Rafi Music Theatre Company - Nova Melancholia - Michalis Siganidis
Il diluvio universale
by Michelangelo Falvetti
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?
Rafi, one of the most dynamic Greek music theatre companies, returns to the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, together with the avant-garde performance group Nova Melancholia, 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 Sicilian 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 brings to the fore a number of current issues and causes. Audiences will be carried away by a seductive blend of period instruments, oriental maqam and animal sounds, with virtuosos Michalis Siganidis and Harris Lambrakis improvising and sweeping us off our feet as if they were modern-day troubadours.
With Greek and English surtitles
The performance will also be presented at the Dodoni Festival
The Athens & Epidaurus Festival will be realised in compliance with the special directives issued by the Ministry of Health, with consideration for public health and a sense of responsibility towards the public and artists.
Audiences are kindly requested to arrive at the venue 90’ prior to the start of the performance, to avoid inconvenience, in compliance with the health authorities’ instructions.
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