Gozo’s Trailblazer Exhibition

Joe Attard

Il-Ħaġar museum in Victoria’s (Rabat) Pjazza San Ġorġ, Gozo is currently hosting an exhibition on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Teatru Astra.

The exhibition consists of a range of clearly-captioned photos giving a bird’s eye view of the gamut of innovative events during these 50 years: operettas, stage plays, musical shows, international variety shows, operas, musicals, and band concerts. Others illustrate construction, inauguration, and revamping after the fire. An interesting – singed – item is one of the original decorations by artist Frank Portelli. An opera video is also being shown.

This is accompanied with a book in colour with expanded information and photos. Copies of ‘Gozo’s Trailblazer’. number three in the Il-Ħaġar GEMS series, can be acquired until stocks last, but the exhibition continues till end November. The closing event will be a conversation with Joseph Calleja who, as is quite well known, debuted in opera at the Astra Theatre.

There is no entrance fee and the museum is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, seven days a week.