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