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Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

In this file photo taken on Jan. 19, 2009, Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi poses for a photocall in Cannes, southern France. Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi’s operas, has died at the age of 90.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Noli, the opera, slated for Kennedy Center before Manila showing


After a successful run in Chicago and New York, Noli Me Tangere, an opera based on Philippine national hero Jose Rizal’s best known novel, will go on stage at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts here next month, on August 8 and 9.

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

Multi-awarded Korean opera singers invade Manila

DAESANNo, Yun-Kyoung Yi

An evening of opera awaits classical music lovers as two of Korea’s multi-awarded singers, soprano Yun-Kyoung Yi and baritone Daesan No, perform on March 27, 7 p.m., at the Ayala Museum, Makati City.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Filipino classical singers featured in German opera houses


On April 12, 16 and 21, the opera world will be watching when Filipino tenor Arthur Espiritu sings Edmondo in Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the biggest opera house in Germany.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Awesome night of Verdi opera excerpts

CULTURAL activist Vicky Zubiri, eye-catching beauty Agnes Roscigno, Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Massimo Roscigno, Rustan’s president Zenaida “Nedy” Tantoco

The Embassy of the Republic of Italy, Philippine Italian Association, Rustan’s and Cultural Center of the Philippines staged an awesome opera showcase honoring the 200th birth anniversary of the great Romantic opera composer Giuseppe Verdi at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »