WATTY CACHIA and ODEON recordings

Walter Cachia, from Isla, was one of the most renowned local baritones of the raging 30s. Watty, as he was endearingly referred to, was best known for his interpretation in operatic style and prose. He and his cousin of Chalet fame, tenor Antonio Teuma Castelletti, were well known to local audiences, as they performed regularly with the dance-orchestra Hungarians in the main dance halls and theatres in Valletta. They even sang and interpreted the music of composer Carmelo Pace on Odeon record series, which were produced in the early 1930s and recorded locally. After the war, Watty Cachia founded his own teatrin company known as Kumpanija Cachia, which included collaborations with guitarist Giuseppi Prato.




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