Miriam Cauchi starring as Desdemona in Otello at the Teatru Astra

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Miriam Cauchi starring as Desdemona in Otello at the Teatru AstraTeatru Astra has announced the participation of leading Maltese soprano Miriam Cauchi in the forthcoming production of Verdi’s Otello, which opens this coming Thursday, the 24th of October, with a second performance on Saturday the 26th of October.

This will be Ms Cauchi’s seventh appearance on stage at the Teatru Astra, after highly successful performances of Oscar (Ballo in Maschera), Suor Angelica, Nedda (Pagliacci), Liù (Turandot), Gilda (Rigoletto) and Violetta (La Traviata).

In every single role Ms Cauchi has taken on, she has deservedly earned glowing reviews from local and foreign media and her forthcoming performance of Desdemona promises to be another feather in her and Teatru Astra’s cap.

The management at Teatru Astra said that it is at the forefront of promoting local talent. Saying “that when it took the theatre’s Artistic Director Prof. Joseph Vella’s advice to engage a virtually unknown young Maltese tenor in the role of Malcolm for Verdi’s Macbeth in May 1997, it was doing nothing less than launching on the world stage Joseph Calleja, today one of the top tenors in the world of opera.”

Since her appearance as Oscar in 2002, Miriam Cauchi has not looked back and her performances both in her native Malta and abroad have become a byword for excellence and musicianship.

This year’s 12th edition of Festival Mediterranea will run between the 24th of October and the 16th ofNovember 2013.

Reservations and bookings can be made through the festival helpdesk on 21550985, 79256897 or email bookings@mediterranea.com.

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