Gaulitana: A Festival of Music is pleased to announce that Bellini’s opera Norma will highlight the 2018 edition. This bel canto masterpiece, follows on Madama Butterfly which had featured Miriam Gauci in the lead role. That production was received with great acclaim and defined “triumphant” and “to be remembered for long”.
Enrico Castiglione will return to direct the opera, with costumes designed by Sonia Cammarata. Colin Attard will conduct the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Gaulitanus Choir.
Norma will be part of the OPERA+ Weekend, which shall bring to an end “Gozo’s main classical music festival”. This choice for Bellini’s work is particularly apt as the Gaulitanus Choir has just sang in La Boheme at Taormina’s Amphitheatre, just outside the composer’s birthplace.
Booking is open, directly online on www.teatruaurora.com or via ticket helpline 79045779. An early-bird offer, allowing opera buffs to purchase tickets with a 10% discount, is on until the end of October.
Gaulitana is supported by the Gozo Cultural Support Programme of Arts Council Malta in collaboration with the Ministry for Gozo.