MAD SCENES IN LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR AND BEYOND

But preparing for her role which requires an equal dose of good acting and spectacular singing, the soprano said she has a good idea how to approach her Mad Scene in the opera. “This mad moment is not something that dropped from above. It is the result of emotional trauma. I’d like to build that mad moment and make it look real and not contrived. I take time building the scene and not just by looking insane but by projecting something inside me. In opera, even Lucia's kind of madness should make sense."

DILG urges LGUs to adopt new tricycle standards, parking rules

In Virac, while an ordinance required all tricycles and pedicabs to undergo an annual operation and safety inspection to ensure road worthiness, the actual inspection generally covers only the horn, brake lights, signal lights, tail light, head light and the inner sidecar light.

Gov. Cua heeds DILG order, ends 5-day Capitol impasse

Wednesday last week, Cua’s lawyer, Atty. Maria Nympha Mandagan, sent a letter to the DILG regional and provincial offices informing that her client would assume his duties and responsibilities as governor of Catanduanes effective that day.

Virac Airport to be ready for night flights by 2022

Virac Airport is among the 13 key provincial airports slated to be given night-rating capability in the next three years under a P1-billion project to be funded this year by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) under a tourism infrastructure convergence program.

This opera singer is also into jazz

Described by Opera Magazine as a singer who “enchants with her fresh and luminous tone,” Louledjian added Lucia was a dream role and she studied it early for her own enjoyment and added singing it in Manila was totally unexpected. “When I was offered to do it in Manila, I was actually prepared. I dreamt of singing it early in my singing life but had no idea when the dream would come true.”

Better options for travelers in the next three years

Last week, officials of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) signed a memorandum of agreement titled “Institutionalized Leveraging of Infrastructure Program for Airport Development (iLiPAD) which aims to synchronize efforts to boost airport and route development programs.