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TEATRU TAL-OPRA AURORA IS PROUD TO PRESENT
THE GAULITANUS CHOIR'S (GOZO) PRODUCTION OF
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
A 3-ACT OPERA BY GIACOMO PUCCINI
AS PART OF << GAULITANA: A FESTIVAL OF MUSIC >> (11TH ED.)
ON SATURDAY APRIL 1ST 2017.

ENGLISCH: Gaulitanus Choir is proud to announce the 11th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music. Running from 25 February until 2 April, 2017, “Gozo’s main classical festival” will feature a multifarious programme of events in various genres and styles.

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The highlight will be Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly, being held at the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora on April 1. The full-scale production will present Malta’s internationally acclaimed soprano Miriam Gauci in the lead role. Colin Attard will direct the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Gaulitanus Choir. Cast, directed by Enrico Castiglione will wear costumes designed by Sonia Cammarata. The opera night will be part of the OPERA+ Weekend - an intensive programme of events concluding the festival.

Following on last year’s successful venture, the festival will offer once again an Educational Programme including #Opera4me.

In line with the Gaulitana's organic nature, the upcoming edition will present a number of innovative features. Alexander Frey, a top international versatile musician defined by Leonard Berstein as “a wonderful spirit” will be Artist-In-Residence. Lunchtime concerts intended particularly for civil servants and a number of talks will be incorporated in the festival schedule. Gaulitana will also commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, defined by Puccini as the “greatest hope of German music” and regarded as one of the founders of film music.

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