A theatre of emotions about love, loss and longing and the power of music, Orfeo & Majnun will be an enchanting production that uses multiple textures, including shadow puppet theatre, to express a new take on these well known tales. Music-theatre performances will be held on the 19th and 20th October 2018, and the Orfeo & Majnun parade will be held on the 27th October 2018.

The project extends into workshops and collaborations with local citizens of all generations and backgrounds where students, choirs, musicians and artists participate in the process of co-creation. This fascinating piece builds up to a powerful community experience that makes it one of the biggest participatory projects on our programme.

Local and international artists, together with citizens participating in workshops, will present their work for the first part of the Orfeo & Majnun project.

Orfeo & Majnun is produced in partnership with the Valletta 2018 Foundation, La Monnaie in Brussels, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France, Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Operadagen in Rotterdam, Santa Maria da Feira in Portugal and the Krakow Festival Office in Poland.

Tickets for the Orfeo & Majnun music-theatre performance are out. Get them here!


Visit https://www.orfeoandmajnun.eu for more information.


Orfeo & Majnun is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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This project is supported by the French Embassy and Alberta Group.

Valletta 2018 Premium Partners: General Soft Drinks Co. Ltd., Coca Cola, Bavaria and Bank of Valletta