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HUSH – a thrilling new musical at the Manoel Theatre

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Thursday, March 8, 2018, In : Culture 

Teatru Manoel’s education programme TOI TOI, in collaboration with the Valletta 2018 Foundation, is presenting an original musical; written and directed by Denise Mulholland, with music and lyrics by Luke Saydon and performed by Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre from the 17th to 19th March 2018 at the Manoel Theatre.

 

HUSH is a story which will appeal to all ages (from 8+). It is a modern fairy tale about finding your voice when nobody seems to be listening.


Gus Nightingale is a little boy from a m...


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Unique concert of Mozart’s Sacred Music

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Thursday, March 1, 2018, In : Culture 

As part of this season’s Teatru Manoel BOV Opera Week, Teatru Manoel presents a concert by Maltese soprano Miriam Gauci with the Goldberg Ensemble conducted by Michael Laus on 10th March at 7.30pm at St. Augustine’s Church, Valletta.  

 

The programme includes Church Sonatas K67, K328, K336, Quere superna K143, Tantum ergo K142, Agnus Dei from Coronation Mass K317, Offertorium pro festo Stii Ioanni Baptistae, K72, Te Deum K141, Miserere K85 and Ave verum corpus K618.

 

Mozart’s sacred music...


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Beethoven and Brahms to open Teatru Manoel and MPO’s season

Posted by Manoel Theatre on Friday, September 16, 2016, In : Culture 

The 2016-2017 season at Teatru Manoel and for the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will be officially launched with a concert of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Brahms’ Symphony No.3 on Friday 30th September 2016. The concert, a joint production between the two entities, will be conducted by Brian Schembri and will feature the Maltese pianist Charlene Farrugia.

After it premiered in 1807 Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 4 was described as the most admirable, singular, artis...


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Decomposed – international sell-out show for all the family at the Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Thursday, April 7, 2016, In : Entertainment 

On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April at 6pm, Teatru Manoel is presenting one of the most original, funniest and fun events aimed at all the family with children aged 8+. A kids' show for adults and a grown-up show for kids.

“Decomposed” is performed by Classic Mayhem and is a brilliantly moving play told in a very silly way. This family show takes the audience on a journey through classical music with the odd operatic outburst. The Stage review stated that, “‘Comedy and clas...


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Nicholas McCarthy, the one-handed pianist at the Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Friday, April 1, 2016, In : Entertainment 

The “Wednesdays at the Manoel” series continues on 13th April at 8pm with a wonderful recital by the unique musician Nicholas McCarthy, aninternational and award winning concert pianist who was born without his right hand and is the world’s only one-handed concert pianist focusing on the dynamic world of left hand alone repertoire. 

He was born in 1989 and only began to play the piano at the age of 14. Having once been told that he would never succeed as a concert pian...


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Two Big Band Easter Sunday Concerts at Teatru Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, In : Entertainment 

On Easter Sunday (27th March 2016), and for the second year running, the Big Band Brothers will be featuring in another fun concert aimed at the whole family (children aged 6+) – a perfect dessert after the Easter Sunday lunch! There are two concerts at 4pm and 6pm.

The concert is part of Teatru Manoel’s Toi Toi Education Programme and will also feature the characters from PikuŻi, the successful series of new Maltese plays that has been running for the last two seasons.

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Vienna in Valletta at Teatru Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Culture 

Vienna is a city of music and a city of dreams. No other city conjures the sound of music simply at the mention of the name. Home to Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler and site of the world famous Staatsoper, as well as the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna shares its musical charms with the world.

 

On 17 February, Vienna will share an evening of these delights with Maltese audiences. Following last year’s sold out performance at Teatru Manoel, musicians of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra w...


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A Fantastic Evening of Jazz with Sandro Zerafa

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, In : Culture 

On Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at 8pm at Teatru Manoel Sandro Zerafa teams up with some of the most important musicians in the European jazz scene for this unique concert.

Sandro will appear with bass player Yoni Zelnik, who can be heard with Avishai Cohen's TRIVENI amongst others, Yonathan Avishai, who is currently touring with Omer Avital's band, and Cuban drummer Lukmil Perez, who can be heard with Jacky Terrasson, Givoanni Mirabassi and Jean Michel Pilc. 

Sandro Zerafa is one of t...


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Tricia Dawn Williams at the Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Monday, December 28, 2015, In : Culture 

Teatru Manoel opens 2016 with a great recital by contemporary pianist Tricia Dawn Williams on Wednesday 6th January at 8pm. This is part of the “Wednesdays at the Manoel” series which was launched last season and is proving to be a popular midweek cultural break for both locals and tourists.

