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Rialto Theatre Announces its February Program

Rialto Theatre Announces its February Program

Rialto has announced its schedule of February events. Learn more below!

2 The Myster of the Hamelin City THEATRO TSEPIS

sat 16:00 (90')

Reconstructing the myth of Pied Piper of Hamelin, Thomas Moschopoulos presents a play for all ages that addresses the democratic principles, the role of political leaders in every democratic state, as well as the voters' responsibility.

Travelling through time, spectators are given a chance to save the innocent child they betrayed while growing up. Setting the action in a theatre-within-the-theatre, the director enables the viewers to choose the end of the story, as well as to reflect and retell their own version of it.

Directed by: Marios Theocharous. Set design: Edouardos Georgiou. Costume design: Thelma Kasoulidou. Lighting design: Vassilis Petinaris. Music: Christos Andreou. Voice coach: Maria Kapetaniou.

Cast and singers: Lida Karayianni, Antonis Kleanthous, Nicoletta Mantesidou, Polina Matthaiou, Grigoris Petri, Constantinos Tsiolis & Thekla Flouri. In Greek

€10 / 8


12 Carmen The MET: Live in HD| Georges Bizet

sat 19:55 (201')

Broadcast live from New York's Metropolitan Opera, Carmen is directed by Richard Eyre, starring Clémentine Margaine in the title role of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José.

The world premiere of Bizet's masterpiece was presented at the Opéra Comique, in Paris in 1875 and was considered scandalous, yet it soon became a triumphal success, remaining one of the most frequently staged operas in the world.

Conducted by: Louis Langrée. Set & Costume design: Rob Howell.

€18 /14


3 PANTELIS THALASSINOS

sun 20:30 (100')

Pantelis Thalassinos presents an anthology of love songs inspired by Cypriot and Greek traditions, the rebetiko song, the Greek Nouvelle Vague and Old Athens music waves, as well as the Greek laïkó popular song and the composers of the later 20th century, combining the singer's own beloved songs and greatest hits.

Accompanied by Cypriot singer Christiana Pavlou, together they will present songs from their latest collaboration.

Musicians: Andreas Dryniatis - bouzouki, Varvara Louka - violin, Marios Markou - clarinet, Antonis Polykarpou - piano, Dimitris Papanicolaou - bass, Constantinos Paouros - drums, Admitos Pitsillidis - guitar / arrangements / direction.

€ 20 /16


5 Antony and Cleopatra NTLIVE

tue 20:00 (220')

Broadcast live from London's Olivier Theatre, the NT's critically-acclaimed production has impressed the British audience receiving multiple five-star reviews. William Shakespeare's gripping drama intertwines politics, passion and power, with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in the title roles of the famous fated couple.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome, Octavian and Lepidus. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire, the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Directed by Simon Godwin (Twelfth Night, Man and Superman, The Beaux Statagem). With English and Greek subtitles.

€10 / 8


6 Greetings from Greece - CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

wed 20:30 (90')

This season, the CySO presents Greetings from Greece, transporting us to its landscapes and rythms through the music of Konstantinos Grigoriou, Nikos Skalkottas and Mikis Theodorakis, featuring award-winning saxophonist Theodore Kerkezos, nominated twice by Naxos label at the 50th Grammy Awards and described by Gramophone magazine as "one of the most astounding performers of our days". With saxophone music, we will also travel to Russia and Spain, with composers Alexander Glazunov and Pedro Iturralde respectively.

Soloist: Theodoros Kerkezos (saxophone), Conductor: Tassos Symeonides

€12/ 7/ 5


7 Heart of a Dog Mikhail Bulgakov

Academic Drama Theatre of Vladimir Russia

thu 19:30 (160')

The Russian Theatre Season in Cyprus presents Mikhail Bulgakov's outstanding novel Heart of a Dog, staged by the Academic Drama Theatre of Vladimir, Russia.

Moscow 1924. Doctor A.F. Preobrazhensky conducts a dangerous medical experiment, implanting a human thyroid gland on a stray dog named Sharik, aiming to produce a new human model. However, the dog becomes transformed into an incapable and unbearable being that jeopardises the social position and the scientific status of its creator. Through a series of extreme situations, the protagonists seesaw between comic and tragic, questioning power, social institutions, the boundaries of science and nature itself. The play maintains the authentic atmosphere of post-revolutionary Russia, portraying the socio-political conflicts and the psychological state of the period's leading personalities, as well as the timeless character of symbols, circumstances and values.In Russian with Greek and English Suptitles

€15 / 10/ 7


10 Rendezvous with Marlene Ute Lemper

sun 20:30 (90')

Ute Lemper's new show is based on a phone call between Marlene Dietrich and Ute in 1988 in Paris. Ute was then at the beginning of her career in theatre and music, receiving critical international acclaim for being the "successor" of legendary Marlene Dietrich. With a successful 30-year career including performances in Europe, Broadway, Paris, Berlin and London's West End, she remains the most important show woman of her generation, famous for her work in both theatre and cinema, counting hundreds of concerts and various albums. She has been universally praised for her interpretations of Berlin cabaret songs, the works of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht and the Chansons of Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Léo Ferré, Jacques Prévert, Nino Rota, Astor Piazzolla.

