Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change
Rafi – Nova Melancholia – Michalis Siganidis
How does one sing about one’s desires and fears? To what extent are humans natural and to what extent are they spiritual? How does living with animals affect us? How much does it liberate us?
One of the most dynamic Greek music theatre companies, Rafi, returns to the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, this time at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus, with Michelangelo Falvetti’s elegant Baroque oratorio Il diluvio universale (The Great Flood). Presented in Greece for the very first time, the oratorio of this provocative, Sicelian priest caused a sensation when it was originally performed: inspired by the Biblical story of the Great Flood, its protagonists are natural elements such as water, fire and air rather than Biblical figures.
The directorial duo of Nova Melancholia evoke the sense of a true tempest on stage. Audiences will be carried away by a seductive blend of period instruments, Arabic maqam and animal sounds, with virtuosos Michalis Siganidis and Harris Lambrakis improvising and sweeping us off our feet akin to medieval trobadours.
Composer: Michelangelo Falvetti
Libretto: Vincenzo Giattini
Directing - Set design - Costume design - Lighting design: Vassilis Noulas, Kostas Tzimoulis
Adaptation - Arrangements: Panos Iliopoulos, Thanos Polymeneas
Performed by musicians Michalis Siganidis, Harris Lambrakis, Panos Iliopoulos, Giannos Giovanos, Guido De Flaviis, Thanos Polymeneas, Zoe Pouri and singers Yannis Filias, Lito Messini, Nikos Spanatis, Giorgos Roupas, Anastasia Kotsali
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. Rafi, returns to the Athens Festival, this time at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus, with Michelangelo Falvetti’s elegant Baroque oratorio.
To be announced.