Monday, November 20, 2006

Light opera, 'Adarna'

The Philippine Opera Company presents “Opera-Lite,” the first opera bar tour in the country.

This concert of light opera songs and pop music rendered the operatic way features six of the country’s finest classically-trained singers: Nolyn Cabahug, Juan Alberto Gaerlan, Elver Esquivel, Nenen Espina, Jennifer Uy and Lena McKenzie, plus special guests every performance night. They will render songs like “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” (based on a Chopin piano piece), “The Way of the Clown,” “No Other Love,” “The Minute Waltz,” plus modern classical-crossover pieces like Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye.”

“Opera-lite” has performances at Teatrino, Greenhills on Nov. 23-25, 8 p.m. Music director is Danny Favis and show director is Floy Quintos. Call 8928786/8919999 or 0917-5272880, email

Ateneo de Manila High School's Dulaang Sibol presents its evergreen musical “Adarna,” one of the best-loved Filipino folk tales. It is about a kingdom with a dying king who can only be healed by the song of the magic bird, the Adarna. Three sons go on a search for the magic bird; but only the youngest, who is selfless and is willing to sacrifice beyond the point of pain, succeeds in bringing the cure.

The libretto and the music of Sibol’s “Adarna” are the fruit of the team efforts of Sibolistas. Much of the set and most of the costumes and props are hand-crafted by Sibolistas, too. Direction is by Dulaang Sibol's legendary mentor-director Onofre Pagsanghan.

Remaining performances are at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 24-25, at the Tanghalang Pagsanghan in Ateneo’s Loyola Heights campus. Tickets are at P150 each.

1 comment:

migs, the manila gay guy said...

ay i wanna watch adarna!!! thanks to your blog gibbs!

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