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Teatru Manoel, Valletta

Triq it-Teatru l-Antik
Valletta, Malta
www.teatrumanoel.com.mt

The Theatre was built in 1731 by António Manoel de Vilhena, Grand Master of the Knights of Malta. He commissioned and personally funded the construction of this central building to keep the young knights of the Order of St. John out of mischief but also to provide the general public with “honest entertainment”. This motto, “ad honestam populi oblectationem” is inscribed above the main entrance to the theatre. The first ever performance was Scipione Maffei’s La Merope on 19th January 1732.

Teatru Manoel was originally known as Teatro Pubblico. Under British rule it became the Theatre Royal, a title it lost in 1866 to its new rival, the much larger Royal Opera House, which was heavily damaged in World War II.

As Malta’s national theatre, the Manoel, as it is affectionately referred to by locals, is one of the main contributors to the development of the local cultural scene. Grandmaster António Manoel de Vilhena’s original objective for the Theatre has developed significantly from just providing honest entertainment to the public.

Today, the Manoel’s mission is to entertain, inform and educate, thereby enriching the cultural life of the audience as well as to provide a platform for artists to excel in their talents.  It is committed to the presentation of quality artistic productions, to the creation of new audiences for music and drama genres, and to provide a principal platform for local and international artists.

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January 2019

Extravaganzas for Mandolin

January 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Triq it-Teatru l-Antik
Valletta, Malta
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Programme Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in G Minor RV156 J.S. Bach/A. Avital Concerto for Mandolin in D Minor BWV1052 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major BWV1048 Antonio Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D Major RV208 “Grosso Mogul” Sulchan Zinzadse "Six Miniatures based on Georgian Folk Songs" for Mandolin and Strings J.S. Bach Canon from “The Goldberg Variations” Béla Bartók "Six Romanian Folk Dances" for Mandolin and Strings Buy Tickets

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Vivaldi and Telemann Concertos

January 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Triq it-Teatru l-Antik
Valletta, Malta
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Programme Vivaldi concerto 2 violins RV 512 in D with Jean Christophe Spinosi Vivaldi concerto for flute La Notte RV 439 in D Telemann concerto pour 2 flûtes en mi Buy Tickets

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Barock ‘n’ Roll

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Triq it-Teatru l-Antik
Valletta, Malta
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Vivica Genaux is Farinelli

January 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Triq it-Teatru l-Antik
Valletta, Malta
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Programme Corelli  Concerto grosso Op.6 No. 10 in C major Händel      Overture from Rinaldo Händel    Cara sposa, aria from  Rinaldo Vivaldi  Concerto for strings RV 156 in G minor Hasse /Broschi     Son qual nave, aria from Artaserse     Scarlatti      Sinfonia from La caduta de’ Decemviri Pergolesi     Salve Regina, aria from Salve Regina   Händel        Concerto grosso Op.6 No. 2 in F major Händel      Lascia ch'io pianga, aria from Rinaldo             Broschi     Qual guerriero in campo armato, aria from Idaspe Buy Ticket

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Inspired By Baroque

January 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Triq it-Teatru l-Antik
Valletta, Malta

Programme Richard Strauss Divertimento for Orchestra Anton Webern Passacaglia for Orchestra Dimitri Mitropoulos/Henry Purcell Prelude and Death of Dido Michalis Economou Concerto Grosso for Orchestra Dimitri Mitropoulos/Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in E minor Buy Tickets

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Musica Poetica; Bach Cantata and Concertos

January 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Triq it-Teatru l-Antik
Valletta, Malta

Programme Cantata ; Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten BWV 202 Harpsichord Concerto No 3 in D Major, BWV1054 Oboe d’amore Concerto in A Major, BWV1055R Buy Tickets

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Bach to Balanchine

January 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Triq it-Teatru l-Antik
Valletta, Malta
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Programme Bach Sonata  in C minor for violin and piano BWV1017 Bach/ Schumann sonata No Vl for violin and piano  in E major Bach/Schumann Chaconne for violin and piano  in D minor Bach Sonata in G major for violin and piano BWV 1019 Stravinsky Duo concertant for violin and piano Vitali Chaconne for violin and piano in G minor Buy Tickets

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Handel’s ‘Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno‘ HWV 46

January 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Triq it-Teatru l-Antik
Valletta, Malta
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Programme Handel’s ‘Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno‘ HWV 46   Performers: Armonia Atenea (orchestra) George Petrou (Conductor) Myrisiní Margariti (Bellezza, Soprano) Nian Wang (Piacere, Mezzosoprano) Yuriy Mynenko (Disinganno, Countertenor) Christos Kechris (Tempo, Tenor) Buy Tickets

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The Six Brandenburg Concertos

January 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Triq it-Teatru l-Antik
Valletta, Malta

Programme  No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046  No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047  No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048  No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049  No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050  No. 6 in B♭ major, BWV 1051 Buy Tickets

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