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OPEN AIR GREEK THEATRE SEASON 2021 - Siracusa, Sicily

The 56th theatre season is with us. Here in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy at the magnificent Greek theatre, once seating 16,000 theatre goers in the northern part of the city.


Greek Theatre Season 2021 - Syracuse, Sicily
Greek Theatre Season 2021 - Syracuse, Sicily

From July 3rd to August 21st 2021 the ‘Instituto Nazionale Del Dramma Antico’ Italian national institute for classical drama or INDA as they are known, offer us a delightful feast of cultural talent showcasing the best of Sicilian and Italian performers, actors and musicians.

Boasting one of the finest venues for open air theatre in the world, the idea of staging the ancient Greek texts on the stage of the Greek theatre in Siracusa, the very stage for which several were actually created, came in 1914.



As always, there are three performances this season, each offering not only artistic brilliance but also the set, both on and off stage, creating an atmosphere unparalleled.

The first of the three is a tragedy

Le Coefore or khoēphòroi in Greek, is the original language of this performance.

Picture Argo, in Greece around 450 BC, the story of how Orestes is ordered by Apollo to murder his mother and lover as a revenge killing. This tragedy takes it name from the Coefore meaning ‘the bearers of libations for the dead.’ First premiered at the theatre Dionysus in Athens, this play has never lost appeal to the public.



Greek Tragedy - Le Baccanti by Euripides - Composed in 407 - 406 BC
Greek Tragedy - Le Baccanti by Euripides - Composed in 407 - 406 BC


With an assortment of heavyweight characters from Electra the sister to Clytemnestra the Queen, these three episodes culminating in episode three where the choir rejoices, since justice has triumphed. Argos and the royal house of Agamemnon are now free, and it is high time that all traces of the atrocities that occurred were erased, the tremendous revenge is complete, but the Erinyes immediately appear, avenging goddesses of crimes, will leave your thirst for all things theatre truly satisfied.


Le Coefor Performance Dates

July 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31


Tickets can be purchased directly online from the INDA website and for more performance information



 


The second tragedy is LE BACCANTI

By Euripides

A tragedy based on the Greek myth of King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother Agave and their punishment by the god Dionysus.


Le Baccanti Performance Dates

July 4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30

August 4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20


Tickets can be purchased directly online from the INDA website and for more performance information




 

The third performance is a 'Nuvole' | THE CLOUDS

by Aristofane

A comedy written around 420 BC

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Le Nuvole - a comedy by Aristofane
Le Nuvole - a comedy by Aristofane

Performance Dates for Nuvole

August 3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21


Tickets can be purchased directly online from the INDA website and for more performance information














 

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Directions from Hotel Algila in Ortigia to the Greek Theatre


Local Information:

TEATRO GRECO, Viale Giuseppe Agnello, SIRACUSA (SR), 96100, Sicily, ITALY

A 15 minute drive from Ortigia Island.

Top 3 Parking & Getting Around Tips In Ortigia & Siracusa & Electric Charge Points
Top 3 Parking & Getting Around Tips In Ortigia & Siracusa


Transit to the Theatre can be made by car in only 15 minutes where safe parking can be paid for.

Taxis can be ordered from the hotel with no rebooking needed.



OUR TIPS:

Book popular performances and days in advance

Bring a hat, sunglasses and suncream.

The Greek theatre is located inside the Neapolis archaeological park, well worth a visit too.





Book today to avoid room and ticket availability disappointment.


Hotel Algila 4 Star Superior

93 Via Vittorio Veneto I-96100 Siracusa, Italy Phone (Italy) +39 0931 465186 E-mail algila@algila.it

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