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Teatru Astra announces that it will open its theatre season 2013/2014 with Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" on 24 and 26th October 2013, next year being the composer's 200th anniversary from his birth. The opera will be staged once again in Gozo after 10 years. It was the last opera to be performed at Teatru Astra before a fire, on 8th Nov 2003, that partially destroyed the theatre and auditorium. The opera is expected to open what will be the 12th edition of this annual festival of culture that seeks to expose that which the island of Gozo is well-known for in the cultural field: opera, music, history, archaeology, trades and traditions. Both representations start at 19.30hrs.The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, the Teatru Astra Opera Chorus and internationally renowned singers will feature.

Booking for "Otello" is now open on 79256897 and 21550985. More details will be available on this website in due course.


Otello             Badri Maisuradze

Iago                Alessandro Paliaga

Cassio            Cliff Zammmit Stevens

Roderigo        Bernard Anthony Busuttil

Ludovico        Franco De Grandis

Montano         Ken Scicluna

Desdemona    Miriam Cauchi

Emilia              Olga Selpynova



25 October 2012