Puccini’s ‘La Bohème’ is coming to Gozo’s Aurora Theatre!

30 August 2019

Calling all opera lovers! Puccini’s classic La Bohème is set for the stage on Saturday, October 12th in Gozo. After an eleven-year hiatus on the island, this much-revered classic will undoubtedly provide a memorable night. If you are planning your holidays in Malta this Autumn,  why not tie in a short hop over to the sister island of Gozo too?

What is La Bohème?

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Image Copyright: Teatru Aurora

La Bohème is world-famous opera divided into four acts by renowned Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. The opera first premiered at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy on February 1st, 1896. The plot follows a bittersweet tragic romance and was initially based on the episodic novel Scènes de la vie de bohème (1847–49; “Scenes of Bohemian Life”) by French writer Henri Murger. A roaring success from the beginning, it is one of the most frequently performed operas of all time.
 
La Bohème, which marks Puccini’s emergence as a fully mature and original composer, bears some of the most memorable arias and musical scenes in opera. In this edition in Gozo, Colin Attard directs the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Aurora Opera Chorus and an international cast for this unforgettable performance while Vivien Hewitt will direct the stage. Having won many awards Hewitt is renowned for her Puccini expertise. 

A remarkable venue

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Image Copyright: Teatru Aurora

Situated on Republic Street in Gozo's capital city Victoria (aka Rabat), the Aurora Theatre was built between 1971-1976 according to the plans, designs and interiors of the renowned Maltese artist Chev. Emvin Cremona. This beautiful opera house can host up to 1600 people, making it the largest on the Maltese Islands. The venue bears a spacious auditorium, graciously sloped to enable great views. Finely decorated, the opulent place was designed to provide a setting of comfort and great elegance during the shows. Audience members can opt to sit in the stalls, hall boxes, and tiered boxes within the upper gallery.

Why not make it a weekend visit?

There’s so much to absorb in Gozo; from dramatic coastlines, the glorious citadel and of course, the classic Gozitan Ftira (yum!). If you’re taking a family trip, the good news is that there’s also plenty of child- friendly activities to enjoy.

Pack your finest attire as a night all glammed up for the opera is set to be the pinnacle for a memorable Gozitan weekend! At present, tickets are available online but moving fast. So be sure to grab your tickets from www.teatruaurora.com and book your flights to Malta now!

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