‘Norma’ follows Gauci’s ‘Butterfly’
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 leading role. That production was received with great acclaim and praised by all who attended. 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. The choice for Bellini’s work is particularly apt as the Gaulitanus choir has just participated in La Boheme at Taormina’s Amphitheatre, just outside the composer’s birthplace. Gaulitana is supported by the Gozo Cultural Support Programme of Arts Council Malta in collaboration with the Ministry for Gozo. Booking, which is currently open, can be done directly online on www.teatruaurora.com or via ticket helpline 7904 5779. An early-bird offer, allowing opera buffs to purchase tickets with a 10% discount, is on until the end of October.