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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 »

‘Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini’: Opera in the guise of a small-scale musical

ROEDER Camañag
as the Sublime
Paralytic in Dulaang
UP’s “Ang Huling
Lagda ni Apolinario
Mabini,” directed
by Dexter Santos

Dulaang UP’s latest offering, “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini,” is a one-act reimagining of the titular national hero’s final days in exile in Guam and his conditional return to Manila, with book and lyrics by Floy Quintos and original music by Krina Cayabyab.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »