This is probably the third or fourth time in the last few weeks that 29-year-old movie and TV personality Anne Curtis has made it to this banner spot of The Sunday Times Magazine’s spread.
Besides the undeniable fact that she is local show business’ biggest star today, the reason why the ravishing celebrity always makes the headlines is because she always pushes the envelope, even in the most unthinkable ways.
In 2012, no one thought that Anne, a frustrated and hopelessly off-key singer, could pull off a major concert at The Smart Araneta Coliseum, where even the world’s most famous and talented singers have performed. But, as everyone knows, she filled it to the bleachers, thrilling and endearing fans for trying so hard to sing. And for the last two years, she has taken her cleverly titled Annebisyosa: No Other Concert on a sold out world tour, drawing the same thrill and endearment from Filipinos around globe.
Come May 16, Anne is about to do the unthinkable yet again when she includes an operatic suite in her second Big Dome concert, aptly titled this time as The Forbidden Concert: Annekapal.
“I’ve always liked classical music, and one time, I was just thinking out loud, ‘What about opera?’ And then I started singing, ‘Think of me, think of me fondly…’,” Anne burst into song a la coloratura soprano from The Phantom of the Opera, “tapos, I thought, ‘Bagay pala ako for opera! I think my future ako doon!’”
And that was that. She delightfully amused the entertainment press at the concert’s news conference at Discovery Suites Ortigas on Thursday evening (Annekapal’s official residence), and pushed the envelope again.
Yes, there will be opera in Anne Curtis’ repertoire for her second major concert, among other grand scale production numbers.
“I know naman that people come not for my voice but for the production,” she honestly said unoffended. “They come for the stunts, the costumes, the show talaga, so that’s what I’m going to give them.”
Anne promised that every single number of her concert this year will be well thought of, and she will give it—as she always does—her all.
“Kahit muntik pa akong malaglag,” she laughed. “Kasi gusto nila yon, yung anything can happen.Yung I’m just being myself na baliw-baliwan.”
And with that, there can certainly be no doubt that Anne Curtis is a phenomenon in Philippine show business, because no other celebrity today can play her dreams out in public the way she does and earn millions for it. It is indeed unthinkable.
Produced by Viva Live and Annebisyosa Productions Inc., The Forbidden Concert: Annekapal is directed by Georcelle Dapat-Sy with musical direction by Marvin Querido.
Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets nationwide and through www.ticketnet.com.ph.