Balunes, Ma. Rachella Jasmine

Ma. Rachella Jasmine Balunes graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Music major in Music Theatre at University of Santo Tomas under Professor Thea Perez.

She had played both the role of Christine and Reno Sweeney, excerpts from the “Phantom of the Opera” and “Anything Goes” for her Graduation Recital under the baton of Professor Michael Jacinto together with UST-Symphony Orchestra last May 18, 2016 at UST-Albertus Magnus Auditorium.

Jasmine was also a former member of the UST-Coro Tomasino, the official choir of UST-Conservatory of Music. She had been part of various opera productions such as – “Viva Verdi!”, “Rigoletto”, and “Tosca” all convened at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

She became part of the cast of “Mula Sa Buwan”, a filipino musical about love, ideals and heartbreaks in between, last December 2, 2016 and will run again on February 2017 at Henry Lee Irwin Theatre, Ateneo De Manila.

On January 2017, she will play the role of Doña Victorina in Noli Me Tangere: The Opera which will be held at CCP.

At this time, Jasmine is teaching voice lessons at Yamaha School of Music and Fides Cuyugan Institute of Music and Arts.