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

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