Tricia Dawn Williams is a concert pianist with an unusual and colourful profile. As a dedicated promoter of music by living composers, she has commissioned, premiered, recorded and b...


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The Opening Ceremony of the Malta International Choir Festival 2015

Posted by Malta Tourism Authority on Friday, October 30, 2015, In : Culture 

The 22nd edition of The Malta International Choir Festival kicked off last night with a street parade followed by the official opening ceremony at St. John’s Co-Cathedral. This international event is being organized by the Malta Tourism Authority in collaboration with the Ministry for Tourism.

This year, the festival has attracted over 650 choristers, together with the participation of 26 choirs from 15 European countries as well as Maltese choirs.

These choristers took p...


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Beethoven and Schubert at the Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Thursday, October 29, 2015, In : Entertainment 

The second of the “Wednesdays at the Manoel” series continues with a wonderful recital of works by Beethoven and Schubert performed by Bar-to-Bar Trio on Wednesday 11th November 2015 at 8pm with a pre-concert talk at 7.15pm.

 Bar-to-Bar trio is an off-shoot of Bar-to-Bar Quintet which consists of members of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra who are passionate about chamber music and relish every opportunity to perform in this more intimate formation.  The trio is made up of violini...


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13 Percussionists On One Stage

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Thursday, October 22, 2015, In : Culture 

On Tuesday 27th October at 8pm, 13 percussionists will get together to perform IONISATION by Edgard Varèse. Written between 1929 and 1931, IONISATION is among the first concert hall compositions ever written for percussion ensemble.

Produced by the Malta Association for Contemporary Music in collaboration with Teatru Manoel as part of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme in the run up to the European Capital of Culture year, this eclectic concert also features some of the most unique...


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Teatru Manoel and Teatru Astra partner in an opera workshop

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Thursday, October 15, 2015, In : Culture 

Teatru Astra has just announced its latest educational initiative, 'Behind the Opera Curtain', a free workshop with directors and soloists from Teatru Astra’s forthcoming production of La Boheme. Aimed at opera lovers, singers and students, the workshop will be held at the Teatru Manoel’s Studio Theatre on Tuesday 20 October 2015 at 18.00hrs.

Artistic Director, Enrico Stinchelli, the Musical Director, Joseph Vella and the lead singers of the forthcoming La Boheme, namely local Sop...


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New stunning production of Dido and Aeneas at the Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, In : Culture 

Featuring one of the most famous operatic arias "When I am laid in earth" (popularly known as "Dido's Lament") along with the rest of the beautiful melodic score, Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas is being staged in a stunning new production at Teatru Manoel on the 9th and 11th October 2015. 

The opera is being presented as a joint collaboration with Valletta 2018 Foundation, organisers of the year when Valletta will be designated as capital of culture and will be performed by T...


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VIBE perform 17th Century string concertos at Auberge d’Aragon

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, In : Culture 

Teatru Manoel is presenting “Concertos for Strings from 17th century Europe” performed by VIBE (Valletta International Baroque Ensemble) at the beautiful Auberge d’Aragon on Sunday 28th June 2015 at 7.30pm.

'Concertos for Strings from 17th century Europe' is an invitation to explore one of the most innovative musical forms that developed during the Baroque period.

By the 1700, the concerto grosso had become the dominant instrumental genre, whereby musical material is passed betw...


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Jazz Pianist Mike del Ferro returns to the Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Entertainment 

Dutch pianist Mike del Ferro returns once again to the Manoel this time as part of a jazz trio on Wednesday 20th May 2015 at 8pm.

Mike is no stranger to the Manoel and returns to the Theatre after a number of successful gigs. Mike is a highly sought-after composer, pianist and arranger who writes and performs in an impressive array of musical genres. He has travelled the world extensively (over 100 countries), searching for collaborations with musicians from cultures quite different t...


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Third edition of the Malta Jazz Contest launched

Posted by Malta Arts Council on Friday, May 1, 2015, In : Culture 

The Malta Jazz Festival in collaboration with the Valletta 2018 Foundation is proud to present the third edition of the Malta Jazz Contest. The contest gives young Maltese jazz soloists the opportunity to perform in front of a distinguished foreign jury as part of the prestigious annual jazz festival.

The Contest will be held on Sunday 19 July at Ta’ Liesse during the Commonwealth Jazz Day and is open to jazz soloists of Maltese nationality up to the age of 35. Participati...


