Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ramon Acoymo, tenor

Ramon Acoymo has been described by the press on three continents as "mesmerizing" in New York, "successful" in Rottenburg and "remarkable" in Manila.

A first-prize winner of the US National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition, he has released three compact discs in America. His Lincoln Center recital debut was hailed a "triumph" by Headline Philippines, New York; and no less than the New York Times accorded him good notices for his theater debut as the lead in Flower Drum Song.

Among his opera portrayals have been "Canio" in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, "Tamino" and "Monostatos" in Mozart's Die Zauberflote and the title roles in Blake's The Bear with the Hongkong Chamber Orchestra Society, "Oedipus" in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex and "Pagong" in Philippine National Artist Lucrecia Kasilag's Ang Pagong at ang Matsing, a role which he created.

1 comment:

Keren Kezia Ortiz said...

Good Day!

This is Kezia, Visual Researcher of the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art. The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is a government institution established to develop, preserve, and promote arts and culture in the Philippines. One of its noteworthy projects is the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art (1994), which is the main sourcebook for Philippine arts and artists for more than two decades now. It consists of volumes about Peoples of the Philippines and their art and culture, Architecture, Visual Arts, Film, Literature, Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Considering the profound changes and developments in Philippine arts in the past 20 years, it has now become necessary to update and expand the original publication with new data from all fields.

We are currently gathering photos for inclusion in the print and digital versions of the encyclopedia, and we would like to ask for your assistance and permission to use some photos of Sir Ramon Acoymo (eg: portraits and/or performance photos) as part of the encyclopedia. We would like to know if you have any in your files, or if you can point us to anyone who may have photos of them.

For any queries and concerns, please feel free to contact me at

Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!