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o t'ispiri il Signore un concento
che ne infonda al patire virtù!

Posted: 10th March 2020

Solidarietá - Il Tricolore Italiano

The Aurora Opera House stands in solidarity with all those affected, in any mild or tragic way, with the outbreak of Corona Virus, from the farthest corners of Wuhan in China, to the closest household in our homeland, Malta.

But as happened during the Paris terrorist attack in November 2015, the Aurora Opera House manifestly joins the global community of theatres when something as big, tragic and devastating calls home and hits one (or ones) of us.

As a reminder of the one humanity and the one global community of theatres we belong to, the Aurora Opera House sports the Italian tricolore, with sympathy, empathy and support, for faith, for hope and for charity.

The detested Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in personal health, but maybe even stronger in societal well-being, economies, industries and transnational health and government systems. It is practically dotting the globe, not least our European continent. But perhaps, it hit nowhere stronger and closer to us than in neighbouring Italy.

Therefore, we don the Italian green, white and red,
in solidarity and support to all of the Italian theatres who join in their nationwide lockdown;
in solidarity and support with the thousands of artists and staff, some of them who have been or still are close collaborators to us, who risk their jobs and livelihoods;
in solidarity and support with all those affected, indeed, in Italy and beyond its borders.

After September 11, 2001, the MetOpera was a barometer of the life that was getting slowly restored in New York city. On the Italian peninsula that bore opera to the world, opera houses are the ultimate litmus test of vitality. We, in Malta and Gozo, are as yet faring, with our fingers tightly crossed. Our neighbours are on hold.

As a reminder of the one humanity and the one global community of theatres we belong to, the Aurora Opera House (Gozo, Malta) sports the Italian tricolore, with sympathy, empathy and support, for faith, for hope and for charity.

So let us borrow the sublime words of Temistocle Solera, inspired by Psalm 137, which Verdi set to the immortal ‘Va Pensiero’ chorus of the Hebrew Slaves and turn to our Creator:

may the Lord strengthen me
to bear these sufferings!

o t'ispiri il Signore un concento
che ne infonda al patire virtù!

10.03.2020
Gozo, Malta

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