verdi Archive

  • Interview: Aileen Tang speaks to Martin Ng, baritone, about ‘The Italian Baritone’

    Italy-trained Singaporean baritone Martin Ng – last seen in the title role of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman – presents a programme of excerpts from classic Romantic Italian operas at the SOTA Concert Hall, School of the Arts, on Sat 17 Dec, 7.30pm, with Germany-based soprano, Li Jie, […]


  • Opera review: Singapore Lyric Opera presents La Traviata 6 Sep 2013

    Verdi: La Traviata Violetta Valery: Nancy Yuen Alfredo Germont: Kota Murakami Giorgio Germont: Song Kee Chang Flora Bervoix: Anna Koor Gastone, Vicomte de Letorieres: Lemuel dela Cruz Annina (Violetta’s maid): Tan Sin Sim Barone Douphol: Brent Allcock Marchese D’Obigny: Nicholas Tham Dottore Grenvil (physician) : Chi Hoe Mak The Singapore Lyric Opera Chorus The […]


  • Documentary: BBC Four’s ‘Opera in Italia’ with Antonio Pappano

    BBC Four: Opera in Italia with Antonio Pappano I’ve just watched this three-part documentary by BBC Four and I find it an excellent introduction to Italian opera. London-born Antonio Pappano travels to places like Verdi’s own villa, La Scala and all manners of other gorgeous […]


  • Concert Review: Viva Verdi – Singapore Lyric Opera 23 Mar 2007

    Concert Review: Viva Verdi – Singapore Lyric Opera 23 Mar 2007

    Review by Derek Lim Recently at a press conference with the world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming, she expressed surprise when she was informed of the existence of an opera company in Singapore. Unknown to many, the Singapore Lyric Opera has, under various guises, been in existence […]


  • Leo Slezak sings Arias by Wagner, Verdi and Meyerbeer

    Leo Slezak Sings Arias by Wagner, Verdi and Meyerbeer Hanssler CD 94.505 by Adriel Bettelheim The heldentenor Leo Slezak was a big man with a huge voice who over the years became better known for his stage antics and outsized personality than for his artistic […]