Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell
17th June 2023 MPO Marketing

Edith Cavell

DATE: 17/06/2023
TIME: 8:30 PM till 10:30 PM

presented by Pjazza Teatru Rjal

Martina Bartolotti Soprano
Gina Galati Soprano
Jorge Pita Carreras Tenor
Louis Andrew Cassar Bass
Joseph Lia Baritone
Albert Buttigieg Bass

Dario Salvi Conductor
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra 



Paolino Vassallo Edith Cavell

Completed shortly before the composer’s death in 1923 and performed only once in 1927 at the Royal Opera House Valletta, Paolino Vassallo’s three-act opera EDITH CAVELL will be making a return to its birthplace on the occassion of the composer’s 100th anniversary from his death.

Built around the historical British nurse Edith Cavell who, together with a Belgian colleague, was executed in Brussels in 1915 for enabling over 200 allied soldiers to escape the German occupation of Belgium and reach neutral Holland, this opera is a prime example of romantic idiom that Vassallo inherited from his teacher Jules Massenet in Paris.

In this concert version, soloists Martina Bortolotti, Gina Galati, Jorge Pita Carreras, Louis Andrew Cassar, Joseph Lia and Alber Buttigieg, Kor Malta and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will be under the direction of Maestro Dario Salvi who accidently stumbled across a copy of this score in a Norfolk library.

LOCATION: Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta