May 14, 2019

Noli Me Tangere, The Opera Returns for a Limited Run this June 21-23!

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  • Now on the 50th anniversary, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and J&S Productions Inc. welcomes new cast additions to the smash-hit NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA for their limited run at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Pasay City from June 21 to 23, 2019.

    IMAGE Noli Me Tangere, The Opera’s Official Facebook Page

    The opera, based on the 1887 classic novel of the same name by National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, first premiered in 1957 and features music and libretto by National Artists Felipe Padilla De Leon and Guillermo Tolentino, respectively. The production broke the CCP box office records with three sold-out performances last March which paved a way for their mid-year run. NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA is co-directed by Jerry Sibal, an international event stylist and Jose Jeffrey Camañag, a veteran theater director-playwright. The production features the 53-piece NOLI Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Herminigildo Galang Ranera on the baton.

    Also Read: ‘Noli Me Tangere, The Opera’ relives the classic Filipino story of love, betrayal, and revenge

    Joining the strong cast of 50 are Mheco Manlangit as Maria Clara; Miguel Suarez, Matteo Teehankee and Johann Andra as Basilio and tenor Paul Dominique Galves as Albino.

    Mheco Manlangit as Maria Clara; Miguel Suarez, Matteo Teehankee and Johann Andra as Basilio and Paul Dominique Galves as Albino / IMAGE Noli Me Tangere, The Opera

    Some of the returning casts members include Bianca Lopez, Ivan Nery, Ronaldo Villaruel Abarquez Jose Mari Javato (Padre Salvi) and Lorenz Edward Sarondo among others. Rounding out the cast are Angeli Benipayo, Cris Go, Eden Lorrice Dumlao, Erielle Fornes, Katrine Jamar Sunga, Kevin Chen, Marifel Motilla, Mavel Bautista, Michael Del Rosario, Neomi Giron, Otepp Billeza, Ray Justin Cornelio, Roxanne Abuel, Sheila Gamo, and Via Villasin.

    NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA is a timeless tale of love, betrayal and hope against a backdrop of torture, murder, and tyranny. The story follows Juan Crisostomo Ibarra who, after pursuing his studies in Europe, returns to the Philippines. Ibarra plans to set up a school and marry his betrothed, Maria Clara. His plans turn sour when parish priest, Padre Damaso is out to hinder Ibarra’s agenda. The opera paints a picture of “social cancer” that represents the putrescent government system, the outlawed ways of the church and the unfavorable proceedings of the privileged class.

    The creative team will reunite Sibal, Camañag, and Ranera with collaborators Dingdong Fiel, Ronan H. Ferrer, Albert Figueras, Dennis Marasigan, TJ Ramos, and Alan Dela Rama.

    Catch NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Pasay City this June 21-23, 2019. The production will be performed with English supertitles.

    For more information, you may visit the Noli Me Tangere, the Opera’s Official Website, and Official Facebook page. For ticketing concerns, you may contact J&S Productions Inc. at 0915-593-4777 or the CCP Box Office at 02-832-3704/06. You may also visit TicketWorld or contact 02-891-9999.


    What: Noli Me Tangere, The Opera
    Where: CCP Main Theater, The Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
    When: June 21 – 23, 2019
    Ticket Information: Ticketworld PH

    • Orchestra Center/Parterre Box – Php 2,800 Orchestra Side/Lower Box – Php 2,300
    • Balcony 1 Center – Php 1,400
    • Balcony I Side/Upper Box – Php 1,200
    • Balcony II Center & Side – Php 900


    This is a press release. Minor edits were made prior to publishing.

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