FEBRUARY 2018

1 thu 19:30 (90’) 

So why you in a tailcoat?  

Cabaret Lori 

 

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

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

 

The performance is organised within the framework of the Second International Theatre Festival “Five evenings in Cyprus”. Suitable for persons over 12 years of age.

4 sun 12:00 (80’)  

Treasure Island  

R. Stevenson 

 

They also were children, dreamed about seas, lost islands and treasures. They wanted to wade through jungles and search for buried treasures, to overcome dangers and destroy the plans of crafty enemies... But the spirit of adventures and insatiable greed has turned them into pirates. Everyone makes his own choice: because pirates are not born - they are made. 

 

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

 

The performance is organised within the framework of the Second International Theatre Festival “Five evenings in Cyprus”.

4 sun 19:30 (100’) 

Mark Chagall, The Last Flight  

Israel Theatre of young spectators  

 

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

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

 

Before leaving to another world, a great artist of our time, one of the leaders of the international avant-garde of the 20th century, Marc Chagall, is holding talks with the Angels. They appear in the images of people, who accompanied him through his life, whom he loved, idolized and became inspired by. It is a confession about the difficult fate, creativity, faith and the artist's palette, in which there is only one color – the Color of Love. The play received the Audience Award of the 9th International Theatre Festival "Seating yard" (Orenburg), in 2016. 

 

The performance is organised within the framework of the Second International Theatre Festival “Five evenings in Cyprus”. Suitable for persons over 12 years of age. 

6 tue 20:30 (70’) 

Clytemnestra or the Crime 

Marguerite Yourcenar 

 

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

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

 

Directing/adaptation/set and costume design: Marios Mettis 

Cast: Jenny Gaitanopoulou, Marios Mettis, Christina Constantinou. 

10 sat 19:00 (159’) 

L'Elisir d'Amore 

The MET Live in HD  

 

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

12, 13 mon, tue 20:30 (140’) 

The Drama Short Film Festival travels to Cyprus 

 

The awarded Greek films of the Drama Short Film Festival 2017 travel to Cyprus. Organised by: Ministry of Education and Culture, Rialto Theatre and Drama International Short Film Festival. In collaboration with Nicosia Friends of Cinema Society and the Cine Clubs of Paphos, Limassol and Larnaca.

15 thu 19:00 (90’) 

Humor in Music  

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 

 

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

20 thu 20:30 (105’) 

Salome 

NT LIVE 

 

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

21 wed 20:30 (105’) 

Tribes - Nina Raine  

THOC 

 

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

 

Translator: Eri Kyrgia 

Director: Athina Kasiou    

Set & Costume Designer: Lydia Mandridou   

Music & Sound Designer: Antonis Antoniou   

 

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

24 sat 19:30 (175’) 

La Bohème 

THE MET LIVE IN HD 

 

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

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