4 La Bayadère | ROYAL BALLET
fri 18:00 (165’)
Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor. The High Brahmin also desires Nikiya, and when she rejects him, he plans to take revenge on Solor. Well known composer Ludwig Minkus is considered to be one of the 'founding fathers' of Russian ballet music. Danced by: Vadim Muntagirov, Natalia Osipova, Marianela Nuñez et al.
5 André Rieu New Year’s Concert | Sydney 2019 ENCORE
sat 20:30 (120’)
One of Event Cinemas’ biggest names, André Rieu, returns with a major new production this New Year’s 2019! The “King of Waltz” André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Year’s concert recorded live in Sydney’s iconic Town Hall.
A magical evening of music and dance featuring his world-class sopranos, The Platin Tenors, and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year! In collaboration with Inner Wheel Limassol.
9 The Sound of the Gun | Loula Anagnostaki I THOC New Stage
wed 20:30 (140’)
One of the most acclaimed Greek theatrical plays, The Sound of the Gun, written by Loula Anagnostaki is presented for the first time on stage in Cyprus, directed by Adonis Florides. Illustrating the strong bond between mother and son, the play portrays their relationship, which despite being strained by conflict and tension, it remains unbreakable.
Set and costume design: Lakis Genethlis
Music and soundscape design: Christina Georgiou
Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris
Cast: Yiorgos Anayiotos, Loukas Zikos, Andreas Koutsoftas, Maria Michael, Rania Schiza, Victoria Fota
In Greek with English and Turkish surtitles.
10-11 | Vasilis Papakonstantinou I Odysseas Ioannou
thu-fri 20:30 (150’)
A year after their successful performance titled 9:05, which lasted three years, counted 270 concerts and gathered 130.000 spectators, Vasilis Papakonstantinou meets Odysseas Ioannou on stage and, together, they perform beloved songs and narrate short stories about hope, beauty, fate, desire, the sun and the dream.
The concert features songs performed by Vassilis Papakonstantinou and stories written and narrated by Odysseas Ioannou: stories on everyday people that become almost real, that would have been meaningless had they not carried within a peculiar, almost incredible element, as an integral part of reality.
Andreas Apostolou: piano, keyboards, arrangement
Vangelis Paterakis: electric bass
Stephanos Dimitriou: drums
Mary Brozi: violin, vocals
Yiannis Avgeris: guitars, wind instruments
12 Adriana Lecouvreur | The MET: Live in HD | Francesco Cilea
sat 19:55 (213’)
Soprano Anna Netrebko takes on for the first time at the Met the title role of the 18th century actress Adriana Lecouvreur. A co-production of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, Gran Teatre del Liceu – Barcelona, Wiener Staatsoper, San Francisco Opera and L’Opéra National de Paris conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and directed by Sir David McVicar, who ingeniously sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theatre. Cast: Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Piotr Beczała, Carlo Bosi, Ambrogio Maestri, Maurizio Muraro et al.
13 Four Fables and A Queen
sun 11:00 (43’) 6+
A fascinating performance for the entire family. Four stories wrapped in a fable: A comedy in mime and in words for eight animals and one queen. A virtuous combination of words in English and Greek, with movement and drama that captivate both children and adults. A multi-awarded performance from Israel that has travelled all over the world.
Written, directed and performed by awarded actress Ruti Tamir.
Co-organised by the Embassy of Israel in Cyprus.
14 Yiannis Kotsiras | Thodoris Economou
mon 20:30 (75’)
A piano and voice recital featuring songs by prominent songwriter Manos Eleftheriou who passed away last summer. Yiannis Kotsiras, one of the most acclaimed and beloved Greek singers, meets on stage composer and pianist Thodoris Economou. In an era of extreme “show-off”, the two friends and artists focus on the essence of music without embellishments, driven by their love for the work of this remarkable songwriter, as well as their need to present a song in its bare form.
16 Eurydice | Sarah Ruhl | THEATRE DIONYSOS
wed 20:30 (90’)
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl draws inspiration from the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, retelling with humour and delicacy a contemporary version of the classic tale. A play of sounds, music and songs illustrating the power of love and the thin line separating life from death.
Translated by: Dimitris Tarlow
Directing/Movement/Choreography/Lyrics: Marios Mettis
Set and Costume design: Nikos Kouroushis
Music: Christina Georgiou
Lighting design: Cecilia Tselepidi
Cast: Georgina Tatsi, Yiannis Karaoulis, Vasilis Vasilakis, Marios Mettis, Eleonora Vasiliou, Pinelopi Vasiliou, Themis Ppolou.
18 Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
FROM STRAUSS TO TCHAIKOVSKY
fri 20:30 (90’)
The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra rings in the new year with music by the Strauss Family. From Winter Joy Polka by Josef Strauss to Emperor Waltz by Johann Strauss, the concert also features excerpts from Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, as well as Eugene Onegin.
Soloist: Anastasia Maximova Gonsales Moreau (mezzo-soprano)
Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann
25 Letter to a Child | Orianna Fallaci | ZETA DOUKA
fri 20:30 (70’)
A play based on a book adaptation of Letter to a Child Never Born written by feminist journalist Orianna Fallaci, partner of Alexandros Panagoulis. A tragic monologue - a diary or a letter of a woman speaking with the child she carries in her womb. The raw realism of this strong text, as well as the author’s overwhelming statement are both shocking and devastating, yet they critically comment on social issues that are still relevant today. Actress Zeta Douka in the title role, is looking deep into the soul, giving a heartbreaking performance. In Greek
Directed by: Manos Petousis.
Theatrical adaptation: Maro Bourdakou.
Music: Yiorgos Christianakis.
26 The Bolshoi | VALERIY TODOROVSKIY
sat 20:30 2017 (132’)
The film tells the true story of a young country girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Despite the difficulties and obstacles, she reaches her goal and becomes prima ballerina at the famous Bolshoi Theatre.
Directed by: Valeriy Todorovskiy
Cast: Alisa Freindlich, Margarita Simoneva, Anna Isaeva, Valentina Telichkina et al.
In Russian with English and Greek subtitles.
In collaboration with the Russian Cultural Center.