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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 »

Bass-baritone Cruz joins graduation recital

RAINIER Arthur Pinto Cruz

Bass-baritone Rainier Arthur P. Cruz will be performing a scene from the opera, “L’Elisir d’Amore,” by Gaetano Donizetti, as Dulcamara, in the graduation recital of his student, Elijah John Marquez, at the Dalisay Aldaba Hall, University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman, Quezon City.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Chino Toledo’s new opera on Bonifacio: Like a ‘telenovela’

FLOY Quinto,Marvin Gayramon, Margarita Roco, Dondi Ong, composer Chino Toledo, National Artist Virgilio Almario, Arman Ferrer

It is not a rock or a pop opera,” composer Josefino (Chino) Toledo states categorically. “It’s a new opera, it’s a serious… well, it’s an opera!” He laughs.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »