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)