The Manoel Theatre also fell victim of the Covid-19 spread and canceled its scheduled representations till July. However, the theatre’s management is providing audiences with music representations through Facebook.
The Manoel Theatre artistic director, Kenneth Zammit Tabona, said that the theatre made its debut with the first representation in January 1732 and is now facing an unprecedented challenge to plan its program.
“It all depends on the pandemic exigencies, because it doesn’t only depend on what is happening in Malta, but also from abroad whether you will have an opera or plays, foreign actors, singers and directors. How can they come from abroad if the airport is closed?”, Kenneth Zammit Tabona said.
Reacting to the new Covid-19 reality and at the same time to satisfy audience for quality theatrical productions and reaching new ones, the Theatre is now delivering the Manoel Theatre Concert Streaming Series that include some of the best production, by transmitting them on the theatre’s Facebook page.
Easter Saturday will be allocated to myths and legends music exploration, associated with the Orpheus character in the
Orphée et Eurydice opera by composer Gluck and the libretto of Ranieri de’ Calzabigi, accompanied by spectacular scenes and costumes, with a cast of soloist singers, a choir and dancers.
“We take this opportunity to show the variety of representations one may see when the person attends a representation at the Manoel Theatre……the idea is that as the theatre is a closed environment, we may also deliver a quality representation”.
The Orphée et Eurydice opera will be transmitted on the Manoel Theatre’s Facebook page on Easter Saturday at 4.30 p.m.