19 - 21 May 2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Teatru Manoel Studio Theatre

ISPERANZA BY TEATRU MANOEL YOUTH OPERA

Teatru Manoel Youth Opera (TMYO) is presenting a new contemporary opera on Friday 19th and Sunday 21st May 2017 at 8 pm in the Teatru Manoel Studio Theatre.

This opera takes a contemporary approach to the retelling of this Maltese legend “Il-Madonna tal-Isperanza” which tells the story of a young woman trying to escape from the marauding Turks who would often target Malta for looting and kidnapping in the 18th century.

Isperanza Chapel in Mosta

Above: Tal-Isperanza Chapel, Mosta

It is a creative collaboration of director Chris Gatt, composer Tom Armitage, librettist Eddie Wildman and vocal coach Miriam Cauchi and features the members of TMYO.

TMYO is part of Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel’s education programme conceived and run by Rosetta Debattista. It is a fantastic opportunity for young singers to learn the essentials of being part of the wonderful world of Opera, and for Malta to enjoy their performances. Its primary purpose is to offer operatic experience to those who have a serious aim of pursuing careers in Opera performance and are at the start of their careers and acts as a semi-professional performing ground for singers aged between 18 and 35.

Isperanza is one hour long and appropriate for anyone aged sixteen plus.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.teatrumanoel.com.mt.

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