The Lost Voices arrive in Torino!

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This weekend, for two nights only the touring production Ilħna Mitlufa Lost Voices will be performed at Sala Scicluna  in Torino;  it’s very first international stage on the 5th and 6th of April in collaboration with LabPerm di Castaldo. The hall, dedicated to the late Maltese-Italian theatre icon, Pino Scicluna was inaugurated just last year, and is a testament to the career and love Scicluna had for his craft, a love that lives on through the dedication of his wife Katia Capato who runs the establishment today, as a promise made to him many years ago.

Ilħna Mitlufa falls under what Sala Scicluna are calling their “Malta Project” whereby a series of Maltese productions will be put up at the hall throughout their programme of  upcoming events. Ilħna Mitlufa is the first in this series of events to come and also marks the beginning of a long standing future relationship between Malta and Torino. Ilħna Mitlufa’s run in Torino, will also be the first in a series of anticipated tours in Malta and overseas throughout the rest of the year, the next being in Gozo’s iconic Teatru Astra on the 5th of May.

The one-time only matinee show will be performed in Maltese but will be subtitled throughout and promises to move audience goers of all backgrounds; foreign and local, young and old. This really is a production that strikes a nostalgic chord with everyone through the medium of Għana, something Andrew Alamango the muscial director behind the concept of this one of a kind production has researched for many years. The show narrates the heritage of an age old story, woven by singers past and present, told in poetry – spoken, written and recorded.

The għannej is the poet, the keeper of memory, the storyteller and comic entertainer, singing on our behalf and for those whose voices have been lost, renewing an unbroken tradition; the marriage of the past and present through song.

Mariele Zammit and Andrew Alamango together with dramaturg Domenico Castaldo have been rehearsing for the past three months in anticipation of their premiere show outside Maltese shores, so if you’re in Torino make sure to pop by; you won’t be disappointed.

For more information on Ilħna Mitlufa Lost Voices in Torino click here


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Photos taken by: Vincenzo Capriolli