existing. A look into the hidden desires and untold stories of the tender male soul. 


Concept - Choreography: Fotis Nikolaou 

Music:Dimitris Spyrou 

Dancers - Performers: Tasos Karachanidis, Panos Malactos, Fotis Nikolaou, Giannis Economides, Alexandros Stavropoulos, Dimitris Spyrou 


All dance performances are part of the 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019, organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theater. 



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A dance performance on the borders of theatre and music; a poetic swarming speech unwinding the thread of the female narrative on stage. Speechless is inspired by public speeches, manifestos, articles and texts, bringing to the fore the fragmentary and unofficial voice of women as it has travelled through the centuries before reaching the present day.  

Female emancipation and independence, gender equality issues are constantly recurring and seem more and more relevant to our days. How does the female speech, travelling through time, sound today? How do we connect with the female narrative?  


Concept, Choreography: Sofia Mavragani 

Performers, co-makers: Hara Kotsali, Giorgos Kotsifakis, Sania Stribakou 

Music composition: Martha Mavroidi 


All dance performances are part of the 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019, organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theater. 

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22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019 

inaudible ZOO  



This virtuoso dance work, inaudible, won a Swiss Dance Award 2017 in the Current Works Competition. In his work, Swiss-Belgian choreographer Thomas Hauert touches the common ground between dance and music taking the notion of ‘interpretation’ as a starting point for this group performance for six dancers.


The choreographer uses existing pieces of music that he closely relates to choreographic scores, structured improvisations linked to the music. In this work, the dancers confront themselves with George Gershwin’s Concerto in F and Ludus de Morte Regis by contemporary composer Mauro Lanza. 


Production - Choreography: ZOO / Thomas Hauert  

Performers: Fabian Barba, Thomas Hauert, Sarah Ludi, Albert Quesada, Gabriel Schenker, Mat Voorter 


All dance performances are part of the 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019, organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theater. 



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An interactive performance where the public and performers dance together, PARTY takes place on stage, with huge spills of colour installed on the floor and ceiling, a live DJ and adults dressed with masks and suits.


In PARTY the public is not the audience, they're the party! 


Party takes everybody to the max, to dance till drop, and then enter a new world together. A world where each person can dance how they really want. With PARTY the borders of language and culture are crossed and everybody and every child is part of the party. By guiding the participants through the party, the performers stimulate every child to take decisions and to express themselves through the unspoken language of dance. An unconventional ritual for our contemporary wish for communality. 


Performers:  Alfredo Zinola, Maxwell McCarthy, Julia B. Laperrière 

Music: DJ Sarah Adorable 


All dance performances are part of the 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019, organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theater. 


22 /6/2019 

22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019 

Silent Lines   


United Kingdom 

The 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival concludes with one of the most important contemporary dance companies of the UK. Amongst many national and international awards and nominations, Russel Maliphant Dance Company has received two Olivier awards, three South Bank Show awards and three Critics’ Circle National Dance awards for Best Modern Choreography and for Best Independent Company. 

Silent Lines draws upon Maliphant’s studies and explorations in dance and anatomy using a unique mix of movement, projection, and lighting. Silent Lines celebrates the range of poetic possibilities in movement, drawing on methodologies from internal and external movement disciplines, psyche and soma, and explores the visually rich and resonant connections between the microcosm and the macrocosm.  

Maliphant has worked closely with pioneering lighting designer Michael Hulls to explore and realise these ideas.  

Director, Choreographer: Russell Maliphant 
Collaborative Assistant: Dana Fouras 
Performers:  Grace Jabbari, Edd Arnold, Will Thompson, Alethia Antonia, Moronfoluwa Odimayo 
Video projections designer: Panagiotis Tomaras 

All dance performances are part of the 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019, organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theater. 



22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019 
Workshop with Russell Maliphant 

An open workshop for dancers and teachers held by Russel Maliphant, one of the most important world-acclaimed dancers and choreographers, focusing on Dance and his own personal experiences during the past 20 years. 


In collaboration with Dance House Lemesos. 


All dance performances are part of the 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019, organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theater. 

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Our True Self  


An innovative book presentation of Andriana Sergidou’s latest work, addressing the dual human nature.


The event features music, theatre and dance by Despina Olympiou, Stephanos Georgiades, Theodoros Krassides, Margarita Zachariou, Ilaria Larkou, Valeria Solea, Mayia Kikkidou and Andria Nicolaou. 


