I’m excited to be at NYU Abu Dhabi next week for the reconvening of The Room of Diasporas project. The Room of the Diasporas: Per/Forming the “Diasporic Experience” On the Filipino Diaspora and re/creating spaces away from home as an act of imagining and self-preservation was originally a dramaturgical inquiry… Continue reading
This advertisement shows that Lohengrin would have been the first Wagner opera performed in Manila in August 1895—almost half a century after the opera’s inaugural performance in Weimar. The Manila premiere production was staged by the visiting Compañia de Opera Italiana under the musical direction of Italian composer/conductor Maestro Ciro Cavalieri, together with the local Orquesta Molina under the baton of Filipino composer/conductor Maestro José Estrella.
Image: ©National Archive of the Philippines