‘Apollo et Hyacinthus’: Mozart's first opera takes the stage at Manoel Theatre with a fresh twist
It’s all happening on the 10th and 11th of November in Valletta.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the musical prodigy of the classical era, left an indelible mark on the world of opera. His first foray into this mesmerising art form, "Apollo et Hyacinthus," composed when he was just 11 years old, already demonstrated his innate mastery of music.
Opera and music lovers alike will be able to witness this fresh interpretation of ‘Apollo et Hyacinthus’, directed by Fabio Ceresa, which breathes new life into Mozart’s composition. This rendition promises opulence and grandeur, complemented by the creative set and costume designs of Giuseppe Palella.
This rarely performed gem is based on the Greek mythological tale of Hyacinth and Apollo, recounting a poignant love story between the god Apollo and the Spartan prince Hyacinth. The narrative takes a tragic turn as jealousy consumes Zephyrus, leading to Hyacinth's untimely demise.
So, mark your calendars for a musical experience of a lifetime, happening on the 10th and 11th of November at 7 pm at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta. The stage will come alive with the timeless melodies of Mozart, transporting the audience into the heart of Greek mythology.
You can purchase your tickets here and for more details about this opera, visit www.festivals.mt/veof.
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