Esplanade Presents


The Flipside of an Opera Singer

Kira Lim (Singapore)

27 May 2023, Sat, 2.30pm & 4pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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What comes to mind when you think of an opera singer? A diva, a flamboyant character, someone too loud for your liking?


See how singer Kira embraces these stereotypes and show you what it’s actually like as a singer in Singapore (tip: bring your earplugs).


No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Kira Lim

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Kira Lim is a second year undergraduate in Yong Siew Toh (YST) Conservatory of Music, majoring in Classical Voice under the tutelage of Professor Alan Bennett. In 2019, Kira graduated from LASALLE College of The Arts with a Diploma in Performance (Theatre). In 2018, she won First Place for all categories in the American Protege Vocal Competition at Carnegie Hall under the tutelage of Ms Khor Ai Ming.


Kira has participated in some notable singing performances including: Hansel and Gretel (2016) as Gretel, Mass of The Children and New York Sounds of Summer, Carnegie Hall (Soloist, 2016), Los Angeles International Music Festival (Soloist, 2018), Carmina Burana (Soloist, 2019), Der Zwerg with The Opera People directed by Edith Podesta (2019) as First Maiden, Baby Shark Live! The Hidden Treasure musical (2021-2022) as Shimmer, In Our Manner of Speaking with The Opera People (Soloist, 2022), Come, Ye Sons of Art, Away! with the Red Dot Baroque and YST (Soloist, 2022), CabaRED with New Opera Singapore (Soloist, 2023), The Fantasticks as Luisa in conjunction with YST’s 20th anniversary (2023).


Kira wishes for the arts to be accessible and inclusive to all communities. In 2022, she and her working partner, Claire Teo, had their first installation at the National Gallery Singapore, working with the visually impaired community. She also acted in An Undefeated Mind, a fundraising theatre show to raise awareness for dementia.


During the pandemic, Kira spent most of her time attempting to direct, star and produce comedic classical singing videos to entertain her family and friends as much as being a nuisance to them.

Date & Time

27 May 2023, Sat


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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