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Pjazza Teatru Rjal

The “Royal Opera House” was designed in 1861 by the English architect Edward Middleton Barry, who had designed several prominent buildings in London including Covent Garden and the National Gallery. It was inaugurated on October 9, 1866 with Vincenzo Bellini’s opera I Puritani. On Sunday evening of May 25, 1873 during the rehearsals of Giuseppe Privitera’s opera La Vergine del Castello, the theatre accidentally caught fire and its interior was extensively damaged. Restoration works were taken up immediately and, after nearly four and a half years from this accidental fire, the theatre reopened with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. For many years, the Royal Opera House in Valletta served not only as an important launching pad for aspiring opera singers but also as the prime theatrical venue of Malta. This was the place where Military Officers, British Royalty and Maltese enthusiasts came to enjoy staged entertainment of the highest quality, both in the field of music as well as that of drama. The Royal Opera House was held to be one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring Opera Houses in Europe.

On the evening of Tuesday April 7, 1942 the theatre suffered its second tragedy when it was devastated in an aerial attack by Stuka dive-bombers. Its pristine interior and most of its side walls came crashing down and one of Malta’s cultural and architectural landmarks ended up in miserable ruins. Only the numerous Corinthian columns and peripheral hard stone base survived. After many attempts to rebuild the theatre, in 2006 the government announced a proposal to redevelop the site to provide a new location for the House of Parliament. Renzo Piano was entrusted with the project and, after having dissuaded the Government from building a Parliament on the opera house site, chose to construct the Parliament building on Freedom Square and to convert and use the ruins of the opera house as an open-air theatre. Thus the Pjazza Teatru Rjal came to be. It was officially inaugurated on August 8, 2013. It is regarded as a monument that stands for the heroism, tenacity and dignity of the Maltese who stood against enemy action in the Second World War. At the same time the newly built theatre shows an aspiration to preserve past culture with a promise to create and nurture new artistic ideas.

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Pjazza Teatru Rjal
Casa Cassar
Triq il-Vittorja
MLT-1050 Valletta

fon: +356 22478100
email: contact@pjazzateatrurjal.mt

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Concert

Edith Cavell

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Dario Salvi, Conductor


Edith Cavell: Vassallo, Paolino (1856-1923)

Almost a hundred years since the composition of this opera, this Pjazza Teatru Rjal concert version production brings back to life this masterpiece in the same, albeit transformed, venue in which it received its première performance on 21 March, 1927 when it was immediately a sensation.

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Concert

An evening in Russia

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Malta Youth Orchestra
Raoul Lay, Conductor


Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971): The Firebird: Suite
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich (1839-1881): Night on Bare Mountain
Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953): Romeo and Juliet: Suite no. 2, Op.64ter

The annual joint concert between the MPO and the MYO presents symphonic dances from the East. This side-by-side project presents Stravinsky’s suite from The Firebird, a ballet which brought the composer into the limelight and commenced his collaboration with Diaghilev. Similarly, Prokofiev composed the ballet music for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, yet refrained from his original idea to alter the plot’s ending. The programme also features Mussorgsky’s poem which initially failed to attract public attention but attained great popularity following Rimsky-Korsakov’s reorchestration.

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Concert

New ways

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Pavel Šnajdr, Conductor


Bartók, Béla (1881-1945): Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106

Each year, the MIAF presents an innovative programme of 20th century and contemporary works. The 2020 edition shall include Bartók’s ultimate masterwork, Music for String, Percussion and Celesta. Evidencing his mature style, this work embodies the composer’s contradictory traits featuring strikingly innovative instrumentation.

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Infoveranstaltung

Call for Proposals

In line with Pjazza Teatru Rjal’s strategic vision for 2020 – that of building upon the site’s unique qualities whilst continuing to enhance its cultural calendar with top quality performances – the theatre is launching a Call for Proposals for the Artistic Calendar of 2020 (from January to December).

