Teatru Manoel BOV Performing Arts Festival 2013 Announced
The annual Teatru Manoel BOV Performing Arts Festival confirms Bank of Valletta’s strong relationship with Teatru Manoel. This yearly event has now established itself as one of the most anticipated events of Malta’s cultural and operatic calendar and this year includes three major productions.
The first is this season’s opera which is a double-bill featuring Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci on each night between Thursday 14th March and Sunday 17th March. The cast includes both local and foreign performers and, for the first time, this will be a predominantly Maltese production with local directors Denise Mulholland (directing Pagliacci) and Nanette Brimmer (directing Cavalleria Rusticana) and set designer Pierre Portelli. The Music Director is Damiano Binetti.
The second event is the much anticipated show from MNOZIL Brass Band on Friday 3rd May. Since 1996, the seven musicians of MNOZIL BRASS have been giving regular concerts all over the world at prestigious venues such as the Musikverien Wien, the KKL Luzern, the Royal Albert Hall and Burgtheater Vienna among others. They are a brass ensemble with a difference mixing great comedy and fantastic musicianship.
The third event of the Festival is the Lieder Recital on Tuesday 7th May. This features Malta’s very own Gillian Zammit, an established soprano both in Malta and overseas with an operatic repertoire that ranges from Baroque to 20th Century Opera. She will be accompanied on the piano by Lucia Micallef.
Before both the operas in March and the Lieder Recital in May there is a pre-performance talk for ticket holders. The talks provide an insight into the programme of that evening and are part of the ToiToi Education Programme which is supported by BOV.