Musicians: Werner Vana Gierig - piano, Cyril Garac - violin, Matthias Daneck - drums, Romain Lecuyer - bass

€ 30 / 25


12 A Tribute to Mozart

tue 20:30 (90')

Three Cypriot pianists, Nicolas Melis, Manolis Neophytou and Elena Mouzalas, perform four piano concertos (Nos 11, 12, 13 and 14) written by Mozart "for performance with an orchestra or even a quattro" appropriate both for concert halls, as well as for smaller venues. Featuring: Prometheas String Quartet (Nikos Pittas - violin, Iraklis Mitellas - violin, Nick Papageorgiou - viola, Miranda Papaneocleous - cello).

€13/ €10 (supporters) / 8 (Students)


15 DIONYSIS TSAKNIS

fri 20:30 (90')

Following a two-year break, Dionysis Tsaknis returns on stage with a concert presenting the present and the future of the Greek rock music scene, performing his own all-time greatest hits, as well as his latest discography, which constitutes a significant Greek music legacy.

Accompanied by four exceptional musicians and Dimitra Kelekidi, Dionysis Tsaknis will remind us of one of Greece's most beloved music eras and will present his own hits, as well as songs by his fellow musicians.

€ 18 / 14


20 Maria (Kalogeropoulou) Callas The Woman and The Artist

wed 19:30 (90')

A journey into the Life and Art of Maria Kalogeropoulou Callas, the greatest soprano of the 20th century. Internationally acclaimed artist and Vienna-based Cypriot soprano Chryso Makariou, together with Bulgarian baritone Krum Galabov, and famous Greek actor Achilleas Grammatikopoulos join forces on stage accompanied by pianist Zbynek Maruska.

Guest musician: Theodoros Krasides (flute).

The concert will present extracts from the operas Norma, Tosca, La Traviata, Anna Bolena. Research and supervision: Dr. Spyridoula Katsarou, music scholar and historian.

The performance is held under the auspices of the First Lady of the Republic of Cyprus, Mrs Andri Anastasiades. The event is organised by the Pancyprian Association "One Wish One Dream", supporting children with cancer and related diseases. All proceeds will go to the association "One Wish One Dream".

€ 15 / 10


21 Eugene Onegin ALEKSANDR PUSHKIN

thu 19:30 (120') 6+

Acclaimed Russian actor Dmitry Dyuzhev will present Aleksandr Pushkin's masterpiece Eugene Onegin, directed by Antonina Kuznetsova. Sergei Prokofiev's music will be performed on stage by pianist Fedor Stroganov.

Within the framework of the 3rd International Theatre Festival "Five evenings in Cyprus". In Russian.

€ 40 Rows C,D,E,F / € 35 Rows from G up to M and Balcony - Row AAA / € 30 Rows from N up to R an Balcony Rows from BBB up to DDD . € 25 supporters and students

22 Music and Greek Cinema by the Psycho Quartet

Fri 20:30 (120')

Psycho Quartet consists of four virtuoso instrumentalists who share a long-standing friendship and professional relationship. Vivi Gkegka (mandolin), Mariliza Papadouri (cello), Dimitris Papangelidis (classical guitar) and Yiorgos Salvanos (piano) will present their first concert as a quartet in Cyprus and share with the audience much-loved songs from the Greek cinema, performed with joy, humour and nostalgia. Vasilis Gisdakis, one of Manos Hadjidakis' last collaborators, will be performing with them as a guest singer.

€ 15/ 10


24 Christmas Eve | THEATRE ON SOBORNAJA

sun 19: 30 (60') 12+

Ryazan State Regional Theater for Children and Youth "Theatre on Sobornaja" presents Nikolai Gogol's family comedy Christmas Eve.

It is Christmas Eve in a small snowy Ukrainian village. Gogol's story seems to be one of those sweet and charming grandmother's tales, where the most beloved Ukrainian Christmas holiday is lovingly and tenderly recreated in the play, through Christmas carols and passionate hopak dances, embroidered shirts and trousers, wreaths, ribbons and Christmas stars.

Within the framework of the 3rd International Theatre Festival "Five evenings in Cyprus". In Russian.

€ 25 / 20


26, 27 Drama Short Film Festival travels to Cyprus

tue, wed 20:30 (155' )

Drama Short Film Festival travels to Limassol, Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos with the screenings of Greek films that received awards and distinctions at the 2018 festival edition. Organised by: Ministry of Education and Culture, Rialto Theatre and Drama International Short Film Festival. In collaboration with Nicosia Friends of Cinema Society and the Cine Clubs of Paphos, Limassol and Larnaca

Programme of screenings 26/2:

La Ultima Hija / Evi Karabatsou (21')

En Partie / Anastasia Melia Eleftheriou (16')

Calling / Artemis Anastasiadou (16')

Go for Broke / Marinos Sklavounakis (30')

Beyond Good &Evil or (The exuberantly painful process of teething) / Alexandros Papathanasopoulos (12')

Vourvourou / Karina Logotheti (22')

The Sound / Antony Petrou(15')

Avanos / Panayiotis Haramis (20')

Programme of screenings 27/2:

The Silence of the Dying Fish / Dimitris Gotsis (10')

Ave Eva / Olivia Twardowska (13')

Aria / Myrsini Aristidou (14?)

Chandelier / Antonis Glaros (10')

Molly 6 to 8 / Efthymis Micheloudakis (18')

Narki / Dimitris Tsalapatis (22')

Quidnunc / Harry Ayiotis (26')

Hector Malot - The last day of the year / Jacqueline Lentzou (25')

Free entrance


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