Valletta 2018’s opera season includes a challenging new operatic work by Maltese composer, Mario Sammut. Aħna Refuġjati is Sammut’s first operatic venture after working on multiple international and local media projects. The opera will include musical direction by Richard Merrill Brown and a libretto by Mario Philip Azzopardi.

In recounting the struggles of a family attempting to escape their war-torn country, the opera addresses timely concerns in the Euro-Mediterranean region, the human cost of large-scale migration and the universal theme of loss as a result of political convenience, racism and prejudice.

Aħna Refuġjati will include Maltese operatic soprano Miriam Gauci, tenor Nico Darmanin, counter tenor José Hernandez Pastor, mezzo soprano Clare Ghigo and mezzo soprano Federica Falzon as part of the cast, amongst others.

The opera will be held on the 31st August and the 2nd September 2018 at The Granaries in Floriana. Buy your tickets below and be in the chance to win an iPhoneX. Draw closes on the 2nd September 2018 and the winner will be announced following the performance on the 3rd September. Good luck!