Wednesday, November 22, 2017

OperaViva's 'Opera Mixer' - Quotes from Cast - 25 and 26 Nov 2017


The stars of OperaViva's Opera Mixer: The Italian Edition (from left to right: Wendy Woon, Ben Lim, Alvin Tan, Leslie Tay and Melissa Chan) tell us their favourite part about being in the event.

"My favourite part of Opera Mixer is that I get to sing with awesome colleagues and I get to invite friends who are new to opera knowing that they will enjoy our carefully selected repertoire. It's like opera for all ages!” Alvin Tan, baritone

"I get to try out some exciting new repertoire that I probably wouldn't have tried singing a few years ago and get to indulge in the grand passions that we associate with Italian opera!” Leslie Tay, tenor

“I love being able to see the audience’s reactions and move around them in this casual and more intimate format.  It doesn’t get more real than that.” Melissa Chan, mezzo-soprano

“It would have to be all the laughs and shenanigans that’s part of the rehearsal process. Singing in a safe fun space with colleagues that one has chemistry with is hard to come by and is thoroughly relished.” Wendy Woon, soprano

Looks like a fun concert to be had! Besides hearing great live music, you will also get to mix with other opera lovers and share your drinks and snacks with us. Time to place new orders for packets of salted egg fish skin then! Check out the Events Page for tickets! 


Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Addams Family at Mediacorp's MES Theatre - till 3 Dec 2017


Everyone's favourite kooky undead family is here in Singapore!!! The Addams Family Musical, with music by Grammy winner Andrew Lippa, will play at Mediacorp's MES Theatre till 3 December 2017. Hawk Liu goes to interview the cast of The Addams Family and discuss their taste for the macabre. Check out the interview below:



This interview can also be found on Hawk Liu's website http://hawkliuh.wixsite.com/singing/interviews-2017.

Plus, we have exclusive images of the production, courtesy of Jeremy Lee!







Get your tickets now by checking out the Events Page!!!

OperaViva - Opera Mixer - 25 and 26 Nov 2017


OperaViva presents Opera Mixer, an evening of live singing where you can bring your own drinks and mingle with guests and performers after. Singing for you are soprano Wendy Woon, baritone Alvin Tan, tenor Leslie Tay and mezzo-soprano Melissa Chan with accompaniment by Ben Lim. Check out the Events Page for more information!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Walk Into the Mandala - 8 and 9 Dec 2017


If you are a fan of physical theatre, you probably would not want to miss A Walk into the Mandala by Beverly Yuen and her team at Grain Performance and Research Lab. It depicts the different stages of life that a quintessential urban being would experience as 3-metre wide rice Mandala forms on stage.

Some of the key challenges in the latest rendition of the production are that the performer drawing the rice mandala will have her face swaddled while creating the mandala on the floor, and she will be in heels most of the time throughout the piece while executing taichi and yoga moves.


A Walk Into The Mandala will be held at The Arts House Play Den on 8th (8pm) and 9th (3pm, 8pm) December 2017. Check out http://walkmandala.peatix.com for tickets! 

'The Lion King' at MBS - 27 June to 5 Aug 2018


Here's more information (including a video) about the upcoming production of The Lion King, soon to be running at MBS in June 2018!



Michael Cassel Group in association with Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to reveal the full company of the international tour of the world’s #1 musical, Disney’s The Lion King.

A talented cast of impressive and diverse international performers will star in the landmark musical event which begins performances in Manila at The Theatre at Solaire on 18 March 2018 and will then transfer to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, starting performances on 27 June 2018.

The cast of The Lion King features alumni who have performed in previous productions around the world including the London, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Basel, Hamburg, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil and Johannesburg engagements and the UK and Australian tours, along with a host of emerging talent from South Africa that will make this one of the most sensational casts to appear in acclaimed director Julie Taymor’s groundbreaking musical.

Announced today, the principal cast includes Ntsepa Pitjeng who is returning to the role of ‘Rafiki’, having performed the role in the USA, UK, Brazil, and Switzerland productions. Direct from London’s West End production is Mthokozisi Emkay Khanyile in the role of ‘Mufasa’. Also from the United Kingdom is music theatre performer Antony Lawrence as ‘Scar’.

Australian actor Andre Jewson will feature as ‘Zazu’; the charismatic New Zealand born performer Jamie McGregor will play ‘Timon’ and South African favorite Pierre van Heerden will return as ‘Pumbaa’.

