December 15, 2022
Gillian Zammit is elegance personified. Her petite frame belies the incredibly powerful singing voice that has made her a household name. Her musical repertoire is vast and she is equally comfortable singing Baroque opera as she is with 20th century compositions. She has worked alongside such greats as Placido Domingo and Joseph Calleja and sung to much acclaim in the US and across the major capitals of Europe. She is consistently lauded in reviews and while her musical prowess is at its peak she is also engaged in various projects focusing particularly on musical education, setting up and directing choirs both for professional performances and for community engagement purposes. She sees power in music and song not just to uplift and delight audiences, but also to heal and enhance the performer’s life.
MUSIC PLAYED IN PODCAST
'The Love Songs of Paolo Tosti', Claudio Records.
Soprano Gillian Zammit and pianist Lucia Micallef
Ária. Cantilena from the Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
'Cantilena: Works for Soprano, Harp & Cello', Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and Parma Records
Harp: Britt Arend, Cello: Frank Camilleri, Soprano: Gillian Zammit Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
Live recording of Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi in Tosca at Covent Garden in 1964
Gillian Zammit conducting the St John’s Co-Cathedral children’s choir
Christmas Concert with St. John's Co-Cathedral Foundation Children's Choir and the MPO and MYO
Joseph Calleja Children’s choir
Audition call for the Community choir at Teatru Salesjan
*Portrait Photo by Brian Grech
**The music played in this podcast episode is 'Verdala Riff' by Oscar Lucas and his Verdala Boys, Recorded in Austria
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