A concert to look forward to this month is the return of tenor Arthur Espiritu to the Spotlight Power Mac in Circuit Makati on July 27, 7:30 p.m.
He will team up with sopranos Stefanie Quintin, Myramae Meneses and Jasmin Salvo in an evening of opera duets from Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette,” Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’amore” and Puccini’s “La Boheme.”
Earlier, at Steinway Boutique in Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City, young soprano Marielle Tuazon held a recital.
A graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music under Gloria Dizon-Coronel, Tuazon is now studying with Espiritu.
She has participated in masterclasses conducted by Nelly Miricioiu, Susan Waters, Rodell Rosel and Elena Monti.
Pianist Benedict Jasmin will have his homecoming concert on July 17, 7 p.m. at the Zobel Recital Hall, second floor, Bonifacio Arts Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The concert is free.
Pianist Cecile Licad—last seen at the Kennedy Center in the company of conductor Mstislav Rostropovich and pianist Rudolf Serkin many years back—returned to the same venue for an evening of Chopin and Buencamino and got a rousing standing ovation on June 17.
The concert was part of the observance of the 121st anniversary of Philippine Independence. Present were Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and US-Philippines Society cochair Ambassador John Negroponte. —CONTRIBUTED
For tickets to the Arthur Espiritu concert, tel. 7827164, 0918-3473027, 0920-9540053.