BOSTON, MA – 15 Jun, 2017 – For the first time, Opera Brittenica, Boston’s youngest opera company, has assembled the best and brightest artists in its newest collaboration with MAFFAA/KGB Productions, in presenting Le Opera Noli Me Tangere. This rare masterpiece was written by one of Asia’s great composers – Felipe de Leon under limited performances beginning June 16 through June 18, 2017 at the historic Strand Theater.
Sixty years after it was first presented, MAFFAA/KGB Productions are on it once again, taking along the ride – Opera Brittenica, out of a brief hiatus to produce this important tale set in music for the people of Boston.
In keeping with their Young Artists program, MAFFAA/KGB Productions has assembled a youthful and diverse mix of casts, who’s been dubbed by opera critics as Fast Rising Stars.
Dubbed by the Richmond Free Press as ‘A Revolutionary Opera, Opens to the Masses’ this grand masterpiece was based from the novel written in 1887 by Dr. Jose Rizal, the inspiration of which began from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, reflecting the social cancer of the time, continues to resonate in the present day.
This modern-day opera has created a dramatic storyline of unrequited love, betrayal and revenge. With soaring arias and accompanied by beautiful, melodious music, the entire novella has one of many twists and turns, including a mad scene – a first in opera – a crocodile attack!
A first of its kind to introduce Tagalog as a lyric language w/ English supertitles, this brings to stage a new expression of the vocal arts, with the unification of Western classical traditions, and the emergence of a modern Filipino opera.
Taking her cue from today’s social media oriented youth, Lorna Imperial-Seidel, founder of the Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists, Inc. (MAFFAA) is on high gear taking on a new paradigm shift, appealing to the grassroots movement to further develop fund raising initiatives.
Mr. Patrick Realiza, MAFFAA’s Co-Executive Director and current awardee of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) Evelyn Falkowski Service Award and current Chair of the Sustainable Development Committee continues to leverage his vast network of contacts to propogate, present and preserve the arts among his generation.
This grand masterpiece will come alive in a new American production at the historic Strand Theater with limited engagements beginning with a gala night on June 16 at 7:00 pm, followed by June 17 at 7:00 pm & ending on June 18, 2017 for a matinee performance at 3:00 pm.
Tickets are available at only $30.00 to $60.00. Box Office opens tomorrow June 15, 2017.
For more ticket information, check out the link below –
Company Name: MAFFAA/KGB Productions
Contact Person: Patrick Realiza, Co-Executive Director
Phone: (202) 735-4301
Country: United States