Thursday, March 23, 2017

'A Night at the Opera' by Cambridge International Opera - 5 Apr 2017

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Five young professional singers from the UK will be heading down to Singapore for an evening of operatic highlights. They are soprano Billie Robson, mezzo-soprano Simone Ibbett-Brown, tenor Robert Humphries, countertenor Tim Morgan and baritone Lawrence Halksworth, accompanied by pianist John Wright.

The concert will be held at the new Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Auditorium on 5 April 2017 (Wednesday).

Here is their programme:

Pur ti miro (L'incoronazione di Poppea) - Monteverdi
Nella terra, in ciel, nell’onda (Faramondo) – Handel
*Lamento della ninfa – Monteverdi
Una furtiva lagrima (L'elisir d'amore) - Donizetti
Or dove fuggo io mai? (I Puritani) – Bellini
O mio Fernando (La favorita) – Donizetti


Selections from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro:
Se vuol ballare
Sull'aria... che soave zeffiretto
Crudel! Perchè finora farmi languir così?
Contessa perdono

Habanera (Carmen) – Bizet
Come un’ape (La Cenerentola) – Rossini
 Ideale – Tosti
Au fond du temple saint/'The Pearl Fishers' Duet' (Les pêcheurs de perles) - Bizet
Adieu forêts (Maid of Orleans) – Tchaikovsky
Ombra mai fu (Xerxes) - Handel
Vissi d'arte (Tosca) - Puccini
È la solita storia del pastore (L'arlesiana) - Cilea
Sous le dôme épais/'The Flower Duet' (Lakmé) - Delibes
Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto) - Verdi

Check out the Events Page for more tickets!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Interview With Ee Ping - 'Dreams, Passions and Love' - 6 April 2017


After a triumphant solo recital in 2014, London-based Singaporean soprano Ee Ping will be returning for another round at the Esplanade Recital Studio. Entitled Dreams, Passions and Love, it will see the veteran soprano perform up to 18 songs with pianist Pauline Lee, including works by Lehar, Barber, Poulenc and Pergolesi. Check out our interview below to find out what you can expect!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Glenn Goei Interview for Wild Rice's 'La Cage Aux Folles' - 19 Apr to 13 May 2017


Hawk Liu and I (Steven Ang) sat down with director Glenn Goei of Wild Rice's upcoming La Cage aux Folles production recently to discuss what we can look forward to.

While we had a fun, light-hearted time, the topics discussed touched on various political and social issues that the veteran theatre practitioner hopes this production can help to address. Check out our interview via the video below, and find out where to get tickets on the Events Page!



More information about the production at http://lacage.sg.

More information about Hawk Liu on his website:
http://hawkliuh.wixsite.com/singing/copy-of-interviews-2016.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Basso Canaries Presents 'Of Laughter and Tears' - 18 March 2017


The Basso Canaries (Xiao Chunyuan and this website's editor Steven Ang) with pianist Winnie Tiopan will present a wide-ranging recital programme.


Steven's act will comprise of numbers from comedic operas and musical theatre including Mozart's Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro, Fiddler on the Roof and The Pirate of Penzance, while Chunyuan will perform many popular numbers from the German, Italian and contemporary Chinese art song repertoire.


It's going to be a night of red-blooded singing and hilarity. Check out our concert info via the links below, and hope to see you at our concert!

Check out our Facebook Event Page!

And get your tickets at EventBee! - http://www.eventbee.com/v/thebassocanaries

Or call 9020 0417 or 9180 9453 to purchase tickets offline!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

SMU Chamber Choir: Wrinkles in The Air X: The Lost Word - 5 Mar 2017


The SMU Chamber Choir will present an evening's programme at Victoria Concert Hall on 5 March 2017. The SYC Ensemble Singers will be making a special appearance as well.

The full-length programme includes Eric Whitcare's Cloudburst, which will see the choir recreating the aural effects of a thunderstorm, and Steve Dobrogosz's setting of the Latin Mass using jazz and latin musical styles.

Tickets will be available at the door.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall
MRT: City Hall
WHEN: Sunday 5th March 2017 4pm
ADMISSION: $24 per ticket (door sales)

INFO: http://smuchamberchoir.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

'The Spanish Voyage' by Scherzo - 4 Mar 2017

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Locally-based opera scenes group Scherzo presents a programme Spanish and Spanish-inspired works. They are all frequent performers on local stages including many SLO and SSO productions. They are Kong Ling-Yi, Chieko Trevatt, Caroline Martin, Laura Abello, David Ng and Marky Canios. A chamber ensemble of orchestral instruments will be on hand to accompany the proceedings.

The concert will be held on 4 March 2017, 3.30pm at Forte Music Academy, 51 Waterloo Street 3rd floor. Find out more about this concert on their Facebook Event Page, and get your tickets at the Events Page

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Dance - RAW Moves Presents 'Indices of Vanishment' - 23 to 25 Feb 2017


Contemporary dance company RAW Moves presents Indices of Vanishment, an original dance piece  choreographed by ST Life! Theatre Awards nominee Edith Podesta. It also includes Lighting Design by Adrian Tan, Sound Design by Teo Wee-Boon and performed by the RAW Moves Company Dancers.


Edith Podesta is very excited to present her work with the RAW Moves dancers, 'Working with dancers is a luxury because their bodies are so eloquent and their muscle memory so enduring that I can work deeply and quickly in the studio. As a choreographer, I’ve always been interested in the democratisation of the dance form. Although I believe everybody can dance, there are caveats to that hypothesis. An untrained body lacks the powers of repetition, access to emotion and breadth of somatic articulation needed for live performance. Working with the dancers from RAW Moves is such an absolute joy!'

About her inspiration behind Indices of Vanishment, Edith shares 'The title comes from an essay about performance archives written by Rebecca Schneider titled ‘Performance Remains Again’, 'We understand ourselves relative to the remains we accumulate as indices of vanishment, the tracks we house, mark, and cite, the material traces we acknowledge as remaining'. I was also influenced by Marcia Siegel’s book 'At the vanishing point: A critic looks at dance'. Siegel states that dance 'exists at a perpetual vanishing point'; I thought the parallel between the ephemeral in dance and the transitory nature of life very striking."

Indices of Vanishment  by RAW Moves is on 23 to 25 February 2017. Log on to http://indicesofvanishment.peatix.com for tickets!