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About The Mad Scene

The Mad Scene is Singapore's only publication dedicated to opera, classical singers, choirs and musicals. It is run by four opera enthusiasts located in Singapore. Since we spend all our time discussing the beauty of the Divas, we came up with the idea of creating this blog to pen our thoughts down, sharing with everyone who cares to know our love for the art as well as its relevance in these parts of the world. The Mad Scene hopes to be an invaluable community resource for lovers of opera and classical singing in Singapore and the region.

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Contact us at: themadscene@gmail.com.

Widely known as the Callas of Ang Mo Kio, Steven Ang is a dramatic-spinto-lyrico-coloratura soprano trapped in a light baritone's body. After working in the private sector for half a decade, he is currently a voice major at Taiwan's prestigious Soochow University.

Steven Ang is also a working performer, singing teacher, writer and translator. You can find out more about him on his personal website.

Hawk Liu has nearly 30 years' performing experience in Singapore and Australia in opera, choir, musical theatre, dance, ballet, orchestra (doublebass) and television/film. He sang as a soloist in many concerts and was a member of the West Australian Opera.

Hawk Liu was a vocal student of Ms Carol Stone from Texas who lived in Singapore for about 10 years. During this 10 year period, Hawk also understudied and practised the teaching of vocal technique with her. Hawk presently teaches private students in singing technique. (hawkliuh@gmail.com).

Der Feldmarschallin is a worldly-wise 52-year old woman who collects live operas and vocal recitals religiously since her Octavian left her many moons ago..... She loves Strauss, Bellini and younger men.

Salome, daughter of Herodias, is a pretty 16-year old girl who loves opera with blood and gore. Among her favorites are Salome (of course), Elektra, Donizetti's Lucia and the "Three Queens" operas, Verdi's Macbeth and Nabucco. However, she has some weird choices too, like Madama Butterfly (although she wished that Cio Cio San had used her sword on dear Pinkerton instead). She likes good boys and cannot appreciate ah bengs. She has abandoned dancing and has taken up piano instead (therefore look out for some reviews on piano recordings and concerts!). She admits that she still has a lot of growing up to do......