**Come dressed up in a Hawaiian shirt or a sundress for a special prize!**
L’arietta Productions is proud to present FANTASY ISLAND CRUISE coming to you this April at the Arts House. This tropical adventure features the revival of the beloved Gentleman’s Islandby Joseph Horovitz and a classic of chamber operas, The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti. Dress up in your best Hawaiian shirt, enjoy an evening of comedy and drama along with an umbrella in your drink, opera style. Featuring veterans of the Singapore opera scene, Brent Allcock, Reuben Lai, Leslie Tay and Lilith Verhelst and directed by pillar of the Singaporean theatre scene Richard Tan, don’t miss this double bill! With the kind support of the Arts House, the show sets sail 26th-28th April, 2019 at the Play Den.
Gentleman’s island tells a tale of two well bred gentlemen shipwrecked on a desert island. Their sense of manners prevents them from speaking to the other without being introduced by someone else first. Starvation and loneliness awaits if they cannot find a way around their circumstances. Written by British composer Joseph Horovitz, it is a sharply observed satire on the things that people hold important in life even to their own detriment.
In The Telephone, Ben and Lucy are trying to have a conversation. He is trying to pop the question to the love of his life. Unfortunately for Ben, the phone is constantly getting in the way. Will he manage to get those four little words in before time runs out for him? Since its debut in 1948, this opera has never been more relevant in our seemingly interconnected age.
About us: Incorporated in 2015, L’arietta Productions produce high quality bite-sized operas in English that are cozy, entertaining, and relevant. Collaborating with award winning artists to build operatic experiences; Straits Times regards L’arietta’s approach “vital in conveying the message that modern opera could be unstuffy, accessible and even fun.” Fantasy Island Cruise will be our 7th production. L’arietta Production is the proud winner of Best of Classical Music in the Straits Times Best & Worst of 2018.
What: Fantasy Island Cruise When: 26th - 28th April 2019 Where: The Black Box, Arts House Tickets: http://fantasyislandcruise.peatix.com $40/Standard $32/Student (Refreshments included) Composers: Joseph Horowitz (Gentleman’s Island) and Gian Carlo Menotti (The Telephone) Director: Richard Tan Music Director: Aloysius Foong Cast: Gentleman's Island: Brent Allcock & Leslie Tay The Telephone: Lilith Verhelst, Reuben Lai
L'arietta Productions represented at Teaching and Artistry Voice Pedagogy Conference 2019
Teaching and Artistry Voice Pedagogy Conference 2019 Hosted by Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at NUS March 15-16
L'arietta Productions presents OPERACALYPSE NOW! OPERACALYPSE NOW! Makes a triumphant return as the closing show with the addition of local composer Dr. Chen Zhangyi's Laksa Cantata on March 16th at 7:30 pm. The show is FREE to all conference attendees. More information here
About the conference: “Teaching and Artistry” , the theme of the voice pedagogy conference, aims to raise awareness of voice pedagogy concepts and provide a platform for interaction within the classical singing community within the region. The conference consists of two days of masterclasses, presentations and a final performance by L’arietta Production, a chamber opera company producing high quality bite-sized operas in English. It will feature well known pedagogue Dr Allen Henderson, Executive Director of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), USA, and prominent local voice teachers. Dates: 15-16 March 2019 Venue: YST Conservatory Orchestra Hall
Conference Presenters: Dr Allen Henderson - Executive Director of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, USA Prof Alan Bennett - Head of Voice at YST Conservatory Mr Reuben Lai - Co-founder of L'arietta Production Dr Jessica Chen - Head of Vocal Studies at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Dr Thomas Manhart - Director & Voice Teacher, Artyfakt SingShui Dr Su Sun Wong - Artist Mentor, National Arts Council & Lecturer at Singapore University of Social Science and LaSalle College of the Arts.
Conference information is available here on YST's website
The Straits Times picks A Singapore Trilogy!
The annual Best and Worst of 2018 by the Straits Times is out! We are honoured to be chosen for the Best Classical Concert Category, along with another home grown ensemble, The Orchestra of the Music Makers. Thank you for supporting local work, and we hope to bring more commissions in the future! Check out the full listing here