Carmen - Valletta 2018

The Strada Stretta Concept team is putting up the opera Carmen with an original twist. Under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci, JSSoM children’s choir will take part in this production together with other local musicians and singers.

The Strada Stretta Concept organises engaging quality cultural events to facilitate cultural regeneration within the area by the Valletta 2018 Foundation. Events are diverse in nature and include artistic exhibitions, theatre productions, seminars, symposia, talks, street theatre, night events..., jamming sessions, direct meetings and networking sessions with artists.

This growth in cultural activity complements the infrastructural restoration currently being carried out in preparation for the year 2018 when Valletta will be hosting the European Capital of Culture title. The Valletta 2018 Foundation determined that a large-scale city-sized regeneration project was essential. Various areas around the city needed urgent attention, one of these being Strait Street. Restoration works started in 2015, and to complement these, the Foundation felt it imperative for Strait Street to have an Artistic Director to oversee and organise cultural events that would transform the Street into a hub of activity.