DECEMBER 2018

1 Happy Prince | Theatre Dendro 

sat 16:00 (70’) 

 

Oscar Wilde’s Happy Prince tells the story of a statue covered with gold and many fine jewels, which sits overlooking the city. When a swallow passing by seeks shelter under the statue, it discovers that the prince is, in fact, unhappy. Together, they join forces to change the world. In Greek. 

 

Directed by: Katerina Loura 

Cast: Georgios Iosif, Constantinos Dimitriou, Loizos Papageorgiou, Valanto Papageorgiou, Olia Georgiadou.

1 The Seagull | Theatre Dendro 

sat 20:30 (100’) 

 

Chekhov’s masterpiece The Seagull is divided between the genres of comedy and drama, characterized by Chekhov himself as “a four-act comedy” portraying the relationships and the psychology of people who love, serve or would like to serve Art. 

 

Directed by: Costas Philippoglou 

Set & Costume design: Lakis Genethlis 

Music: Lost Bodies 

Cast: Antonis Katsaris, Stavros Louras, Stela Fyrogeni, Marios Constantinou, Katerina Loura and Andria Zeniou 

Greek dialogues

2 We are Bridges – Epilogi  

sun| 20:00 (90’) 

 

A concert presented within the framework of the International Choir Festival “Choral Crossroads 2018” dedicated to the Euro-arab and Mediterranean dialogue, to friendship, collaboration and Peace. 

 

With: Epilogi Limassol Cultural Movement Choirs, Ermis Cultural Foundation Choir – Aradippou, Morfou Cultural Association Choir, as well as Robert Fuchs Kirchenchor Freuenthal Choir from Austria, St.Rafqa Institute Choir from Lebanon, Teachers’ Choirs from Komló, Hungary and Amman, Jordan. 

Artistic direction: Angelina Nicolaidou

4 Tamata | Fotis Nikolaou 

tue 20:30 (80 ) 

 

Alone and defeated, six men embark on a quest to find their new faith. Set against a timeless and solitary background, where memory becomes a nightmare and the present a deep wound, they struggle to rediscover their body, their own truth… their light. 

 

Concept – Choreography: Fotis Nikolaou 

Music: Dimitris Spyrou 

Set design: Elena Kotasvili, Alexis Vayianos 

Costume design: Constantina Andreou 

Lighting design: Panayiotis Manousis 

 

Dancers – Performers: Tasos Karachanides, Panos Malaktos, Fotis Nikolaou, Yiannis Economides, Alexandros Stavropoulos, Dimitris Spyrou. 

 

Within the framework of Terpsichore 2018 for contemporary dance research and development

5 Music Encounter | Poulenc, Milhaud, Ibert, Taffanel, Hadjidakis 

wed 20:30 (75’) 

 

In Four French Composers and a Quintet meet Manos Hadjidakis, ensemble compositions are performed by exquisite soloists in a chamber music concert, offering to the audience a multi-dimensional music experience of high quality. 

Organization: Aristokyprio 

 

Manolis Neofytou (Piano), Orfeas Chiratos (Clarinet), Nihat Agdac (Violin), Stella Ingrosso (Flute), Anne-Marie Gay (Oboe), Stefano Riva (Bassoon), Alessandro Viotti (French Horn)

7 Cyprus Symphony Orchestra | Georgian Culture 

fri 20:30 (90’)  

 

Joining in the celebrations of the Annual Georgian Culture Festival in Cyprus, the CySO presents Largo and Allegro for Strings, Piano and Timpani by Georgian composer Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli and continues with Saint-Saens’ Piano concerto no.2 in G minor. The concert ends with Mozart’s Symphony no. 41 in C major, K.551, considered one of the greatest symphonies ever written. 

 

Soloist: Elisso Bolkvadze (piano) Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

9 The Nutcracker | Royal Ballet 

sun 18:00 (135) 

 

Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and captivating music, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Broadcast from the Royal Opera House

10 Noel: A magic Fairytale 

mon 20:00 (95’) 

 

Classical crossover soprano Aliki Chrysochou, accompanied by composer and pianist Thodoris Economou , the barytone George Ioannou and Epilogi Children’s Choir, conducted by Angelina Nicolaidou, present a Christmas concert with well-known melodies from classical music, musicals and films: a traditional repertoire with the most beloved songs of the past years

11 The Madness of George III |NTLive  

tue 20:00 (150’) 

 

Broadcast from the Nottingham Playhouse to cinemas worldwide, The Madness of George III is part of the National Theatre Live screenings. King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. 

