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TEATRU TAL-OPRA AURORA LAUNCHES GIUSEPPE VERDI’S <<AÏDA>>
OCTOBER 10TH, 2009 – TEATRU TAL-OPRA AURORA, VICTORIA, GOZO 


Victoria Gozo – The management of the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora proudly presents the production of Giuseppe Verdi’s spectacular grand opera Aïda, on Saturday October 10th, 2009. The performance will start at 7:30pm under the distinguished patronage of H.E. Dr George Abela, the President of Malta. Aïda returns at the Aurora after 10 years from its premierè at the same Gozitan theatre, way back in April 1999, featuring a powerhouse international cast starring world renowned tenor Franco Farina (U.S.) as Radamès the warrior, soprano Elena Zelenskaya (Russia) as Princess Aïda, baritone Yasuo Horiuchi (Japan) as her Royal Ethiopian father Amonasro and mezzo-soprano Tea Demurishvili (Georgia) as the loving and vengeful Egyptian Princess Amneris who rounds the quartet of principals. Also included in the line up are bass Noel Galea (Malta) as Ramfis the High Priest, bass Nikolay Bikov (Bass) as the King of Egypt, Francesco Sauzullo (Italy) as the messenger and the Teatru Aurora’s very own soprano Claudia Tabone (Malta) as the High Priestess.

Mro Colin Attard leads the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra together with the Aurora Opera Chorus in Verdi’s most famous score, while the artistic director, Novella Tabili (Italy) marshals an additional troupe of supernumeraries and dancers for the opera’s famous processions and ceremonies.

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