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Chopin and Debussy piano recital at the Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, In : Culture 

Teatru Manoel is presenting as part of its ‘Wednesdays at the Manoel’ series a great recital of works by Chopin and Debussy performed by one of the best up and coming pianists Kotaro Fukuma on Wednesday 22 April at 8pm.

Born in Tokyo, Kotaro Fukuma started learning piano at the age of 5. He was won several awards in international competitions and in 2003, at the age of 20, Kotaro won both First Prize and the Chopin Prize at the 15th Cleveland International Piano Competition. Since...


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COMMEMORATION OF THE AWARD OF THE GEORGE CROSS

Posted by Malta Tourism Authority on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : News 
‘ To  honour  the  brave  people  I  award  the  George  Cross  to  the  Island Fortress  of Malta  to  bear  witness  to  a  heroism  and  devotion  that  will  long be famous in history'.

The proclamation was issued by King George VI, on 15 April, 1942, to honour the people of Malta for their bravery and tenacity during the most harrowing bombardments during World War II. The George Cross was carried personally to Malta  by Lord Viscount Gort, VC, who had just been appointed as Governor an...

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Music from Naples

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, In : Culture 

Teatru Manoel is presenting an exciting and fun evening of music from Naples with the renowned Italian folk singer Lucilla Galeazzi on Wednesday 18th February 2015 at 8pm.

The vastness of the Neapolitan repertoire extends in time over five centuries. Its great variety of forms from instrumental music to vocal music, from serious opera to opera buffa, from villanelle to sacred music, and the important contribution by composers from around the world make the city of Naples “...


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Vienna in Valletta with Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

Posted by Tearu Manoel on Thursday, January 29, 2015, In : Culture 

Teatru Manoel together with the Austrian Embassy are producing an exciting concert on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at 8pm in which, for the first time in Malta, musicians from the world famous Vienna Philharmonic will join forces with members of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in an evening celebrating three masters synonymous with the City of Music: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Wener Hink, who served as concertmaster with the Vienna Philharmonic for almost 40 years, Edward...


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The Malta Tourism Authority inaugurates its traditional Christmas Cribs Exhibition

Posted by Malta Tourism Authority on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : News 

The Malta Tourism Authority earlier this week inaugurated its traditional Christmas Cribs Exhibition.  The exhibition situated at the Auberge D’ Italie in Merchants Street, Valletta was officially opened by Mr. Paul Bugeja, CEO of MTA 

The creative exhibition includes more than twenty cribs made up of a vast variety of materials, namely polystyrene, cork, bark of wood, cardboard, papier-mâché and other materials. Amongst these exhibits there are also a number of limeston...


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The Leipzig String Quartet returns to perform more of Beethoven’s String Quartets

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Culture 

Teatru Manoel is proud to present the return of the Leipzig Quartet for the second two recitals of the series of concerts featuring Beethoven’s string quartets. The two different recitals will take place on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd December at 8pm. 

 

Founded in 1988, the Leipzig String Quartet is now widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting string quartets on the international chamber music scene. The "Neue Züricher Zeitung" has described the ensemble as "one of the towering...


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Brian Schembri and hornist Etienne Cutajar at the Manoel

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Culture 

Teatru Manoel and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra present the next concert in the MPO at the Manoel series on Friday 28th November 2014 at 8pm (with a pre-concert talk at 7.15pm). The concert will be conducted by Brian Schembri and will feature soloist Etienne Cutajar on the horn.

 

Etienne has been associate principal horn of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra since 2006. He was appointed 3rd Horn of the National Orchestra of Malta at the age of 18. He then pursued a two-year full-...


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Valletta 2018 launches next phase of its journey

Posted by Valletta 2018 on Thursday, October 23, 2014, In : News 

The Valletta 2018 Foundation has launched the next phase of its journey through a new corporate identity. This development enforces the shift from Valletta being a candidate city to one that is developing a strong Cultural Programme leading to 2018 and beyond.

  

Valletta 2018 Foundation Chairman Jason Micallef said: “Valletta is indeed a unique city where change is visible. This can be felt in the cultural sector in relation to infrastructural investment and capacit...


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1914 – A Concert of Words and Music from World War 1

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, In : Culture 
On October 8th the St Paul’s group, in collaboration with Teatru Manoel, will present 1914 a concert of Words & Music from WW1 – Under the Spire – at St Paul’s Anglican pro-Cathedral, Valletta, at 8pm.
 
