Gozo operas discussed during meeting at the Ministry for Gozo

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Gozo operas discussed during meeting at the Ministry for GozoA meeting has been held at the Ministry for Gozo between the Minister for Gozo, the Aurora and Astra Societies, and the Public Broadcasting Services to discuss opera on Gozo.

During a visit by the PBS Chairman Tonio Portughese with the Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana, those present were given DVDs of the Aurora operas Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, and Lucia di Lammermoor from the Astra.

Tonio Portughese presented the DVDS to the Minister, the President of the Leone Philharmonic Society Michael Caruana and to Dolindo Cassar on behalf of the La Stella Philharmonic Society.

Minister Caruana explained that work is ongoing within the Ministry for Gozo, to further exploit the potential that is linked with the operas organised by the two main theatres in Gozo.

She stated how the time has come to make a concerted effort to make sure that these works are internationally recognised.

Dr Caruana congratulated the Representatives of both theatres and said that these operas would not be possible if it was not for the work of the hundreds of volunteers who invest their time and energy to ensure a high quality end performance.

The Minister for Gozo thanked the PBS Chairman as well as all the employees at TVM who she said, work hard to so that a voice for Gozo continues to resound on TVM.

The operas will be broadcast on TVM next September, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, will be shown on Wednesday, the 12th of September, and Lucia di Lammermoor will be shown on Wednesday, the 19th of September.

Photograph: MGOZ/George Scerri

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