Philippine Opera Company stages 'Ang Bagong Harana'
() - May 7, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Opera Company’s Ang Bagong Harana returns onstage from June 6 to10 in time for the Philippine Independence Day Celebration.

Ang Bagong Harana takes off from the success of Philippine Opera Company’s musical review “Harana” showcasing Filipino music. This time, the emphasis is on Filipino’s relationship to history, faith, nature and nationhood. No longer bound to the usual divisions of lowland, cordillera, Muslim, folk and colonial experiences.

It is more than a selection of well-loved Filipino love songs. It is a love letter to the Filipinos, to our history, our ideals, our lost past and the values that we must take with us as we journey, as a nation, into the future.

In 2008, POC produced the critically acclaimed hit Harana as a vehicle to showcase the evolution of Philippine music through song and movement. Its numerous reviews from Manila’s art cognoscenti and clamor for more shows further boosted Harana to conquer the international scene when it went on a tour of Amsterdam in 2009. Upon the group’s return, the 2010 regional tour covering the cities of Cebu, Roxas, Antique, Bohol, Dumaguete and Palawan continued to reap more success and acclaim. For the early part of 2011, Harana has performed in Bacolod, Ormoc, Tacloban and Samar.

Ang Bagong Harana will showcase the best of all the Filipino composers from different music genres: Nicanor Abelardo, Ryan Cayabyab, Willy Cruz, Francisco Santiago, Antonio Molina, Resti Umali, George Canseco, Ernani Cuenco, Levi Celerio, Jose Estrella, Constancio De Guzman and Felipe de Leon, to name a few.

It features Philippine theater’s celebrated singers: Karla Gutierrez, Aizel Prietos, Charley Magalit, Janine Santos, Marian Santiago, Lawrence Jatayna, Jack Salud, Nazer Salcedo, Marvin Gayramon, Al Gatmaitan.

Directed by award-winning director and writer, Floy Quintos, Ang Bagong Harana will have a rerun from June 6 to 9 at 8 p.m. with matinees at 3:30 p.m. on June 9 and 10 at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

For ticket sales, call Philippine Opera Company at 881-7168 or 0917-5272880, Ticketworld at 891-9999, visit www.philippineoperacompany.com or Harana on Facebook.

AIZEL PRIETOS AL GATMAITAN ANG BAGONG HARANA ANTONIO MOLINA CARLOS P CHARLEY MAGALIT CONSTANCIO DE GUZMAN DUMAGUETE AND PALAWAN ERNANI CUENCO HARANA PHILIPPINE OPERA COMPANY
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