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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 @ 19:30
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta
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Buy TicketsProgramme Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) : Concerto for 4 violins and cello in B minor, RV 580 J.S. Bach (1685-1750) / A. Avital (1978-) :  Concerto for Mandolin in D Minor BWV1052 J.S. Bach : Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major BWV1048 --- interval --- J.S. Bach : Canons from "The Goldberg Variations" Sulchan Tzinzadse (1925-1991) : "Six Miniatures based on Georgian Folk Songs" for Mandolin and Strings Antonio Vivaldi : Violin Concerto in D Major RV208 "Grosso Mogul"…

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Vivaldi, Telemann and Handel

January 12 @ 16:00
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta
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Buy TicketsProgramme Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) : Concerto La Notte G Minor op.10 – Jean Marc Goujon flûte Concerto for 2 violins D major RV 513 – Jean Christophe Spinosi and Laurence Paugam violin Aria: Zefiretti che sussurrate from Ercole sul Termodonte – Emilie Rose Bry, soprano Motet: In furore iustissimae irae – Emilie Rose Bry, soprano Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) : From Serse: Overture Aria: Un cenno leggiadretto - Emilie Rose Bry, soprano Georg Philipp Teleman (1681- 1767) : Concerto…

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Barock ‘n’ Roll

January 12 @ 21:30 - 22:30
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta
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Buy TicketsProgramme Songs by: - Chuck Berry - Stray Cats - Elvis Presley - Ray Charles - George Gershwin - Anonymous : Amazing Grace - And some "Vivaldi Metal" + other surprises Buy Tickets

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Vivica Genaux is Farinelli

January 13 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta
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Buy TicketProgramme Arcangelo Corelli : Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 10in Cmajor Preludio – Allemanda – Adagio, Corrente – Minuetto – Allegro AllegroGeorg Friedrich Händel :      Overture from Rinaldo Largo, Allegro – Adagio, Allegro Georg Friedrich Händel :    Cara sposa, aria from  Rinaldo Antonio Vivaldi :  Concerto for strings RV 156in G minor Allegro – Adagio – Allegro Riccardo Broschi / Johann AdolfHasse :     Son qual nave, aria from Artaserse Alessandro Scarlatti :      Sinfonia from La caduta de’ decemviri – – Allegro Giovanni Battista…

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Inspired By Baroque

January 15 @ 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 (1973-) : Concerto Grosso for Orchestra Dimitri Mitropoulos / J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in B Minor Buy Tickets

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