Noli Me Tangere, The Opera is Back for a Limited Run
by Inside Manila Team, May 17, 2019 6:05pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel
For its 50th anniversary, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), along with J&S Productions Inc., brings back the hit Noli Me Tangere, The Opera for a limited return run at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo from June 21 to 23.
Noli Me Tangere, The Opera brings to life the 1887 novel penned by National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. It tells the timeless story about love, betrayal, and hope in the time of Spanish rule. The story follows Juan Crisostomo Ibarra who returns to the Philippines after pursuing scholarly studies in Europe. He plans to open up a school and marry Maria Clara, his betrothed. However, parish priest Padre Damaso, the archenemy of the Ibarras, is out to stop Crisostomo's plan.
The Opera brings to light the “social cancer” that illustrates the rotten system of governance, the illicit way of the church, and the unfavorable trade of the privileged class.
The production is co-directed by international event stylist Jerry Sibal and veteran theater director-playwright Jose Jeffrey Camañag, featuring the 53-piece NOLI Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Herminigildo Galang Ranera.
The opera also features returning cast members Bianca Lopez (Maria Clara), Nomher U. Nival (Juan Crisostomo Ibarra), Ivan Nery (Juan Crisostomo Ibarra), Joseleo Logdat (Elias, Pilospo Tasyo), Greg Abelardo De Leon (Elias, Pilosopo Tasyo), Nil's Flores (Padre Damaso), Ronaldo Villaruel Abarquez (Padre Damaso, Kapitan Tiago), Miguel Espiritu (Kapitan Tiago), Allison Cervantes (Sisa), Bernadette Mamauag (Sisa), Mia Bolaños (Doña Victorina), Charina Althea Balmores (Sinang), Micah David J. Galang (Andeng), Krissan Manikan-Tan (Tiya Isabel), Rare Jireh Yzel Columna (Victoria), Santino Juan Santiago (Crispin), Jose Mari Javato (Padre Salvi), Oliver Pineda (Tenyente Guevarra), Timothy Racho (Alferez), Ruzzel Clemeno (Don Filipo), Lorenz Edward Sarondo (Linares), Renz Nathaniel Cruz (Manlilibing), and Airo Saret (Manlilibing).
Get your patriotic and history-loving hearts ready! You may purchase tickets through the following: J&S Productions Inc 0915 593 4777, 0947 168 1714; or purchase them online via TicketWorld.
Noli Me Tangere, The Opera will run from June 21 to JunCue 23 at 2 p.m. and June 22 at 8 pm. For more information, follow Noli Opera Manila on Facebook.