Thomas Moschopoulos returns to Epidaurus with what was one of the most popular plays in antiquity, Iphigenia in Tauris, which, however, does not have the characteristics that would easily classify it as a tragedy. “Written at a time which was especially difficult for the Republic of Athens, one can describe it as an offering of hope and tender consolation on the part of Euraipides,” the distinguished director explains. This is a masterfully constructed play, filled with lyricism, which became a point of reference for the subsequent European humanist tradition and the Enlightenment. “In our time, where barbarities similar to those that take place in the ‘land of the Tauri’ appear – sadly – less and less mythical, the enlisting of intelligence and ethos and the rejection of senseless violence which will lead the main characters to the happy end of the play should be gladly received.” The performance stars Amalia Moutousi, Yorgos Chryssostomou and Anna Kalaitzidou. The music was written by Kornilios Selamsis.
Cookies necessary for the site to operate. Find out more here.
Analytics to improve visitors’ experience without identifying them. Find out more here.
Cookies from services/websites linked to on our website. The third party entities’ cookie policies apply. Find out more here.