The Singapore Lyric Opera once again brings opera to the outdoors on 23 June 2018, 6pm, at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage at The Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Celebrating the 11th season of its outreach programme, SLO aspires to bring the opera experience to a wider audience through this free outdoor event. This collaboration with Singapore Press Holding’s Gift of Music Series allows an environment that encourages everyone from all walks of life to join in and immerse themselves in opera music while having a picnic with family and friends. This breaks the formal barrier of a traditional opera setting and brings opera closer to the audience.
2018 is a very special year as it marks the 200th and 100th anniversaries of two special composers – Charles Gounod and Leonard Bernstein respectively. The programme line-up for this year features several classics from these two legends including Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Faust; and Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, West Side Story. Another popular favourite – Verdi’s Aida would also be performed.
Joshua Tan, an emerging star conductor from Singapore, will lead the Orchestra and the concert will also feature soloists from the SLO–Leow Siak Fah Artists Training Programme – Cherie Tse, Zhang Jie, Chieko Sato, Zerlina Tan, Jack Sun, and Dennis Lau. The SLO Chorus and Children Choir will also make a guest appearance at the concert.