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15 October - 02 November 2021

The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation brings you the newest addition to its Moments at the Museum series of events with a special Stage Reading of the romantic relationship between Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first political leader of contemporary Greece, and Roksandra Sturdza, the Greek-Moldavian lady-in-waiting to the Empress of Russia. The Stage Reading is based on the book Ioannis Kapodistrias-Roksandra Sturdza. Un Unfulfilled Love by Eleni E. Koukou, professor at the University of Athens.


Drawing information from the book, the first to trace this story of love, the play takes on a life of its own to reveal the compelling correspondence of the two protagonists. Loose paper leaves and notes from Roksandra’s memoirs figure prominently in the development of the play.


The correspondence includes countless letters between the nobleman and the noblewoman that follow the political, diplomatic and war developments of their time. Their letters unfurl the painful details of their passion along the intricate demands of the Tsar’s Court and Kapodistrias’ career; a resounding passion kept in silence, doomed to remain unfulfilled.



Dramaturgy: Astero Kyprianou, Emilios Charalambides

Directed by: Emilios Charalambides

Performed by:  Astero Kyprianou & Haris Attonis

Stage set:  Sosanna Tomazou

Costumes:  Eleni Tzirkalli

Soundscape:  Demetris Zachariou

Sound technician: Vasilis Georgiou


Dates: 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22 October 2021

Time: 18:30

Dates: 26 + 27+29  October 2021

     1+2 November 2021

Time: 20:00

Venue: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 86-90, Faneromeni str., 1011 Nicosia

For information:  70007520  

Ticket price:  €10


The temporary exhibitions venue hosts “Greece Liberated: Recognition and Establishment of Diplomatic and Consular Relations”, co-organized with the Hellenic Embassy in Cyprus and the Greek Foreign Ministry’s Service of Diplomatic and Historical Archives. The exhibition is relevant to Ioannis Kapodistrias’ engagements as Governor of Greece.


On event nights, the museums and exhibitions of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation will be open until midnight.


All protective measures recommended by state guidelines for the health and safety of visitors and employees will apply during the events.


Photographs and/or video will be taken at the events. The images of people attending the events may be used for publicity purposes or be forwarded to the Mass Media or be posted online. By taking part in this event, the public grants organisers the right to use the images resulting from the photography or video filming.