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Theatrescapes: Global Media and Translocal Publics, 1850-1950

Saving the world with meals on wheels. You know how I sometimes have really brilliant ideas? They’re not aliens, they’re Earth…liens! Stop talking, brain thinking. Hush. You know how I sometimes have really brilliant ideas?

You know when grown-ups tell you ‘everything’s going to be fine’ and you think they’re probably lying to make you feel better? All I’ve got to do is pass as an ordinary human being. Simple. What could possibly go wrong?

“Cegos” in Amsterdam

  Cegos Workshop: 3-4 June Performance: 5 June Venue: Universiteitstheater Amsterdam, Nieuwe Doelenstr. 16 I am curating the Amsterdam performance of “Cegos” (blind in Portuguese). The project was conceived by the directors Marcos Bulhões and Marcelo Denny and originally realized by the Desvio Coletivo and Coletivo Pi at the Paulista… Continue reading

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