Ballet Manila’s “Rise!” ushers in the renaissance of live performances
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Ballet Manila’s “Rise!” ushers in the renaissance of live performances

September 20, 2022

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    The double bill is a rare treat for fans as it will feature all the beloved elements of performing arts such as opera, popular, OPM, and orchestral music.

    Ballet Manila returns to live performance at the newly renovated Aliw Theater with “Rise!”, a double bill that features a pop program “Ballet & Ballads,” and a retelling of the opera “La Traviata” in ballet as choreographed by Lisa Macuja-Elizalde.

    While the moving performance of Ballet Manila is the centerpiece of the show, “Rise!” also features the highly respected Maestro Gerard Salonga as musical director and conductor, one of the country’s best female vocalists, Bituin Escalante, and award-winning opera singer Jade Riccio.

    Supporting these prominent artists is a powerhouse creative team, led by prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde as overall artistic director, theater artist Michael Williams as the stage director, playwright Luna Inocian as the scriptwriter, and Gerardo Francisco Jr. and Martin Lawrance as choreographers. There is also a 12-person opera ensemble and a 60-piece bespoke orchestra handpicked by the Maestro Salonga himself.

    “Rise!” will be staged on October 7 at 8:00 p.m. and on October 9 at 5:00 p.m. at the Aliw Theater.

    Tickets are available exclusively through Ticketworld. Visit Ticketworld or call 8-891-9999.

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