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Blog 72 - Spanish Conductor Robert Ferrer gives his experience of participating in the premier of City of Humanity 1.

During October and November 2018 I had the pleasure to participate in the rehearsals and world premiere of the new opera City of Humanity, with libretto by Ġorġ Peresso and music by Reuben Pace. The performance took place on Wednesday 14th November 2018 in the Mediterranean Conference Center of Valletta (Malta). As conductor, I was really lucky and happy to work with such an amazing international team formed by excellent soloists, a hard-working chamber chorus, a lovely children´s choir from the Malta School of Music, my appreciated stage director Michael Moxham and set and costume designer Nicky Shaw, stage manager Athanasia Bartzoka, and a large list of unforgettable and fantastic people. In the orchestra pit, the very sensitive and versatile musicians from the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra performed Reuben Pace´s music with intensity and respect.