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Grand Operatic Concert will feature the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (leader: Marcelline Agius) under the baton of the music/artistic director and mentor of the Foundation, Joseph Debrincat. To enhance the artistic level of this concert, the Management of the Classique Foundation has once again engaged the services of two internationally renowned singers – both of whom are household names at important opera houses around the globe such as La Scala of Milan, Liceu of Barcellona, Carcalla of Rome, La Fenice of Venice, San Carlo of Naples, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Massimo of Catania and Palermo, and Comunale of Bologna, amongst others. These are Italian soprano Maria Pia Piscitelli who early this year has sung with great success Donizetti demaning Anna Bolena at the Liceu of Barcellona and Italian tenor Francesco Anile who early this year has featured as Turiddu in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana at La Scala. The concert will include arias and duets from the most popular operas by Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, Verdi, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Bizet, Cilea, and Giordano amongst othersIt will also feature overtures and ballet music from the operatic repertoire. Grand Operatic Concert will be held on the 19th November 2011 at 19.30hrs at the Aurora Opera House, Victoria, Gozo.

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