1 sun 19:30 (50’)
Yiannis Ritsos’ emblematic poem is presented on stage, depicting the heroic sacrifice of Grigoris Afxentiou. A powerful one-act play, recounting the modern history of our island. An ode to the timeless values of life, self-sacrifice and devotion to homeland.
3 tue 19:30 (190’) + 15
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece directed by Benedict Andrews starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
14 sat 19:30 (218’)
MET Live in HD
Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career as Luisa’s father in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006.
Luisa Miller premiered in Naples, at Teatro di San Carlo in 1849, and represents a transitional moment in Giuseppe Verdi’s unparalleled career. The story centres on the bond between a father and his daughter as they stand together against a hostile world. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl, Luisa, opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. Directed by Elijah Moshinsky, the cast also stars Plácido Domingo, Olesya Petrova and Alexander Vinogradov and Dmitry Belosselskiy. Conductor: James Levine.
15 sun 20:30 (120’)
Kostas Hatzis, the pioneer songwriter of the Greek ‘social song’, has left an indelible mark on a whole generation. Embarking on a journey where Love knows no borders, the guitarist and songwriter will be performing with his fellow-musicians for people with autism. Voice: Maria Alexiou. Musicians: Rigas Saritziotis (flute, saxophone and clarinet), Christos Alexopoulos (drums, percussions) and Polis Pelelis (double bass). Conductor: Yiorgos Payiatis. Organised by: Magic Always Happens NGO
18 wed 20:30 (75’)
Frida ki Allo
Following their popular production titled Angeliki at Neos Kosmos Theatre and a successful tour in both Cyprus and Greece, Fly Theatre present their new project, based on the life and work of Frida Kahlo. In this production, video art intertwines with theatre, in a high-end multimedia performance - a tribute to the turbulent life of this iconic painter. Katerina Damvoglou takes on the title role of the Mexican painter, with humour, flexibility and sarcasm, whereas Robin Beer animates the stage with sound and video, setting up the colourful world that surrounds the artist.
19 - 28 thu – sat (18+)
Cyprus Film Days 2018
This 16th edition of Cyprus Film Days presents a variety of films, screened at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and Zena Palace Cinema in Nicosia. An international competition section (Glocal Images), internationally acclaimed film premieres (Viewfinder), tributes, parallel programmes and music events make up this year’s official International Film Festival of Cyprus dedicated to feature fiction films. This year, the jury will be presided by internationally acclaimed film director, Abel Ferrara, and many of the films will be screened in the presence of the filmmakers. Film premieres: Sweet country / Warwick Thornton, The florida project / Sean Baker, Foxtrot / Samuel Maoz , Lucky / John Caroll Lynch, Love me not /Alexandros Avranas and Duty (Wajib) / Annemarie Jacir. Organised by: Cultural Services – Ministry of Education and Culture & Rialto Theatre
30 mon 20:30 (135’)
After a series of successful concerts in Athens, renowned Greek singer Tania Tsanaklidou returns to Rialto Theatre after many years, presenting a repertoire of personal memories and stories of the mind and the heart. Featuring among the most beloved muses of the Greek music stage, Tania Tsanaklidou will unveil her theatrical talent and embark with the audience on a journey of emotions and senses. The artist will be accompanied by talented musicians Blaine L. Reininger (violin), Vangelis Kontopoulos (bass), Dimtiris Barbagalas (guitars) and Anastasios Misirlis (cello).