chris zammitChristian Zammit, Chief of Staff within the Ministry for Gozo recounts his operatic trip to “Siviglia” with Enrico Castiglione last summer.

“Last August, on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption of our Lady, I had the opportunity to be a spectator during the rendition of Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Greco di Taormina. It goes without saying that such a historical venue is already a breathtaking one.

However, Castiglione managed to brilliantly convey the effervescence of what makes the Barber of Seville a wonderful operatic comedy, in an original set-up made up of various frames out of which the characters give life to this masterpiece. The innovative set-up and the immortal music made such an opera a truly remarkable experience. Chapeau!”