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The 57th season of the INDA Foundation at the Greek Theatre in Siracusa



The 57th season of the INDA Foundation at the Greek Theatre in Siracusa

The 57th season of the INDA Foundation at the Greek Theatre (17 May - 9 July 2022) will open with the staging of two tragedies, ‘Agamemnon’ by Aeschylus (458 BC) directed by Davide Livermore and translated by Walter Lapini and ‘Oedipus Rex’ by Sophocles (415 BC) directed by Robert Carsen and translated by Francesco Morosi, which mark the origin of the history of theatre and of human consciousness. Agamemnon, the veteran who finds nothing in his home that he had left behind and expected, the arrogant king with a marked destiny. Oedipus conducts his search for truth without any limits, giving rise to the longest recognition in the history of theatre. Both are caught by the unexpected in the most tragic of ways. And in a different form, the unexpected also dominates the third tragedy scheduled for 2022, ‘Iphigenia in Tauride’ by Euripides directed by Jacopo Gassmann and translated by Giorgio Ieranò, which takes place in unusual places, such as today’s Crimea, incredible twists and turns, escape by sea and a happy ending.

With this work, the mechanisms of deception and mockery, destined, with Menander and Plautus, to give life to modern comedy, break into tragedy. The staging of the complete trilogy of the ‘Orestea’ directed by Davide Livermore, i.e. the chain of vendettas of ‘Agamemnon’, ‘Coephoras’ and ‘Eumenides’, and the story of a man, a lineage and a political cycle beyond history, will close the season.

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We are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion, with distinguished guests, explaining the works behind the production of the 57 Stagione Teatro Greco di Siracusa. Marina Valensise (CEO INDA), Jacopo Gassmann (Director of Ifigenia in Tauride), Giorgio Ieranò (Translator of Ifigenia in Tauride) will be in conversation with Mirko Canevaro (Professor of Greek History, University of Edinburgh).

A Q&A with Helen Meany (Director of ClassicsNow Festival) and Davide Amendola (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) will follow. 

To join the event please follow this LINK on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 5:00 pm GMT Summer Time.




Marina Valensise, journalist and writer, is since 2020 the managing director of the INDA Foundation. She directed from 2012 to 2016 the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris, and she is the author of five books. The last one: “Luciana Frassati Gawronska, un romanzo del Novecento”,Marsilio editori 2019, Feltrinelli Economica 2022.

Jacopo Gassmann graduated in Film and TV at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and then completed an M.A. in Theatre Directing at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He received the Premio Associazione Nazionale Critici di Teatro in 2020.

Giorgio Ieranò is Professor of Greek Literature at the University of Trento (Italy). His main research interests focus on archaic Greek poetry, ancient theatre and the reception of classics. He is also a regular contributor to Italian daily newspapers and magazines and has published various books on Greek mythology and civilization for the wider public. He has translated and adapted various Greek dramas for the stage: in particular, for the Istituto nazionale del dramma antico (INDA), Euripides’ Bacchae (2012), Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes (2017) and Euripides’ Heracles (2018).



Date: Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Time: At 5:00 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh and Dublin

In collaboration with : Stagione 2022 _ INDA _ Istituto Nazionale Dramma Antico _ Fondazione ONLUS _ Siracusa

Entrance : Free