Valletta International Baroque Festival 2014
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Built by the Knights of St John after the Great Siege of 1565 and consequently adorned by its eight langues, Valletta not only had to serve as a powerful fort, but was also to become a strongpoint of culture, economy and politics in the world. Embellished at the height of the baroque period, Valletta rose to become a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen.
The Valletta International Baroque Festival has been conceived purposely as a celebration of this baroque identity of Valletta. For two weeks, between the 10th and the 26th of January 2014, Valletta will resound with music from the period when it was built.
More importantly, an international festival like this forthcoming second edition of the Valletta International Baroque Festival will not only confirm and enhance Valletta’s prestige but will also show Europe that this small historical outpost in the Mediterranean has over the centuries played a vital role in European history.
Centering around the Teatru Manoel, one of the oldest working theatres in Europe which also happens to be the only one in Europe that also fulfils the role of a National Theatre, the Festival will also extend to the magnificence of St John’s Co-Cathedral, the atmospheric Valletta churches, the splendid Grandmasters’ Palace, the auberges and other baroque edifices. The events will be mainly musical however, the programme will also be touching on opera and theatre.
Hotel Phoenicia is proud to be associated with the Valletta International Baroque Festival for the second year running.
For more information about the festival and bookings:
Download copy of the official programme