2019.04.06 Manon Lescaut Event Banner

TEATRU TAL-OPRA AURORA IS PROUD TO PRESENT
THE GAULITANUS CHOIR'S (GOZO) PRODUCTION OF
MANON LESCAUT
A 4-ACT OPERA BY GIACOMO PUCCINI
FEATURING MIRIAM GAUCI
AS PART OF << GAULITANA: A FESTIVAL OF MUSIC >>
ON SATURDAY APRIL 6TH 2019.

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Gaulitana: A festival of Music regretfully informs its esteemed patrons that Miriam Gauci had to withdraw from the performance at the last minute due to unfortunate health reasons. The producers thank Svetla Krasteva for stepping in at a very short notice.

Manon Lescaut Cast and Production IconGaulitanus Choir is proud to announce the highlight of the 13th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music. Culminating with the opera production on April 6, “Gozo’s main classical festival” will feature a multifarious programme of events in various genres and styles. Miriam Gauci is set to grace the stage once again in 2019 in the title-role of Puccini’s opera. The internationally renowned Maltese soprano will return to Gaulitana following the “triumphant and touching” Madama Butterfly of 2017.

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Manon Lescaut is the operatic production for this year’s Gaulitana: A Festival of Music. Puccini’s masterpiece, presented following an absence of over 20 years from the local stage, promises to be a spectacular night for opera buffs.

Miriam Gauci – Malta’s “Donna non Vidi Mai” – features in the title-role, following on her “triumphant and touching” Madama Butterfly in 2017. Des Grieux shall be interpreted by acclaimed Puccini singer Enrique Ferrer - renowned for his dramatic power, personality & musicality. The tenor boasts an impressive career performing in prestigious opera houses including La Fenice, Arena di Verona, Torre del Lago and Carnegie Hall.

Miriam Gauci – Malta’s “Donna non Vidi Mai” – features in the title-role, following on her “triumphant and touching” Madama Butterfly in 2017.

Lucio Gallo returns to Malta to perform Lescaut following his “first-rate” and “unforgettable Scarpia” for Tosca at Teatru tal-Opra Aurora last October whereas Geronte shall be sung by Luciano Leoni. The cast shall be complemented by Didier Pieri (Edmondo, Dance Master, Lamplighter), Joseph Lia (Innkeeper, Naval Captain), Ken Scicluna (Sergeant) and Clare Ghigo (Singer).

The production will be directed by Enrico Castiglione seeks to portray a contemporary approach to Prevost’s classic where life and love are a game during which winners and losers abound. As such, the director’s set designs take cue from the card-playing scenes in the opera’s plot.

The surtitled production will be conducted by Colin Attard, featuring the Gaulitanus Choir and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

Gaulitana is supported by the Gozo Cultural Support Programme of Arts Council Malta in collaboration with the Ministry for Gozo and partnered by APS Bank.

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