Esplanade Presents


Bangsawan Bispuraja

Anggerik Temasek Bangsawan (Singapore)

21 May 2023, Sun, 7.30pm & 8.30pm


(Intermission: None)

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Revel in the classic tale of Bangsawan Bispuraja originally written by the late Haji Hamid Bin Ahmad, hailed as Singapore’s father of Bangsawan, presented in the traditional format. The performance showcases the trademark lenggok Bangsawan Singapura, meaning vocal expression, unique to the local bangsawan style, among the other bangsawan practices in the Nusantara region. It is performed by three generations of local bangsawan performers—the veterans, the youths and the children of Anggerik Temasek Bangsawan—reinstating bangsawan as the regal, classic Malay operatic theatrical experience for all walks of life. Catch the Extra Turn segment that features a modern-day star of the show also known as seri panggung, Tanty Yushida, with her upbeat medley rendition of familiar classical tunes.

Language: Malay
Surtitle Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Anggerik Temasek Bangsawan

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Anggerik Temasek Bangsawan, formed in 2019, was formerly known as Sri Anggerik Bangsawan which was founded by the late Haji Hamid Ahmad in 1986. Much of Anggerik Temasek’s work is now focused on the practice of several Bangsawan genres, led by its traditional Bangsawan theatrics, and the education of this traditional artform to various communities through school programmes, workshops and performances. Anggerik Temasek now has a strong generation of young Bangsawan practitioners, in both its youth and junior Bangsawan divisions.


Written by Hj Hamid Bin Ahmad Directed by Nadiputra

Date & Time

21 May 2023, Sun


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