Isperanza – an old legend retold in a new contemporary opera

Teatru Manoel Youth Opera (TMYO) is presenting a new contemporary opera on Friday 19th and Sunday 21st May 2017 at 8pm in the Teatru Manoel Studio Theatre.
This opera takes a contemporary approach to the retelling of this Maltese legend “Il-Madonna tal-Isperanza” which tells the story of a young woman trying to escape from the marauding Turks who would often target Malta for looting and kidnapping in the 18th century.
It is a creative collaboration of director Chris Gatt, composer Tom Armitage, librettist Eddie Wildman and vocal coach Miriam Gauci and features the members of TMYO.
TMYO is part of Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel’s education programme conceived and run by Rosetta Debattista. It is a fantastic opportunity for young singers to learn the essentials of being part of the wonderful world of Opera, and for Malta to enjoy their performances. Its primary purpose is to offer operatic experience to those who have a serious aim of pursuing careers in Opera performance and are at the start of their careers and acts as a semi-professional performing ground for singers aged between 18 and 35.
Isperanza is one hour long and appropriate for anyone aged 16+. Tickets are only €7 and can be purchased online at

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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