Barocco Foundation – Lunchtime Concert

12 Nov 2023 - 12:30

Timeless Arias for Two Tenors

Our Lady of Victory church in Valletta, will once again host the popular weekly lunchtime concert organised by Barocco Foundation in collaboration with Din l-Art Ħelwa.  This captivating recital of timeless melodies by two talented tenors, Andrei Daranyi and Stefan Corlade, accompanied by versatile pianist Ramona Zammit Formosa will take place on Tuesday 14 November 2023 at 12:30pm.

The enticing programme starts with an Intermezzo piano solo by talented Ramona Zammit Formosa.  The two tenors will then take centre stage with Nino Rota’s Parla piú piano from the iconic masterpiece The Godfather followed by the passionate aria Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto Curtis. This delightful recital will proceed with a timeless Italian classic, O Sole Mio followed by another piano solo from Ramona. Stefan will then give his rendition of an Italian aria by Enrico Caruso Core’ngrato , while Andrei’s voice will shine in G. Puccini’s Addio, fiorito asil.   To conclude this unforgettable concert, both tenors will once again join forces in a delightful  duet, Funiculì, Funiculà by Luigi Denza.

Besides enjoying the enthralling music, the Church of Our Lady of Victory itself is worth a visit. Seeping with history and rich in architecture and artistic works, mainly due to it being the first church of Valletta and its painted baroque ceiling by Alessio Erardi, Our Lady of Victory is one of Malta’s richest treasures.  Built by Grand Master de Valette and the Order of St John after their victory in the Great Siege of 1565, it has been restored by Din l-Art Ħelwa, voluntary National Trust of Malta.

After the concert, patrons are invited for free to the cellar of the church to watch a short audio-visual show about the building, history and the restoration of this gem.

Timeless Arias for Two Tenors will be held at Our Lady of Victory church, Valletta on Tuesday 14 November 2023 at 12:30pm. Entrance to the concert is at a suggested donation of €10. One can obtain the tickets prior to the concert from the venue itself or by email: or phone 79680952