Great names of theater and show for the fifty-third cycle of classical performances at the Greek Theater in Syracuse. The 2017 Festival, with the artistic direction of Roberto Andò, will screen the tragedies Sette against Tebe by Eschilo with the direction of Marco Baliani, Euripides Fenicie directed by Valerio Binasco and from June 29 to July 9, the comedy Frogs of Aristophanes with the direction of Giorgio Barberio Corsetti. The three filmmakers will be invited to lead as many great names in the show, creating a blend of the quality of the performances and the popularity of the artists who make the cycle of classical performances in Syracuse the festival with the greatest number of spectators in Italy. Seven against Tebe will stage Marco Foschi in the role of Eteocle, Anna Della Rosa (Antigone), Gianni Salvo (aedo), Aldo Ottobrino, who will play both the herald and the messenger and dancers Massimiliano Frascà and Liber Dorizzi. Fenicie will see the interpretations of Guido Caprino (Eteocle), Gianmaria Martini (Polinice), Isa Danieli (Giocasta), Giordana Faggiano (Antigone), Michele Di Mauro (Creonte), Alarico Salaroli (Tiresia), Simone Luglio (pedagogue) Francomano (Meneceo), Massimo Cagnina (herald), Yamanuchi Hal (Oedipus), Simonetta Cartia (first Corifea) and pianist Eugenia Tamburri. Rane’s comedy will include Valentino Picone (Xantia), Salvatore Ficarra (Dionysus), Roberto Salemi (Eracle), Dario Iubatti, who will play a dead, a servant and Pluto, Giovanni Prosperi (Caronte), Gabriele Portugese (Corifeo) Francesco Russo (Eaco), Francesca Ciocchetti (ostessa), Valeria Almerighi (Platane), Gabriele Benedetti (Euripides), Roberto Rustioni (Eschilo). In all three shows, the choir will be formed by alumni of the Academy of Art of the Old Drama.