Gozo’s largest opera house – The Aurora – proudly announces Verdi’s 4-act grand opera Il Trovatore, on October 11th 2014.
Last year’s Falstaff was dubbed as: “one of the best Aurora has ever staged, raising standards still higher”, so the theatre is ardently rising to the challenge to go beyond its own yardstick with an even grander production. Il Trovatore has it all – a brave hero, a selfless heroine, an evil villain and, above all, four acts brimming with splendid music and some of the best-loved arias ever written by Verdi.
Same weekend – air-conditioned auditorium
For this purpose, the Aurora is keeping the customary second weekend of October – Saturday 11th. Fuming with love and revenge, the Aurora is bringing to life one of Verdi’s hottest operas, but pledging, for the first time, an air-conditioned opera auditorium.
At the Aurora, Il Trovatore was premiered in 1979 under the direction of Joseph Sammut, but in 1994 it launched the then new face in local opera Colin Attard when he directed his first opera at the Aurora. Since then, with the exception of just one year, Attard has directed an opera at the Aurora every year, with this new production of Il Trovatore being his 20th one.
Il Trovatore ticket-sale until end of May
It's been more than a month now since we announced the ticket-sale of the new-production of Il Trovatore for October 11th 2014. The 10% discount lasts until end of May, so please do allow us to gently remind you one more time and encourage you to secure your seats. It's rhetoric: Why will you buy your tickets anyway later on in the year, when you can have them now at a discounted rate?
Verdi? Puccini? Or Both?
Tosca returns with more good news
Exciting time ahead they say. Yes! That is what the future holds for opera in Gozo. Indeed, the Aurora Opera House is proudly hosting Giacomo Puccini's <>; a production of Gaulitanus choir (Gozo) and Taormina Festival, on Saturday, April 12th 2014. More information may be obtained from www.teatruaurora.com or www.gaulitanus.com,
Keep in touch
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