The book will be presented by the publisher and bookseller Kyriakos P. Kyriakou (Mikrokyklos Publications) and the writer.  

Under the auspices of the Mayor of Limassol, Mr. Nicos Nicolaides. 


JULY 2019


Rumba Attack 

@Heroe’s Square 

Rumba Attack is a Cyprus-based group performing original instrumental material in their distinctive Flamenco-Rumba style, blended with sounds from Middle Eastern origins, Rock and Bossanova.


During their live shows, they regularly feature guests including vocals, cretan lyra, trumpet, fute, saxophone and various percussion instruments, and they have collaborated with local dance schools.  


Constantinos Lyras - guitar 

Memnon Aresti - guitar 

Savvas Thoma - cajon, percussions 

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Reggetiko Project 

@Heroe’s Square 

Reggetiko Project is a musical meeting of very different music backgrounds. Its base is the fusion of folk elements, from jazz to reggae featuring Indian and Armenian music.


They have released two albums, which they have presented in several festivals and venues all over the world. Most recently, they completed a tour in Cyprus, Germany and Italy (Ferrara Buskers Festival), while they recorded their third album with Milcho Leviev, the legendary 3-Grammy awarded jazz musician. 


Theodore Koumartzis – baglamas, melodica 

Linos Tzelos – guitar 

Marios Podaras – violin 

Nikos Varelas – cajon 

Sokratis Votskos – woodwinds 

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Ioannis Vafeas Trio 

@Heroe’s Square 

Ioannis Vafeas Trio will presented original compositions by Glafkos Kontemeniotis and other Cypriot composers, as well as songs from the international jazz repertoire.


On this new musical journey, renowned drummer Ioannis Vafeas is accompanied by pianist Christos Gerolatsitis and bassist Michalis Messios. 


Ioannis Vafeas – drums 

Michalis Messios – bass 

Christos Gerolatsitis – piano 

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Choral Crossroads  

@Heroe’s Square 

Epilogi Cultural Movement of Limassol organised a summer camp that aims at offering young choral singers from Europe, Cyprus and the Arab countries, the opportunity to get acquainted with the choral music of each country represented in the international Ethno choir, and discover the similarities and the diversities of each other’s traditions and cultural heritage.  

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Havana Noche 

@Heroe’s Square 

Α 6-member band transmitting the energy, enthusiasm and passion of Latin music. The band was formed in Cyprus by musicians from Cuba, Colombia and Cyprus by Contantinos Paouros.


Their music is based on authentic Cuban music genres such as son cubano, salsa and cha cha cha. 


Constadinos Paouros: timbales, drums, vocals 

Michalis Michael: trumpet 

Alex Edward Rodriguez: piano, vocals 

Costas Challoumas: bass, vocals 

Alejandro Gonzalez: congas, percussion, vocals   

Special guest Pedro Son Caliente: vocals  

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Refugees for Refugees 

@Heroe’s Square 

The band brings together renowned musicians from Syria, Tibet, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Belgium who are united by their desire to weave links through their music.


The group has developed an original repertoire at the crossroads between their different traditions.  


Asad Qizilbash: sarod  

Aren Dolma: vocals  

Fakher Madallal: vocals, percussion  

Kelsang Hula: dramyen, vocals  

Mohammad Aman Yusufi: dambura, vocals  

Simon Leleux: percussion  

Souhad Najem: qanun)  

Tammam Al Ramadan: ney  

Tareq Alsayed Yahya: oud  

Tristan Driessens: oud  

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28/7 - 1/8 @ Lofou

Rialto Residency

Coordinated by New Zealand saxophonist Hayden Chisholm, this year's residency will focus on wind instruments. Its aim is on the one hand to explore the technical possibilities of wind instruments and the orchestral perspectives of their coexistence in a whole, and on the other hand to deal with musical traditions where wind instruments play a leading role, such as the music of the Balkans and New Orleans.


The RealtoResidency will take place in Lofou on July 28-August 1 in collaboration with the cultural organization WindcraftLoud. The result of the cohabitation music will be presented in a concert on August 1 at Lofos and later at the WindcraftMusicFest in Katydata.



