House Programme

The full contents of The Flying Dutchman house programme is attached for your reading pleasure.  It shares the Producers’ intention for staging the first Wagner opera in Singapore and the vision of our two directors – Chong Tze Chien and Glen Goei – and the names of the individuals and organisations that made the production possible. Our gratitude to everyone!       Continue reading House Programme

What they said about “The Flying Dutchman”

The last performance of our Singapore-made Flying Dutchman was successfully staged on Sunday 30th October, with the international cast. The singers have since flown home. What’s left are warm memories, nice compliments from friends n colleagues in the theatre world; … Continue reading What they said about “The Flying Dutchman”

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

A review on the Opening night

Translation of the german article in “Neuer Merker” Around two years ago, Juliana Lim, president of the very young Richard Wagner Association (Singapore), and the society’s vice president, Ronald Ling, had a great idea. Theiradventurous idea was to stage “The Flying Dutchman” – the first Wagnerian opera … Continue reading A review on the Opening night

A Triumphant Opening Night

“The Flying Dutchman” at Singapore’s Victoria Theatre is a highly dramatic, emotionally intense and colourful production. Senta, played by Australian soprano, Kathleen Parker, establishes her assertiveness from the very first, when she commands the stage throughout the overture, already establishing … Continue reading A Triumphant Opening Night

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