New Score: Alcestis

Photo: Aljoša Rebolj

Photo: Aljoša Rebolj


Suffering from Game of Thrones withdrawal? Good news: ancient royalty is, once more, playing deadly games in Dubrovnik.

Alkestida (Alcestis), the second collaboration between directress Livija Pandur and Silence, opens on September 13 at the Marin Držić Theatre in Dubrovnik (CRO). The staging, based on the oldest preserved play by Euripides, tells the story of Alcestis, the wife of Admetus, who sacrificed her own life in order to bring her husband back from the dead. The play features a remarkable performance by Katarina Stegnar in the title role.

The predominantly instrumental score—a marriage of mandolins and atmospheric synthesizers—includes two songs performed by the cast and Benko.

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Barbara Predan