Opera comes to Man­dalay

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse - SI THU LWIN sithul­win@mm­times.com

MAN­DALAY res­i­dents are to be treated to a multi­na­tional opera in English next week. Filipino artist Iran Al­caraz, the or­gan­iser, says the Oc­to­ber 30 event, at the city’s Na­tional Theatre, will help raise money for char­ity.

A global team of 35 Myan­mar, French, Bri­tish, Filipino, Ger­many and Ja­panese pro­fes­sion­als will mount a pro­duc­tion of the play Mira play on Oc­to­ber 30 at Man­dalay Na­tional Theatre.

“This show is pre­mier­ing in Myan­mar. It’s called the Fu­sion Dance and Broad­way Con­cert. Myan­mar Mar­i­onettes’ Or­gan­i­sa­tion also sup­ports the show. The money we made from the Yangon show has been do­nated to Myo Myan­mar youth devel­op­ment cen­tre, and we will also do­nate the tak­ings from the Man­dalay per­for­mance to char­ity too. It’s an all-singing, all-danc­ing opera for chil­dren and adults alike,” Al­caraz said.

Mira is about the love of a warm fam­ily, he said. Its pur­pose is to de­velop an un­der­stand­ing of the skills re­quired to cre­ate art, to pro­mote cul­tural ex­changes be­tween Myan­mar and other coun­tries and to sup­port char­i­ties.

The Fu­sion Dance and Broad­way Con­cert can be seen in two per­for­mances, 4-5:30pm and 7-8:30pm, at Man­dalay Na­tional Theatre. Tick­ets went on sale on Oc­to­ber 22 at Myan­mar Mar­i­onette Theatre on 66th Street, be­tween 26th and 27th streets, at K35,000 for VIP seats, K30,000, K25,000 and K20,000 for for­eign­ers, and K15,000, K8000 and K5000 for Myan­mar cit­i­zens.

– Trans­la­tion by Emoon

Photo: Nick Baker

Mira, which de­buted in Yangon last month, will fea­ture in Man­dalay next week to sup­port char­i­ties and pro­mote cul­tural ex­change be­tween Myan­mar and other coun­tries.

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