15 May 2019, 9am
15 May 2019, 10am
“Are you sure
That we are awake?
It seems to me
That yet we sleep, we dream”
- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Benjamin Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Op. 64 (1960); Libretto adapted from Shakespeare’s play by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.
In three acts, Britten’s opera is based on Shakespeare’s popular comedy of the same title which follows the consequences of a spat between the fairy-king Oberon and his queen, Tytania. Follow no less than 19 different enchanted characters as they get tangled in relationship quadrangles, mistaken identities and transformations!
Join New Opera Singapore this August on an intriguing and fantastical journey, and perhaps you’ll realise Life is but a Dream!
Approximately 2 hours
(with 20 minutes interval)
Rating / Age Limit
- No admission for infants in arms and children below 6 years old.
- Children 6 years and above must purchase ticket for entry.
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
Late Seating Advisory:
- Please be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
- There will be no admission into the venue once the performance has commenced.
- Admission may only be permitted during a suitable pause, depending on the nature of the performance.
Photography / Video Recording Rules
- No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event
Through All SISTIC Channels
S$18 per ticket for Students (Local & Overseas) / Senior Citizen (55 years old & above)
[Verification: Present valid ID / Student Pass]
[Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry]
[Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets]
[Applicable to Cat 5 only]
[Valid from 15 May 2019 onwards]
10% Discount for Friends of New Opera Singapore (NOS)
[Verification: Quote valid code upon purchase of tickets]
[Applicable to Cat 1 to Cat 4 only]
[Valid from 15 May 2019 onwards]
Dialogues of the Carmelites
3rd August 2018, 7.30pm & 5th August 2018, 6.30pm, Victoria Theatre
“New Opera Singapore (NOS) has done it again. By mounting the Singapore premiere of Francis Poulenc's 1957 opera Dialogues Of The Carmelites (Dialogues Des Carmelites), it defied the conventions of what operas should local companies be presenting. No Verdi, no Puccini, no Mozart, but no worries. NOS had Purcell, Britten and Monteverdi on its books, and has now added 20thcentury Frenchman Francis Poulenc to its list of successes.”
“New Opera Singapore has gained a reputation over the years for its edgy productions of less mainstream operas. Tonight’s brilliant performance of Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, sung in English, may have been a daring choice – Dialogues is hardly a box office favourite – but it further cemented NOS’s credentials as a modern opera company.”
L’incoronzaione di Poppea (by C. Monteverdi)
29th July 2017, 7.30pm & 30th July 2017, 6.30pm, Victoria Theatre
“Thank goodness for New Opera Singapore. More specifically, thank goodness for the wife-and-husband team of Jeong Ae Ree and Chan Wei Shing, who have energised the production of opera in Singapore by reminding local audiences there is much more life beyond the spectacles of Verdi, Puccini and the odd Merry Widow or Fledermaus.”
“If you thought opera in Singapore is still old, stuffy and uncomfortable, then do yourself a favour and catch a production by New Opera Singapore. If anything, an annual production like L’incoronazione should be one of the biggest operatic highlights of the year to look forward to – you’ll find yourself all smiles and re-invigorated with life, walking away with a newfound spring in your step when you leave the theatre after. Seeing the strong turnout tonight, one can only believe in the future of opera, which seems poised to continue to reach still greater heights."
Orpheus in the Underworld (by Jacques Offenbach)
29th & 31st July 2016, 7.30pm, Victoria Theatre
“If anything, New Opera Singapore has convinced me that opera can be accessible while remaining a class act, and has opened my eyes to the possibilities that the art form offers. A pity there is only one show remaining, as this truly is something we believe many people would be able to appreciate and act as a good lead in to the world of opera.”
“New Opera Singapore's production of the comic operetta Orpheus In The Underworld by Jacques Offenbach celebrates the fifth anniversary of the company. Under artistic director Jeong Ae Ree's leadership, it has made huge strides artistically, catalysed many Singapore singers to take up careers in opera and helped attract new audiences to the genre.”
The Turn of the Screw (by Benjamin Britten)
31st July 2015 & 2nd August 2015, 7.30pm, Victoria Theatre
“This coming together of rising local vocal talents, instrumentalists and excellent production values provided for a performance that was far greater than the sum of its parts.”
“Britten's The Turn Of The Screw by New Opera Singapore represents another milestone for opera in Singapore.”