52 Reasons to Love Sicily | Live Classical Theater in an Acient Greek Amphitheater

52 Reasons to Love Sicily #37. Live Classical Theater in an Acient Greek Amphitheater. L’Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (INDA) has presented masterpieces of ancient Greek theater in Siracusa since 1914 at Siracusa’s Teatro Antico — the same stage on which some of these works may have been premiered centuries ago! Attending these performances between…

In May, Take Your Breath Away

One of the most magnificent experiences you could have in Sicily is attending the festival of ancient Greek theater in Siracusa in the 5th century B.C.E. ancient Greek theater. Last May, our tour groups were each fortunate to have seen one of the productions in rotation–like this one pictured, Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus, which was…

Our May 2016 Tour, Day 7: It’s Electrifying

Annually each May and June, L’Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (INDA) presents ancient works of theater at Siracusa’s 5th-Century-BC Teatro Greco (pictured, photographed during last year’s performance of The Suppliants by Aeschylus). During the 2016 season, INDA will produce Electra of Sophocles, Phaedra by Seneca, and Alcestis of Euripides. On the evening of Day 7…

Pack Your Toga

In May 2016, during our Experience Sicily with Chef Melissa Muller tour, we’ll see a performance of an ancient Greek play at the 5th-century-BC Teatro Greco in Siracusa. This photo is from last summer’s performance of The Suppliants by Aeschylus. It was breathtaking!

Ancient Acoustics

From the top of Monte Barbaro, the seats of the amphitheater at Segesta face the sea and hills in the distance. The acoustics from the orchestra, where I’m standing, are outstanding, something I proved when I sang to everyone visiting the site with me that day!

Ancient Greek Theater in the Ancient Greek Theater

The 51st theater season presented by the Fondazione INDA ONLUS is currently underway. Experience Sicily’s Evelina Buttitta Rubino was in Siracusa earlier this week where at the city’s renowned ancient Greek amphitheater, she saw “Le Supplici,” or “The Suppliant Maidens” by Aeschylus. This image is of some of the scenery utilized in the performance that…