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Brazilian Araujo shines in ‘La Boheme’


The good thing about the latest Manila staging of “La Boheme” is that it was presented by MusicArtes, a group that never gives up on an artform that needs substantial logistics to mount.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Paris birthday of Jonathan Matti draws VIP crowd

THE GRAND five-course dinner at the Palacia Salon

September in Paris is one of the best times to visit the City of Light, with the end of summer and beginning of fall.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Met Opera’s production of ‘Rusalka’ in HD at Greenbelt Makati


The Metropolitan Opera series in high definition (HD) continues on November 18 at 6:30 pm at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 1 in Makati with Antonín Dvořák’s “Rusalka”. The event is made possible through the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the New York Met Opera and the Filipinas Opera Society Foundation Inc. in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas and Greenbelt.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘La Boheme’ to be mounted; Arrieta returns to the concert hall

SOPRANOS Margarita Giannelli andMyramae Meneses

Another opera treat coming is the mounting of Puccini’s “La Boheme” at Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Oct. 18-19, under the direction of Anton Juan.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Tutto opera’


My cat loves opera. Ever since Manny C turned me on to the Classica channel, the cat has been sitting at the foot of my bed, watching intently. The set is only a few inches above her head. When “Turandot” begins, her ear twitches with pleasure—or is it the tickle of a flea?

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »