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OCTOBER PROGRAMME 2020


Teatru Manoel Promotional Imagery by Brian Grech. Special Thanks to Elisabetta Franchi, Dizz Group.


Following the success of our Streaming Series earlier this year Teatru Manoel introduces a new strand of online performances. Now you may enjoy Teatru Manoel shows in the comfort of your own living room. While the performances are free to watch they are not free to produce. Should viewers be able to donate, they are welcome to do so by visiting www.teatrumanoel.org.mt. All proceeds will go towards paying artist fees. / OCTOBER 2020

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Rebecca Hall - Flute Britt Arend - Harp Ákos Kertes - Cello

presented in collaboration with The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

Inspired by Monet’s “Impression, sunrise”, the two online chamber concerts link works from the Impressionist period with contemporary Maltese composers performed by Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Principals Rebecca Hall, Britt Arend and Ákos Kertes. In the first evening, Debussy’s masterpiece “Syrinx” is featured with its spiritual heir, Joseph Vella’s “Pan Revisited” in a poignant re-telling of the Greek legend of love and loss. A reinvention of Fauré’s works is presented together with a Jongen’s trio for flute, cello and harp evoking an atmospheric mood. Platforms: Teatru Manoel & MPO Online Date: Wednesday, 14th October Time: 19.00

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The second of two online chamber concerts inspired by Monet’s “Impression, Sunrise” features Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Principals Rebecca Hall, Britt Arend and Ákos Kertes performing transcriptions of works by Glazunov, Saint Saëns and Schubert. Loss and salvation are highlighted in Charles Camilleri’s “Desert Songs”. The programme presents one of Ibert’s most renowned works, a brilliant Entr’acte evidencing his love for Spanish literature and music. Platforms: Teatru Manoel & MPO Online Date: Wednesday, 21st October Time: 19.00

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Contemporary Folk Music with Maltese literary readings

A selection of live performances by the contemporary folk music group Skald, blended with the literature of acclaimed author Trevor Żahra. A unique evening of musical interpretation and poetry, brought to life by juxtaposing the band’s original songs with live readings from Trevor Żahra’s repertoire, orated by Theresa Gauci. During the exploration of different themes, each side will demonstrate an article of work linking to the subject matter. The event is coordinated by  Vince Fabri from Poeżija Plus. Platform: Facebook & Teatru Manoel Website Release Date: Wednesday, 21st October Time: 20.45

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Toi Toi Recital Series: Luis Aguilar

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TOI TOI Recital Series, introducing our audience to different styles of singing, talking to the artists about the mechanics of what is involved in the technical process‌. plus a rip-roaringly fun singalong encore!

Neapolitan Song Recital –Up-and-coming Mexican tenor Luis Aguilar, who is currently residing in Malta, whisks our audience to the hills of Napoli with his Neapolitan Song recital. From Donizetti, Rossini to Tosti, culminating in the hits from the late 19th and 20th century!Accompanied by Christine Zerafa.

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Platform: Facebook & Teatru Manoel Website Release Date: Wednesday, 28th October Time: 20.45

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Opera for all the Family

TOI TOI veteran Miguel Rosales directs a show richly strewn with well-loved Lieder by Schubert and Schumann, songs originally written in German. In a newly-created show for families featuring Nicola Said, Clare Ghigo, Louis Cassar and Tom Armitage, we discover the world of Bert through some of the most beautiful melodies ever written for voice! Miguel is part of the TOI TOI Young Producers Project. Platform: Facebook & Teatru Manoel Website Release Date: Saturday, 31st October Time: 10.00

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Teatru Manoel Interviews is a new web-series hosted by Events Manager Michael Mangion and Audience Development and Marketing Manager Sean Borg. Get to know various creatives from the local cultural sector, some veterans and others who are currently making their mark in the world of theatre.

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New episode: every Thursday Time: 18.30

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This month Teatru Manoel will be holding two live performances in October to limited audiences, always adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. The situation with the pandemic is one which is constantly changing which might affect various elements of these live performances. Watch our Facebook Page for updates.

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Performed by Nicola Said

Nicola Said - Soprano, Christine Zerafa - Piano, Godfrey Mifsud - Clarinet, Nadine Galea - Violin, Stefan Calleja - Violin, Desirée Quintano - Cello

Spanning between 1905 and 1947, this vocal chamber music recital of works by Barber, Bliss, and Berg identifies three different compositional languages that coexisted in America, Britain, and Germany in the first half of the twentieth century. The picture of summer in Knoxville, Tennessee in Samuel Barber’s 1947 “lyric rhapsody,” is contrasted with the light-hearted pastoral images of ‘The Ragwort’ and ‘The Daffodil’ in Arthur Bliss’s Two Nursery Rhymes (1921). The recital concludes with Alban Berg’s colourful Sieben frühe Lieder (1905-1908) in a sextet arrangement for voice, piano, clarinet and strings. Tickets: www.teatrumanoel.org.mt Date: Friday, 23rd Ocotober Time: 20.00

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Contemporary Dance Performance

Moveo Dance Company presents a triple bill of dance and live music, highlighting a collaboration of four renowned local artists. Dorian Mallia, Diane Portelli, and Francesca Tranter come together to create a magical evening of aesthetic beauty through dance, with Tricia Dawn Williams at the piano’s helm. Moveo taps back to its Roots where striking technique and visuals take centre stage and are brought to life with live music, through well-known composers like Max Richter and Phillip Glass, amongst others. Roots is set to give a new perspective of Moveo’s traditional style in a welcome back evening at the theatre filled with spectacle and poise. Tickets: www.teatrumanoel.org.mt Date: Friday 30th, Saturday 31st October & Sunday 1st November Time: 20.00

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