OPERA MUSINGS -Wild About Opera


Goddess of Luo Feb 2023
A long-awaited opera performance at Drama Centre. Rivalry between the brother (Emperor) and his brother over the same woman (the Empress) almost had a disastrous fall-out between them. Their reconcilation led to the only possible outcome – the suicide of the Empress.

After her suicide, the Empress could only reflect on the possible bliss.

Emperor suspected wife of seeing his brother. Empress was forced to pen a letter to her lover asking him to return to the palace. The trap was set.

The conniving Emperor and getting advice on how to rid-off hie rival. The brother and wife.

The brother’s wife; The Empress – torn between two lovers.

OPERA EXTRAVANGANZA 18 SEPT 2022

The Cast; May Ho and Wong Kok Onn (War & Romance – Hunting and Romancing); Comperes Ellen & Ben

Stella and Mei Yen (Everlasting Friendship)

See Too and Frances (The Witty Scholar)

Gary and Mei Chung (Illusive Dream)

Ian and Mei Ling (Farewell to a Warrior – A Melancholic Send-off)

PAINTED FACES

Show Time

Never a dull moment at the Opera. Welcome to the Surreal World of Chinese Opera which unfortunately is a dying art in Singapore. Watch The Brilliant Colours and the Dynamisms – The Flash of Sleeves, The Flutter of the Feather on the Headgear, The Changing Face (Within a Blink), The Clash of Spears and Swords and The Gravity-Defying Acrobatics; All elements of the The Spell- Binding Opera Performance

THE OPERA BOOK

A Sampling of Book Pages

Book Launch Location

THE BOOK LAUNCH 28 OCTOBER 2018

Guest of Honour for the launch of Flying Sleeves was Dr Lily Neo. Ian did a sword display performance. Mui Eng and Randy expressed their undying love in Ëxcerpts from “The Flower Princess”. $20,000 from the potential proceeds from the sale of the book were donated to the Kreta Ayer Foundation.

Backstage

Reception of Drs
Drs Adabelle, Emily, Grace, Jessica, Matthew, Joyce
Alfred Poon
Jocelyn

Dr Lily Neo and Joanna Wong with the entourage

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