Rialto Summer Cinema “Gastronomy and Cinema 

Julie & Julia (2009, 123’)  

@ SEK Parking place (behind Rialto Theatre) 


In 1948, American chef Julia Child accompanying her diplomat husband, move to Paris where she is drawn into the world of French cuisine. Fifty years later, 30-year-old blogger Julie Powell, decides to spend exactly a year cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s recipe book, and write a blog about her experience.


With her new project, she attempts to fight depression and escape from her boring and uninteresting job. 

In English with Greek subtitles 


Directed: Nora Ephron    

Cast: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci 



Rialto Summer Cinema “Gastronomy and Cinema 

Haute Cuisine (2012|104’)  

@ SEK Parking place (behind Rialto Theatre) 

Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef, is astonished when the President of the French Republic appoints her his personal cook.


Despite jealous resentment from other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps… 

In French with English and Greek subtitles 


Directed: Christian Vincent 

Cast: Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean d’Ormesson, Hippolyte Girardot, Jean - Marc Roulot  

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Rialto Summer Cinema “Gastronomy and Cinema 

The Trip to Italy (2014, 108’) 

@ SEK Parking place (behind Rialto Theatre)  

Two friends are commissioned by The Observer to go on a trip to Italy and write their own restaurant reviews for the newspaper. Along the way, they enjoy lively conversations about life, love, work and exile.


A culinary odyssey and a cultural trip, during which the two friends follow in the footsteps of important films and English romantic poets Byron and Shelley in Italy.  

In English with Greek subtitles 


Directed: Michael Winterbottom 

Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner, Claire Keelan, Marta Barrio, Timothy Leach, Ronni Ancona et al. 

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Songs of the Interwar Period  


Kypria International Festival 2019 officially opened with a concert by

Evi Kapatai and Evangelia Moumouri 

presenting songs by Attik, Souyoul, Yiannidis et al.  



Oriantheatre Dance Company / KA-F-KA) 

(60’) On Stage 

Kypria International Festival 2019 presented Oriantheatre, a contemporary dance and multimedia company, founded in 2006 in Iran and re-formed in France in 2011. 


Under the artistic direction of Mehdi Farajpour.  



Tierney Sutton Band  


Kypria International Festival 2019 presents internationally acclaimed American jazz singer Tierney Sutton and her band.


The talented musician and singer has received to this date 9 Grammy Award nominations.  



Shall we Dance? / ANDRE RIEU  


Millions of spectators around the world will have the opportunity to watch in recorded screening the 15th edition of André Rieu’s spectacular open air concert in his hometown Maastricht.


André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. Together with his Johann Strauss Orchestra, he has turned his unique blend of classical and waltz music into a worldwide concert touring act, as successful as some of the biggest global pop and rock music acts, regularly appearing on the worldwide list of highest-grossing touring artists.  

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A Tribute to Solon Michaelides  


Prometheas String Quartet, consisting of Nikos Pittas (violin), Iraklis Mitellas (violin), Nikos Papageorgiou (viola) and Miranta Papaneocleous (cello), Theodora Raftis (soprano), Elena Mouzala (piano) and the Limassol Music School Choir with Corina Vasiliou (piano) presented works of the great Cypriot composer Solon Michaelides: String Quartet, Suite for Cello and Piano, Trio for Piano, Prelude for Violin and Piano, Songs: Aria of Nausika, My Kyrenia - with piano, La flûte with a string quartet and the Choral songs: Hail Odysseus, Romiosyni.  


Choir conductor: Solon Kladas 

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Italian Film Days 

The Italian Embassy in Cyprus presented the second edition of the “Italian Film Days”, a film festival organised in collaboration with the Italian film production company IMAGO, the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and other theatres in Cyprus.


It aims at showcasing some of the best recent Italian film productions to Cypriot audiences. In order to enhance the viewing experience, the Festival will feature VIP guests from Italy, video interviews with actors/directors before each screening, informative material and the possibility for the audience to interact through ratings and discussions.  

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Mirela Pachou | The Burger Project  

@Heroes’ Square


Kanali 6 celebrated its 28th anniversary at Heroes’ Square and organises a three-day programme of events, with the support of Limassol Municipality and KEO, in collaboration with the Rialto Theatre.


The programme started with a concert by the Greek singer and musician Mirela Pachou and her band, invited the audience to an upbeat dance party.


The concert followed by the famous musicians and entertainers, the Burger Project, performing popular cover songs in their own unique style. 



