PAFOS2017, CASSANDRE - a spoken opera -

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Saturday, 16.09.2017 – Saturday, 16.09.2017


Comédie de Genève, Cassandre, Fanny Ardant
Comédie de Genève, Cassandre with Fanny Ardant Marc Vanappelghem

The Embassy of Switzerland has the pleasure to announce the participation of a Comédie de Genève production in the framework of the European Capital of Culture - Pafos2017 programme of events. 

Saturday, 16 September 2017 at 20.30h

Pafos Castle Square

The voice of Fanny Ardant - serious, momentous, yet not too much so: an alto voice.

Her presence, her very way of being on stage, of being there yet not there, a scintillation.

Cassandre is beside herself, distraught, elsewhere. No longer fully alive, soon to die, she has chosen – perhaps – a third form of existence, neither good nor evil, neither just nor unjust, as always refusing all pretence, she who has witnessed only continual war.

In a world of deception and deceit, Cassandre is a heroine beyond the world.

She is that voice, fragile and stubborn, which sleeps in all of us, and which inconveniently sometimes surges forth.

Director Hervé Loichemol showcases the strength of his heroine, while composer Michael Jarrell dresses the performance with different music genres.

This monodrama for actress and orchestra, inspired by the work of the author Christa Wolf, was staged during the 69th Festival d’Avignon.

Director: Hervé Loichemol

Conductor: Jean Deroyer

Set & Light design: Seth Tillett

Costume design: Nicole Rauscher

With the participation of the Commandaria Orchestra under the direction of Francis Guy.

Language: In French with Greek and English subtitles.

Duration: 60′ without intermission

Admission: €30 | €20 (students, unemployed, retirees)

Tickets via SoldOut Tickets

Free transportation: reservations + 357 99 63 92 56
From Nicosia:
Departure: from the Cyprus Handicraft Centre at 18.00h
Return: from Pafos public parking after the performance

From Limassol:
Departure: from Jumbo (former Orfanides supermarket) at 18.30h
Return: from Pafos public parking after the performance

In collaboration with the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia and the Institut français de Chypre.


Location: Pafos Castle Square