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Setting a new peak of achievement

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Setting a new peak of achievement

Posted: 10th November 2019. Albert George Storace reviews the 2019 production of La Boheme at the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora on The Sunday Times of Malta on Sunday 10th November 2019. Few eyes remain dry at the end of La Bohème, mine included, and no less in the magnificent production put on at Gozo’s Aurora Opera House. After the performance here were tears (of joy) too back-stage, shed by some of the key persons in the team which was responsible for this success. It undoubtedly marks a high peak of achievement in opera production in Gozo....

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A tale of love, merriment and sorrow

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019 in News | 0 comments

A tale of love, merriment and sorrow

Posted: 27th October 2019. Cecilia Xuereb reviews the 2019 production of La Boheme at the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora on The Malta Independent on Sunday on Sunday 27th of October 2019. Puccini’s La Bohème is a rarity in the world of opera, indeed, in the world of drama in general, a world that thrives on conflict and duplicity. It is full of genuine good-hearted people, and its joys and griefs have doubtlessly contributed to giving it a particular warm place in the heart of opera lovers since its first production. Ample proof of this was the...

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More than just the Opera

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in News | 0 comments

More than just the Opera

Posted: 2nd October 2019. Opera in Gozo, opera at the Aurora is more than just the opera performance itself. It is a fine selection of events that make an opera night part of an exhilarating and inspiring experience. It becomes a manner, a custom, a very unique way of experiencing Gozo in a season that recurs annually. La Boheme at the Aurora Opera House is surrounded by a number of events listed here.

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World-Class Star to head cast in La Bohème in Gozo

Posted by on Sep 14, 2019 in News | 0 comments

World-Class Star to head cast in La Bohème in Gozo

Posted: 12th September 2019. Georgian-born world-class soprano Nino Machaidze will be heading this year’s cast in La Bohème at the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora in Gozo, which is due on October 12th. At merely 36 years of age, her name already appears at the world’s two greatest and most prestigious opera houses – Milan’s La Scala and New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, and her CV already includes outstanding collaborations with Gheorghiu, Domingo, Villazon, Netrebko, Mastrangelo, Gatti, Oren and Chailly. This exponential career, powered by her...

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A new face to a timeless epic

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019 in News | 0 comments

A new face to a timeless epic

Posted: 17th August 2019. Vivien Hewitt returns at the Aurora, with Luke Azzopardi. Illica and Giacosa’s Bohème is a timeless story of romance and loss. A struggling young writer falls for a working class stitcher with a terminal illness. Meanwhile, his wild artist friend enjoys an on-off relationship with a good time girl who, tired of jealousy and possessiveness, finds pleasurable alternatives to his bullish chauvinism. This is the storyline of La Bohème set is a grotty Paris attic with damp creeping up the walls and huge studio windows...

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It’s World Theatre Day

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019 in News | 0 comments

It’s World Theatre Day

Posted: 27th March 2019. Hip hip, hooray! It’s World Theatre Day today! Spare a minute to see what’s up a the Aurora today and in the coming weeks and months. Our massively successful 2018 production of Tosca will be broadcast for the first time, tonight at 2130hrs on TVM2. TVM2 is the second national television station, available for free on local tv channels. But it also streams live on www.tvm.com.mt. So, you may share our success wherever you are in the world.     .

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In Mourning: The End of an Era

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in News | 0 comments

In Mourning: The End of an Era

Posted: 27th February 2019. It’s being dubbed as the end of an era for our beloved Teatru tal-Opra Aurora. In a matter of three days we lost the first opera soprano to perform at the Aurora, Mrs Flavia Tabili and the President who saw to the acquisition, design, construction and inauguration of the Aurora Opera House, apart from the production of the first ever opera in Gozo and a hundred-and-one other things on stage, Mr John Cremona.

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Guiding, screening and recording; a busy weekend at the Aurora

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Guiding, screening and recording; a busy weekend at the Aurora

Posted: 19th February 2019. The past weekend has been a very particular one for the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora for more reasons than one, which we are pleased to share with our fellow loyal supporters. Guiding the Guides. In the series of guided tours that the Aurora Opera House hosts around the year, this weekend we had a very particular group as it comprised some 30 Maltese tourist guides with families and friends.

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A Ground-Breaking Tosca

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in News | 0 comments

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 confirmation of evil intent,...

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Tosca – Splendidly Baroque!

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in News | 0 comments

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 in hand to unfold one of the...

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