As the Gaulitanus Choir’s production of Verdi’s 3-act opera Rigoletto fastly approaches, opera lovers who still have to book are encouraged to secure their seats at their earliest convenience, either online via or via the ticket helpline 79045779. The opera is being held at Gozo’s Aurora Theatre, this Friday, May 22nd 2015.

Free Shuttle Service in Gozo and adjusted ferry service

Opera patrons crossing over from Malta just for the opera performance, may leave their vehicles in the ?irkewwa terminal parking and use the ferry service that leaves Malta at 6.45pm. Upon their arrival in M?arr, a coach at the Gozo terminal’s main door will transfer them to the theatre. After the end of the opera the patrons will be similarly transferred to the ferry. While this service is free of charge for opera patrons, booking by email, telephone or is recommended. Meanwhile, Gozo Channel Co. Ltd has delayed the ferry service that leaves Gozo at 23.45hrs by 15 minutes to allow patrons travelling back to Malta after the performance to do so in a timely manner.

Rigoletto is the highlight event in the 9th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music. The performance will be dedicated to the late renowned Maltese tenor Paul Asciak, and his widow Bice will also be in attendance. Colin Attard leads the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Gaulitanus Choir. Set design and production are entrusted to Enrico Castiglione.

The performance starts at 8pm. A pre-opera talk by Albert G Storace will be given at the Francesco Masini Hall at the Aurora Theatre, at 7pm. Therefore, gates open at 6.45pm. Remaining tickets are priced at €80, €70, €60, €45 and €30 (with an option of €20 rates for students in the lowest-priced area).