Laikorempetiki Vradia  

@Heroes’ Square 

The celebrations for the anniversary of Kanali 6 continue at Heroes’ Square with the band “Arhi dia tou Rebetikou” accompanied by celebrated rebetiko singer Yiorgos Tzortzis.


With the support of Limassol Municipality and KEO, in collaboration with the Rialto Theatre. 

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Rock Festival  

@Heroes’ Square 

The programme of events celebrating the anniversary of Kanali 6 culminates at Heroes’ Square with the Rock Festival, welcoming in this year’s edition the Coop Band, Lopodytes, Minus One and Kyklos Music Stage.


With the support of Limassol Municipality and KEO, in collaboration with the Rialto Theatre 

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Nikos Kavvadias 

A musical tribute to Nikos Kavvadias, presented within the framework of the Rialto Theatre’s 20th anniversary celebrations.


The tribute presents poems by Kavvadias set to music by Th. Mikroutsikos, Xembarkoi, M. Koch, G. Spanos and D. Zervoudakis. 


Singer: Rita Antonopoulou. With: Michalis Pourgourides (guitar – vocals), Konstantinos Stylianou (vocals), Barbara Lucas (violin), Alexandros Papacharalambous (wind instruments), Kostas Challoumas (acoustic bass, piano). Orchestra coordinator: Konstantinos Zorpas. With actors Yiannos Antoniou and Constantinos Alkiviades. 

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Cyprus Symphony Orchestra | FINLANDIA 

Join the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra on a captivating journey to the alluring musical sounds of Finland, with compositions by Jean Sibelius, one of the most important symphonists of Finland, widely recognised at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.


J. Sibelius: Andante festivο [Cyprus premiere], Violin concerto in D minor, op. 47, Symphony no. 3 in C major, op. 52 [Cyprus premiere]. 


Soloist: Kolja Blacher (violin) Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

Within the framework of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU. 

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Choir & Orchestra of Ayios Athanasios Municipality 

A concert presenting Cypriot medieval tunes, creating a music dialogue between the melodies of the medieval era of Cyprus and contemporary compositions inspired by them. 


With the Choir & Orchestra of Ayios Athanasios Municipality. 


Conductor: Antigoni Kyriakidou, Soloist: Elena Hadjiafxenti 

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Οn stage 

An innovative performance from Germany and Israel bringing together actors and spectators on stage. 


A paper puppet performance, a poetic door to the world through fantasy, with Maayan Iungman.


Within the framework of Kypria International Festival 2019. 

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Markos Vamvakaris / Thanasis Papageorgiou / STOA THEATRE 


After two years of successful performances in Greece, the confessional monologue of Markos Vamvakaris comes to Rialto’s stage only for one show.


The work of Nancy Toumpakari is based on the musician’s autobiography, spanning the most turbulent period of Greece, including the two World Wars, the Asia Minor Catastrophe, the Occupation and the Civil War. During this time, Markos Vamvakaris wrote lyrics and music that eternally marked the Greek laiko song.


With his extraordinary performance, Thanasis Papageorgiou illuminates the stories of Vamvakaris’ songs. 


Directed and performed by: Thanasis Papageorgiou 

Set and costume design by Lea Kousi 



Transfiguration/ OLIVIER DE SAGAZAN  

on stage 

The Open House Festival begins with the renowned performance by painter and sculptor Olivier de Sagazan, portraying the artist’s insatiable desire to give life to the sculpture itself. In a desperate attempt, he covers his body in clay, eliminating his own identity and metamorphosing himself into a living work of art.


The performance was selected to participate in numerous festivals. According to the Guardian, it is one of the most original and innovative shows one will never forget. 


Co-organised by the Rialto Theatre and Dance House Lemesos on the occasion of the theatre’s 20-year anniversary and the Open House Festival’s 10-year anniversary. 

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A music and dance performance based on Henrik Ibsen’s allegorical drama Peer Gynt, part of Kypria International Festival 2019.


Living in a parallel, artificial world where stories are made as a sum of our lives, the realm of false identities becomes the norm that carries the ruined and abandoned landscapes of ourselves. Creativity and “thoughtful thoughts” become personal ethics and art, as a means of revealing the source that leads the way to salvation. 


