Built by the Knights of St. John after the Great Siege of 1565, Valletta is not only a fortified city, it is also a cultural, economic and political crossroads between several continents. Every 5 years you will find music mainly with the Valletta Baroque Festival.
What to expect at the Baroque Festival
In order to celebrate the city’s Baroque identity, a music festival is organized every year in the heart of the capital: “The Valletta Baroque Festival”.
This year, the event takes place at the beginning of the year, mainly in the Manoel Theater one of the oldest theaters in Europe still in operation, and in other baroque monuments. For two weeks, the daily life in Valletta will be punctuated by sumptuous melodies. In addition to enjoying classical music, festival-goers will be able to take advantage of all the assets that this paradise island has to offer: the festival will push the doors of sumptuous monuments outside the capital, such as the cathedral of Mdina or the beautiful church of St. Catherine in Zejtun, thus showing the true face of the Maltese countryside.
With its baroque heritage, the capital of Malta is the ideal place to host this international festival which is gaining in notoriety every year. This tends to show us that despite its small size, Malta has played an essential role in European history.
The program of these two weeks is available on the official Valletta Baroque Festival store where it is also possible to buy tickets for each performance.
Practical information about the festival :
34 concerts in 18 venues in Valletta
Artists from all over the world perform there: from Bach with St Matthew’s Passion to the Saxophonists’ quartet, from harpsichord solos to Rock, from flute sonatas to mandolin extravaganzas…
Renowned musicians have already performed at the festival and have all left an indelible mark on the hearts of the audience. Here are some of them: Vivica Genaux, Ensemble Zefiro, Jommelli & Pergolesi… and many more!!!
The price is 150€ for access to 5 concerts to choose from.
Not to be missed under any circumstances for fans of baroque and classical music… but not only!