Noli Comes Home

The first full- length Filipino opera en­thralls Manila au­di­ences again af­ter suc­cess­ful runs abroad

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The cos­tumes make a colour­ful pageantry of Filip­ini­ana dresses; Ed­win Jo­sue and Jerry Sibal t is time­less and for good rea­son—its sig­nif­i­cance never fades. Con­sid­ered as the novel which in­spired the revo­lu­tion that ended the 300 years of Span­ish colo­nial rule in the coun­try, Dr Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tan­gere, pub­lished in 1887, still holds rel­e­vance in present-day Philip­pines.

Noli ’s story is one too fa­mil­iar for Filipinos, many of whom took it as a re­quired read­ing ma­te­rial in school. Noli has been re­told in dif­fer­ent ways but the finest adap­ta­tion is the opera that was writ­ten and com­posed by two na­tional

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