Electra (Cancelled)

Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre

12, 13/5
Thursday, Friday
Grand Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre
Tickets: MOP 300, 220, 120

A contemporary theatrical production by Chinese and Greek creative minds 

Electra is a classic play about vengeance and justice written by Sophocles, one of the three great ancient Greek tragedians. This play, a new interpretation by renowned Greek theatre director Michail Marmarinos together with the creative teams from Greece and China, has been recognised with awards since its debut in 2018. This production is directed by revival director Huang Fangling, and presented in collaboration with the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre.

The chorus plays a critical role in ancient Greek tragedies, without which the tragedies would arguably be unable to take shape. Composer Dimitris Kamarotos has therefore invited specialists to reproduce the ancient Greek double aulos, a musical instrument which dates back over 2,000 years, to crossover with the sheng, a time-honoured Chinese free reed wind instrument. The text is translated by Luo Tong, who is the third generation of her family to work as a translator and researcher of ancient Greek literature and theatre. This first-class production is definitely not to be missed.

Playwright: Sophocles
Translator: Luo Tong
Director: Michail Marmarinos
Composer: Dimitris Kamarotos
Revival Director: Huang Fangling

Characters and Cast
Electra: Fan Yilin
Clytemnestra: Li Chentao
Chrysothemis: Mai Duo
Orestes: Chen Shan

Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one interval
Performed in Mandarin, with surtitles in Chinese and English 
Restricted to audience aged 13 or above

Introductory Text

Outreach Programme

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