Joseph Debrincat triumphs in Albania!

Joseph Debrincat triumphs in Albania!

Posted: 26th April 2017 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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Opera in Gozo, 40 years at the Aurora

Opera in Gozo, 40 years at the Aurora

Posted: 7th January 2017 It was 40 years ago, the turn of a new year, 1976-1977 when history was being written in a quite subdued and peculiar way. Nonetheless, time has shown that something quite extraordinary was hatching back then – a phenomenon that nowadays goes by the name of opera in Gozo. Yes. Opera in Gozo turns 40, today on January 7, when we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first opera staged at the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora in 1977, barely 3 months after the official opening of the largest opera...

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Life Begins at 40!

Life Begins at 40!

Posted: 28th September 2016. 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 the first...

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The Battle of the Operas in Malta

The Battle of the Operas in Malta

Posted: 25th September 2016. 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

Posted: 13th May 2016. 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 and a...

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What’s Funny and What’s Not?

What’s Funny and What’s Not?

Posted: 8th May 2016. 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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