Concept/musicians/pianists: Anita Tomasevich, Manolis Neofytou 
Choreography: Fotis Nicolaou  
Dancers: Fotis Nicolaou, Viki Kalla, Evi Karsera, Yiannis Economides, Ivi Hadjivasiliou 




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 the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus & the Rialto Theatre. 

With English and Greek subtitles. 



Tell me your name 


Fivos Delivorias, Nefeli Fasouli and the multi-instrumentalist Yiorgos Katsanos present the most delightful songs and stories for children from their new CD book released by Mikri Arktos publications. 


Fivos remembers his own stories as a kid, his relationship with his city, his childhood, his friends and their adventures.


Through a selection of 15 songs, the beloved storyteller sings those moments in his own special way, accompanied by his friends and collaborators.


A performance that guarantees a good dose of fun, lots of singing and laughing!  



Life Changing ideas 

Inspirational Talks 

Organised and curated by the University of Nicosia, Life Changing Ideas hosts some of the world’s greatest figures in business, sharing their ideas and the latest global trends.


World-renowned Freek Vermuelen, Professor of Strategy at London Business School will talk about ‘Why 9 out of 10 Companies do not have a Strategy’. 

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24 & 25/10/2019 

Elena Antoniou /WISH 

Elena Antoniou invades Rialto Theatre with the synergy of five other female artists. Right after her performances at Athens Festival and Onassis Stegi in Greece she is back to questioning time as a construction, freedom as a convention and individuality as a prerequisite.


She renegotiates the personal boundaries and highlights wish-ing, as the only way out of any subjective restraint. “The sole responsibility of the beholder is that of his infinite freedom”. 


Conceived and choreographed by Elena Antoniou in collaboration with the artists. 


In collaboration with the artists: Elena Agathokleous, Eleana Alexandrou, Elena Gavriel, Elena Kallinikou, Arianna Marcoulides 


Music/sound design: Stavros Gasparatos 

Art direction/costumes: Christos Kyriakides 

Dramaturgy: Odysseas I. Konstantinou 

Light design: Vasilis Petinaris 

Photo: Stelios Kallinikou 


Funded by Terpsichore (2019), a choreographic research program initiated and sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus. 



Manon, Jules Massenet  


Opening of the award-winning series of the Met: Live in HD programme, broadcast in more than 2.200 cinemas across 70 countries.


The protagonists are the irresistible title character, Manon, a tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, and the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for her proves their undoing.


Conductor: Maurizio Benini.Directed by Laurent Pelly. 


Cast: Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano, Carlo Bosi, Artur Ruciński, Brett Polegato, Kwangchul Youn. 


With Greek and English subtitles.  





A music performance dedicated to the life of the Bábi movement’s initiator and the revival of his social impact on the world today.


The music is written by internationally acclaimed Cypriot composer and pianist, Alex Zografou. With the tenor at the Zurich Opera House, Boiko Zvetanov, upcoming bass Stoyan Bonchev, Cypriot flutist Heran Mirilo and violinist Gurel Kirmizi.


Narrated by: Mark Hellicar. 




Choreography Platform 2019 


Thirteen choreographers present their most recent work in this updated 19th edition of the Choreography Platform, focusing on contemporary choreography and supporting young and upcoming creators.  


Organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, and Rialto Theatre. 



Ορχήστρα - Toula Provincial Philharmonic Wind Orchestra 

The Russian Theatre Season in Cyprus presents the Toula Provincial Philharmonic Wind Orchestra performing beloved melodies of the past and the present, as well as traditional, classic and modern songs of the Russian and world music repertoire. 



Tango Legends  


Τhe Tango Legends come to Cyprus for the first time, presenting some of the greatest moments of Tango history to date.


Eleven of the best Argentinean tango dancers and musicians take the audience to an exciting journey of passion and sensuality to Buenos Aires, unveiling the charm of the city and the magic of music and dance. 


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The Lehman Trilogy  

NT Live  



The story of a family and a company that changed the world, broadcast from London’s West End.


Award-winning Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. 


With the support of the British Council & the British High Commission in Cyprus 





An extraordinary staging of Margaret Edson’s critically-acclaimed play Wit, directed by Emilios Charalambides.  


Translation / direction: Emilios Charalambidis 

Stage design: Sosanna Tomazou 

Costumes: Eleni Tzirkalli 

Music: Christina Argyri 

Actors: Popi Avraam, Ioanna Siafkalli, Dimitris Antoniou, Myrsini Christodoulou, Herodotos Miltiadou, Markos Kallis, Natalia Panagiotou. 


