Antiche Aria

Antiche Aria

Upcoming young soprano Celine Abela will be giving a performance of mostly baroque arias at the Oratory of St. Francis, Valletta on Tuesday 28th November 2018 at noon.


The Antiche Arie programme highlights superb Italian art songs from the seventeenth and eighteenth century and most notably, includes excerpts from Handels Messiah and Haydns Creation. The programme includes enchanting works by Alessandro Scarlatti and Domenico Scarlatti and two delightful arias by Pergolesi, one of which is an excerpt from his opera La Serva Padrona. The soprano will be accompanied by pianist John Anthony Fsadni.

Celine Abela began her musical studies as a pianist with Elizabeth Leonardi, achieving her ABRSM grade 8 certification. She started her vocal studies in 2013 with Lydia Caruana and gave her first public performance at the Malta Society of Arts in 2015.

Under the baton of Philip Walsh, Celine has performed as a chorus member in Teatru Manoel Youth Opera productions of Offenbachs Orpheus in the Underworld directed by Brock Roberts and Gilbert & Sullivans Patience directed by Tama Matheson. She has been an active member of TMYO for the 2016/17 season, under the tutorship of Miriam Cauchi, Christopher Gatt and Tom Armitage.

Celine was awarded first place in the Classical Girls category of the 2016 Maltese Islands Festival.  She is currently reading Law at the University of Malta.

Proceeds from the event will go to the restoration project of the Franciscan Church. Tickets, 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: