Facebook accolades for The Flying Dutchman

Our usual practice is to cross-mount articles from this blog to Facebook. For the reading pleasure of those who don’t use Facebook, we now cross-post a selection of Facebook posts to this blog.         Post by actor Sharda Harrison of Pink Gajah           Posts by first-time opera-goers. Continue reading Facebook accolades for The Flying Dutchman

Wagner encounters around Singapore

Preparations for our Singapore-made “The Flying Dutchman” are intensifying with daily rehearsals of both the international and Asian casts, Chorus and Orchestra. Meanwhile, news of our landmark opera event has spread. Come 23 October, we will welcome Wagnerians from Australia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Japan and London, all here to watch our first-ever fully-staged Wagner opera. For us in Singapore, we have the following treats to look forward to, ahead of the performances at Victoria Theatre from 23 to 30 October 2016. Tomorrow, on Thursday, 13 October, 8.45 am, “The Flying Dutchman” Stage Director Glen Goei will be interviewed live tomorrow, on … Continue reading Wagner encounters around Singapore

Alessandra Althoff-Pugliese on Wagner & Venice

Alessandra Althoff-Pugliese, President of the Associazione Richard Wagner di Venezia (Venice Wagner Society) and Vice-President of the Richard-Wagner-Verband-International, is the Artistic Consultant for Singapore’s “The Flying Dutchman” project. Alessandra’s involvement with the project started in April 2015 when she was vacationing in Singapore. We met her at first to understand RWVI’s operations and her perspective on how to progress the idea of staging a full Wagner opera. Over several rounds of drinks and meals, we gained clarity on how to garner support from RWVI and how to leverage on the triennial Singing Competition for Wagner Voices held in Karlsruhe, Germany, … Continue reading Alessandra Althoff-Pugliese on Wagner & Venice

RWVI President’s Wagner Moments

At the 2015 Wagner Congress in Dessau, Horst Eggers was elected President of the Richard-Wagner-Verband-International e.V (International Association of the Wagner Societies). RWVI which is headquartered in Bayreuth has 131 member societies around the world, concentrated mainly in Germany but … Continue reading RWVI President’s Wagner Moments

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