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Culture Night - Italian Opera



Culture Night - Italian Opera

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 22nd September 2017. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.

From 5pm you will be able to visit a fascinating exhibition on forgotten Italian words by Italian artist, writer and linguist Sabrina D’Alessandro. The “XII Special Survey” is a qualitative plebiscite investigating the human spirit and visitors to the exhibition are invited to vote for those words from the past that best describe the most common human flaw of the present day.

From 6.30pm you will also be able to enjoy an evening of Italian opera presented in association with Lyric Opera Productions. The exceptional talents of soprano Rachel Croash, baritone Rory Musgrave and pianist Richard McGrath will perform a selection of wonderful arias and duets from Italian opera by Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti and Puccini. Full programme:

Sop Arias:

Quando m'en vo La Bohéme, Puccini

O mio babbino, Gianni Schicchi, Puccini

Donde Lieta, La Bohéme, Puccini

Baritone Arias:

Largo al factotum Il Barbiere di Seviglia Rossini

Questo Amor vergonia mia Edgar Puccini

Come Paride vezzoso L’elisir d’amore Donizetti


La ci darem, Don Giovanni, Mozart

Pronta Io son, Don Pasquale, Donizetti


No booking is required.


Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

Time: From 5:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Organized by : IIC

In collaboration with : Lyric Opera Production

Entrance : Free