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Tickets for “The Flying Dutchman” opera priced at $46, $66, $106 and $146 are now on sale at http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/dutch1016. 他,承咒而航行于永恒之海 / 解咒人  唯有她 咒箍,他漂泊在无尽无涯的海上 / 赎救人  唯有她 理查德 华格纳    ——-    漂逸的荷兰人      ———-       女人的真爱,他的救赎 《漂逸的荷兰人》门票售价:S$46, … Continue reading Book Now for Best Seats!

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TFD at the ION Building

John Gee watched as “The Flying Dutchman” chorus sang in public at one of Singapore’s top shopping malls.

 

A month before the first Singapore performance of  “The Flying Dutchman”, shoppers at the Ion building on Orchard Road, Singapore’s top shopping area, had a surprise foretaste of the opera. On Saturday, 24 September, after months of weekly rehearsals, the chorus was out in force to perform two pieces from the work.

The chorus members gathered on the fourth floor of the Ion building for a first performance at 4.30, watched by family members, RWA(S) members and curious passers-by. The place was quite noisy with the voices of shoppers, but if the chorus members found that daunting, they certainly didn’t show it.

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Albert Tay introduces the sailors’ song

Chorus master Albert Tay was on hand to introduce each of the songs. The women of the choir led off with the spinning song from “The Flying Dutchman”, sung by the village women as they work together while awaiting the return of their menfolk. It is a light and cheerful piece, quite in keeping with the sort of songs women engaged in repetitive tasks did traditionally sing together.

This was followed by the sequence that begins with the returned sailors singing as they celebrate with the women (“Steuermann! Lass die Wacht!”).

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Open House at German Association

This Saturday, the German Association had organised a lovely open house afternoon. The German Community is supporting our efforts in staging The Flying Dutchman here in Singapore. Please enjoy a good read in the German Magazine IMPULSE on page 10. Richard Wagner Association (Singapore) decided to donate 2 tickets for the show as a contribution to the Lucky Draw. We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the lucky winner Beate Köhler! Enjoy the show and see you 25th October at Victoria Theater.   There were sad voices in the background: “Oh, I would have loved to win this price…” … Continue reading Open House at German Association

Chatting with Eva Wagner-Pasquier

  Mrs Eva Wagner-Pasquier, the great-grand-daughter of Richard Wagner, is visiting Singapore from 21 – 24 October in conjunction with the first-ever staging of a Wagner opera in Singapore – “The Flying Dutchman”.  Eva, who is the Ambassador of the Bayreuth Festival to Wagner Societies, will grace the Singapore Premiere (International Cast) on 23 October 2016, Victoria Theatre, as our Guest-of-Honour.   Ahead of her visit, Juliana had a chat with Eva. JL:           When did you first come to understand that your great grand-father was a great composer and how did you feel about that? EWP:      I really don’t know…. … Continue reading Chatting with Eva Wagner-Pasquier

Darrell Ang: Singapore “Flying Dutchman”, Definitely a Milestone

Conductor Darrell Ang is Musical Director of the Singapore production of “The Flying Dutchman”. Last week, he spoke to John Gee about the forthcoming performances of the opera in Singapore. Darrell thought that the production of a major Wagner work was overdue “for the arts scene in Singapore, for the operatic scene in Singapore.” He went on: “Wagner is a major operatic composer. For Singapore, which strives to be a very important hub for everything, including culture, for Singapore that hasn’t yet staged an opera by Wagner…I think that this is long overdue in happening, but better late than never. … Continue reading Darrell Ang: Singapore “Flying Dutchman”, Definitely a Milestone

L-R: Martin Ng, Nancy Yuen, Kee Loi Seng

里查德.瓦格纳歌剧 《漂逸的荷兰人 》售票开始 。

 

新加坡首次公演德国伟大作曲家里查德.瓦格纳歌剧《 漂逸的荷兰人》,

主办单位:里查德.瓦格纳歌剧协会(新加坡)、 OperaViva Limited、十指帮剧团。

演出日期:二一六年十月廿三、廿五、廿七、廿八日

地点: 维多利亚剧院

公演五场: 国际声乐家领衔主唱四场、亚洲声乐家领衔主唱一场 。

首演日期;二零一六年十月廿三日

时间:       下午六时三十分

(瓦格纳协会贝鲁斯庆典大使伊娃.华格纳-巴斯圭儿夫人-里查德.瓦格纳曾孙女, 将以贵宾身份莅临。)

日期:二零一六年十月 廿五、廿七、廿八 日

时间:晚间七时卅分

日期:二零一六年十月三十 日

时间:下午三点


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Sunday at the Library

The second day of the Wagner Weekend started with a showing of a video of the 1985 Bayreuth production of “The Flying Dutchman”. The two main leads were Simon Estes as the Dutchman and Lisbeth Balslev, as Senta. Presentation-wise, the production was quite traditional, with a 19th century setting and costumes and ships that “sailed” into view. Where it was more contemporary was in emphasising the role of Senta, who was present on stage from beginning to end, most of the time clutching a painting of the Dutchman. During the Overture and Act One, before she usually appears for the … Continue reading Sunday at the Library