Individuals, theatre/dance/performance companies, cultural entities, private organisations or others who are interested in putting up productions at Pjazza Teatru Rjal during the calendar year 2020 are being invited to send their proposals by hand or by registered mail to The Director, Casa Cassar, Triq il-Vittorja, Valletta VLT 1050 or by email on contact@pjazzateatrurjal.mt by not later than Friday 18th October, 2019.

The proposal shall include:

E​vent Title
​Description
​Name of Organisation
​Organisation Address
​Contact Number
​VAT Number
​V.O. Number (if applicable)
​Website
​Contact Person
​​​Position
​E-mail
​Mobile Number
​Venue: Theatre/Green Room
​Type of event: choose from Classical Music, Classical Ballet, Drama, Pop Concert, Modern Dance, Musical,Rock Concert, Song Contest, Opera or Other (please specify)
​Proposed dates and time for event
​Supporting material
​Artistic biography or portfolio
​Action plan
​Technical rider, details of contractors (sound, light...) and stage plan
​Other supporting material you might deem appropriate

All applications will be acknowledged and treated in the strictest confidence. Special weighting will be given to applications that satisfy the following criteria:

​applicant’s portfolio;
​artistic and/or educational and/or social content;
​effective use of space and resources;
​innovation;
​legacy;
​​and marketing plan.​
​​
PTR Board and Management are also interested in co-productions as well as contemporary art exhibitions. Apart from the quality of the works, criteria evaluation for contemporary art exhibitions will give great importance to its content, significance of the ideas, issues, and/or objectives as creative research in the visual arts and relevance of the artwork to contemporary art and visual culture.

Decisions will be communicated individually to the selected applicants together with an estimation of costs related to the rental of the venue. The decisions of the Board will be deemed final and undisputable. This will be followed by a production meeting to conclude all relevant details ahead of the drawing up of the formal agreement.​

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Pjazza Teatru Rjal

Casa Cassar

The “Royal Opera House” was designed in 1861 by the English architect Edward Middleton Barry, who had designed several prominent buildings in London including Covent Garden and the National Gallery. It was inaugurated on October 9, 1866 with Vincenzo Bellini’s opera I Puritani. On Sunday evening of May 25, 1873 during the rehearsals of Giuseppe Privitera’s opera La Vergine del Castello, the theatre accidentally caught fire and its interior was extensively damaged. Restoration works were taken up immediately and, after nearly four and a half years from this accidental fire, the theatre reopened with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. For many years, the Royal Opera House in Valletta served not only as an important launching pad for aspiring opera singers but also as the prime theatrical venue of Malta. This was the place where Military Officers, British Royalty and Maltese enthusiasts came to enjoy staged entertainment of the highest quality, both in the field of music as well as that of drama. The Royal Opera House was held to be one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring Opera Houses in Europe.

On the evening of Tuesday April 7, 1942 the theatre suffered its second tragedy when it was devastated in an aerial attack by Stuka dive-bombers. Its pristine interior and most of its side walls came crashing down and one of Malta’s cultural and architectural landmarks ended up in miserable ruins. Only the numerous Corinthian columns and peripheral hard stone base survived. After many attempts to rebuild the theatre, in 2006 the government announced a proposal to redevelop the site to provide a new location for the House of Parliament. Renzo Piano was entrusted with the project and, after having dissuaded the Government from building a Parliament on the opera house site, chose to construct the Parliament building on Freedom Square and to convert and use the ruins of the opera house as an open-air theatre. Thus the Pjazza Teatru Rjal came to be. It was officially inaugurated on August 8, 2013. It is regarded as a monument that stands for the heroism, tenacity and dignity of the Maltese who stood against enemy action in the Second World War. At the same time the newly built theatre shows an aspiration to preserve past culture with a promise to create and nurture new artistic ideas.

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Do, 23.4.2020, 10:30 Uhr
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Do, 23.4.2020, 10:30 Uhr
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Performances / Performance Museum
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Mi, 6.5.2020, 09:30 Uhr
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Mi, 6.5.2020, 09:30 Uhr
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Mi, 6.5.2020, 09:30 Uhr
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Mi, 6.5.2020, 09:30 Uhr
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