It seems right that the only peolpe of note to come out of Malta in the past few decades have been two opera singers. Both are special on their own right, and both highly respected internationally.
The soprano Miriam Gauchi as Manon, a role which she has excelled in, and I love the Carsen production.
The young and potent Joseph Calleja could be the future of Bel Canto. Here he is singing Lucia di Lammermoor in concert with Erika Miklósa.