More theatre, more music and more performances from various artistic fields are coming to Rialto Theatre next month – should everything go to plan.
The theatre will start the month with an anti-nationalist drama in Greek called Flight 1702 08 Kossovo written by Jeton Neziraj, that raises questions of human dignity and politics. Directed by Marios Theocharous and staged by Theatro Tsepis, two performances will take place on November 1, at 6pm and 8.30pm.
A few days later it is time for the 20th edition of the Cyprus Choreography Platform, when from November 6 to 8, Viky Kalla, Alexandra Waierstall, Melina Sofokleous, Fotis Nicolaou, Lia Haraki, Maria Kasapi, Ivi Hadjivassiliou, Panayiotis Tofi, Andria Michaelidou, Julia Brendle, Harry Koushos and Milena Ugren Koulas will present their most recent choreographic work.
November 17 will see a return to theatre as four one-act plays written by Cypriot playwrights are presented in the form of staged readings. Stephanos Stavridis, Avgi Lilli, Maria A Ioannou and Yiorgos Trillidis focus on development in Cyprus, hence the title of the performance Develop. Develop Again. Develop Better.
Two days later, another artistic genre will take over Rialto: music. On November 19 the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra will present a repertoire of operatic masterpieces. In a concert titled A Night at the Opera, ten renowned composers, 12 beloved arias and a series of fascinating stories inspired by human sensibility and fragility come to life, presented by an ensemble of passionate virtuosos. From Othello’s deception by the villain Iago, to the glamorous and self-absorbed toreador in Bizet’s Carmen, and the undoubtedly lyrical Porgi Amor in The Mariage of Figaro, the concert presents some of opera’s most beloved arias.
Musical performances will continue until the end of the month. The 7th Jazz and World Music Showcase, taking place between November 27 and 28, will present the very best of Cypriot contemporary music, hosting presentations, jam sessions and meetings with guests from the international music industry.
On the following day, November 29, young musicians will take over the stage with the Youth Music Encounters 2020. The Youth Chamber Orchestra of the Bremen Music School from Germany and a Cyprus choir, following a week of joint rehearsals, educational and social activities, present a concert programme with pieces by European, Arab and Cypriot composers.
November at Rialto
Theatre, dance, music and other performances. November 2020. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. www.rialto.com.cy