February 24, 2024

“Christmas Solstice” will showcase three distinguished Filipino artists led by eminent Filipino tenor Arthur Espiritu with soprano Stefanie Quintin, and pianist Mariel Ilusorio on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Canto at 25 Kisad Road, Baguio City.

Espiritu is the sole Filipino tenor to have graced the stages of Teatro alla Scala, Basel Opera, Berlin Staatsoper and Irish Grand Opera. The world has witnessed his performances on international platforms through Opera Vision. He has collaborated with renowned artists such as soprano Jane de Koury, Tara Erraught, Gunther Brossbrouck, and Nelly Miricioiu.

Quintin has been praised by The Straits Times for possessing a voice with remarkable flexibility and having a commanding musical presence, earning her a distinguished reputation in Baroque and 20th-century music. She has enthralled audiences across major musical fora, especially in Baroque music groups across Asia, London and Germany.

Ilusorio is a proud alumna of Juilliard, Oberlin and Hannover, Germany. She has had recitals across Germany, Italy, France, Indonesia, the US, South Africa, and the Philippines.

Their Dec. 2 repertoire includes Mozart’s “Exultate Jubilate,” Caccini’s “Ave Maria,” Ernani Cuenco’s “Ang Aking Ina,” Reger’s “Wiegelied,” Brodsky’s “Be My Love,” Romberg’s “Serenade from The Student Prince,” among others.

Part of the proceeds will benefit the outreach program of Guacamole Productions to bring classical music and support classically trained musicians in the Cordillera.

The concert is made possible through the support of Guacamole Productions, Cultural Arts Events Organizer (CAEO), Canto Bogchi Joint, and 98.7 DZFE.FM The Master’s Touch.

For tickets, call CAEO at 0920-954-0053, 0918-347-3027 or 0927-986-7188 or email [email protected]. Tickets are also available at Ticket2Me.net. – Press release