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Il-Belt Valletta

Edith Cavell

Paolino Vassallo's opera Edith Cavell performed 100 years after its premier at the Royal Opera House in Valletta.

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Edith Cavell
Edith Cavell

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17 Jun 2023, 19:00

Il-Belt Valletta, Triq Ir-Repubblika Casa Cassar Il-Belt Valletta, Il-Belt Valletta VLT 1050, Malta

About The Event

Conductor: Dario Salvi 

Orchestra: Malta Philharmonic Orchestra 

Genre: Opera

Completed shortly before the composer’s death in 1923 and performed only once in 1927 at the Royal Opera House Valletta, Paolino Vassallo’s three-act opera EDITH CAVELL will be making a return to its birthplace on the occassion of the composer’s 100th anniversary from his death. Built around the historical British nurse Edith Cavell who, together with a Belgian colleague, was executed in Brussels in 1915 for enabling over 200 allied soldiers to escape the German occupation of Belgium and reach neutral Holland, this opera is a prime example of romantic idiom that Vassallo inherited from his teacher Jules Massenet in Paris. In this concert version, soloists Martina Bortolotti, Gina Galati, Jorge Pita Carreras, Louis Andrew Cassar, Joseph Lia and Alber Buttigieg, Kor Malta and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will be under the direction of Maestro Dario Salvi who accidently stumbled across a copy of this score in a Norfolk library.

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