Gaulitana: A Festival of Music returns in April, as the month-long cultural bonanza transforms Gozo.
Defined as “a major festival of classical music” (Musical Opinion UK), the annual springtime festival presents a multifarious programme in various localities around the island as international and local artists star in an eclectic mix of musical styles. Educational events and an exhibition on folk music in Gozo run in parallel as the festival aspires to kindly creativity.
Gaulitana reaches its highlight with Verdi’s La Traviata held on April 29 under the distinguished patronage of H.E. The President of Malta. Held as part of the OPERA+ Weekend, the full-scale production directed by Enrico Castiglione featuring Ekaterina Bakanova, Francesco Meli and Piero Terranova under the baton of Colin Attard.
Gaulitana: A Festival of Music, organised by the Gaulitanus Choir, is principally supported by the Investment in Cultural Organisations – Gozo of Arts Council Malta and the Ministry for Gozo.
Festival events are free of charge and no reservations are required. Booking for La Traviata is available on www.teatruaurora.com or via the ticket helpline 7904 5779. The full calendar of events can be accessed online.