The Lost Operas
Saturday, 14 January 2023 | 07:30 PM
SOTA Concert Hall 1
1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
(Sung in Italian with English surtitles)
A concert programme organised by Lirica Arts featuring the music from the operas of Italian Baroque Master Antonio Vivaldi led by Award-winning US based Singaporean violinist/concert master Alan Choo with Singapore’s premier Baroque Orchestra Red Dot Baroque joined by international cast of opera singers : sopranos Cheng Szu Yun and Joyce Lee, Mezzosoprano Rebecca Chellappah, Countertenor Chan Wei En, Tenor Jonathan McPherson and Baritone Martin Ng. This is the first time an entire programme of Vivaldi’s vocal music is featured in Singapore and will be a special occasion for the worldwide “Vivaldi Renaissance” initiative. The event is supported by the Embassy of Italy.
This concert is a pioneer initiative in programming a concert putting the spotlight on the operatic music of the composer. Vivaldi is a household name in Western classical music and his “Four Seasons” is a common feature in programs in concert halls both in Singapore and around the world. However, in Singapore, little is known that Vivaldi was a virtuosic and prolific Opera composer of around 94 operas. The “Vivaldi Renaissance” has already commenced in Europe several decades ago with the revival of forgotten works, discovery of newly found manuscripts (thought to be lost) and the programming of Vivaldi operas are a common feature in the top opera houses of the world. While the instrumental and orchestral works of Vivaldi are gradually being featured in concert programs locally, his operas/vocal works remain severely underperformed.
Cheng Szu Yun, Soprano (Taiwan)
Joyce Lee, Soprano (Singapore)
Chan Wei En, Counter Tenor (Singapore/USA)
Rebecca Chellappah, Mezzo Soprano (Singapore/UK)
Jonathan McPherson, Tenor (Singapore)
Martin Ng, Baritone (Singapore)
With special appearance of ART: DIS artiste, Claire Teo (Soprano)
Accompanied by RED DOT BAROQUE led by Alan Choo
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