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Noli Me Tangere in Manhattan

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A scene of the party at Don Santiago's Binondo home, welcoming Ibarra back. Photo/Project Fury13

Last year, Noli Me Tangere, the opera, was staged in Chicago. I heard about it and wanted to see it but couldn’t and wished that it would be staged here as well. Fortunately like-minded New York-based Filipinos had the same idea.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Noli Me Tangere: The Opera debuts in New York

The First Tagalog Opera is set to stage in New York City on Oct. 4, 5 and 6. As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Foundation for Filipino Artists, Inc. will present the musical masterpiece “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera.” The Opera is an adaptation of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal’s novel of the same name and, stems from the collaborative artistry of two Philippine national artists, composer Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino, who were responsible for the libretto. The Opera will be sung in the Philippine national language with English subtitles.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

A Rizal Who Never Was

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New York—I have always been somewhat mystified by the controversy over whether or not Rizal retracted on the eve of his execution—this December 30th marks the 116th anniversary. The good friars who seemed overly solicitous concerning the fate of the 35 year old’s soul put it as a matter of defending the Catholic Church against […]

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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The Struggle for Noli Me Tangere

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I came home to a nation rediscovering Rizal. From Manila to Cebu to Bohol, on the streets, in the malls, on campuses, Filipinos have been remembering and celebrating the life and times of the greatest Filipino in history. I even bought a T-shirt in Cebu. It shows Rizal with other heroes, including Andres Bonifacio, looking […]

Posted: June 21st, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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