Il-Madonna Tiegħi Aħjar Minn Tiegħek

Trevor Zahra / Alex Vella Gregory

“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!''

8th to 9th December and 12th to 16th December 2018
Teatru Parrokkjali - Birgu

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.

Ticket Info

Seating is random and on a strictly first come first served basis.

Cast & Actors

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

Production Team

Creative Team:

Composer: Alex Vella Gregory
Writer: Trevor Zahra
Director: Peter Busuttil

Choir Master: Francesca Aquilina

Pianist: Veronique Vella

Set Designer: Ino Bonello

Production Team:

Production Coordinator: Ann Marie Camilleri


Valletta 2018

Agenzija Żgħażagħ

Għaqda Każini tal-Banda


Il-Madonna Tiegħi Aħjar Minn Tiegħek

Teatru Parrokkjali - Birgu 8th to 9th December and 12th to 16th December 2018