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Teatru Astra commemorates Verdi’s bicentenary with Otello

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Teatru Astra commemorates Verdi's bicentenary with OtelloFestival Mediterranea, twelfth edition, will be characterised by the commemoration of Verdi’s bicentenary. The theatre said that a star-studded international cast, which is soon be announced, will grace the Teatru Astra stage in two performances of the maestro’s Otello, to be staged on Thursday, the 24th and Saturday, the 26th of October 2013, starting at 7.30pm.

Verdi’s penultimate opera, with a libretto by Arrigo Boito, will return to Teatru Astra after an absence of ten years.

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will be under the direction of Prof. Joseph Vella, with a spectacular new production of artistic director Enrico Stinchelli and the Teatru Astra Opera Chorus ably trained by Dr Maria Frendo, will ensure the audience an evening to remember.

For those who are interested but haven’t managed to book yet, the theatre urges them to contact at the earliest for the limited availability of the best seats in the auditorium.

Booking is now open on 21550985 and 79256897 or

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