The Malta Arts Festival is once again, bound to impress. Following previous editions, the festival brings together theatre, music, dance, and visual arts from Malta and other countries all converging on the Malta Arts Festival platform.
There will be world-renowned artists such as Wayne Marshall, Enrico Dindo and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre as well as other foreign artists of high calibre including the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Laboratorio di Castaldo Theatre Ensemble, La Compagnie du Solitaire, La Compagnie Julien Lestel, the Ars Ludi Percussion Ensemble and Carnyx Brass Trio.
The Malta Arts Festival also features major local artists namely Carmine Lauri, soprano Gillian Zammit, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, French horn player Etienne Cutajar, Theatre Anon and the New Choral Singers. There are also a number of interesting projects including the Hulda Festival and the SPACESspazji project.
One of the highlights of this year’s edition is the site-specific theatre performance Ospizio commissioned by the Malta Arts Festival. We are confident that the Malta Arts Festival will have performances that will appeal to everyone.
Eight out of the eighteen events are free. Tickets for paying events for the Malta Arts Festival are being sold at €15 with concessions being offered for students and senior citizens at €10 per ticket. Holders of discounted tickets are requested to present relevant identification at the door. Children aged 12 or under will have free admission to all events.
Prices are all in line with the MCCA’s mission to make the Arts accessible to as large an audience as possible. Tickets for the free events may be collected from the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, Casa Gaspe 230, Republic Street, Valletta between 9am and 12.30pm. The festival runs between the 1st and 23rd July.
The Festival is supported by Marsovin, Valletta Local Council, Floriana Local Council, Malta Post, and Hotel Phoenicia and functions within the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts in collaboration with the Parliamentary Secretariat for Tourism, the Environment and Culture.
Mario Frendo is the Artistic Director of the Malta Arts Festival.
Favourite Channel News reports in more detail:
- Malta Arts Festival 2009: bound to impress!
by MaltaMedia News -25 June 2009
- Welcoming the End of the World at Malta Arts Festival
by MaltaMedia News -3 July 2011
- EU Baroque Orchestra and Globe theatre troupe at Malta Arts Festival
by MaltaMedia News -12 July 2010
- Malta Arts Festival top European destination
by MaltaMedia News -1 July 2011
- Programme of 6th edition of Malta Arts Festival announced
by MaltaMedia News -31 May 2011