Dramatic reading from the book Canto per Europa by Paolo Rumiz
directed by Franco Però
with Paolo Rumiz (narrator), Lara Komar and Giorgio Monte
live music by and with Aleksandar Sasha Karlic
and Vangelis Merkouris

A young Syrian girl, a war refugee, flees on the sailing boat belonging to four men in search of myths. The girl is called Evropa.
Paolo Rumiz recalls the myth of how our continent was founded and asks questions about its origins, its values, its tears and its lacerations. This great narrator has always talked about our need to be citizens of the world.
An epic journey: four modern Argonauts and a Syrian refugee bring the myth on which Europe is founded back to life. An outstanding work, with an historic scope yet contemporary in its denunciation.


Lara Komar
Lara Komar is an actress from Trieste. After graduating from the City of Trieste Theatre Academy – Teatro La Contrada, she furthered her acting and singing studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and in 2010 graduated in opera singing from the Jacopo Tomadini Conservatory in Udine. In 2007 she joined the theatre company Teatro Stabile Sloveno in Trieste and in 2015 the company of the Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia – Politeama Rossetti in Trieste. As well as working in the theatre she has taken part in a variety of successful shows and TV series both in Slovenia and in Italy. Since 2020 she has been one of the leading actors in Il Paradiso delle Signore on Rai1.


Giorgio Monte
Giorgio Monte, actor, director and author of writings for the theatre in Italian and Friulian dialect, established Il Teatrino del Rifo with Manuel Buttus. He has also worked with CSS – Teatro Stabile di Innovazione del Friuli Venezia Giulia in Udine, the Politeama Rossetti in Trieste, La Contrada in Trieste, the Teatro dell’Elfo in Milan, Rai in Trieste and the Fadiesis Musical Association in Pordenone.

For the cinema he has co-produced, co-scripted and appeared in the feature films Velma, under the direction of Piero Massimo Marchetto, Affascinato Tomaselli and Visins di cjase, directed by Marco Londero and Giulio Venier.


Aleksandar Sasha Karlic
Aleksandar Sasha Karlic, musician, musicologist, lecturer and composer, was born in the former Yugoslavia. After starting his music studies in Belgrade, in 1984 he moved to Italy, where he graduated in lute and Baroque guitar. His musical interests span from ancient to ethnic music, with a particular focus on the oud and other oriental lutes, traditional percussion instruments, as well as the use of the voice.

Parallel to his music, he cultivates interests in anthropology and the history of religions, especially with reference to the Middle Eastern and Balkan area. He has also made many recordings for various Italian and international record companies.


Vangelis Merkouris    
Vangelis Merkouris, born in Keratea, Greece, is a classically trained musician and singer-songwriter, trained in the field of Greek-Roman music by the first cantor of the Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, Georgios Aggelis. He completed his studies on the modal system as a player of the qanun and studied the oud with maestro Nikos Saragoudas. He is founder of the Athens Byzantine Orchestra “Manolis Karpathios”. He has taken part in dozens of traditional, jazz, Mediterranean and rock music projects. He currently plays with the group Mesogaia and the ethno-jazz quartet Merkouris 4tet.

Friday 22 October, 20:45


Pordenone - via Giuseppe Mazzini 60

An entrance fee is charged, tickets with choice of numbered seat on sale from 8 October at the Teatro Verdi di Pordenone and on-line at

– full price ticket: €10.00 (+1.00€ pre-sale for on-line purchases)
– reduced price ticket for supporting members and students
under 25: €8.00 (only at the box office).

with the participation of