Liebe und Leben (Life and Love) Concert with Soprano Irma Potenciano and 2 Tenors


A night of opera and contemporary songs with Irma Ponce Enrile Potenciano, soprano; Ronan Ferrer, tenor and Eugene delos Santos, tenor. Accompanied by pianist Najib Ismail, the concert was staged by UST Conservatory of Music Voice Department at Philamlife Auditorium in UN Avenue Manila, February 28, 2013.

L-R Najib Ismail, Ronan Ferrer, Irma Potenciano and Eugene delos Santos.

L-R Najib Ismail, Ronan Ferrer, Irma Potenciano and Eugene delos Santos.

At more than 80 of age, maestra Potenciano is still at it and showcased her unfettered total performance since her musical debut at age 15. She rendered Prelude (Cycle of Life, Landon Ronald), Allerseelen (Richard Strauss), Psyche (Emile Paladilhe), When I have Sung my Songs to You (Ernest Charles), Porgi Amor (Le Nozze di Figaro, Wolfgang Mozart), Something Wonderful (The King and I, Rodgers and Hammerstein II) and Parang Maghapon Lamang (Julian Celis Balita).

Ferrer serenaded the audience with his vast repertoire of Zueignung, op. 10 no. 1 (Strauss), Verborgenheit (Hugo Wolf), Vittoria mio Core (Giacomo Carissimi), Ah Leve toi Soleil (Romeo et Juliette, Charles Gounod), I only Want to Say (Gethsemane from Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber) and Iyo Kailan Pa Man (Angel Pena).

Delos Santos shared his captivating renditions of Vaga Luna (Vincenzo Bellini), Tanta Bella (Ottorino Respighi), L’ultima Canzone (Francisco Paolo Tosti), Svegliatevi nel Core (Giulio Cesare, George Frideric Handel), Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (Les Misrablés, Claude Michel Schoenberg) and Kundiman ’86 (Ernani Cuenco).

The trio opened with Widmung op. 25 no. 1 (Robert Schumann) and closed with Gaano ko Ikaw Kamahal (Cuenco).

2 Liebe und Leben_PhotoJoannaLerio

I must confess my patience is not normally good at sitting for more than an hour while constantly struggling with the tranquility that classical music brings which is also a sleep temptation. On the other hand, I remain awake with the gush of emotions that filled me with the artists’ powerful voice and majestic composition of Philippine and world geniuses. The same feeling I had when Philippine Opera Company stunned me with Bagong Harana though it is in one aspect a different experience of totally Filipino musical revue from folk songs, indigenous chants, kundiman, nationalist ballads and OPM hits among others.#

MORE PHOTOS here

Related Videos

Related Articles

Advertisements

About Joanna Lerio

cultural journalist, multidisciplinary artist, educator, traveller, dreamer, yogini, vegetarian, advocate Facebook.com/JoannaLerioOfficial Youtube.com/juanalily Juanalily.wordpress.com/ Juanalilytravels.dreamtrips.com/refer Twitter.com/JoannaLerio Facebook.com/linanganng.kulturangpilipino Artistswelfare.org/join-us/
This entry was posted in Awit at Musika and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Liebe und Leben (Life and Love) Concert with Soprano Irma Potenciano and 2 Tenors

  1. Ronan Ferrer says:

    Maraming salamat po! 😉

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s