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Korean artists join CCP’s production of Verdi classic ‘Rigoletto’

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YUN-KYOUNG Yi

Award-winning Korean performing artists will play the key roles in the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto” on Aug. 22 (7 p.m.) and Aug. 24 (3 p.m.) at the Main Theater.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

CCP’s ‘Rigoletto’ hopes to break the Philippine curse on the opera

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CULTURAL Center of the Philippines president Raul Sunico with bass singer Jun
Francis Jaranilla (right) and other voice talents from the UST Conservatory of Music

President Raul Sunico of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is not daunted by the challenges of mounting a rare production in the country of Giuseppe Verdi’s later-life masterpiece, “Rigoletto.”

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

National Artist Awards ceremonies set this month

CCP president Raul Sunico

After eight long years, there will be a new set of National Artists who will be proclaimed in august ceremonies in Malacañang this August.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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

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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 »

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