Ballet Manila returns to live scene with ‘Rise’

September 29, 2022 Ian F. Fariñas 145 views

Ballet Manila makes a return to live performance with a double bill featuring a pop program Ballet & Ballads and a retelling of the opera La Traviata in ballet as choreographed by prima ballerina Lisa Macuja Elizalde.

Rise! features Ballet Manila, as well as the highly respected Maestro Gerard Salonga as musical director and conductor; Bituin Escalante, one of the best female vocalists in the Philippines; and award-winning opera singer Jade Riccio

These prominent artists join hands with 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 to deliver a moving performance.

Rise will also headline 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 p.m. and on October 9 at 5 p.m. at the Aliw Theater.

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