My Maestro Dad’s Final Creation

Maestro Vella`s elder son, Alan, penned an interesting article on ‘The Times of Malta’s edition of the 23rd April 2024, linking his childhood memories concerning Puccini`s Turandot (whilst studying for his theory of music exam) to his own father`s opera ‘Valeriana’. The article, entitled ‘ My maestro dad’s final creation’, is available via the following link:,conductor%2C%20musicologist%20and%20university%20professor,conductor%2C%20musicologist%20and%20university%20professor