This year's edition of Opera vs Pop Under the Stars will be held on August 1 at 8.30pm at the Gozo Ministry’s courtyard.

Organised by the Gozo Youth Orchestra, this year’s concert features soprano Pamela Agius (New York), bass Noel Galea (Gozo) and pop singer Francesco Joseph Nicodeme (Italy), together with Gozitan and Maltese singers and musicians.

The first part of the programme consists of classical and operatic songs and arias, followed by an array of lighter pop arrangements from soundtracks and musicals in the second part.

Ever since its inception in 2002, the Gozo Youth Wind Band & Orchestra, consisting of two separate groups of young and promising musicians, have been entertaining the public with a wide range of stylistic repertoire to the enjoyment of all age-groups.

Hailing from all over Gozo – and enriched with proficient guest musicians, including foreign residents residing on the island – these young musicians meet regularly to prepare a wide spectrum of musical genres.

Tickets can be booked by sending an e-mail to gozowindbandorchestra@yahoo.co.uk or by calling 9942 1611 or 7942 1611.