Every year in Pafos Aphrodite Festival brings a premier opera performance to the historic setting of the Pafos Medieval Castle after a call for submissions  from esteemed opera companies around the world. Gioachino Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” is this year’s selected performance and follows a tradition of distinguished operas since the festival’s inception in 1999. Past greats have included Carmen (2000), Tosca (2003), Madama Butterfly (2008) and Don Giovanni (2016), fittingly performed outdoors by the sea and the grand fort, making the festival a cultural event of international recognition.

Pafos Medieval Castle