world premiere performance : Diwata ng Bayan

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

presented by
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 (comming soon)