MAY 2018

3, 4  thu, fri 20:30 (90’) 

Heroes 

Gerald Sibleyras 

 

Following a successful tour in Athens, the Heroes, featuring Yiannis Fertis, Dimitris Piatas and Ieroklis Michaelides, come to Rialto’s stage. This comedy, directed by Nikita Milivojevic, recounts the story of three querulous military veterans who spend their days in a sanatorium, reminiscing their old glory and dreaming of freedom. Heroes was nominated for four Moliere Awards (2003) and was staged at West End, winning an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2006

5 sat 20:30 (90’) 

Cypriot Serenade 

Epilogi Cultural Movement 

 

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

6 sun 18:30 (180’) 

Leonard Bernstein Centenary 

The Royal Ballet 

 

To celebrate the centenary year of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers showcasing the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premieres by choreographers Wayne McGregor (Chichester Psalms) and Christopher Wheeldon (Serenade) and  the first revival of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety. Broadcast pre-recorded from the Royal Opera House

8, 9  tue, wed  20:30 (100’) 

The Shell  

Konstantina Sotiriou 

THOC’s New Stage 

 

While Anna’s partner suffers from a disease that violently cuts him off from the rest of the world, she struggles to figure out whether her existence must end with her partner’s life. Written by Konstantina Sotiriou and directed by Andreas Araouzos, the play addresses the issue of dementia.

12 sat 19:55 (207΄) 

Cendrillon 

Jules Massenet  

THE MET LIVE In HD 

 

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

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

13 -16 sun - wed  20:30 (150΄) 

The Great Chimera  

M. Karagatsis 

POREIA THEATRE 

 

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

18 fri 20:30 (90’) 

WELCOME TO SPRINGTIME  

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

 

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

23 wed 20:30 (105΄) 

In the Fade  Germany 
Fatih Akin 

 

Fatih Akin’s new film tells the story of a woman whose life falls apart when her husband and son are killed in a bomb attack. The film won a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the Best Actress Award at Cannes Film Festival last year. Cast: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Johannes Krisch, Yiannis Economides. 

27 sun 18:00 & 20:30  (70’) 18+ 

Tea Ceremony  

THEATRE COLLECTIVE SRSLY YOURS 

On Stage 

 

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

31 thu 20:30 (90’) 

Musical Titans 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

 

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

Conducted by: Jens Georg Bachmann.