Press Release – May 29, 2017


Millennials Taking on Le Opera Noli Me Tangere

Boston MA, May 29, 2017: Opera Brittenica, Boston’s youngest opera company, is the newest collaborating partners of MAFFAA/KGB Productions, in presenting Le Opera Noli Me Tangere, 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, bringing Opera Brittenica, out of a brief hiatus to produce this important tale set in music for the people of Boston. Once dubbed by the Richmond Free Press as ‘A Revolutionary Opera,’ this rare 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 (MAFFAA) is on high gear taking on a new paradigm shift, appealing to the grassroots movement to further develop fund raising initiatives.

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. For more ticket information, check out the link below –

For Media details, contact –

Gerardo Gaddi
Executive Director
Le Opera Noli Me Tangere
MAFFAA/KGB Productions