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Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017

Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017Manila, Philippines--The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and J&S Productions Inc., in cooperation with Ayala Foundation, present the 60th-anniversary production of National Artists Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino's grand opera NOLI ME TANGERE, which opened last Saturday, January 28, and will run through Friday, February 3, at CCP's Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.

Below, photographer Aldwin Ku has captured some of the cast members in action on gala night: Ronan Ferrer as Crisostomo Ibarra, John-Andrew Fernandez as Padre Damaso, Jade Rubis Riccio as Maria Clara, Stephanie Anne Aguilar as Sisa, Noel Comia Jr. as Basilio, Ronaldo Abarquez as Kapitan Tiago, Thea Perez as Tia Isabel, and Erwin Dimaculangan as Pilosopo Tasyo.

Based on Dr. Jose Rizal's 1887 classic novel of the same name, NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera, recently had critically-acclaimed engagements in Manhattan, New York (2013), Washington D.C. (2014), and at the Resorts World Manila (2014).

This 60th-anniversary production, chaired by philanthropist Mercedes Zobel, features more than 200 opera singers, musicians, and crew, 16 scene changes, and a brand-new staging under the directorial reins of Jerry Sibal, who also designed the sets and costumes.

Jose Jeffrey Camanag is assistant director, Edwin Mendiola, Sound Designer, and John Batalla, lighting designer.

The show's score and orchestrations are played by the newly formed 53-piece Noli Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Herminigildo Ranera.

NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera follows the story of 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 hinder Crisostomo's plans, which creates a dramatic storyline of forbidden love, betrayal, and revenge.

For tickets, contact J&S Productions Inc. (0926) 038 0548, (0921) 890 3816, (632) 998 2356, or the CCP Box Office (632) 832 3704/06, or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Photos: Aldwin Ku

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Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017
Ronan Ferrer (Crisostomo Ibarra)

Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017
John-Andrew Fernandez (Padre Damaso)

Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017
Jade Rubis Riccio (Maria Clara), Ronan Ferrer (Crisostomo Ibarra)

Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017
Jade Rubis Riccio (Maria Clara)

Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017
John-Andrew Fernandez (Padre Damaso)

Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017
Noel Comia, Jr. (Basilio), Stephanie Anne Aguilar (Sisa)

Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017
Noel Comia, Jr. (Basilio), Stephanie Anne Aguilar (Sisa)

Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017
Jade Rubis Riccio (Maria Clara), John-Andrew Fernandez (Padre Damaso)

Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017
Ronaldo Abarquez (Kapitan Tiago), Thea Perez (Tia Isabel)

Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017
Erwin Dimaculangan (Pilosopo Tasyo), Ronan Ferrer (Crisostomo Ibarra)

Photo Flash: Production Shots of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 2017
Thea Perez (Tia Isabel), Jade Rubis Riccio (Maria Clara)


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