a live unplugged concert featuring Julie & Ludwig
@ The St. James Cavalier Music Room, Valletta
Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May 2006
Musical Director: Mark Spiteri Lucas
Another successful concert was "Romanza", a live and unplugged concert that featured none other than popular and versatile singing duo, Julie & Ludwig.
The song-list that was performed throughout the one act show compiled a varied repertoire that showed the versatility of these two singers. From musical hits such as "Getshemane" (Jesus Christ Superstar), "I Dreamed a Dream" (Les Miserables) and "The Phantom of the Opera", to rock and cabaret numbers like "River Deep Mountain High" and "Big Spender" respectively. From the sweet sing-along Neapolitan melodies such as "Funiculi Funicula", "Sordato Innamorato", "Santa Lucia" and "Torna a Surriento" to evergreen standard tunes like "My Way". Romantic duets such as "Vivo Per Lei", "All I Ask of You", "Endless Love" and "The Prayer", just to mention a few, were also chosen for this live concert. There was also space for a couple of Julie and Ludwig's songs, namely the touching ballad "Adagio" and their most popular song which gave them the right to represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, "On Again… Off Again".
Julie and Ludwig were accompanied by a live band under the direction of Mark Spiteri Lucas (piano), Joe M. Vella (double bass), Jesmond Baldacchino (drums) and Ivan Spiteri Lucas (saxophone and vocals).