A Grand Finale for the MPO with world-acclaimed soprano Diana Damrau
Award-winning soprano Diana Damrau features in Grand Finale, the MPO’s spectacular season closing concert.
The online audio-visual production, shot at the iconic Fort Saint Elmo, features the MPO under the baton of José Cura in a star-studded event including the participation of bass Nicolas Testé and young Maltese artists Marvic Monreal and Charles Buttigieg.
Celebrating the grandeur of opera and majesty of voice, Grand Finale will present vocal and symphonic numbers from operas and musical theatre by Italian, French and Russian composers amongst others.
Recorded at the historic venue overlooking the Grand Harbour, the production seeks to convey Malta’s enchanting beauty, also through a number of musical postcards shot at idyllic landmarks around the islands. The memorable event marks a year of digital transformation for the orchestra as it reached over 16 million unique followers across 45 countries in 12 months.
Whilst returning back to live concert-making, with sold-out events for #MPOlive and MPO Lounge, the orchestra aims to pursue its exploration of hybrid initiatives. Online productions such as Grand Finale continue to bolster the momentum gained by an eclectic online programme, promoting Malta on an international platform whilst acting as a catalyst for the creative industries.
Grand Finale is presented in collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority and supported by The Phoenicia Malta and BOV. It will be streamed on the MPO Facebook and YouTube platforms on Wednesday 11 August at 9pm.. The concert will be then broadcasted on TVM on Friday 13August.