Photo: Elisa von Brockdorff Ma Kuraġġ u Wliedha is not the kind of piece that many theatre companies are willing to put up nowadays. On paper, the Bertolt Brecht epic is far from an easy watch, a sprawling 2.5-hour account of the titular matriarch's experience of The Thirty Years War, which ravaged Europe in the 17th century. The narrative arc is a simple one. Ma Kuraġġ … [Read more...] about Ma Kuraġġ u Wliedha: a bold decision that pays off
Artistic director Kenneth Zammit Tabona announces a thrilling line-up with both live and online performances Teatru Manoel is back in full force for the new arts season, meeting the COVID-19 challenge head on with a pretty exciting full line-up for December. The end of year season is always a special time for the national theatre and, although this year things are looking … [Read more...] about Watch: Teatru Manoel Upcoming
From Rona With Love, at Teatru Manoel, turned out to be the perfect theatre escapade to sort out those COVID-19 blues. You'd have thought that we've had enough Coronavirus talk, and you wouldn't be totally wrong. Until, that is, you get to From Rona with Love, a theatre production that kicks off at Teatru Manoel this evening and that I was lucky enough to preview before … [Read more...] about From Rona With Love: I LOL’d, I cried, I aww’d
Sometimes, you just want to go to theatre to be entertained with a fail-proof narrative with the tried and tested lines of a classic. Guilty as charged, and Malta's theatre scene often provides. As long as the beloved classic is in the hands of a cast and crew that is up to it, of course. Happily, this was certainly the case with yesterday's opening of that Oscar Wilde … [Read more...] about Theatre Review: The Importance of Being Earnest
A Teatru Manoel masterclass invites members of the public to opera sessions being given by legendary soprano Mariella Devia. On February 10, a very special kind of Teatru Manoel masterclass will be held in two sessions. Each session will be presented by Italian soprano Mariella Devia, whose name is synonymous with belcanto repertoire. In many ways, the Teatru Manoel … [Read more...] about Do you want to see an opera master in action?