Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists Inc. is presenting the Washington DC premiere of Noli Me Tangere, an opera based on the novel written by Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. The novel was first published in 1887. Two men, Felipe De Leon who composed the music, and Guillermo Tolentino who wrote the libretto, later became National Artists of the Philippines.
MAFFAA Mid Atlantic Foundation For Asian Artists was founded to promote international understanding and friendship through cultural exchange.