In Greek. 



Musical Bridges  


Galina Dimova, Nina Ioannidou, Natalia Lezedova and Velina Ruseva, four acclaimed pianists from Cyprus, Russia, Greece and Bulgaria, performed piano solos and compositions for four, six and eight hands by Scriabin, Saint-Saëns, Vladigerov, Khachaturian, Babajanian, Piazzolla, Economou, Hadjidakis et al. 



Madama Butterfly


The MET Live in HD 



Madama Butterfly, broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, is a breathtaking production directed by Anthony Minghella and conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi.  


With Greek and English subtitles. 



Musical Stories  




The concert of CYSO Musical Stories presents two works by Solon Michaelides and three works supporting a single story by:


F. Mendelssohn

L. Delibes 

Z. Kodály  

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Gadjo Dilo  



Reanimating the manouche gypsy jazz tradition and combining beloved Greek songs from the 50s and 60s, Gadjo Dilo have marked the Greek music scene with their own unique style, “Manouche de Grec”.


Organised by the NGO Magic Always Happens, the concert takes place within the framework of their fundraising campaign. 





A show retracing the history of jazz in the 20th century, featuring classic pieces from the 30s and onwards, Latin and modern rare tunes by European composers, as well as adaptations of traditional Cypriot songs, arranged by Cypriot composer Aris Antoniades. 


Conductor: George Krasidis. 



Of Mice and Men  



The emblematic work of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author, John Steinbeck, is considered to be one of the masterpieces of the 20th-century world literature.


In Greek.  




The MET Live in HD 

A modern masterpiece makes its long-awaited Met premiere.


Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. 


Director Phelim McDermott 

Conductor: Karen Kamensek 

Set Design, costumes: Philip Glass 

Counterteno: Anthony Roth Costanzo 

Nefertiti: J’Nai Bridges 

Queen Tai: Dísella Lárusdóttir 



Reflecting Aphrodite 

Rosario Gardenas 


Celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations between Cyprus and Cuba, the Embassy of Cyprus in Havana and the Embassy of Cuba in Cyprus present the multi-faceted dance performance Reflecting Aphrodite, by Rosario Gardenas, highlighting the parallel tales and myths of the Cypriot goddess with the deities of the Cuban-African religion, embodying similar characteristics. 

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A Life with No Limits by Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre from the U.S. is inspired by the life and work of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, featuring original music by U.S.-based Cypriot composer Sophia Serghi.


The performance is followed by The Fool and the World (2019), featuring music by Sophia Serghi. 


Organised by: Cultural Services - Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth in collaboration with Multi-Arts Crossings, with the support of the Embassy of the United States in Cyprus.  

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Tribute to Nicolas Economou


Presenting and promoting classical music, while showcasing the work of important Cypriot composers, the Cultural Office of AKEL organised a chamber music concert with works of contemporary Cypriot composers as a tribute to world-renowned pianist and composer, Nicolas Economou. 



6th Jazz and World Music Showcase 


The 6th Jazz and World Music Showcase presents a global picture of the contemporary Cypriot music creation. The Showcase also includes presentations, jam sessions and meetings with guests from the international music industry.  


Participating bands: Sol Aurorae, Trio Misterioso, Eleonora Roussou - Chara, Bitter Daphne, Larva, Amalgamation Choir Feat & Ermis Michael, Macumba and Marios Grigoriou. 


Organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, and Rialto Theatre. 




Mariza Rizou 


Another summer filled with journeys has come and passed.


Now, bringing with her an abundance of beautiful images and energy, Mariza Rizou carries on through autumn and winter!


In parallel with the release of her third personal album, she sets out on a tour of Greece and Cyprus.  



Fountains of mojitos Evie Demetriou  
On Stage 


When do four dancers on stage become four women on stage? When does a dance group become a women’s gathering? When does the personal become shared and the collective become personal? 


The new project of Evie Demetriou explores how four women share intimacies about friendship, love, sexuality.  


Concept/ Choreography:  Evie Demetriou 

In collaboration with performers: Rania Glymitsa, Milena Ugren Koulas,  

Julia Brendle, Eleftheria Socratous 

Dramaturgy: Guy Cools, Lighting Design: Aleksandar Jotovic, Photo: Pavlos Vrionides. 





