Wednesday 10 May 2017

Reception for All Participants

Archaeological Site of Kourion

Gazing at the full moon’s reflection on the Mediterranean Sea from the imposing ancient Kourion theatre, two unique voices – the internationally renowned Cypriot baritone Kyros Patsalides and the highly acclaimed soprano Zoe Nicolaidou – will take us on an unforgettable musical journey. The singers will be accompanied by 100 young artists on stage, members of the Youth Symphonic Orchestra of Cyprus and the Choir of the School of Music of Nicosia, under the distinguished Cypriot conductor George Kountouris.

The unique acoustic quality of the theatre will echo to the sound of Carmen, La Traviata, Neapolitan serenades, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Viennese operettas, as well as the famous Greek composers Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hatzidakis. And no such event promoting the treasures of our cultural heritage would be complete without the inclusion of a few traditional – yet timeless – Cypriot songs.

Nowhere else in Cyprus could such an event be better realised than at the magnificent surroundings of this Greco-Roman theatre. Built in the 2nd century BC on the site of Kourion, one of the island’s most important city-kingdoms, the theatre’s archaeological remains are among the most impressive sights in Cyprus.

All participants are welcome to experience this remarkable musical performance in a place where history meets art. 

All guests who arrive early will have the opportunity to learn more about some of the many monuments on the site before the reception begins. Guided tours, in English, lasting 15-20 minutes will be available for guests arriving between 17:15 and 17:45.

Learn more about the lives of the two Cypriot singers.

Coaches will be leaving the Filoxenia Conference Centre to the Kourion, starting at 16:00 and every 15-minutes after until 16:45.