Soprano Dorothy Baldacchino will be giving a sparkling recital at a lunchtime concert to be held at the Oratory of St. Francis on Tuesday 1st March 2016 at 12:30pm.
Chanson dAmour is a performance that will feature, as its title implies, songs of love romantic songs from operas and also, songs of sacred love. The elegant and striking choice of programme of classical songs of love will be an asset for the soprano Dorothy Baldacchino who sings with a clear and remarkable voice.
The programme includes Mozarts arias Un moto di gioia and Una donna a quindici anni, as well as two leading arias by Handel: Endless Pleasure and Egelosia quella tiranna. The programme will continue with Faure`s aria Chanson dAmour, Granados El majo discreto and finally two sacred aris to represent divine love: Pie Jesu` and How beautiful are the feet.
Dorothy studies voice and interpretation under the direction of soprano Miriam Cauchi. Dorothy read a B.A. (Hons) in Theatre Studies at the University of Malta, attaining a distinction for her dissertation tracing the pedagogical approaches towards the synthesis of the actor-singer-musician in opera.
Dorothy featured in several recitals and opera productions both locally and internationally. She participated in the Internationale Musikatage fur Jugendliche, Germany, and in the United Kingdom with the Dorset Operas production of Bizets Les Pheurs de Perles. In 2007, she was Pamina in the children's adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Manoel Theatre. Her repertoire includes Pergolesi, Handel, Mozart and Bernstein.
Dorothy received guidance in actor training with Aleateia Theatre Group, with whom she participated in premiere productions locally and internationally such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Drowning Lilies receiving excellent reviews. A believer in the holistic performer, Dorothy worked into direction and production as assistant stage director to Italian director Mario Corradi for the productions of Verdis Macbeth (Teatru Astra - Gozo, 2007), Puccinis Turandot (Teatru Astra Gozo, 2008), Gonouds Romeo et Juliette (Teatro Coccia Novara Italy, 2009) and Verdis Rigoletto (Teatru Astra Gozo, 2009). She assisted as well Marco Gandini for the production of Puccini's La Traviata (Teatru Astra - Gozo, 2010). Dorothy has also worked in voice drama workshops aimed for children with special needs.
The lunchtime concerts are aimed at giving a platform to local and foreign artists and, it gives the opportunity for the audience to experience the charming oratory. The oratory has an interesting history as before the main church was enlarged in the beginning of the 20th Century, the large chamber was used as the refectory for the religious community. It was then transformed into an oratory, adorned by magnificent baroque paintings, a magnificent gilded altarpiece and original monks benches.
The events are fund raising events for the Franciscan Church, which is undergoing extensive structural restoration. Tickets for the lunchtime concerts, costing 8 euro, can be obtained from the venue itself half an hour before the concert begins. For more details phone 7968 0952 or email: baroccomalta@gmail