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Wagner’s “Lohengrin” in Manila

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.

 

Lohengrin in Manila

Lohengrin in Manila

 

Image: ©National Archive of the Philippines

The Memory Booth (2011)

The Memory Booth – an interactive body-memory installation (2011) [www.thememorybooth.org] Launched at Camillo 2.0 (PSI Conference – Utrecht) Featured at Transnational.Transcultural. Transformation. Theatre Conference and Festival (Melbourne, Australia) Programming: Neal Lewis Design: Solkin Keizer/meLê yamomo Sound Design: Markus Hoogervoorst/meLê yamomo Production & Marketing: Jessica Maxwell Producer/Dramaturg: Will Peterson Executive Producer/Dramaturg:… Continue reading

Nothing makes me feel happier than a bowl of bean cassoulet (2009)

    Performed at the Warwick Studio-Theatre (UK 2009) “The production set off to explore the theme of home(lessness) in its many contemporary manifestations through a range of characters that experience various forms of displacement and uprootedness. Placed against the geopolitical backdrop of the early 21st century, these characters emerged… Continue reading