Il-Madonna Tiegħi Aħjar Minn Tiegħek
“This is probably the first operetta written for a Maltese traditional ‘Banda’ about the Banda enthusiasts’ favourite subject, but not only theirs – the ‘festi’! Especially the Marian devotees which are so synonymous with this island. Viva il-Madonna tal-Katina u viva l-Madonna tal-Warda!''
Some villages have their saints, others have their Virgin Marys. But what if there could only be one Virgin Mary and one triumphant village left standing? Let the battle of festi commence! With the skilful pen and cheeky wit of beloved author Trevor Zahra and the enchanting musical composition of feast enthusiast and composer Alexander Vella Gregory, for the very first time an operetta will be played by Malta’s very own National Youth Band lead by band master John Ivan Borg and coordinated by the National Association of Band Clubs.
Seating is random and on a strictly first come first served basis.
Iz-Zija Katja – Mary Rose Mallia
In-Nannu Fred – Joe Cortis
Roseanne Rossi – Rachel Vella
Mario Catania – Karl Cassar
Missier Roseanne – Aaron Fenech
Missier Mario – Ivan Vella
Omm Roseanne – Dorothy Baldacchino
Omm Mario – Maria Eleonora Zammit
Kappillan – Simon Curmi
Isqof – Mariano Said
Delegat tal-Papa – Manuel Cutajar
Pina – Christine Francalanza
Composer: Alex Vella Gregory
Writer: Trevor Zahra
Director: Peter Busuttil
Choir Master: Francesca Aquilina
Pianist: Veronique Vella
Set Designer: Ino Bonello
Production Coordinator: Ann Marie Camilleri
Għaqda Każini tal-Banda