Iphigenia in Aulis
Athens & Epidaurus festival
Ancient Epidaurus Theatre, Athens, 21059

Iphigenia in Aulis

Theatre

National Theatre of Northern Greece - Yannis Kalavrianos
Iphigenia in Aulis

by Euripides

One of Euripides’ late plays, it was written between 408 and 406 BC and presented posthumously at the Great Dionysia, where it won first prize. The tragedy focuses on the fateful decision of Agamemnon, commander of the Greek forces, to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia.

19 July, 2019 to 20 July, 2019
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In the beginning of the play, the Greek fleet plans to sail to Troy, but remains stuck in Aulis as the wind has lulled. The seer Calchas reveals that the wind has died down due to Artemis being furious with Agamemnon after being insulted by him. The goddess will only be appeased if Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter, Iphigenia. Agamemnon invites Iphigenia to Aulis, on the pretext of marrying her to Achilles, the most admired warrior among the Greeks, prior to their departure for the war. Faced with a horrific dilemma, torn between his daughter and his people, Agamemnon nevertheless decides to proceed to the sacrifice, dismissing the pleas of Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, Achilles, the army threatening him with mutiny, even his own brother, Menelaus. The noble Iphigenia ultimately reconciles herself with her tragic fate and her heroic death for her people’s sake. In the denouement, a messenger announces to Clytemnestra that Iphigenia’s body disappeared from the sacrificial altar shortly before receiving the final blow.

Translated by Pantelis Boukalas
Directed by Yannis Kalavrianos

Set and costume design Alexandra Bousoulega, Rania Ifantidou
Music design and coaching – Sound design Thodoris Economou
Movement Dimitris Sotiriou
Lighting design Nikos Vlasopoulos
First assistant to the director Alexia Beziki
Second assistant to the director Haris Pechlivanidis
Assistant to the set and costume designers Elina Eftaxia, Isabela Tudorache
Photos Tasos Thomoglou
Production managers Marleen Verschuuren, Maria Lazaridou
Asisstant to the set designer Sofia Tsirigoti
Cast (in alphabetical order) Anthi Efstratiadou (Iphigenia), Giorgos Glastras (Agamemnon), Giorgos Kafkas (Attendant), Nikolas Marangopoulos (Menelaus), Thanasis Raftopoulos (Achilles), Christos Stylianou (Messenger), Maria Tsima (Clytemnestra)
Chorus Momo Vlachou, Stellina Vogiatzi, Despina Giannopoulou, Ioanna Demertzidou, Danae Epithymiadi, Aegle Katsiki, Lida Koutsodaskalou, Maria Konstanta, Alexia Betziki, Zoe Mylona, Marianthi Pantelopoulou, Katerina Papadaki, Revekka Tsiligaridou
Live music Dimitris Chountis

Organization / Production: 
National Theatre of Northern Greece
Language: 
With Greek and English surtitles
Hours: 
21:00
Tickets: 
VIP 45€, ZONE A 40€, ZONE B 20€, STUDENTS 13€, UPPER TIER 8€, UNEMPLOYED & PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 5€ FOR GROUP PURCHASES (UP TO 21 PERSONS) 20% DISC OUNT (FOR ZONE B AND UPPER TIER)
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