“Carmina Burana”, “La Traviata” Double Bill Ends Ballet Manila’s 24th Season


Carmina Burana, La Traviata
L-R: Abigail Oliveiro, Elpidio Magat in Carmina Burana; Joan Sia and Romeo Peralta in La Traviata; photos by Jojit Lorenzo

Ballet Manila ends its 24th performance season with a double bill featuring Carmina Burana and La Traviata.

Following the romantic ballet Sleeping Beauty, the company will go on a different route as it takes on a production about tragedy, death, and other inexorable fates of mankind. Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata based on a series of 13th-century songs, while La Traviata is an Italian opera that tells the ill-fated story of a beautiful young courtesan wasting away from tuberculosis and her relationship with a young bourgeois from a provincial family. 

Carmina Burana | L-R: Abigail Oliveiro, Elpidio Magat, Romeo Peralta, Gerardo Francisco; photos by Jojit Lorenzo
Carmina Burana
Carmina Burana | L-R: Elpidio Magat, Romeo Peralta, Abigail Oliveiro, Gerardo Francisco; photos by Jojit Lorenzo

Rudy de Dios, a former principal dancer of Ballet Manila, creates choreography based on the music of Carmina Burana, including the famed “O Fortuna,” while Ballet Manila CEO and artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde brings the story of Violetta and Alfredo to life by choreographing La Traviata.

La Traviata
La Traviata | Joan Sia and Romeo Peralta; photos by Jojit Lorenzo

Leading the ensemble of Carmina Burana are Romeo Peralta as Solom, Gerardo Francisco as Spreo, Joan Sia as Agape, and John Ralp Balagot as Atheos. Leading the ensemble of La Traviata are Abigail Oliveiro as Violetta, Mark Sumaylo as Alfredo, John Ralp Balagot as Giorgio Germont, and Joshua Enciso as Baron.

The production will run on March 7, 2020, 6:00pm and March 8, 2020, 3pm at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, Taguig.

You can purchase tickets through SM Tickets at (02) 8470 2222 or log on to www.smtickets.com.  

 

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