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

Special Deal with Turandot

Dear Opera Fans we are proud to share some good news, a special deal for you from us. If you buy tickets for The Flying Dutchman (by RWA(S) and Opera Viva) or Turandot (Singapore Lyric Opera), and want to see the other production as well, you get 15% discount on the other respective ticket. Simply present the already purchased ticket at the SISTIC counter and you will get the promised discount on the other production. Here the details on Turandot, composed by Giacomo Puccini. Date: 26, 27, 29 and 30 August 2016 Location: Esplanade Theatre Time: 8pm The merciless Chinese princess … Continue reading Special Deal with Turandot

Jakub Pustina’s Singing Competition

  At the National Theatres in Prague and Bratislava, Jakub Pustina is one of the best tenor singers. In addition to singing, the 33-year old decided to start his own singing competition for opera talents. In the first round, approximately 200 international singers from 41 countries are competing. The competition is staged in various countries including Munich, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest and Prague. (Article written by Sabine Polachek in Prager Zeitung; English synopsis by Isabel Markwitz)     Continue reading Jakub Pustina’s Singing Competition

International Singing Competition

  The singing competition was held over the first weekend of October in glorious Autumn sunshine in the city of Karlsruhe, coinciding with the celebrations of 25 years of German re-unification. A large group of Wagner Society members gathered to watch the events over three days, growing in size as the weekend progressed. There was a considerable contingent from France (the Wagner Societies of Paris, Marseille, Strasbourg and Toulouse were represented), the UK (London and Scotland), Singapore (on the lookout for singers for their 2016 production of Der fliegende Holländer) and of course a large number from various German Verbands. … Continue reading International Singing Competition

Chorus for “The Flying Dutchman”

Two rounds of auditions hosted by Aureus Music Academy, Rochester Park, on 26 and 30 January and 19 March unleashed a wealth of local talent for The Flying Dutchman Chorus. Over 20 singers were recruited for the chorus from among 28 hopefuls who participated in the auditions. Well-prepared with excerpts from German lieder and Wagner operas, aspirants sang before a panel comprising The Flying Dutchman Executive Producer Dr. Ronald Ling, Conductor Darrell Ang, Director Chong Tze Chien, Chorus Master Albert Tay, RWA(S) Founding President Dr. Katherine Wallace and Singapore baritone Eng Meng Chia. “The Flying Dutchman” showcases some of the best … Continue reading Chorus for “The Flying Dutchman”