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Valletta Baroque Festival 2023
Valletta Baroque Festival 2023

Details

Producer: Festivals Malta
Admission Age: 6+
Venue: Teatru Manoel


Schedule

Friday, 13 January 2023
8pm
Wednesday, 18 January 2023
7.30pm
Saturday, 21 January 2023
8pm
Sunday, 22 January 2023
6pm
Saturday, 28 January 2023
9.30pm

Description

Bach: The Four Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066–1069

Friday 13th January 2023 - 8pm

Similar to the set of the six Brandenburg concertos, the orchestration of the four orchestral suites varies somewhat, highlighting different instruments. They are very rarely played together and consist of an ‘ouverture’ followed by a set of dance movements in the French style.

Performers: Les Passions de l’Âme dir. Meret Luthi

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The Remarkably Talented Mr Weaver Presents...

Sunday 15th January 2023 - 6pm

An eighteenth-century choreographic fantasy set to music by Clarke, Croft, Eccles, Finger, Lully, Paisible and Purcell, devised and created by Stephen Wyatt & Evelyn Nallen telling the story about how English choreographer John Weaver fought to achieve his dream of creating a proper dance-drama in a world that regarded dance as a frivolous side-line.

Performers: Weaver Ensemble

Programme devised and created by Stephen Wyatt & Evelyn Nallen

Stephen Wyatt — Playwright
Evelyn Nallen — Musical Director
Jenny Miller & Alan Privett — Directors
Chris de Wilde — Costume Designer

Pete Ashmore — John Weaver/ Vulcan/Mr Worldy
Chiara Vinci — Hester Santlow/Venus/ Galatea
Romain Arreghini — Monsieur Dupré/Mars/Pygmalion

Evelyn Nallen — recorder
David Gordon — harpsichord
Lucy Mulgan — double bass
Derek Scurll — percussion

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Baroque Quintessence of Handel & Vivaldi  


Wednesday 18th January 2023 - 7.30pm

When one thinks of baroque music, Handel and Vivaldi are amongst the first names to come to mind. Both composers are also well-known for their wide range of repertoire written for castrato, today widely performed by countertenors.

Performers: Gabetta Consort dir. Andres Gabetta, Valer Barna-Sabadus (countertenor)

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Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo

Saturday 21st January 2023 - 8pm

Duchess Aurora di Sanseverino commissioned this opera for a wedding celebration in Naples; on a spicy Italian libretto penned by her private secretary Nicola Giuvo. Handel composed Aci in his early twenties, during the highly formative years he spent in Italy. The most famous aria for lyric bass from this opera is Fra L’Ombre e Gl'Orrori.

Performers: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment dir. Steven Devine,  Trevor Eliot Bowes as Polifemo

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Lust and Love Lost


Sunday 22nd January 2023 - 6pm

A selection of cantatas and overtures by Handel and Telemann based on the tragic consequences of unrequited love.

Performer: Combattimento and Claudia Patacca (soprano)

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BaRock

Saturday 28th January 2023 - 9.30pm

The Rock Troupers are returning with a bang to the Valletta Baroque Festival together with six classical baroque musicians. This rock band will present re-works of rock and baroque classics from Bach to Jon Lord and from Vivaldi to Pink Floyd.

Performer: The Rock Troupers

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For the full festival programme go to: www.festivals.mt/vbf
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Mon - Fri
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Sat
10.00 - 13.00
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