17 Feb 2023, Fri, 7.15pm & 8.45pm
18 Feb 2023, Sat, 7.15pm & 8.45pm
19 Feb 2023, Sun, 7.15pm & 8.45pm
DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade
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Opera Weekend—presenting popular arias and duets from well-known operas.
Singers and youth chorus soloists of the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) Artists Training Programme (ATP) present an evening of ultra-tuneful classical works and operettas. This performance is sure to be an engaging experience for both the performers and the audience.
Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Japanese mezzo soprano, Chieko Sato is a member of the Leow Siak Fah Artists Programme with the Singapore Lyric Opera. She has been in Singapore for nearly 20 years and is a Singaporean permanent resident. Her vocal training began in Singapore after the birth of her third child. Recently, she has been under the tutelage of soprano, Wendy Woon. Sato performed the title role in Spot Opera’s La Cenerentola in 2019 and sang in The Opera People’s concert, In Our Manner Of Speaking before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jonathan Mark Macpherson
Jonathan Mark Macpherson began his music education at the age of seven when he learned to play the cornet in his primary school brass band. He completed his ABRSM Grade 8 with Distinction in 2013 with the help of Lynette Teo, who gave him the confidence to apply for the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts’ (NAFA) Diploma in voice programme. He has both a Diploma in Music from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and a Bachelor’s of Music with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music. He has performed in several opera productions including New Opera Singapore’s Die Fledermaus, Orfee aux enfer, Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s concert production of Carmen, NAFA’s vocal department production of Offenbach’s Les Deux Avuegles as Giraffier, Lîle de Tulipatan as Romboïdal, in Haydn’s La Canterina as Don Pelagio as well as the Singapore Lyric Opera’s production of Le Nozze Di Figaro as Don Basilio. In 2015, he sang the tenor solo in the Orchestra of the Music Maker’s outreach performance of Mahler’s 8th Symphony at Paragon and in 2018 was a finalist in the open category of the ASEAN Vocal Competition organised by the Singapore Lyric Opera. In 2020, he founded the new early music acapella group, 5AM. Having studied with soprano Dr Jessica Chen at NAFA and tenor David Rendall at the Royal College of Music, he is also a trainee in the Singapore Lyric Opera’s Leow Siak Fah Young Artist Training Program. MacPherson is lyric tenor who has been described as an “Intelligent and expressive singer.”
Wang Tong graduated with a Master's in Music from the Royal Danish Academy of Music Copenhagen, Denmark and her Bachelor's in Music from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Music, Singapore. Besides solo performances, she has performed on several Asian and European stages and in opera productions. Her roles include Ortlinde in Die Walkure, La Princesse in L'enfant et Les Sortileges, Virtu in L'incoronazione di Poppea and Mozart's Missa Brevis to name a few. She was awarded prizes at many competitions including the Trinity College of London Music Competition, Sin Tai Vocal Competition and the 6th Asian Youth Music Competition.
Soprano Zhang Jie graduated from the Xing Hai Conservatory of Music, China, with a major in Voice. Since then, she has actively performed in concerts and taken part in competitions both in Singapore and overseas. She won second prize in the open category at Singapore Lyric Opera – ASEAN Vocal Competition 2016 and at the Singapore Vocal Competition and The Singapore-Malaysia Vocal Competition in 2004. Zhang played the role of Countess Almaviva in Singapore Lyric Opera’s production of Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro as well as the role of Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
17 Feb 2023, Fri
18 Feb 2023, Sat
19 Feb 2023, Sun
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