Friday, June 15, 2018

Interview Feature - Soprano Christina Thè

Our correspondent Alvin Koh interviewed Singaporean-Australian soprano Christina Thè, currently serving as artist-in-residence at New Opera Singapore and will be featured in their upcoming production of Dialogues of the Carmelites, 3 and 5 August 2018. Check out their exchange below!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Opera in the Park 2018 - Gounod and Bernstein - 23 June 2018

The Singapore Lyric Opera with its combined Children's Choir, Chorus, Orchestra and singers from the Artists Training Programme together with conductor Joshua Kangming Tan present an evening of operatic delights in the natural beauty of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

The evning's soloists are Cherie Tse, Zhang Jie, Chieko Sato, Zerlina Tan, Jack Sun Zhaorui and Dennis Lau from the Artists Training Programme. In commemoration of the birthdays of Charles Gounod and Leonard Bernstein, They will present many arias and duets from Romeo et Juliette, Faust, Trouble in Tahiti and West Side Story.

Additionally, the combined chorus and orchestra will present an encore performance of the Triumphal March from Aida. If you have missed our exciting run earlier or would like to experience its magic again, now is your chance to do so!

Opera in the Park takes place at the Singapore Botanic Gardens Symphony Stage, 23 June 2018, Saturday at 6pm. Admission is FREE! 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Interview with Israel Lozano - SLO's Aida - 1 to 6 June 2018

One of the pleasure of rehearsing for an international production such as the Singapore Lyric Opera's Aida (where I am playing the Pharoah) is meeting singers and creative team who come from all over the world.

Israel Lozano, who hails from Spain but is now based in Washington D.C., is one such artist that I am happy to have made my acquaintance. Here is a committed singing actor for whom the demands of character is as important as the demands for the voice and music, and oozes Latin charm effortlessly in his stage comportment.

Having made rounds in the international operatic curcuit, Israel counts Placido Domangi as an important mentor, having been in his Young Artist Programme at Washington National Opera, won three prizes when he competed in Operalia and performed in no less than three productions with the living legend.

Here we chat about his experience working on the SLO's Aida in Singapore, and his journey pursuing a career as an opera singer.