OCTOBER 2018

6 Aida  

The Met: Live in HD  

sat 19:55 (216’) 

 

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts in 70 countries on 6 continents will begin its 13th season with Verdi’s grand production of Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko.  

 

Conducted by: Nicola Luisotti. Directed by: Sonja Frisell. Cast: Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Quinn Kelsey, Ryan Speedo Green.  

With Greek and English subtitles 

8 - 9 The Servant of two Masters

Carlo Goldoni  

mon - tue 20:30  (120’) 12+ 

 

Carlo Goldoni’s masterpiece Servant of Two Masters is one of the finest 18th century Italian commedia dell’arte. A sarcastic social satire about love, passion, the pursuit of happiness and the struggle of everyday survival. 

 

Translation: Errikos Belies, Directed by: Adonis Florides, Music: Costas Cacoyannis, Songwriter: Pambos Kouzalis, Costume and set design: Edouardos Georgiou, Movement and choreography: Natasa Georgiou. Lightings: Vasilis Peteinaris * KYPRIA Festival 2018. 

10 Stefanos Korkolis 

wed 20:30 (120’) 

Internationally acclaimed Greek composer and pianist, Stefanos Korkolis, will be presenting an eclectic repertoire featuring beloved songs from his own discography and instrumental compositions, as well as covers of both Greek and international classic songs. 

Talented singer Sophia Manousaki will be accompanying the pianist on stage. 

Musicians: Kostis Pyrenis: guitars – vocals, Vassilis Defingos: Saxophone - flute – percussions. 

 

In collaboration with the Cyprus University of Technology 

13 - 19  International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2018 

sut - fri 20:30  

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 Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus & Rialto Theatre. With English and Greek subtitles. 

24  Epaggelma Porni (Occupation: Prostitute) 

Lili Zografou 

wed 20:30 (65’) 

 

Following a series of sold-out performances in Athens and across Greece, Occupation: Prostitute travels to Cyprus. Two autobiographical stories from the book of the same title portray the regime change period in Greece, as well as the character of Lili Zografou: the author and political activist, who resisted against all forms of violence.  

 

Directed by Enke Fezollari, Performed by Alexandra Palaiologou, Music: Stamatis Kraounakis. 

In Greek 

26 Scandinavian Sentiments 

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 

fri 20:30  (80’) 

 

Four countries and four music traditions come together in this concert by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra featuring: Uuno Klami: Cobblers on the Heath (Nummisuutarit) Overture*, Sibelius: Pélleas et Mélisande Suite, op. 46 (excerpts), Arioso, op. 3* 
Grieg: Solveig’s song from Peer Gynt, op. 23 (incidental music), A. Mozart: Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia, K. 582, Symphony no. 35 in D major, K. 385 (“Haffner”).  

 

Soloist: Katerina Mina (soprano), Conductor: Esa Heikkilä.  *Cyprus premieres 

27 La Fanciulla del West  

The Met: Live in HD  

sat 19:55 (203’) 

 

In this romantic epic of the Wild West, La Fanciulla del West, by Giacomo Puccini, incorporating purely American tunes, love emerges triumphant. In this production, eagerly-awaited star tenor Jonas Kaufmann returns to the Met: Live in HD. 

 

Conducted by: Marco Armiliato, Directed by: Giancarlo Del Monaco. 

Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek-Mini, Jonas Kaufmann, Carlo Bosi, Željko Lučić, Michael Todd Simpson, Matthew Rose, Oren Gradus. 

30 King Lear  

NT Live 12+  

tue 20:00 (200’)  

 

Broadcast live from London’s West End, Shakespeare’s masterpiece, King Lear, is extraordinarily performed by 78-year-old actor, Ian McKellen.  

This shocking drama, who sees the King reject those who truly love him, is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written. Ian McKellen, who revives a profoundly humane King Lear, portraying the inevitable fate of man when approaching the end of his life, exceptionally performs one of the most demanding roles of the world theatre. 

 

Directed by Jonathan Munby. With Greek and English subtitles. 

31 Birth Days  

Danae Stylianou 

wed 20:30 (80’)  

 

A documentary about birth in times of excessive medical intervention. In a country where Caesarean section births account for 4 times the recommended WHO rate, a mother sets out to reclaim her own body and regain trust in the maternity care system. Has medicalisation of childbirth gone too far?  

 

Directed by Danae Stylianou. With English subtitles.