Maria Chimonidou on the piano, Yiannis Myralis on the saxophone, Manolis Neophytou on the piano and Daphne Seisou singing present a special programme for children and adults alike, featuring the familiar dances of Brahms and Dvořák, as well as songs by Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hatzidakis. 

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And so ….. this is Christmas  

The Choir of Dreams  


The Choir of Dreams and Elena Solea presented one hundred voices on stage with live orchestral accompaniment, featuring the Children’s Choir of Dreams and Marina Kyriakidou Dance Studio.  


The performance encompasses an array of Christmas songs from the Greek and international repertoire, replete with joy and love, set to transfer the audiene to the warmth of the Christmas spirit, to winter’s snowy landscape. 


Scenes: George Papadopoulos 

Costumes: Vagia Solea 



All about Eve, IVO VAN HOVE  

NT Live   


Gillian Anderson and Lily James lead in All About Eve, broadcast adapted and directed by Ivo van Hove, that tells the story of Margo Channing, a true star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve… don’t you…? 


Τhis new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. 


With Greek and English subtitles. 

With the support of the British Council & British High Commission in Cyprus. 

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La La World 2  



A sequel to La La World – Musics of the world show, performed in the context of the Classic Beat Youth Festival 5. The new repertoire, inspired from diverse music traditions from around the world, includes a wide range of songs, performed either a capella or with music accompaniment. A joint collaboration of “Epilogi” children’s choir, the women’s vocal ensemble Cantus Novus Femina and the Concordia String Quartet, conducted by Angelina Nicolaidou. 


Featuring Andri Hadjiandreou on the piano and Natasa Hadjiandreou on percussion. 

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Still Waiting  

Roula Kleovoulou  


On the 20th anniversary of “Chorotheatro Omada Pente”, Roula Kleovoulou took the stage at Rialto alongside seven dancers who are vainly waited for something to happen, someone to come, something to change.  


This is a game that relates to the sphere of the absurd, drawing inspiration from Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot.  


Choreography: Roula Kleovoulou 

Music: Chris Cara – Soundscape Studios 

Dramaturgy: Chloe Melidou 

Dancers: Magda Argyridou, Elena Gavriel, Mari Georgiou, Vicky Kala, Chloe Melidou, Joshua Steliou, Hassan Hassasin 




Traditional Dance Workshop Alexandra 


Following the successful production of the EPI-MENONTES project, the show MAN(N)A  is put on based upon an idea and concept of Yiorgos Yiallourides.  


MAN(N)A assembles dancers, musicians, choral singers and actors from Cyprus and Greece. Dance (traditional and contemporary), music (traditional, religious, contemporary), speech (poetic, theatrical and prose) are fused into a multimodal production to praise the manifold figure of the Mother.  


Directed by: Marios Theocharous. 

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Christmas Concerts  

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra  


Christmas is a time of joy, love, a festivity of giving, of coming closer together. Nothing can tune us into this beautiful spirit better than music! So, let us warm our hearts with the “angelic” Mass of the Children by English composer John Rutter and a special selection of Christmas songs. Celebrate the Christmas season with these delightful musical works presented to you by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, three marvelous choirs, and two amazing soloists! 


Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann, Music instruction: Angelina Nicolaidou, Soloists: Ayşe Göknur Shanal (soprano), Alex Moskofian (baritone) 

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Limassol Music School Marios Tokas 


Just like every Christmas, the Music School of Limassol puts on a Christmas show, having as participants its Music Ensembles.


Music instruction and conducting by the School’s music teachers. 



Amahl and the Night Visitors   


Kyrenia Opera of New York returns to Cyprus for this timeless Christmas story. The lives of Amahl, a disabled boy, and his mother will change forever when they are visited by three mysterious kings from the East.  Originally written for television, Amahl and the Night Visitors is one of Menotti’s most accessible and entertaining operas, certain to amuse audiences of all ages and bring them closer to the enchanting world of opera. 


Featuring thirteen-year-old Janki Namboodiripad in the title role and Zoe Nicolaidou, soprano, as the mother. 


With: Andreas Aroditis, tenor – King Kaspar 

Stavros Mantis, baritone – King Melchior 

Andreas Zenios, baritone – King Balthazar 

Konstantinos Chrysostomou – The Page 

and the Young Voices of Kyrenia Opera – Chorus of Shepherds and Villagers 

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