Lunchtime Concert – Barocco Foundation

16 May 2023 - 12:30

Timeless Operatic Arias

The magnificent church of Our Lady of Victory in Valletta will once again host the talented Romanian duo, Malta-based tenor Andrei Daranyi and outstanding soprano Diana Pap accompanied by talented pianist Sofia Narmania for an uplifting lunchtime concert. This recital is organised by Barocco Foundation in collaboration with Din l-Art Ħelwa and takes place on Tuesday 16 May 2023 at 12:30pm.

The enthralling programme includes timesless arias from renowned operas namely Quando me’n vo’- Musetta – from G. Puccini’s La Boheme as well as O mio babbino caro- Lauretta from G. Schicchi and Caro nome – Gilda from Rigoletto also by G. Verdi. This intriguing  concert proceeds with Celeste Aida from G. Verdi’s Aida, Libiamo ne’lieti calici, and Parigi o cara from La Traviata. Other operatic arias include Mamma quell vino from Cavalleria Rusticana by P. Mascagni, Dein ist mein ganzer Herz from Das Land des  Lächelns by F. Lehar, Mein Herr Marquis from Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss II as well as Non ti scordar di me by E. Di Curtis.

The Church of Our Lady of Victory, with its painted ceiling by baroque artist Alessio Erardi, is the first church of Valletta and a magnificent setting for the cultural events. It was 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 Operatic Arias will be held at Our Lady of Victory church, Valletta on Tuesday 16 May 2023 at 12:30pm. Entrance to the concert is at a suggested donation of 10 euro.  One can obtain the tickets prior to the concert from the venue itself or by email: or phone 79680952.