 

This multi-awarded play by Alan Bennett is broadcast from the Nottingham Playhouse for the first time, featuring Olivier Award-winner Mark Gatiss in the title role. Directed by Adam Penford, artistic director of the Nottingham Playhouse. 

With English and Greek subtitles. 

14 Dad…don’t ever die again on Friday | Satiriko Theatre  

fri 20:30 (100’) 

 

Dad…don’t ever die again on Friday is a hilarious comedy by Alexandros Rigas and Dimitris Apostolou that satirises the greediness of our lives and the darkest face of the Greek temperament. When landowner Fanis Karavas unexpectedly dies from a heart attack, a series of strange incidents begin to unfold in the house of the deceased, with the number of dead people rapidly increasing. 

 

Directed by: Despina Bebedeli 

Set design: Kostas Kafkarides 

Costume design: Lakis Genethlis 

Cast: Spyros Georgiou, Marios Dimitriou, Marianna Kafkaridou, Vasilis Michael, Loukia Protopapa, Andreas Rozou, Maria Fiaka, Nadia Charalambous, Ioanna Maragkou 

Greek dialogues

15 La Traviata The MET: Live in HD | Giuseppe Verdi 

sat 19:55 (187’)  

 

The Met’s new music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and Juan Diego Flórez sings the role of her lover, Alfredo.  

In Italian with Greek and English subtitles.

16 Christmas Jazz Show | Katerina Mina 

sun 18:00 (120’)  

 

A festive concert presenting all-time Christmas jazz and blues classics, under the artistic direction of soprano Katerina Mina. 

 

Jazz Trio, consisting of Yiannis Hadjiloizou (piano), Yiorgos Krasides (saxophone) and Ireneos Koulouras (double bass), orchestrates and presents together with Katerina Mina some of the most famous Christmas songs by Cole Porter, Kurt Weil, George Gershwin and Bart Howard, as well as traditional Greek carols

17 Vladimir Ovchinnikov | Commandaria Orchestra 

mon 20:30 (90’) 

 

Within the framework of the Russian Theatre Season, the Embassy of Russia in Cyprus and the Russian Cultural Centre in collaboration with the Rialto Theatre, introduce internationally acclaimed pianist Vladimir Ovchinnikov and Commandaria string ensemble from Cyprus, presenting works by Russian and international composers.

19 Mariza Rizou | Live 

wed 20:30 (100’) 

 

A concert presenting old and new songs by the talented songwriter’s discography, as well as her own beloved covers. Mariza Rizou’s Live is an opportunity to meet ourself and the others, and leave with a smile on our face, as if floating among the stars.  

 

Vangelis Katsarelis (trumpet), Angelos Aivazis (guitars, vocals), Yiorgos Mouchtaris (double bass), Yiorgos Kosteletos (drums), Markos Haidemenos (piano / orchestrations). 

21 Christmas | Marios Tokas Limassol Music School  

Fri 20:30 (75’) 

 

A Christmas programme presented by talented students and graduates of Marios Tokas Limassol Music School. Students from both high school and senior high school will participate in this concert, conducted by their teachers.

22 The Lucky Soldier | THOC 018 

sat 15:00 & 18:00 (90’) 9+ 

 

The Lucky Soldier is an adaptation of a Russian folk tale by Xenia Kalogeropoulou and Thomas Moschopoulos, transformed into an innovative and thought-provoking play for children and adults, portraying the big truths of life: happiness, failure, knowledge, love, co-existence, poverty and wealth - the beginning and the end of life’s circle. 

 

Directed by: Georgia Mavragani 

Cast: Marina Argyridou, Markos Kallis, Panayiotis Larkou, Nikos Manesis, Yiorgos Onisiforou, Georgina Tatsi. With English and Turkish surtitles

27 The Mediterranean Temperament meets the Latin Passion  

thu 20:30 (90’) 6+ 

  

A programme presenting famous songs and rhythms from South America, such as tangos by Piazzola and Marquez, as well as an eclectic repertoire of compositions by Hadjidakis, Theodorakis and other composers.  

 

With: Pavlina Konstantopoulou, Andreas Aroditis (voice), Manolis Neophytou, Nikolas Melis (piano), Sorin Horlea (violin), Marios Nicolaou (percussions), Zoi Paisanou (guitar), Andreas Christodoulou (mandolin).