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Saturday 16th September 2017
Saturday 16th September 2017
20:30 - 22:30
1 day/night
Pafos Castle Square - Paphos
  Pafos Harbour
Coastal Broadwalk, Paphos, Cyprus
Not Available
Based on the work by Christa Wolf, the opera presents the moment just
before Cassandra, defeated by gods and people alike, falls in the hands of
the Achaeans. In the little time she has left, Cassandra from Troy tells her story
and her sufferings as a child, a lover, a prisoner and a woman.
Director Hervé Loichemoi showcases the strength of his heroine, while composer
Michael Jarrell dresses the performance with different music genres. Fanny
Ardant, who has worked with some of the most distinguished European
directors, takes on the role of Cassandra and her exquisite performance
confirms her reputation as one the best French actresses. With the participation
of Commandaria Orchestra under the direction of Francis Guy. Set and Light
design: Seth Tillett. Costume design: Nicole Rauscher. Conductor: Jean Deroyer.
The work is produced by the Comédie de Genève and it was first presented
at the Grand Opera d’Avignon.