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Opera+ Weekend of activities to close 13th edition of Gaulitana Festival

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Opera+ Weekend of activities to close 13th edition of Gaulitana FestivalNext weekend will see the last events for this year’s 13th edition of the Gaulitana Festival, with the Opera+ Weekend of activities.

On Friday the 5th of April, there is Flute Classics by Enzo Caroli and Anna Martignon at the Gozo Ministry Hall in Victoria, starting at 7.30pm.

The evening will include a flute recital by eminent Italian flute player Enzo Caroli. The programme includes works by Poulenc, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann together with Chaminade’s well-known flute concerto.

The on Saturday – Opera Day – Gaulitana Festival is presenting a discussion at 11am at the Ministry for Gozo Hall – Women in Society. Actress Jane Marshal, cultural administrator Catherine Tabone, and Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana, will participate and analyse the role of women in culture and society.

The speakers will delve into their respective careers and background, underlining the feminine role and its exponential increase over the years.

The event is being moderated by Cecilia Xuereb, a reviewer and Honorary Life Member of the National Council of Women of Malta.

At 7.30pm on Saturday evening will be the performance of Manon Lescaut – Puccini’s opera at the Aurora Theatre, Victoria. There will be a Pre-Opera Talk by Albert G. Storace at 6.30pm.

Miriam Gauci returns to Gaulitana to perform the title-role. The production, directed by Enrico Castiglione, will present Manon to buffs after an absence of 40 years from the local operatic stage. A stellar cast, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Gaulitanus Choir will be under the baton of Colin Attard.

Booking is open directly online on or via ticket helpline 79045779.

And finally, Sunday, the 7th of April, the end of the 13th edition of the Gaulitana Festival will be marked with the Finale featuring flute player Enzo Caroli and the Gaulitana String Orchestra under the baton of Colin Attard.

The concert in St Francis Church, Victoria at 7.30pm, will present Tchiakovsky’s dazzling Serenade for Strings and Stamitz’s Flute Concerto.

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