Bank of Valletta sponsors Aida at the Aurora Theatre


Bank of Valletta sponsors Aida at the Aurora Theatre
BOV Press Release
20th September 2009
Bank of Valletta supports AIDA at the Aurora Theatre
Bank of Valletta is supporting the production of Giuseppe Verdi’s AIDA which will
be held at the Aurora Opera Theatre in Victoria Gozo coming October 10th 2009.
The opera coincides with the tenth anniversary of the first production of this
opera held at the Aurora Theatre in April 1999.
The performance will be held under the distinguished patronage of H.E. Dr
George Abela, the President of Malta. This year’s performance features an
international cast starring world-renowned tenor Franco Farina (U.S.) as
Radamès the warrior, soprano Elena Zelenskaya (Russia) as Princess Aïda,
baritone Yasuo Horiuchi (Japan) as her Royal Ethiopian father Amonasro and
mezzo-soprano Tea Demurishvili (Georgia) as the loving and vengeful Egyptian
Princess Amneris who rounds the quartet of principals. Also included in the line
up are bass Noel Galea (Malta) as Ramfis the High Priest, bass Nikolay Bikov
(Bulgaria) as the King of Egypt, Francesco Sauzullo (Italy) as the messenger and
the Teatru Aurora’s very own soprano Claudia Tabone (Malta) as the High
Jack Thewma, Manager of Bank of Valletta’s Gozo Branch met Dr Michael
Caruana, president of the Leone Philharmonic Society, owner and manager of
the theatre, to present the Bank’s sponsorship. “Bank of Valletta regularly
supports activities related to Art and Culture. The Bank’s support to the Leone
Philharmonic Society gives Maltese opera lovers yet another opportunity to enjoy
a high-caliber production featuring both local and international talent.”
Further information may be obtained through the following contact points;
Telephone 21562974; Fax 215625559; Website; Email
[email protected]
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Communication & Quality Department on telephone numbers 2275 1501.