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THE TITAN'S ROCK

Composed by

JOSEPH VELLA

Libretto by

VINCENT VELLA

Completed by

CHRISTOPHER MUSCAT

Directed by

DENISE MULHOLLAND

JOSEPH VELLA'S

VALERIANA

THE TITAN'S ROCK

 OPERA PREMIERE

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Auditorium

€65/€60

Balcony

€30

Balcony (Concession)

€20

Boxes Tier 1

€80

Boxes Tier 2

€60

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Concession price is applicable to students, people with disability,

and elderly over 60 years old.

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THE OPERA OVERVIEW

COMPOSER

JOSEPH VELLA

CONDUCTOR

CHRISTOPHER MUSCAT

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

DENISE MULHOLLAND

LIBRETTIST

VINCENT VELLA

The play tells the story of Rosario, a Maltese fisherman, who, having married a local girl, finds himself stranded on the tiny Italian island of Valeriana during the Second World War. The island is under the charge of a despotic fascist podestà named Cirillo. 

Cirillo is a native of Valeriana and has known great deprivation as a child. He sees action in Africa and comes back to the island with a shattered arm. It is time to get his own back. All men of military age are despatched to the front, and the remaining inhabitants, a motely bunch of women, children and old men, are totally at his mercy. 

Since Rosario refuses to renounce his British passport, or to collaborate with the Podestà, his boat is confiscated, and he finds himself beached. The two men are driven by a murderous hate towards each other. Cirillo suffers from paranoia and illusions of grandeur. Having failed to convert Valeriana into another Capri for fascist officials, he now wants to turn it into an impregnable fortress against the Allied Forces, with dire consequences for the inhabitants. It is a comic situation, but one which can and does have tragic outcomes.

BEHIND

THE OPERA

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CAST

ROSARIO

Andrés Moreno García

TERESA

Miriam Cauchi

CIRILLO

Louis Andrew Cassar

IL PROFESSORE

Noel Galea

MATTEO

Brian Cefai

NELLO

Ilyas Ige Sultana

SENZ SAL

Pau Armengol Torrella

FILIPPA

Marvic Monreal

BLACKSHIRT

James Agius

CREATIVE TEAM

DENISE MULHOLLAND

Artistic Director

LUKE AZZOPARDI

Costume Design

ANTHONY EBEJER BONNICI

Set Design

ANTHONY MIZZI

Multimedia Film & Video Installation

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Light Designer

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