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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!

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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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Bank of Valletta supports production of Tosca

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Bank of Valletta supports production of Tosca

Posted: 24th September 2018. Bank of Valletta will once again be confirming its commitment towards the Arts and Culture scene in Gozo by extending its support to the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora for its production of Tosca. Giacomo Puccini’s timeless classic, a love triangle between glamorous opera singer Floria Tosca, painter Mario Cavaradossi and the villain police Chief Baron Scarpia, will be held at the Aurora Opera House in Victoria Gozo on the 13th October 2018 under the musical direction of Colin Attard and stage direction of world-renowned...

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camilleriparismode brings to life Tosca at the Aurora

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in News | 0 comments

camilleriparismode brings to life Tosca at the Aurora

Posted: 4th September 2018. camilleriparismode brings to life Tosca at the Aurora. Hewitt directs, Borg Wirth designs the set and Luke Azzopardi dresses up this exciting new production. The Teatru tal-Opra Aurora is proud to announce new artistic partnerships for the upcoming production of Tosca, to be staged on Saturday 13 October 2018. The renowned opera stage director, Vivien Hewitt, who was announced a few weeks ago is set to raise the bar insofar artistic direction is concerned. Brought to life by camilleriparismode, the family firm that...

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Tosca: Call for Auditions

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Tosca: Call for Auditions

Posted: 22nd August 2018. Call for Auditions. The Aurora Opera House is calling for interested opera singers to submit their applications to audition for the following opera roles, in the upcoming production of Tosca. Role: Shepherd Boy. Voice: Treble. Role: Sciarrone. Voice: Bass (or Bass-Baritone). Role: Gaoler. Voice: Bass (or Bass-Baritone). Interested singers are requested to express their opinion by emailing teatruaurora@leone.org.mt. This should be accompanied by: one full length photo and a portrait photo, 2. a CV or biographical note...

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