SOFIA KYANIDOU - DIMITRIS YIAKAS: REGINE TRADITE-LOVE BACKSTAGE
Claudio Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea - “A Dio, Roma” (Ottavia)
Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas - “Thy hand, Belinda… When I am laid in earth” (Dido)
Georg Friedrich Händel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto - “E pur così in un giorno… Piangerò la sorte mia” (Cleopatra)
Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide - “Bel raggio lusinghier” (Semiramide)
Pavlos Carrer: Maria Antonietta - “Ombra adorabile” (Maria Antonietta)
Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda - “Quando di luce rosea” (Maria Stuarda)
Camille Saint-Saëns: Henry VIII - “À ta bonté souveraine” (Catherine d'Aragon)
Gaetano Donizetti: Anna Bolena - “Al dolce guidami... Copia iniqua” (Anna Bolena)
What made Medea curse her female nature? Was it intense erotic passion? Betrayal? The royal descent that could not impose itself on the weakness of a woman?
Love and betrayal make up the backdrop of this show, across which the eight heroines move, gleaned from the masterpieces of the global operatic repertoire. All women, all queens, all in love and all betrayed.
However, a grievance is not only a lament - it is also spoken word. Thus, it was decided to stage a show where arias are interwoven with bitter poetry and prose, where the texts cross paths with music. Because these beings are immortal, out of time and yet timeless, they could have been then, now and after, there, elsewhere or anywhere, me, you, everyone; their sigh still lingers.
The narrator serves as a link not only between the heroines but also between space and time, between us. Some found justice, others went far away and for some their passion was sealed by death. In any case, they will tell us their story from the very beginning.
10€, 5€ (pupils - students - unemployement card holders)