Ballet Manila presents: Ballet & Ballads

Of all the Ballet Manila shows I have seen so far, Cinderella and Ibong Adarna remain my top favorites. I have a feeling the newest installment of Ballet & Ballads premiering this weekend can also be a strong contender, though.

Photo taken from Ballet Manila's 22nd Season Preview
A tradition in almost all of Ballet Manila’s performance seasons (although I have to admit I have never seen any of their previous performances under this series), Ballet & Ballads returns to the stage to bring music and lyrics to life to close its current season, Flights of Fantasy.

Aside from showcasing Ballet Manila's world class talents, it will be even more special because it's going to be a star-studded affair, combining a singer with ballet numbers.

Christian Bautista is set to lead the roster of singers as a guest performer, singing some of his greatest theater hits as well as songs from his latest album. Joining him are artists from the Klassikal Musical Foundation (KMF) such as Andrew Fernando (Baritone), Jade Riccio (Soprano), Stephanie Aguilar (Soprano), Krisann Manikan Tan (Mezzo Soprano), Leo Angelo Lanuza (Tenor), and with the special participation of Dr. George T. Yang (Tenor). This marks the first-ever creative partnership between the country’s premier classical dance company and KMF.

No less than The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra will serenade the audience the entire night. Additionally, the acclaimed group prepared a very special Teleserye suite featuring a selection of classic hits from the ABS-CBN primetime repertoire.

Ballet & Ballads will also mark the world premiere of Martin Lawrance’s Aria, which will feature five acts covering classical operas. Fans of ballet may remember that the British choreographer previously partnered with Ballet Manila for the highly acclaimed Rebel and Amid Shadows.

Watching ballet on its own is such a powerful and uplifting experience, what more when it is accompanied with live music and singers. I am so excited for this powerhouse lineup!


The newest installment of Ballet & Ballads will premiere this Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Aliw Theater. There will be three other shows: February 11, (3:00 PM), February 17 (6:00 PM), and February 18 (3:00 PM). Whether you'll be with your family, friends, or your significant other, this is a perfect Valentine treat you all will truly appreciate.

For more information about the shows including ticket prices and schedules, you may visit Ballet Manila's website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Tickets are also available through all TicketWorld outlets. Please call 891-9999 or visit TicketWorld's website for more information.

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