Opera weekend at Teatru Astra
This weekend, Teatru Astra showcases the highlight of its artistic calendar, with two performances of Verdi’s grand opera Aida the last being this evening.
This will be the third time that Astra will be producing this opera, the first time being in 1988. A luxury cast has been selected to sing the main roles, namely, Silva dalla Benetta in the title role, Antonino Interisano as Radames, Sanya Anastasia as Amneris, Devid Cecconi as Amonasro, Carlo Colombara as Ramfis, Petri Lindroos as the King, and Georgina Stalbow as the High Priestess.
The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will be under the direction of Astra’s Musical Director, Joseph Vella, and the artistic direction is in the hands of Enrico Stinchelli.
To complement the performances of Aida, opera historian Dr Abraham Borg will give a lecture on Verdi’s masterpiece today at 10am.