Always at the forefront in promoting culture, Gaulitana Festival is proud to have introduced the concept of Pre-Opera Talk in Gozo. Indeed, this year’s edition presented a short talk prior to the operatic production, a first for Gozo.

The talk, led by music critic Albert G. Storace, started at 7pm in the Francesco Masini Hall, just outside the entrance of the auditorium.
Storace paid a brief tribute to Maltese tenor Paul Asciak, the night’s dedicatee. Then he proceeded with Verdi and his operas, explaining their various traits which render them so popular within their genre.