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!       Advertisements Continue reading House Programme

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

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