L’arietta Productions proudly present the Asian premiere of THE THREE FEATHERS by Lori Laitman. Join Princess Dora as she ventures into the magical world to save her father’s kingdom. A chamber opera composed by a woman, directed by a woman, about a young girl’s journey? What’s not to love? Written for the young and the young at heart, the whole family is invited to be part of Princess Dora’s adventure this November at Aliwal Arts Centre.
Based on a tale by the Brothers Grimm, the opera presents a young female protagonist, Princess Dora, as its hero. A magic feather leads the shy, self-doubting princess to an enchanted Underworld ruled by a giant Frog King. Here she summons her courage and compassion to face a series of mysterious and comic adventures that change her life. Completing her quest, she saves her father's kingdom from the plots of her selfish sisters and earns her right to the crown.
Described by Fanfare Magazine as “one of the most talented and intriguing of living composers,” Lori Laitman’s works are widely performed internationally. Written with librettist Dana Gioia (past Chairman of The National Endowment for the Arts), “The Three Feathers” was commissioned by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech in 2014, and we are thrilled to produce its Asian premiere.
Audience participation is mandatory, bring your whole family and get ready to join Dora and the creatures of the underworld.
Composer: Lori Laitman Librettist: Dana Gioia Director: Isabella Chiam Music Director: Aloysius Foong Visual Artist: Colette Alexandratos Cast: Brent Allcock, Leslie Tay, Kristen Symes, Ng Jingyun, Samuel Ng, Nia Edwards, Val Chong, Chloe Ong, Jana Choa, and Tan Shou Chen
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