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Presented by the Ambassade de France Kampala (French Embassy Kampala). November 24, 2018 at the Kabira Country Club pool side. (Kampala, Uganda)
Article and Photos:
!!! Just done !!!
From Paris and New York City to Kampala
Cabaret Jazz set for the the Ecole Francaise Les Grands Lacs 50th Anniversary celebration on May 26, 2018 in Kampala, Uganda. With music of Edith Piaf, Joe Dassin, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer and many more from songwriters of the Paris Dance Halls and New York City’s Tin Pan Alley.
The band, from left to right in photo: Allan Mulumba – Clarinet and Alto Sax; Jonathan Beggs – Violin; Jackie Akello – Lead Vocals; Iryn Namubiru – Guest Vocals; Carmela Sinco – Keyboard, Music Arranger and Music Director; Lilian Uwase – Trumpet; Nshaba Julious – Drums; Charles Busuulwa – Bass. Not in photo, Tamba Tangaza – Guest Vocals.
Recordings from the world premiere performance in New York City at the 14th Street Y Theater in June 2009. Produced by Golden Fleece Ltd.
Sag-In’s recitative and aria Away with You, Away! sung by Gregory McDonald, tenor and Raya’s recitative and aria Villager’s Have Warned Me sung by Victoria Wefer, soprano. Music ensemble: Giulia Abdikadirova, violin; Heather Kop, clarinet; Carmela Sinco, piano; Thomas Carlo Bo, conductor.
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And just like that, the new full-length three-act opera Diwata ng Bayan, two plus years in the making, has had its world premiere.
Libretto by Ed Maranan
Music by Carmela Buencamino Sinco.
Staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines main theatre.
A project and production of the University of the Philippines College of Music. Dr. Jose Buenconsejo, Dean of Music.
Overall Direction by Dr. Ramon Acoymo
Orchestral Music Direction by Prof. Rodney Ambat
Production Management by Juanito Bernabe
Light Design and Technical Direction by Joey Nombres
Diwata ng Bayan
isang dulang-awit ng ating kasaysayan
(a new full-length lyric opera)
music by Carmela Buencamino Sinco
libretto by Ed Maranan
world premiere performance
February 9, 2017; 7:30pm
The Cultural Center of the Philippines
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater)
“… The full-length lyric opera is a love story between two characters named Matias Ylagan and Mayumi Lualhati, set during the turbulent years of the Philippine-American war in the 1900s, touching on critical issues such as clash of cultures, dispossession of land, collaboration with the colonial power and the unfinished revolution of 1896. The hero and heroine also play the roles of mythical characters named Dimalupig and Diwata in the sarsuwela which is integrated into the middle part of the opera.” — Press Release
The University of the Philippines College of Music
in cooperation with
The Office of the University of the Philippines President
The University of the Philippines Vice President for Academic Affairs
Artistic Director: Prof. Ramon Acoymo, PhD
Technical Director: Joey Nombres
Set Design: Ricardo Cruz
Costume Design: Eric Pineda
Co-Music Directors: Prof. Rodney Ambat, Dr. Ramon Acoymo
Tickets on sale at the CCP box office and at TicketWorld.com (comming soon)
Currently orchestrating the music to
my second operatic composition,
Diwata ng Bayan
Music by Carmela Sinco
Libretto by Ed Maranan
A project of the University of the Philippines College of Music
World Premiere Info:
- Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:30pm
- The Cultural Center of the Philippines, Main Theater Metro Manila, Philippines
- Tickets on sale starting January 2017
The Cultural Center of the Philippines invites you to watch the “New York-Manila Musical Theater Workshop Recital” on January 25, 2014 at 5PM at the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute. Tickets are sold at a regular price of P100.00 with 50% discount to students. For inquiries contact the CCP Artist Training Division at 8321125 loc 1604/