Cirque du Soleil returns to Manila with its vibrant signature production Saltimbanco from August 9-19, 2012 at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Saltimbanco is Cirque du Soleil’s longest-running touring show and has performed since 1992 to sell-out audiences in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand, for more than 11.5 million enthusiastic fans.
With a cast of 50 high-caliber artists hailing from 20 different countries, Saltimbanco (from the Italian “saltare in banco,” which literally means “to jump on a bench”) features breathtaking acrobatics and athleticism.
Witness seemingly impossible balancing, jumping, and spinning during Chinese Poles or Russian Swing, to gravity-defying Bungees and Trapeze, crowd-pleasing Juggling and Acrobatic Bicycle, and the celebrated Cirque du Soleil Clowns.
The world’s most popular musical and the longest-running show on Broadway, The Phantom of the Opera—comes to Manila this August 25 to September 30, 2012 at the CCP Main Theatre.
A disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House.
Mesmerized by the talents and beauty of a young soprano—Christine—the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her.
Unaware of Christine’s love for the young Raoul, Viscount of Chagny, The Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.
With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects, and more than 230 costumes by the late Maria Björnson, the musical contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music, including The Phantom of the Opera and Music of the Night.
“This touring production of The Phantom of the Opera is as fine as any version you might see on the West End or Broadway. It is the same superb design, and we invest a great deal to ensure it is of the highest standards,” said producer Tim McFarlane, Managing Director of The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific.
“Our stellar cast assembles the industry’s best performers, coming from the UK, USA, Australia and South Africa to join forces. The Phantom of the Opera has enjoyed huge success throughout the Asia-Pacific region, having experienced sold-out seasons in Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai and Seoul, and I am confident that audiences in Manila will welcome the production with equal enthusiasm.”
Presented in Manila by Smart Infinity & Citibank, The Phantom of the Opera is produced in Manila by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Hi-Definition Radio Inc. and Concertus in association with The Really Useful Group.
For more information, call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or go to http://www.ticketworld.com.ph.