“Touch Me Not”



Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with

J&S Productions, Inc.



January 28, 2017 (Saturday 8:00PM)

January 29, 2017 (Sunday 2:00PM)

February 1, 2017 (Wednesday 8:00PM)

February 2, 2017 (Thursday 8:00 PM)

February 3 (Friday 2:00PM &8:00PM)

TanghalangNicanorAbelardo (CCP Main Theater)



After critically-acclaimed runs in New York and Washington D.C., “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera”, based on Dr. Jose Rizal’s immortal novel of the same name, return to its original home, the CCP stage, for a limited run.


Noli Me Tangereis an adoring story about love, betrayal, oppression, vengeance, set against a repulsive political backdrop of tyranny, torture and murder. It depicts the abuses suffered by the native Indios at the hands of Spanish tyrants.The Noli paints us a clear picture of the so-called “social cancer” that illustrates the rotten system of governance, the illicit ways of the church and the unfavorable trade of the privilege class.


Noli Me Tangere, the Opera is billed as the first Filipino full-length opera with orchestration composed in the Western Operatic tradition overflowing with passages reminiscent of Mozart, Rossini, Puccini and Wagner and sung in Tagalog.


The classic story that makes it way to the stage in opera form showcases Filipino ingenuity.Featuring original music and libretto by National Artists Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino, respectively, the opera marks the directorial debut of Jerry Sibal, whose designed scenery and costumes are also featured in the production.


Enjoy the colorful Pangeantry of Philippine Dresses in the 1870’s. Experience the dramatic stage lighting, captivating sounds and effects.Rediscover our Filipino heritage as this operatic rendition celebrates its 60th anniversary by breathing new life into our national hero’s masterpiece!



“Bravo to all involved in NoliMeTangere.KaPepe would have been proud. The performance was accessible. It did not drag. The video projections heightened experiences. Folks, catch it. This is not boring opera. Highly recommended. They even have a translation into English subtitles over the stage. Amazing, and a total special shout out to Sisa. She killed it.”

Carlos Celdran


“It’s a tribute to the Filipino spirit of Nationalism”

Department of Foreign Affairs, Secretary Albert del Rosario



“It’s always very emotionally appealing…the music is lovely, the libretto is excellent. It’s timeless”

Randy David



“Sobra akong namangha sa mga boses ng napanood ko kanina. Iyong katabi ko, umiiyak. Sobra kaming nag enjoy. It is a once in a lifetime production/”

Howie Severino



“With God’s grace and the incredible talents and inexhaustible resolve of all those involved in this project. We will be able to do justice to the timeless work of Jose Rizal”

Boy Abunda



“The classic character “Sisa” – she was compelling, you can feel her pain!

Karen Davila, @Karen_DaviLa via Twitter.




Ticket Prices:P3,500 | 2,500 | 2,000 | 1,500 | 1,200 | 1,000


50% off for students

20% off for senior citizens, government and military employees, and PWD.

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