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The Greek portrait of Federico Garcia Lorca

A tribute to one of the world’s most beloved and sung poets

Compositions by Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Thodorakis and other renowned artists

@Rialto Theatre on Saturday 5th of June

Within the framework of FlashArt 2 programme of the Rialto Theatre for the support of the Cypriot artists, will be presented a homage to the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. The poet whom his work finds a fertile ground in the Greek intellectual world since the quests of the poet are intrinsically related to Innovation and Secularism in post-war Greece.

The starting point was Blood Wedding, which was staged by Karolos Koun Theatro Technis, based on a translation by Nikos Gatsos, with music composed by Manos Hadjidakis (1948). Romancero Gitano then followed with music composed by Thodorakis, based on an adaptation by Odysseas Elytis (1967). Having at the epicentre the works Blood Wedding, adapted for voice, guitar and cello, as well as Romancero Gitano, adapted for guitar and voice, both presented for the first time in this form in Cyprus, the event pays tribute to one of the world’s most beloved and sung poets. A number of other selected songs based on Lorca’s poetry, composed by renowned artists, will also be presented, and accompanied by lyrics, texts and images that showcase important aspects of the Spanish poet’s work.

Lorca is part of our collective culture since Greek artists and authors have approached his work in their own unique way, thus illustrating the Greek portrait of Federico Garcia Lorca.

Voice: Angelina Soteriou

Violoncello / Narration: Mariliza Papadouri

Guitar / Orchestration / Adaptation: Dimitris Papagelidis

Sponsors: Opap Cyprus, Limassol Municipality, Evangelismos Music Stores, Allfreight Services Ltd, Allfreight Kirzis Logistics Ltd

Supported by: Vivliotropio

Media Sponsor: Kathimerini Newspaper

Rialto Theatre - Saturday, 5th June 2021 at 20:30

Tickets: €12/10, Rialto Box Office : 77 77 77 45, Rialto App

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