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06 October - 08 October 2022

I'm Tzitzikas the famous singer

the virtuoso musician, the mighty aviator!

I know a few songs with exquisite melodies

That sweetly seduce the beautiful ladies...


This year, the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation’s alternative events series “The Roof” hosts the musical theatre performance  for children and adults “Tzitzikas Sings an Apology” in its courtyard on Thursday 06/10/2022.


Tzitzikas (the Greek word for “cicada”) spends up to seventeen years underground preparing hard to present its song. This is not that lazy creature people normally think of; rather, it works hard to achieve its goal. The performers of the show will bring the BOCCF’s courtyard to life, offering an immersive experience and giving the audience the opportunity to meet the real Tzitzikas along with its wonderful orchestra and to hear its unique story, its adventures, and its song live...


A narrative monologue by Tzitzikas set to music, accompanied by Quintus Ensemble, a well-known wind band in Cyprus. A story told in the manner of an ancient rhapsodist and a modern troubadour. A work that deals with the well-known Aesop’s fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper —which, in fact, is a cicada in the original— and casts Tzitzikas, who is typically mocked for his attitude towards life, against type.


Here, however, Tzitzikas, now a musician with modern sensibilities and knowledge, takes the floor and exposes the centuries-old plot that has been set up against it with vehement arguments. It courageously stands its ground and explains the reasons why it believes not only in its innocence but also in the truth of its turbulent life.




Script, narration, songs, direction: Alexis Goudas

Original music, arrangement: Neoklis Neofytidis

Director of Quintus Ensemble: Savvas Christodoulou

Artwork, poster: Kostas Lakis




•On stage:

Narration, singing: Alexis Goudas

Flute – Savvas Christodoulou

Oboe – Natalie Neophytou

Bassoon – Evangelos Christodoulou

Horn – Annita Skoutella          

Clarinet – Giorgos Georgiou



Duration: 60 minutes


Date: Thursday, 6 October 2022

Time: 20:00

Venue: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 86-90 Faneromenis Str., Nicosia 1011

Info: 22 128157


Free entrance



Doors open at 20:00


On the evenings of the Faneromeni22 Arts Festival events, the museums and exhibitions of the Cultural Foundation will be open until midnight.


All necessary protective measures will be taken during the events in compliance with state guidelines for the health and safety of visitors and staff.



During the events, photos and/or videos will be taken. The pictures of visitors of the events may be used for promotional purposes or may be provided to the media or uploaded on the Internet. By attending the events, the public automatically gives to the organizers the right to use the photos/videos taken.