Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MBS: West Side Story live in Singapore - 13 to 23 Sep 2017


After a slew of movie adaptations and kiddie musicals, MBS finally brings in a piece of original musical theatre with serious gravitas. This production of West Side Story features an American cast that has already played in the UK, Tokyo and Sydney to great acclaim. Catch them when they arrive in Singapore, get your tickets at SISTIC via the Event Page!




Legend of Zelda in Concert - 26 Aug 2017


Conductor Jessica Gethin and her chorus and orchestra presents a concert of music from the video games series The Legend of Zelda, reimagined as a five-movement symphony.

If you have spent your tender years guiding Link on his quest to save the Princess, this show is the one for you. See you at MBS's MasterCard Theatres on 26 August 2017. Get your tickets at SISTIC!

'The Bald Soprano' by Wild Rice's Young and Wild Company


Wild Rice's Young and Wild company is presenting a production of Eugene Ionesco’s classic comedy The Bald Soprano.

The Bald Soprano is a bold, raucous play about the tragedy of language. As the six characters meet and engage in conversation, sense and nonsense collide, platitudes replace substance and dialogue becomes drama. Soon enough, reality starts to break down as language loses all meaning!

Sounds like a hilarious evening in the theatre. Get your tickets at SISTIC!

Cosentino Magic Show - 17 Aug at MBS


Cosentino brings his live magic act to Singapore! Featuring a series of death-defying, mind-boggling tricks and stunts, this is the magic show to catch. Get your tickets at SISTIC!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

SPOT :48, Our Gift to the Life Changers. Teachers. - 23 June 2017


Singapore Pocket Opera Theatre presents a tribute concert to the teachers in our lives. Bring a teacher (of any subject) to the concert and receive a discount for your efforts. SMS space [48 discount] to 98680243 to receive your discount code.

Serenading you for the night are:
Sopranos Charmaine Tan, Evelyn Ang and Felicia Teo
Tenors Jeremy Koh and Kee Loi-Seng
Baritone Alvin Tan
Pianist Vincent Chen

Here is your chance to be your teacher's favourite pet. Check out the Events Page for details!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MBS's Sister Act - Interviews with Cast and Creative Team - Running till 28 May 2017


Hawk and I (Steven Ang) spent a fun afternoon interviewing the cast and creative team of the sequins and gospel extravaganza that is Sister Act, now running till 28 May.

First up, Sophie Kim from South Korea share with us what the musical theatre scene in South Korea is like, and how she made it from there to the glittery lights of Broadway.



Next, North Carolinian Brandon Godfrey tells us how one gets to become the go-to actor for bad guys. Through lots of weight lifting in the gym!



Associate Director Steven Beckler and Janet Rothermel share with us the excitement of opening their Asian tour here in Singapore, and how one gets to be in a Whoopi Goldberg musical adaptation!



Lastly, musical director Christopher Babbage share with us the intricacies of performing with a disco band and a large cast from around the world.



These interviews and more can also be found on Hawk's website at http://hawkliuh.wixsite.com/singing/interviews-2017.

As usual, we have exclusive production pictures on our Facebook Group.

Sister Act at MBS runs till 28 May 2017. Ticketing information available on the Event Page!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Interview with Elena Xanthoudakis, SLO's 'L'elisir d'amore' - 19 to 22 May 2017


As Adina for Scottish Opera

The Singapore Lyric Opera has scored a coup with soprano Elena Xanthoudakis in the role of Adina for their upcoming production of L'elisir d'amore. She is a much sought after performer with numerous competition wins and has a CD (Jewels of the Bel Canto – Arias Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi and Rossini) recorded with no less a luminary as Maestro Richard Bonynge at the podium.

Bel canto and especially Donizetti is a specialty of Elena's. In 2016, she sang the title roles in the composer's Anna Bolena (Melbourne Opera) and Pia di Tolomei (English Touring Opera) in addition to debuting as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Winslow Hall Opera). She will perform Pamina again in New York City later this year.


Other roles she has performed are Miss Schlesen in Satyagraha (English National Opera and Opera de Quebec), Lisa and Amina in La Sonnambula and Frasquita in Carmen (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Gilda in Rigoletto (Opera Queensland), the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor (Opera de Quebec and Winslow Hall), Clorinda in La Cenerentola (Glyndebourne), First Niece in Peter Grimes for Accademia di Santa Cecilia (Rome); Jemmy in Guillaume Tell (BBC Proms) with Pappano, Adina in L’elisir d’amore (Scottish and Victorian Opera), Euridice and Genio in L’anima del Filosofo (Pinchgut Opera). She covered Gilda in Rigoletto and Countess Adele in Comte Ory for The Metropolitan Opera, NY.

Elena has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber and Royal Scottish National Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Sydney Philharmonia, Tasmanian Symphony, Melbourne Musicians, St Petersburg Camerata, Orchestra de Quebec, British Music Festival, Melbourne Symphony, TrioKROMA, Oxford Philharmusica, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Krakow and Poznan Filharmonia Orchestras, Mozarteum Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Elena has won over 80 first prizes in Competition and Eisteddfodau across Australia. International prizes include the Tait Memorial Trust Vocal Prize, the ‘Maria Callas International Grand Prix’ (Oratorio/ Lied), the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. Elena is a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Artist.

(Information taken from Elena's website http://elenaxan.com)

Here, we discuss her portrayal of Adina in her upcoming debut in Singapore. Check out our conversation below!