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Caravaggio, Sonic Spheres And Opera: Check Out The 10-Day Festival Bringing Culture To The Streets Of Malta

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Whether you’re a music lover or just looking to inject a little bit of culture into your life, The Three Palaces Festival has you covered, bringing together the world’s best talent and amazing architecture in a one-of-a-kind celebration.

Music is a performing art best experienced live, whether you’re a newcomer or seasoned connoisseur. Adding historically significant and magnificent buildings into the mix makes The Three Palaces festival a must-go-to event to get your monthly culture binge.

With a programme filled to the brim with performers that appeal to new and more well-versed patrons, Lovin Malta took a look at some performances that we really think you should know about.

1. La Conversione di un Cavallo. Tableaux Vivants da Caravaggio

Date: 7 November at 7:30 pm and 9 pm 

Venue: Church of St Mary Magdalene, Valletta

Based on the Tableaux Vivants technique, La Conversione di un Cavallo uses extreme simplicity to incredible visual impact.

Twenty-three canvases from the iconic rebellious painter, Caravaggio, will be brought to life by actors from Ludovica Rambelli Teatro with props, draped fabrics, colours, and textures, adorning the scene.

Each frame and impressive tableau will be rhythmically punctuated by the music of Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi and Sibelius.

 

2. Congregation at Mdina

Date: 10 November at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm

Venue: Mdina Gate, Mdina

Immerse yourself in Malta’s silent city with ‘Congregation at Mdina’, a sonic voyage that will make you explore the streets of Mdina as you try and reach the secret destination.

You will be given a silver sphere, which will act as your guide, emitting sci-fi sounds that will get louder the closer you get to your goal, a beautiful take on the classic hot and cold game.

Designed by Ray Lee and inspired by Dr Who, the spheres will eventually lead everyone to a secret location, forming a congregation of electronic sound and people, a fascinating installation that will make every science fiction fan salivate.

Congregation at Mdina is a FREE event suitable for all the family.

 

3.The Orfeo Experience 

Date: 1 November at 7:30 pm

Venue: Casino Maltese, Valletta

Ever thought you’d be eating canapes and sipping a fizzy at a wedding just when you hear the news that the bride has died?

Presented in collaboration with Valletta Cultural Agency in the majestic Casino Maltese, The Orfeo Experience sees actors hiding in plain sight, mingling with the unaware guests. Suddenly, a live orchestra erupts, as Gluck’s iconic tragic opera of Orfeo and Euridice unfolds around you.

Follow a lover’s quest through the underworld as he searches for his beloved bride, all while you scoff down a few too many proseccos.

The Three Palaces Festival is taking place between 1st & 10th November. Buy your tickets from here.

 

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