Teatru Malta, Malta’s brand newly founded National Theatre Company, has commissioned composer Alexander Vella Gregory with writing an operetta called Il-Madonna Tiegħi Aħjar Minn Tiegħek (lit. My Madonna is Better than Yours) to a libretto by Trevor Zahra. This was announced by artistic director Sean Buhagiar during the inauguration of Teatru Malta’s new offices at Teatru Pandora in Żejtun. The operetta, scored for voices and wind band, looks at festa rivalries, their socio-reliogious complexity, and also the humorous side of things. Journalist Simon Vella Gregory is the researcher on the project with whom the composer and author will be building the script. The operetta is being produced in collaboration with the Għaqda Każini tal-Banda and will premiere in 2018.
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Photo: Enrico Mifsud (The Times of Malta)