Behind the Opera Curtain with Teatru Manoel and Teatru Astra
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Behind the Opera Curtain – is a free workshop by the Astra Theatre. This latest educational initiative, features the artistic and music directors from Teatru Astra’s forthcoming production of Lucia di Lammermoor.
It is aimed at opera lovers and patrons of the Astra residing in Malta, singers and students, and the workshop will be held at the Teatru Manoel’s Studio Theatre on Thursday, the 12th of October, starting at 7.00pm.
Insights on the forthcoming production will be shared by Artistic Director, Enrico Stinchelli, the Musical Director, Joseph Vella and chorus leader Maria Frendo.
The theatre said that Lucia di Lamermoor is making a very welcome and much awaited for return to the Astra boards after almost 30 years.
One of the flagships of the bel canto golden age, Lucia has enthralled and enraptured audiences since its premiere at Naples’ Teatro San Carlo in 1835.
Enjoying almost cult status, especially following the magisterial interpretation of Maria Callas at the Metropolitan and elsewhere, Lucia, the emotionally fragile ill-fated lover, towers among the peaks of Italian melodrama.
At the height of his fame, dubbed the “sole reigning genius of Italian opera” following the demise of Rossini and Bellini, Donizetti proves the point in the most eloquent manner possible with his immortal Lucia.
Tomorrow’s event, which is supported by Bank of Valletta, is free, but there is limited capacity so booking is essential. Booking can be made online at www.teatrumanoel.com.mt, by email email@example.com or tel: 2124 6389.
Lucia di Lamermoor is part of the 16th edition of Festival Mediterranea. Online booking facilities for the opera, the latest updates on the opera and festival can be found here. The opera AIDA is supported by the Gozo Cultural Support Programme.