Joining the company are six actors from the Philippines. Sharing the role of Young Simba will be Julien Joshua Dolor, Pablo Palacpac and Juan Tiongson; sharing the role of Young Nala will be Sheena Bentoy, Uma Martin and Felicity Napuli.

Rounding out the principal cast are South African performers Calvyn Grandling, playing the much-loved role of ‘Simba’, the up-and-coming star Noxolo Dlamini as ‘Nala’, Candida Mosoma who returns to the role of ‘Shenzi’, Bjorn Blignaut as ‘Banzai’ and Mark Tatham as ‘Ed’.

Calvyn Grandling playing Simba performing Can You Feel the Love Tonight:



Julie Taymor and her extraordinary creative team have brought together a truly diverse company, representing twelve countries in this production of enormous scale, beauty and heart. I cannot wait for new audiences in the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan to share an indelible theatrical experience for the first time, with this talented cast,” said Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions.

Lebo M, who provided additional music, lyrics, vocal score and arrangements to The Lion King, said; “The cast of the international tour that we have assembled, which features many of South Africa’s greatest and most exciting talents, is something that I am very proud of and I cannot wait to see the extraordinary talent when they come together for the first-time next year.”

Tickets for the Manila season go on sale on 3 November and Singapore tickets will go on sale on 13 November.



Get your tickets via the Events Page!

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Sound of Music - till 3 Dec 2017 at MBS


The evergreen musical The Sound of Music has returned to Singapore at the MBS Mastercard Theatres! The production from London's West End features an adult cast from the UK and a local cast of kids playing the Von Trapp children. You have till 3 December to check them out in action.


Check out our exclusive videos and images on our Facebook Group, and get your tickets at SISTIC!



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Huang Rong-Hai and Teng Li-Feng Concert Programme - 11 Nov 2017


Curious as to what Huang Rong-Hai and Teng Li-Feng will perform at their concert? Here is the full concert programme!

Huang Rong-Hai 黄荣海
1.  花非花  (唐) 白居易诗   黄自曲 Chinese art song - A Flower is Not a Flower
2.  点绛唇 • 赋登楼   (宋) 王灼词  黄自曲

Teng Li-Feng 丁俐岎
3.  想亲娘  云南民歌  丁善德编曲 Yunan folk song - Missing My Mother
4.  我和我的祖国  张藜词  秦咏诚曲 Me and My Motherland

Huang Rong-Hai 黄荣海  
5.  Selve amiche, ombrose piante  Antonio Caldara
6.  Сон “Son” (Dream)  Sergei Rachmaninoff

Teng Li-Feng 丁俐岎
7.  风萧瑟—— 选自歌剧《伤逝》  王泉,韩伟词  施光南曲
Chinese opera aria

Huang Rong-Hai 黄荣海  
8.  A vucchella  Francesco Paolo Tosti
9.  大江东去  (宋)苏轼词  青主曲 - The River Flows East

Teng Li-Feng 丁俐岎
10.  Un bel dì vedremo from   Giacomo Puccini

2nd Half

Teng Li-Feng 丁俐岎
1.  Сирень “Siren”(Lilacs)  Sergei Rachmaninoff
2.  Весенние воды “Vesenniye vody”(Spring Water)  Sergei Rachmaninoff

Huang Rong-Hai 黄荣海  
3.  Каватина Алеко (Aleko’s Cavatina)   Sergei Rachmaninoff
  from <Алеко>

Teng Li-Feng 丁俐岎
4.  我爱你中华  苏阿芒词  敖昌群曲 - I Love You China

Huang Rong-Hai 黄荣海  
5.  Erlkönig  Franz Schubert

Teng Li-Feng 丁俐岎
6.  帕米尔,我的家乡多么美  瞿琮词  郑秋枫曲 - Pamirs, My Beloved Homeland

Huang Rong-Hai 黄荣海  
7.  I’ te vurria vasà  Eduardo Di Capua
8.  嘉陵江上  端木蕻良词  贺绿汀曲 - On the Jialing River

Teng Li-Feng 丁俐岎
9.  Sola, perduta, abbandonata   Giacomo Puccini
  from 

Duets
黄荣海,丁俐岎 二重唱
10.  Nella Fantasia  Ennio Morricone
11.  La Vie En Rose  Louiguy (Louis Guglielmi)

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