“Rosa Eskenazi – The Queen of Rebetiko” and today at the Sofouli theater – Thestival

“Rosa Eskenazi – The Queen of Rebetiko” and today at the Sofouli theater – Thestival
“Rosa Eskenazi – The Queen of Rebetiko” and today at the Sofouli theater – Thestival

After two years of successful performances, “Rosa Eskenazi – The Queen of Rebetiko”, a play by Panagiotis Mentis, directed by Antonis Loudaros, is closing. Today, Sunday, November 5, the last performance will be given at the Sofouli Theatre.

A few words about the project

“Rosa the naziara with the curly hair”, born in Istanbul, of Jewish origin, moved with her family to Thessaloniki, where she began her career.

Charismatic performer of rebetiko and Smyrnaic song, she experienced the most important decades of Greek history.

She went through fire and iron through wars, occupation, dictatorship, without ever ceasing to be a “whirlwind” woman.

Her life transgressive and unpredictable but full of light.

She knew how to rouse the crowds with her jokes and nazis.

The “Hariklaki”the “Dimitrula”the “Lily the Scandal”the “Rabbi – Rabi” and so many other great successes, will take us to some of the cities-stations of her life. Istanbul, Thessaloniki, New York, Bucharest, Athens.

Rosa did the unthinkable. To have a career in an era where the role of women was only that of mother and housewife.

Her scherzas and Nazis that her family was afraid of, were the only swords she had to fight life!

Her voice, a beacon for future generations, like a true Queen commands us even today how to party, how to drink and how to love!

Come and travel with her to the magical age of rebetiko song.

Bright commercials, Rosa in the middle of the stage and the orchestra begins.

Rosa Eskenazi, a woman who changed society and culture.


Text: Panagiotis Mentis

Directed by: Antonis Loudaros

Scenery: Irene Papidas

Costumes: Antonis Loudaros

Traditional Orchestra Costumes: Kalamaria Voreades Dance Club – Progressive Women’s Association of Nea Apollonia

Lighting: Anestis Ataktidis

Director’s assistant: Gogo Marinakou

Rosa H Paulina Harela

The songs of the show are performed on stage by Mission of Guti

The musicians play on stage:

George Matthaiou – lute, guitar

Giorgos Psaltis – violin

The actors can be heard:

Yannis Stankoglou, Fanis Mouratidis, Pavlos Orkopoulos, Thanasis Kourlampas, Thodoris Bouzikakos

Graphics: Aristotle Sobotis


“ROZA ESKENAZY” – The Queen of Rebetiko

Performance dates

Sunday 5/11 at 19.30

Performance duration: 75′


Presale through viva.gr at the price of €10 https://www.viva.gr/tickets/theater/roza-eskenazy-i-basilissa-tou-rempetikou/

Regular: €15

Reduced (students, unemployed, disabled, over 65): €12

For group bookings please contact the theater box office: 2310 423925

Special prices for Associations, Groups, KAPI, etc.

The show is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

We thank the hotels Vanoro Hotel, Elisabeth Boutique Hotel, Superior and Thess Residences, the Giorgio hair salon, as well as the Voreades Dance Club of Kalamaria for the traditional costumes with which they dressed our orchestra, and the Progressive Women’s Association of Nea Apollonia.

The Sofouli Theater has access for the disabled.


From West to East: Vervelidis Station

From East to West: Nautikos Omilos Station

Sofouli Theatre

5 Trebizontos & Sofouli, P.O. 55131 Thessaloniki

Tel. 2310423925,


The article is in Greek

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