Announcement from Philippine Opera Company
in celebration of
Philippine Independence Day
“Ang Bagong Harana”
A revue featuring traditional and contemporary Filipino songs sung by 10 young classically-trained singers.
Conceived and directed by Floy Quintos
June 6-10, 2012
Carlo Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza Bldg.
“The show was envisioned as love song to our country,” says POC artistic director Karla Gutierrez. “We wanted to show audiences that there is so much wealth that Filipinos can mine from our traditional and contemporary music. In this age of globalization, it is all the more crucial for us to know who we are and what we have that we can call Pinoy."
"A lot of performers may say that we are the best in the world. But we wanted to go a step further and prove it by using our own traditional and contemporary material. And we want to showcase young singers who have committed themselves to classical singing and to our traditional material."
“We kept getting inquiries about a repeat run,” says Gutierrez, “which is why we are bringing back the show in it's original form, with most of the original cast. It is a difficult effort to try and do something truly Filipino nowadays. But after the warm response that we got last year, we know that there is an audience that is hungry for this kind of entertainment that reconnects us to our souls.”
- traditional children's songs suite
- kundiman suite
- tribal suite
- folk song suite
- bodabil suite / tribute to Sylvia La Torre
- OPM classics
In 2008, POC staged "Harana" to showcase the evolution of Philippine music through song and movement. Harana went on a tour of Amsterdam in 2009 and of the Philippines in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, the show went through some changes and was retitled to "Ang Bagong Harana."
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