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THE SUPPLIANTS

The
Suppliants

Opera | Aeschylus
Scenic adaptation in modern Sicilian and Greek | Moni Ovadia, Mario Incudine, Pippo Kaballà
Translation | Guido Paduano
Directed by | Moni Ovadia
Scene | Gianni Carluccio
Costumes | Elisa Savi
Music | Mario Incudine
Choreographic movements | Dario La Ferla

plot

Danaus and Aegyptus, sons of Belus, king of Egypt are at conflict. The first is the father of fifty daughters and the second of fifty sons who wish to marry the daughters of Danaus.

Both Danaus and his daughters refuse such impious matrimony and escape on a ship which takes them to the port of Argos, the homeland of their ancestor Io.

The people of Pelagus who occupy Argos agree to help to the fugitives and fend off the herald of Aegyptus who have also reached the coast in an attempt to seize back their cousins.

CAST

Cantastorie | Mario Incudine
Danao | Angelo Tosto
First Corifea | Donatella Finocchiaro
Corifee | Rita Abela, Sara Aprile, Giada Lorusso,
Elena Polic Greco, Alessandra Salamida
Pelasgo | Moni Ovadia
Araldo of Egyptians | Marco Guerzoni
Egyptians voice | Faisal Taher
Musicant | Antonio Vasta (Accordion-bagpipes), Antonio Putzu (wind), Manfredi Tumminello (guitar-bouzouki), Giorgio Rizzo (percussions)