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.  

Read More

‘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...

Read More

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...

Read More

#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...

Read More

The ‘twins’ finally make it there – CavPag 2017 reviewed on The Sunday Times

The ‘twins’ finally make it there – CavPag 2017 reviewed on The Sunday Times

Posted: 11th March 2018 Forty years is a long time and in its four decades of  producing opera in Gozo, the pioneering Aurora Opera House never put on opera’s most famous ‘twins’ in one evening. The only time Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana was put on its stage was in March 1984. This was a Manoel Theatre production under the baton of Joseph Vella and looking at the list of productions at the Aurora, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci is nowhere to be seen. They finally came together in mid-October so in itself this was...

Read More

Cast, Surtitles and Events for Norma

Cast, Surtitles and Events for Norma

Posted: 27th February 2018 Norma, Bellini’s ultimate love story, will be the operatic production for this year’s Gaulitana: A Festival of Music. Following on last year’s “triumphant” Madama Butterfly with Miriam Gauci, the opera promises to be a spectacular night for opera buffs. Amarilli Nizza shall debut in the title-role of Norma, interpreting this part at the peak of her vocal prowess. Boasting a career spanning over 25 years interpreting more than 60 major operatic roles, the acclaimed soprano has performed...

Read More
+(reset)-