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Tuesday Concert: Evergreen Songs
Tuesday Concert: Evergreen Songs

Tue, 30 Apr


Our Lady of Victory Church 1566

Tuesday Concert: Evergreen Songs

Entrance: €10

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Time & Location

30 Apr 2024, 12:30 – 15:00

Our Lady of Victory Church 1566, South Str, Valletta

About the event

Emerging soprano Mardy Farrugia will be performing a delightful programme of classical songs such as excerpts from Mozart’s operas, Puccini, Pergolesi and Bellini, among others. She will be accompanied by Elaine Mercieca.

The mesmerising programme opens with “Stizzoso mio Stizzoso” from G. Pergolesi’s comic opera La Serva Padora and the heartfelt plea of the aria from Gianni Schicci, “O Mio Bambino Caro” by Giacomo Puccini. This will be followed by a captivating aria, “Vedrai Carino”, from W.A. Mozart’s timeless opera Don Giovanni and the bittersweet song of lost love by G. Fauré, “Nell”.

Elaine will play a piano solo, F. Chopin’s Nocturne, Op.37, No. 1, which showcases the composer’s mastery of the piano and his ability to evoke profound emotion.

This intruiging recital unfolds with C. Debussy’s mesmerising song of celestial beauty, “Nuit d’étoiles” and the vibrant Italian song that celebrates the beauty of dawn, “Mattinata” by R. Leoncavallo. Then on to V. Bellini’s tender melody and heartfelt lyrics of “Ma rendi pur contento”.

This enchanting concert contines with “Ständchen” which is a timeless serenade by F. Schubert, followed by a song which pays homage to the memory of departed loved ones by R. Strauss, “Allerseelen”. The spirited melody and humorous lyrics of “Art is Calling for Me” from V. Herbert’s operetta The Enchantress will conclude this memorable concert.

Organised by the Barocco Foundation, these popular lunchtime concerts bring recognition to established and emerging talent and offer a variety of repertoires. Do join us and enjoy the special acoustics of the church under its magnificent Alessio Erardi painted ceiling.

Reservations at €10 per person either by booking on or directly at the entrance of the church.

A viewing of the 10 minute documentary ‘Grand Master de Valette and his first church of Valletta’ in our underground cinema is free of charge to all patrons.

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