It was a pleasure having a chat with Reuben Lai and Akiko Otao after a rehearsal. Both of them are prominent singers in Singapore's opera scene and have formed an educational and performance collective L'Arietta. They will be presenting a triple bills of chamber operas - A Hand of Bridge by Samuel Barber, Gentlemen's Island by Joseph Horovitz and Window Shopping by Chen Zhangyi, on 2 April in a show entitled Honestly! 3 Opera, 1 Hour.
Baritone Brent Allcock and mezzo-soprano Angela Hodgins make up the rest of the cast, with direction by Jameson Soh and accompanied by pianist Wayne Teo. It promises to be a musical evening where comedic and serious issues are explored. Read on to find out more.