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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Aurora Folk Group in Latvia

Aurora Folk Group in Latvia

Posted: 30th June 2018. Today is a big day for song … Fanfares will play! And our own Aurora Folk Group will play in Latvia. Yes, at the Aurora, we are more than just an opera house, or rather, quite a different opera house than what you may find in other European Capitals. We don’t have our resident orchestra. We don’t have our resident ballet troupe, but wait for it… we have our own folk group – a proper cultural ambassador around the world. And their next destination is… Latvia!

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Gozo Alive is here!

Gozo Alive is here!

Posted: 18th May 2018. European Opera Days 2018 brought some 200 persons into the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora when opera is (by our standards) off-season. More new audiences are continually sharing our passion through guided tours, workshops, events and exhibitions. Teatru tal-Opra Aurora is now pleased to extend the EOD efforts by another week until the much-anticipated Gozo Alive happening this weekend! We look forward so much to having you.  

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‘Norma’ – a Gozitan touch

‘Norma’ – a Gozitan touch

Posted: 15th May 2018 OPERA NORMA REVIEWED ON THE MALTA INDEPENDENT. A month of cultural activities has recently come to an end in Gozo with the production of Bellini’s opera Norma at the  Aurora Theatre in Victoria. This was the climax of the 12th edition of Gaulitana, a music festival organised by the Gaulitanus Choir. Though it has never acquired the wide popularity of, say, Verdi’s Rigoletto or even Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor this is one of the great operas. It relates the tragedy of...

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Shuttle Bus in Gozo for Opera Norma

Shuttle Bus in Gozo for Opera Norma

Posted: 26th March 2018 GO GREEN and SAVE some HASSLE! Gaulitana shall be providing an exclusive Shuttle Service for opera patrons for the operatic production Norma. Bellini’s masterpiece will be staged on the 28 April at the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora, featuring a stellar cast led by Amarilli Nizza, Stefan Pop and Anna Maria Chiuri. Colin Attard will conduct the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Gaulitanus Choir. Enrico Castiglione, who designed sets inspired by the Ggantija Temples, shall return to direct the...

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#connect2earth – another Earth Hour for Gozo’s Aurora Opera House.

#connect2earth – another Earth Hour for Gozo’s Aurora Opera House.

Posted: 22nd March 2018 THE AURORA THEATRE TO PARTICIPATE IN EARTH HOUR 2018 For the 8th year running, the Aurora Opera House is participating in the global lights-out awareness campaign, entitled Earth Hour. This year, Earth Hour falls on Saturday, 24 March 2018, and every country organizes it at 8:30 pm local time. The lights-out event itself aims to empower people to make a difference on and beyond one hour to reach out to the hundreds of millions of people within the community and the global Earth Hour...

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