Monday, August 25, 2014

Chamber Sounds Present ‘New Chamber Operas' - 27 Aug 2014

Music ensemble Chamber Sounds presents four original chamber operas in one evening, featuring a composition by our very own Chen Zhangyi and featuring a cast of locally based singers. Here's more information. Email for tickets.

Audition Notice - LKY The Musical

LKY The Musical by Metropolitan Productions will run next year with music by Dick Lee and arrangement by Bang Wenfu. Here's more information about the audition:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vox Camerata 10th Anniversary Concert - 'Decadenze' - 31 August 2014

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Vox Camerata celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a concert of new and old works, featuring a newly commissioned piece entitled Tryptica Mater. Email for tickets.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hotpants (15 August) in Review

Gala Performance of Hotpants 

written and directed by Dick Lee
15 August 2014
Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore

Starring: Denise Tan, Dwayne Tan, Kimberly Chan, Ebi Shankara, Nikki Muller, Tabitha Nauser, Eleanor Tan, Cheryl Tan, Windson Liong and Joakim Gomez

A Review by Hawk Liu

Bring yourself back in time to the 1970s, complete with Dick Lee’s 70s songs and their appropriate cheesy (in a good way) song choreography, gawdy colours of the era for fashion and furniture, bell bottoms (if you don’t know what that is, ask your parents!), strange hairstyles, and not forgetting the disco crystal ball! Bravo to the costume master for bringing back the weird clothes some of us used to wear….dear me. Yes, the program booklet made it clear that it was a celebration of the 70s.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

An Interview with SLO Stars Arthur Espiritu and Kishani Jayasinghe

SLO Gala - 22 Aug 2014
The SLO's annual Gala Concert will be on 22 August (Friday) this year. We speak to its star debutants, Filipino tenor Arthur Espiritu and British soprano Kishani Jayasinghe of Sri Lankan descent, and got to know them better.

The Mad Scene: What are your favourite roles that you have performed thus far (when and where was it)?

Arthur: I have just done Fernando in Donizetti's La Favorita. The last performance was July 4th at Sankt Gallen Festspiele Switzerland. Also before that was another production of Don't Pasquale with Oper Leipzig in the role of Ernesto. I like both Fernando and Ernesto because I get to sing beautiful tunes and very innocent and true characters.

Kishani: Some of my favourite roles are Mimi from Puccini's La Boheme with the Verona Teatro Filarmonico, Countess from Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro with the Garsington Opera, Donna Elvira from Mozart's Don Giovanni with the St Louise Opera in USA, Leila from Bizet's Pearl Fishers with the Holland Reisoper, Violetta from Verdi's La Traviata with Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Chloé from Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Cavalia - Acrobatic Show with Horses at MBS

Cavalia, now showing at MBS, is a spectacular acrobatic show featuring 45 to 50 horses in a multimedia experience, with some truly versatile sets involving water and snow, stage-wide 3D video projections and live music. Check out the breathtaking trailer below, and get your tickets at SISTIC!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

'Martin Ng's Bel Canto Spectacular' Pictures

Thank you to everyone who attended our performance on 8 August 2014. The show is finally over! Visit our Facebook Group to see pictures of what happened onstage and backstage.

Friday, August 8, 2014

OMM's The Planets - 13 August 2014

The Orchestra of the Music Makers will be performing Holst's The Panets, Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Sibelius's Violin Concerto on 13 August 2014, Wednesday. Here's more information:

The Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM) presents a universe of sound on 13 August!

OMM collaborates for the first time with the Vocal Associates Festival and Children’s Chorus in Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. This is the first in a series of collaborative performances between the Orchestra and Choirs leading up to the much anticipated performance of Mahler’s 8th Symphony in July 2015.

Boy Soprano Samuel Yuen, fresh from performing in the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra’s production of The Lord of the Rings – Live in Concert, will be the featured soloist in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

re: mix Presents 'Celluloid Concertos' - 23 August 2014

String ensemble re: mix presents a classic movie-themed programme on 23 August 2014, featuring guest pianist Lim Yan at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall. Here's more information: