Robbie Williams, one of the world’s biggest artists, who rose to fame with the band Take That and then as a solo artist, has added Malta to the European Leg of his XXV Tour – celebrating 25 years of his solo career – and will be performing at the Granaries in Floriana on the 24th August.
The European Tour, which also coincides with the release of Robbie Williams’ new Greatest Hits album, kicked off with a show in Bologna, Italy three days ago and will see Robbie performing across the continent including Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Malta before setting off to Asia and Australia.
Set to be “a joyous celebration of Robbie’s 25 years as a solo artist,” featuring some of Robbie Williams’ greatest hits including ‘Angels’, ‘Let Me Entertain You’, ‘Millennium’, ‘Rock DJ’, ‘Feel’, and ‘She’s The One’, all those attending will get the chance to experience the kind of high-octane concert that Robbie has become known for.
“It is truly encouraging that another busy entertaining calendar is ahead of us. Welcoming Robbie Williams in the Maltese Islands showcases the country’s potential in attracting reputable worldwide artists that will provide an added value experience for all those tourists who visit Malta during the peak summer months. We are optimistic that Robbie Williams in concert will be another event to be remembered in Malta’s cultural and entertainment itinerary,” outlined Minister for Tourism Clayton Bartolo.
This concert is being organised by greatt and NNG Promotions with the support of VisitMalta, Malta International Airport and Brown’s Pharma.Plácido Domingo to accompany Joseph Calleja at 25th Anniversary Concert
Opera legend Plácido Domingo will be Joseph Calleja’s special guest at the Maltese tenor’s 25th anniversary concert being held in the spectacular surroundings of Fort Manoel in Malta on July 26.
Acknowledged as one of the finest-ever singers, Domingo has almost reached 4,100 performances in a stellar career that has made him a household name both as a tenor and a conductor.
Calleja, who has just completed the recording of his sixth album for Decca Records on the back of a critically acclaimed run in New York, said:
“The Maestro needs no introduction. His talent, stamina and love for the opera world are revered the world over and what I can promise is that this will be a concert to remember. Placido and I have sung together abroad, but to perform with him in my homeland is a dream come true. My first big break in opera came in the 1999 edition of his annual Operalia competition and I have wanted to get him over to Malta ever since.”
Domingo said: “I am very happy and proud of Joseph’s beautiful artistic trajectory with his generous voice and admirable extension. I gladly welcome his invitation to participate in this concert to commemorate the first quarter century of his career! I was privileged to share the stage with Joseph on two memorable Simon Boccanegra productions and now I am thrilled at the chance of making my Malta debut with him, in his homeland!”
The Maltese tenor continues to grace the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls in his silver jubilee year which will see him perform in France, Germany, the UK and Australia among others.
Domingo, whose repertoire encompasses more than 150 roles, has continued uninterrupted his extraordinary artistic career for more than half a century and this year, after having sung in Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Palermo, Salzburg, Versailles, Buenos Aires and Budapest, he is expected to return to Italy, Austria, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Slovenia, Mexico and South America.
The fitting venue for this spectacular concert, which will also feature the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, was originally built by the Knights in 1723 to defend Valletta under the patronage of Portugese Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena and underwent meticulous restoration thanks to Midi plc.
Joseph Calleja – 25th Anniversary Concert is being produced by Mint Media with the support of the Malta Tourism Authority, The European Foundation for Support of Culture, Bank of Valletta and Midi.
MaltaTourism Authority Chairman Gavin Gulia said: “When we speak of Maltese Cultural Ambassadors who – through their exceptional talent – give visibility to the Maltese Islands and their endless beauty, one cannot but not think of The Maltese Tenor Joseph Calleja. It gives us great pleasure, as Malta Tourism Authority to support Joseph’s 25th Anniversary Concert, which this year will be held in one of the island’s most beautiful locations, making the concert even more unique. Events such as this one continue to add versatility to the Maltese Islands, by enhancing the quality of the tourism product, reaffirming once more that there truly is something for everyone in Malta.”
European Foundation for Support of Culture President Konstantin Ishkhanov said: “The EUFSC has been collaborating with Joseph Calleja for quite some time now, both nationally and around the world, and we are always very proud and honoured to team up with him, especially for such a special occasion as this. He is undoubtedly one of the best standard-bearers of Malta’s cultural heritage, and I am certain that this event will prove, once again, to be yet another memorable triumph.”
BOV CEO Rick Hunkin said: “The Bank’s support for the annual Joseph Calleja concert encompasses Bank of Valletta’s continued support of the local arts and culture scene as part of its Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) commitment. This annual concert is back and will showcase Malta’s top talents, along with other local and international stars while a large number of children will get the opportunity to perform alongside these great artists, and for some, their first opportunity on a stage through the BOV Joseph Calleja Children’s Choir. The concert has also been an opportunity to showcase the talents of the scholars of the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation, the Bank’s collaboration with the Maltese Tenor to assist talented local artists to fulfil their potential and become Malta’s future stars.”
Tickets are available from www.showshappening.com
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This New Year’s Eve is going to be special for many reasons, one of which is the fact that Andrea Bocelli will feature on TVM for a small concert shot right here in Malta.
The world-renowned tenor will perform a 50-minute production along with an ensemble, singing eight songs across two iconic locations across the island – Fort St Elmo and St John’s Co-Cathedral.
The decision to perform eight songs is in tribute to the eight-point cross of the Knights of St John.
Shots of Malta’s beauty and landscapes will accompany Boccelli as he performs songs inspired by his latest album, Believe.
The announcement provides clarity as to why Bocelli visited the island last month, where he spent time filming the production and bonding with his fellow tenor, Joseph Calleja.
“This small island is a truly special place, like the heart of the Mediterranean,” he told TVM.
The 50-minute concert will premiere on TVM at 9pm this Thursday. The production will then be broadcasted to other stations around the world and online, including Andrea Bocelli’s own YouTube channel which has over 4.3 million subscribers.
Although we might not be able to celebrate the way we would like this year, having Bocelli perform from Malta on our TV set will undoubtedly make the evening special.
And if you aren’t into classical music, with electronic music being more your scene, you might want to tune in to Trackage Scheme x Esplora’s three-hour Planetarium stream on NYE.