Bite sized | Relevant | Contemporary Chamber Opera in English
small operas, big drama
L’arietta Productions presents fresh exciting operas with modern and contemporary execution, working with composers at the forefront of classical music, such as Grammy nominated Lori Laitman, and NAC Young Artist Chen Zhangyi. Collaboration is our forte: opera is the intersection of all art forms, and together we dive into stories that matter today.
“vital in conveying the message that modern opera could be unstuffy, accessible and even fun.” -Straits Times
Winner of Best Opera of 2018 by Straits Times
Meaning “a little song” in Italian, the name grew from our belief that while small and intimate, chamber operas retain the power of expression that rivals its grander, more well-known cousins.
This multidisciplinary art form is a natural meeting point for those who play, conduct, sing, act, direct and design; it’s the love child of it all! We believe that opera remains a vital means of communicating the human condition in the 21st century, and that it has the ability to provoke, move, connect, and reflect. L'arietta Productions' quest is to investigate what it means to be human.
We challenge the audience by presenting new interpretations of opera to help people realise that it is for you and me, for the everyday; that it is a relevant expression of our lives today.
Who We Are
Founded in 2015 by soprano Akiko Otao, tenor Reuben Lai and actor Jameson Soh, L’arietta Productions started life as a music collective to encourage artistic collaborations. Today, L’arietta is a registered not-for-profit company in Singapore, with the aim to be an enabling platform for composers, musicians, artists, and theatre professionals in Asia. We invite creative collaborators to help L'arietta Productions put Singapore on the global contemporary chamber opera map.
Our work is two-fold:
In spite of our youth, L’arietta Productions has received industry praise for the integrity and quality of our productions, and also won audiences – many of whom had never experienced opera previously – over to the art form. Read more of our audiences’ reviews on the Straits Times, The Flying Inkpot, and by local composer and conductor, Albert Tay.
As a young arts company, L’arietta is seeking collaboration, performance, and sponsorship opportunities to help us grow. Do visit the HELP US GROW page to see how you can be involved.