2017 PRESS RELEASE
Boston’s Opera Season Ends with a Huge Milestone for Opera Brittenica
BOSTON MA (May 22, 2017) – Opera Brittenica, in partnership with MAFFAA/KGB Productions presents Le Opera Noli Me Tangere, a rare masterpiece from one of Asia’s great composers – Felipe de Leon with limited performances from June 16 through June 18 at the historic Strand Theater
Dubbed by the Richmond Free Press as the ‘People’s Opera,’ this moving tale of love, betrayal & revenge was written in 1887 by Dr Jose Rizal, the inspiration of which was borne out of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, reflects the social cancer of the time, continue to resonate in the present day.
This modern day opera has created a dramatic storyline based from a passionate love story set against the ugly political backdrop of repression and murder. 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.
In anticipation of the work’s national tour, Lorna Imperial-Seidel, founder of the Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists (MAFFAA) has been reaching out to Asian American community leaders in the greater Boston area to help spread the word around and begin a grassroots campaign that will help promote diversity through the arts
This grand masterpiece will once again 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. For more ticket information, check out the link below – www.DiversityThroughTheArts.org
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