Sunday December 5th, 2021 Esplanade Recital Studio
“For the first time I could hear my own thoughts,” the husband says to his wife upon realising that they are the last two people who can use their voice as a means of communication. Naturally, panic sets in and the confused couple contemplate their newly-found circumstance, to which the husband declaims "It may be a blessing. Finally, some peace, some respite.” The wife who is baffled and cannot comprehend his unusual stance, responds “to no longer hear laughter, or an intimate whisper? A sigh? My life, my love exists on the tip of my tongue.” The irregular heartbeat rhythm sends the couple down an arduous path.
The Last Silent Voice, a chamber opera in one act by George N. Gianopoulos begs to ask, “have we stopped talking long enough to hear?” Originally produced in 2014 by The Chamber Opera Players of Los Angeles, this will be the opera’s Asian premiere.
Director: Edith Podesta Music Director/Pianist: Aloysius Foong Music: George N. Gianopoulos Libretto: Monique Boudreau
Husband: Reuben Lai Wife: Akiko Otao Movement actors: Gabrielle Rae Sammy Izzathy Halil PJ Gregory Janice Seah Chloe Chua
Violin: Haowei Lim Violin: Meah Tze Chuan Viola: Benedict Ng Cello: Peh Xiang Hong
Saturday 11th &18th September, 2021 Museum @ My Queenstown
My Community Festival is a ground-up initiative showcasing Singapore’s community stories through immersive tours, tastings and other cultural and heritage experiences. Emphasising heritage as a cultural process, the Festival aims to connect people from all walks of life by providing opportunities to forge new connections and expand social networks. The Festival is also curated in collaboration with heritage practitioners, business owners, legacy brands and other religious and cultural institutions as part of a participatory approach towards heritage and cultural management. In one short hour, let us guide you through:
The history of Singaporean operas told by the key figures who paved the way
Experience bite sized performance of local works
Learn about opera and our stories
Help us create an improvised an opera on the spot
Presented by My Community Festival 2021, an island wide heritage festival uncovering Singapore’s best kept secrets in the neighbourhood where we live, work and play!
What: Singapore got opera meh? When: Saturday 11th & 18th September (14:00-15:00, 15:30-16:30, 17:00-1800 both days) Where: Museum @My Queenstown (46-3 Commonwealth Drive #01-388 Singapore 140463) Tickets: My Community Festival website $30 Festival runs September 10-October 3, 2021, check out the whole programme full of secrets and treasures!
A Singapore Trilogy Suite to be the finale of Straits Times' 30 Days of Art
Friday July 17th, 2020 5:30pm (SGT)
"When all this is over: Musings on the Pandemic, love, loss, family, society and the new world order"
We want to eat Laksa and drink kopi out with family, mourn for our loss with loved ones, and window shop in person!
We bring youA Singapore Trilogy Suite, by the team who brought you A Singapore Trilogy. Featuring singers Samuel Ng, Akiko Otao and Phoebe Chee, stunning visuals by Alvin Mark Tan, audio production by Poco Productions, video production by The Floating Folks, and directed by Nora Samosir. This special commission by the Straits Times and the National Arts Council hopes to bring people together through the uniquely Singaporean opera by Dr. Chen Zhangyi.