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Valletta Resounds – The Caravaggio Experience

27th September 2023 - 8th December 2023

OPENING DATE27th September 2023

END DATE8th December 2023

VENUEOratory of St John's Co-Cathedral




€ 25Valletta Resounds Concert

€ 45VIP Package: Concert with Tour

Following a sold out run of performances, Valletta Resounds: The Caravaggio Experience is back for a new run of shows at St John's Co-Cathedral. Held at the Oratory inside the Cathedral, Valletta Resounds elegantly strings together Caravaggio masterpieces with theatrical storytelling and timeless classical music. Critically acclaimed Maltese musicians under the musical direction of Jacob Portelli are at the helm of the site-specific performance, bringing to life the works of Baroque Masters such as Handel and Bach along with the sound of sacred Maltese music by composer Francesco Azzopardi and more. Sung to perfection by some of Malta’s most esteemed sopranos, Dorothy Bezzina, Hannah Tong and Dorothy Baldacchino, the music is beautifully brought to life on Baroque Harp, Baroque Violin, Baroque Cello and on the Psaltery. This auditory delight is woven harmoniously with tales of the Oratory narrated by the ever-charming and regal character of Fra Bartolomeo performed by Jeremy Grech. The 40-minute concert starts at 18:30 with access to the Cathedral at 18:00 and can be accessed from main door in St John Street.

Patrons may also opt to go on an exclusive guided tour right before the performance! This VIP Package offers the rare chance to explore Malta’s most visited historic church without the hustle and bustle of crowds. Discover the Cathedral's unique qualities to those who choose a visiting experience far from the daytime rhythms. The tour will be conducted in English by a professional Tourist Guide. NB Patrons may still opt to visit the Cathedral at 18:00, 30 minutes prior to the concert outside of the tour.
Live music | No Long Queues | Limited Seating | Unique lighting installation on Caravaggio masterpieces

Note: Artists will be performing on different dates & programme may be subject to slight changes.

Creative Team

Creative ProducerToni Attard

Musical Director Jacob Portelli

Production Manager Laureen Spiteri

Script Writer Jeremy Grech


ActorJeremy Grech

SopranoDorothy Bezzina

SopranoDorothy Baldacchino

Soprano Hannah Bonnici

Baroque Cello, Baroque Violin, Baroque Harp & PsalteryJacob Portelli

ViolaEmese Toth

ViolinDavid Lang


St. John's Co-Cathedral, Triq San Gwann, Valletta, Malta

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This was an informative, lively and delightful performance. The musicians brought the story to life.

A moving performance of some beautiful music.

Excellent performance by the artists

A novel approach in a magic setting made for a memorable evening.

The actor’s variation in emotion and energy of movement was excellent.

Very entertaining and evocative. Astounding art united with good music and acting is a pleasure for the senses. Great value for the price!

Really good narration in a wonderful context like St. John Cathedral. Great price and direction of the spectacle.

It was excellent! The 3 performers were very good – musician, singer, narrator. Very special event, it really showed off the oratory and the painting.

Passionate storytelling paired with great musical accompaniment at the very special place under incredible Caravaggio and Preti masterpieces! Amazing atmosphere and unforgettable experience!!!

Musically superb, a great storyline bring the oratory to life.

Deborah Gilchrist

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Stephanie Sciberras

Passionate storytelling paired with great musical accompaniment at the very special place under incredible Caravaggio and Preti masterpieces! Amazing atmosphere and unforgettable experience!!!

It was a beautiful and captivating experience, in a unique setting against a backdrop of such masterpieces. A mesmerising performance.

Maria Pia Galea

Probably the most worthy “tourist experience” I have ever attended. The intimate setting, combined with the captivating storytelling and the stunning musical performance in front if masterpieces, create a truly seductive atmosphere.

It was so incredibly excellent! We are so glad we had the opportunity to attend. The musicians were amazing (especially the singer) and Jeremy made the story come alive. He is a gifted actor! All around, excellent and informative and unique production!

I loved it because it was something absolutely unusual. The storytelling, the music, the small number of participants and the beauty of the oratory, all together made it become a gem.

Joelle Fontaine

Excellent production, we enjoyed it immensely. Well done.


Very very well done. Piero Picone from Italy but resident in Malta

A wonderful and intimate way to experience the Caravaggio and St Paul Co-Cathedral. Inspirational. Stefano Costantini, USA

Being Maltese and watching such a superb production within the stunning walls of St John’s Co cathedral was one of the most enriching cultural experiences of my life. With an amazing storyline and musical accompaniment we were all experiencing Caravaggio’s journey in creating one of the most beautiful artistic pieces of all time. A must visit.