A Ground-Breaking Tosca

A Ground-Breaking Tosca

Posted: 5th November 2018. Albert G. Storace reviews the 2018 production of Tosca at the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora on The Sunday Times of Malta on Sunday 4th of November 2018. The Aurora Opera House wanted to celebrate its 50th anniversary very much alla grande and succeeded in putting on one of the most, if not the most, lavish Toscas I have seen anywhere in the past 63 years. The peak in pomp and splendour was the Act I Te Deum finale. The dazzling mis-en scène and the sweep of the music underlining Scarpia’s...

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Tosca – Splendidly Baroque!

Tosca – Splendidly Baroque!

Posted: 31st October 2018. Cecilia Xuereb reviews the 2018 production of Tosca at the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora on The Malta Independent on Sunday of 28th October 2018. Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ is not the grandest and most spectacular of operas.  It is a story of lust, love, a thirst for power in every sense of the word. It is an opera where, most typically of Puccini’s writing, the story is narrated through the music. Illica’s and Giacosa’s libretto and Puccini’s score work hand...

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Bank of Valletta supports production of Tosca

Bank of Valletta supports production of Tosca

Posted: 24th September 2018. Bank of Valletta will once again be confirming its commitment towards the Arts and Culture scene in Gozo by extending its support to the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora for its production of Tosca. Giacomo Puccini’s timeless classic, a love triangle between glamorous opera singer Floria Tosca, painter Mario Cavaradossi and the villain police Chief Baron Scarpia, will be held at the Aurora Opera House in Victoria Gozo on the 13th October 2018 under the musical direction of Colin Attard and...

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camilleriparismode brings to life Tosca at the Aurora

camilleriparismode brings to life Tosca at the Aurora

Posted: 4th September 2018. camilleriparismode brings to life Tosca at the Aurora. Hewitt directs, Borg Wirth designs the set and Luke Azzopardi dresses up this exciting new production. The Teatru tal-Opra Aurora is proud to announce new artistic partnerships for the upcoming production of Tosca, to be staged on Saturday 13 October 2018. The renowned opera stage director, Vivien Hewitt, who was announced a few weeks ago is set to raise the bar insofar artistic direction is concerned. Brought to life by...

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Tosca: Call for Auditions

Tosca: Call for Auditions

Posted: 22nd August 2018. Call for Auditions. The Aurora Opera House is calling for interested opera singers to submit their applications to audition for the following opera roles, in the upcoming production of Tosca. Role: Shepherd Boy. Voice: Treble. Role: Sciarrone. Voice: Bass (or Bass-Baritone). Role: Gaoler. Voice: Bass (or Bass-Baritone). Interested singers are requested to express their opinion by emailing teatruaurora@leone.org.mt. This should be accompanied by: one full length photo and a portrait...

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World-famous opera director for Opera in Gozo

World-famous opera director for Opera in Gozo

Posted: 14th July 2018. An all-time favourite, Puccini’s Tosca returns to the Aurora Opera House this October after what is considered an abnormally short time. But there will be a very good reason why Tosca reappears in 2018 after 2011 and 2014, and that reason goes by the name of Vivien Hewitt, the award-winning opera director, renowned for her Puccini expertise. With over 50 opera productions to her credit in Europe, Asia, Latin America and USA, her expertise extends to costume and light...

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