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Teatru Manoel

Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta
http://www.teatrumanoel.com.mt

Teatru Manoel 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”. The 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.

January 2019

Extravaganzas for Mandolin

January 11, 2019 @ 19:30
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta
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Buy TicketsProgramme Antonio Vivaldi : Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B minor RV580 Concerto for Strings in G Minor RV157 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 Tsinzadse: "Six Miniatures based on Georgian Folk Songs" for Mandolin and Strings J.S. Bach : Canon from “The Goldberg Variations” Béla Bartók : "Six…

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Vivaldi and Telemann Concertos

January 12, 2019 @ 16:00
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta
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Buy TicketsProgramme Vivaldi : Concerto for 2 Violins in D major, RV512 Vivaldi : Flute Concerto in G 'La Notte', RV 439 Telemann : Concerto for 2 flutes in E, TWV 52:e2 Buy Tickets

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Barock ‘n Roll

January 12, 2019 @ 21:30 - 22:30
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta
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Vivica Genaux is Farinelli

January 13, 2019 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta
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Buy TicketProgramme Corelli : Concerto grosso Op.6 No. 10 in C major Handel :      Overture from Rinaldo Handel :    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   Handel :        Concerto grosso Op.6 No. 2 in F major Handel :     Lascia ch'io pianga, aria from Rinaldo             Broschi :    Qual guerriero in…

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Inspired By Baroque

January 15, 2019 @ 19:30
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta

Buy TicketsProgramme Anton Webern (1883-1945) : Passacaglia for orchestra, opus 1 Richard Strauss (1864-1949) : Divertimento for chamber orchestra, opus 86 Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) / Henry Purcell (1659-1695) : Prelude and Death of Dido Michalis Economou (1966-) : Concerto Grosso for Orchestra Dimitri Mitropoulos / J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in B Minor Buy Tickets

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Musica Poetica; Bach Cantata and Concertos

January 19, 2019 @ 12:00
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta

Buy TicketsProgramme Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) : Cantata; Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten BWV 202 Concerto for Two Harpsichords in C Major, BWV1060 Oboe d’amore Concerto in A Major, BWV1055R Buy Tickets

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Bach to Balanchine

January 20, 2019 @ 17:30
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta
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Buy TicketsProgramme 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 @ 19:30
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta
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Buy TicketsProgramme 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 @ 19:30
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta

Buy TicketsProgramme  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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