Of Thrones and Tiaras: A concert of music for, by, and of royalty

As the Christmas season ushers in, music from opera and musical theatre will be featured in a special two-night concert in the second weekend of December. OperaJuan’s “Of Thrones and Tiaras: An Evening of Opera and Musical Theater Royalty” will feature music from various opera and musical theater masterpieces fit for any king or queen: La […]

Noli Me Tangere the Opera marks 60th year at CCP

Ten Days. Yes, we’re counting ten more days before the Opening Gala Night! Mixed emotions, just like Sisa, whose character I am playing, is what I feel, now that we’re stepping in the ten-day mark of the show. But more than that, it is the hard work and love, above all, that everyone has put […]

Musicartes Stages Opera Intima

Musicartes Inc. launched its Opera Intima series on July 22 with other shows on July 30, August 28 & 30  at the Mirror Theatre Studio, SJG Centre, Kalayaan Ave., Makati, featuring La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) with Soprano Kay Balajadia Liggayu and concert pianist Rudolf Golez.  Francis Poulenc-John Cocteau’s La Voix Humaine is the […]

The Nelly Miricioiu experience: Prelude

Excitement, trepidation, humbled. These three feelings rule over me right now, maybe until after all of this is done. Who would have thought that I would be part of this? BUT, before that, is her much-awaited one-night only Manila concert, which I hope you could all watch, too. Now, on to the lowdown of how and why I […]

Rusalka Diaries: CCP Run

The Philippine Premiere of Rusalka went beyond our expectations. It was awesome, great, and blessed, in so many ways. So, how did opening night go? The cast was called in at four in the afternoon. But I was already there at the backstage dressing room at two in the afternoon, and some cast members even […]

Touringkitty Sings: Rusalka, The Little Mermaid operafied + GIVEAWAY!

UPDATE: Join the Rusalka Raffle and get to watch on September 11 at the CCP! Details at the end of this post. We were Disney children, my sister and I. Grew up singing to Disney songs and exchanging dialogues. No wonder, my child does the same. Only, it is Frozen in her generation. One such […]

PRESS RELEASE: Dvorak’s Rusalka (Philippine Premiere) on September

Post by Rusalka: a Lyric Fairy Tale Opera – Philippine Premiere. The University of the Philippines College of Music will bring to life Antonin Dvorak’s heart-rending lyric fairy tale opera, Rusalka on September 11 and 12, 7:30 PM at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino in Pasay City, and on September 23 […]