Joseph Debrincat triumphs in Albania!

Joseph Debrincat triumphs in Albania!

Bekannt: 26 April 2017 ENGLISCH: Over the past few days, Joseph Debrincat was invited in Albania to direct a symphonic concert by The Albanian Radio Television Symphonic Orchestra (e Radio Televizionit Shqiptar).  This concert took place on Friday 21st April in Tirana, the capital of Albania, at the University of Arts.

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Life Begins at 40!

Life Begins at 40!

Bekannt: 28 September 2016. ENGLISCH: 1977 gave birth to Opera in Gozo with Teatru tal-Opra Aurora’s own production of Madama Butterfly. The year 1977 does not only mark the first opera in Gozo, but it also marks the renaissance of opera in Malta.  The concept of opera was dying slowly and although demand for opera was, evidently quite strong, supply had cease for a number of years. The Maltese Islands were about to lose a theatrical medium which nowadays is dear to the Maltese and Gozitan population. Although...

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The Battle of the Operas in Malta

The Battle of the Operas in Malta

Bekannt: 25 September 2016. ENGLISCH: It is a battle where no one loses and everyone wins. It is a ‘battle’ that keeps two opera houses in good shape and form, in continuous recruitment mode, in a constant creative force to outdo and outshine oneself. It is the battle of the operas in Malta – more precisely, in Gozo, between the people of the Aurora Opera House (and its Leone Philharmonic Society) and those of the Astra Theatre (and its La Stella Philharmonic Society).

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Opera Days celebrated for the first time in Malta, at the Aurora

Opera Days celebrated for the first time in Malta, at the Aurora

Bekannt: 13 Mai 2016. ENGLISCH: It turned out to be quite an ambitious feat. The Aurora had seen, observed and absorbed best practices elsewhere, and dared attempt get, for the first time ever in Malta, European Opera Days – the opera-popularisation initiative as branded and promoted by Opera Europa and Reseo. The Aurora Opera House tried to work on multiple fronts. The original, even more ambitious plan was to have a section dedicated to new audiences, a celebratory section celebrating 40 years of opera in Gozo...

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What’s funny and what’s not?

What’s funny and what’s not?

ENGLISH: That was the big question mark everyone left the Aurora Opera House with, when on Saturday 30th April, they came to watch Simon Bartolo’s Ħabbilni Ħa Nirbaħ. Many thought they were coming for some good time full of laughter. Others came with the thought of watching some spicy scenes unfold on stage. But in the end, they all left the opera house asking whether this was something to laugh at, or rather feel bad about.

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Ein Zug von (Qualität &) Spaß

Ein Zug von (Qualität &) Spaß

Bekannt: 26 April 2016. ENGLISCH: If there was one lesson to be learnt from the Gaulitanus’ production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Aurora Opera House in Gozo is appreciate the October opera-in-Gozo for what you expect it to be, and look forward to the April opera for it will not fail to surprise you… in such an astonishingly positive way! 100-points to Castiglione for the staging idea, the concept and the eventual delivery of the mise-en-scène. All the question marks flying through people heads at the...

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