This is the only such event taking place which commemorates the beginning of the First World War.
 
The First World War engulfed Europe for four long years: the aim of this concert is to take the audience on a journey, beginning at the outbreak of hostilities between Great Britain and Ger...
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Preview of children’s festival at Notte Bianca

Posted by Arts Council Malta on Friday, September 26, 2014, In : Entertainment 

Going to Notte Bianca with the family but worried the kids might get bored? This year, Żigużajg, the International Arts Festival for Children and Young People, will be running its own children’s and family area at the Upper Barrakka Gardens as part of Notte Bianca.

The programme for the evening will also provide a special preview of this year’s Żigużajg. Highlights include Michael Galea and band, Trevor Zahra, Govann Attard with the Drama Unit and Xarulu' with guest musicians Pete...


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Teatru Manoel’s season opening concert

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Friday, September 26, 2014, In : Culture 
Teatru Manoel officially starts its 2014-2015 season with a concert by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday 3rd October. The concert, a joint production between the Manoel and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, will be conducted by Brian Schembri and will feature the renowned violinist Charlie Siem.
 
Charlie Siem is one of the brightest young classical stars. He has given concerts in Asia, Europe, Scandinavia and North America and appeared with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic ...
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MODERN MUSIC DAYS

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Friday, September 26, 2014, In : Culture 
Avant-Garde Expression in a Baroque Setting
 
Valletta: a Baroque masterpiece; the fortress city; UNESCO World Heritage site; city of the knights. Valletta has many titles, all recalling its rich historical past which lures you into sepia-tinted postcard experience. Yet Modern Music Days is an avant-garde concert series which is about to splash vibrant colours over the historical snapshot.
 
Modern Music Days (MMD) is a brand new international concert series committed to promote 20th century repe...
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PROSPETTIVA to be complete by end of summer

Posted by Valletta 2018 Foundation on Thursday, July 24, 2014, In : News 

PROSPETTIVA, an analogy on one of Valletta’s most important sites – Bieb il-Belt, designed by Chris Briffa, will be complete at the foot of Ġlormu Cassar Avenue, in Valletta (close to St James ditch), by the end of summer.  

Excavation works in preparation for Valletta 2018 Foundation’s contemporary artistic installation PROSPETTIVA started after all necessary permits were acquired. 

Following lengthy metings with all involved, works on site started earlier this...


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Malta Arts Festival 2014 ready to go

Posted by Arts Council Malta on Monday, July 7, 2014, In : Culture 

Whether you want to be charmed by contemporary duets in an open-air theatre, weep at Lear’s agony or be moved by a circus which blends poetry and humour, this year’s Malta Arts Festival promises to bring all that and more. And now it’s only a few days away.

 

Preparations for Malta’s largest arts festival, now in its ninth edition, have been ongoing for months now. From stage hands to promotion and from artistic direction to performers, the festival mobilises la...


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The Recycled Percussion workshop

Posted by Valletta 2018 Foundation on Monday, June 2, 2014, In : News 
The Valletta 2018 Foundation in collaboration with Earth Garden, held the second edition of Recycled Percussion workshop, which once again was led by world music band Tribali.  Valletta 2018 Foundation Chairman Jason Micallef said that the activity promoted values of sustainability in an innovative and fun way.  He remarked that the Recycled Percussion Workshop complimented another activity the Valletta 2018 Foundation organised earlier this month, Valletta Green Festival, which was also aime...
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PORTRAIT

Posted by Italian Cultural Institute, Malta on Thursday, May 29, 2014, In : Culture 

“Excuse me, may I take a photo?”  The woman with the shy but curious air, always in white and with camera in hand, comes up to the great producer, the famous actor, the severe artist, the stylist who has been photographed a thousand times. They barely look at her, just long enough to be taken by something that possesses her and her spirit, a gentle hidden strength, a serene determination, something mysterious that you can’t get away from, They all say “yes”, subd...


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Colourful flower carpet transforms St George’s Square during first edition of Valletta Green Festival

Posted by Valletta 2018 Foundation on Friday, May 9, 2014, In : News 

The tradition of infioratas which has religious roots, is being reinvented as part of the first edition of the Valletta Green Festival.  The three-day festival aims at raising an environmental consciousness among the public, in the context of sustainable living in our urban areas.

 

Valletta 2018 Foundation Chairman Jason Micallef inaugurated the first edition of the Valletta Green Festival on Friday, in the presence of the Hon Leo Brincat Minister for Sustainable Devel...


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