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Kuala Lumpur City Opera

Celebrating Opera Today

 
 

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KL CITY OPERA

 

Formerly known as ‘Eat, Sing & Travel People’, Kuala Lumpur City Opera (KLCO) was established in 2012 and incorporated on 29 October 2015. Our primary objective is to promote western opera music interests among Malaysians through stage performances and concerts whilst also keeping abreast with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s objective in promoting Malaysia’s uniqueness in arts, culture and heritage for growth in tourism and cultural sectors. 

With the aforementioned objectives, our artistic initiatives have culminated in the receipt of two BOH Cameronian Kakiseni Arts Award for two of our productions in 2014.

Today, KLCO has a roster of 15 principals singers and a resident chorus of 50.

OUR VISION 

To be an innovative, inclusive and financially sustainable opera company. 

OUR MISSION 

  • To promote an appreciation for western opera and to establish opera as an integral part of the arts and cultural landscape in Malaysia
  • To present quality programs consisting of fully staged opera, concert and outreach initiatives while broadening the scope of activities to encourage and increase participation from communities
  • Developing emerging talents to nurture and to realize their potential by providing a platform for learning, experience and growth

OUR VALUES

  • Organization – manage the company with sound procedures and processes to ensure consistency and fairness
  • People – work together as a family based on mutual respect and trust
  • Excellence - committed to strive for high standards in every facet of our artistic, musical, production and administration output
  • Relationship – continuously build long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Ambassador – be a champion of the opera art form in our communities to encourage participation and enjoyment

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Past Productions

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2018

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2016

2015

2014

2013

 

2012

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SEASON 2019

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Verdi's La Traviata

VENUE: klpac

DATE: 27th June  – 30th June 2019

 

SHOWTIME:

#Show1, 27th June 2019 (Thursday) @ 8:00PM

#Show2, 28th June 2019 (Friday) @ 8:00PM

#Show1, 29th June 2019 (Saturday) @ 8:00PM

#Show2, 30th June 2019 (Sunday) @ 8:00PM

 

VENUE: Pentas1, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

 

EVENT TYPE: Opera

 

LAUNCH DATE: 20th March 2019

 

SYNPOSIS:

 

An opera in three acts by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi with libretto in Italian by Francesco Maria Piave that premiered in Venice at La Fenice opera house on March 6, 1853. Based upon the 1852 play by Alexandre Dumas fils (La Dame aux camélias), the opera marked a large step forward for Verdi in his quest to express dramatic ideas in music. La traviata means “the fallen woman” or “the one who goes astray” and refers to the main character, Violetta Valéry, a beloved Parisian courtesan who suffers from a life-threatening illness. When she meets a man named Alfredo, the two fall deeply in love and move to the countryside together. One day, Alfredo’s father Germont visits Violetta and asks her to break up with his son to preserve their family’s reputation. She reluctantly agrees and ends the relationship without giving Alfredo a reason, which leaves him devastated. But in Violetta’s final days, Germont is overcome with guilt and tells his son to go reunite with his true love. Catch the opera, to find out the fate of this love affair. Alfredo and Violetta are able to spend just a few moments together before Violetta succumbs to her illness.

 

Conductor – Juan Montoya

Stage Director – Christopher Ling

 

Cast 1

Violetta – Ang Mei Foong (27, 29 June); Joyce Khoo (28, 30 June)

Alfredo – Tan Chee Shen (27, 29 June); Yap Jin Hin (28, 30 June)

Giorgio Germont – Aw Yeow Hoay (27, 29); Martin Ng (28, 30 June)

Flora Bervoix – Chaing YiLing

Annina – Saori Suzuki

Gastone de Letorières – Heo Yueh Ren

Dottore Grenvil – Samuel Lim

Barone Douphol – James Long

Marchese d’Obigny – Joseph Ng

Giuseppe – Alphonsus Sim


Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

DATE: 21st November  – 24th November 2019

SHOWTIME:

#Show1, 21st November 2019 (Thursday) @ 8:00PM

#Show2, 22nd November 2019 (Friday) @ 8:00PM

#Show1, 23rd November 2019 (Saturday) @ 8:00PM

#Show2, 24th November 2019 (Sunday) @ 8:00PM

 

VENUE: Pentas1, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

 

LAUNCH DATE: 20th March 2019

 

SYNPOSIS:

 

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work was premiered on 30 September 1791 at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, just two months before the composer's premature death.

The Magic Flute tells the story of Tamino, a prince who must undergo a series of tests, accompanied by his sidekick Papageno, in order to marry the princess Pamina. Alongside the priest Sarastro, Tamino, Papageno, and Pamina battle Pamina's mother, the evil and mysterious Queen of the Night.

Conductor – Juan Montoya

Stage Director – Amelia Tan

 

Cast 1

Tamino: Yap Jin Hin (21, 23 Nov); Heo Yueh Ren (22, 24 Nov)

Pamina: Yeoh Ker Ker (21, 23 Nov); Evelyn Toh (22, 24 Nov)

Queen of the Night: Joyce Tung Lee (21, 23 Nov); Florence Chong (22, 24 Nov)

Papageno: Samuel Lim (21, 23 Nov); Aw Yeow Hoay (22, 24 Nov)

Sarastro: Chin Vun Chieh

Three Ladies: Janet Kan, Tan Sin Sim, Chaing YiLing

Monostatos: Stefano Chen

Papagena: Bui Yik Ling

Speaker of the Temple: Dennis Lau

Priests/Armored Men: Alphonsus Sim, Joseph Ng

Three Spirits: Emily Kueh, Ashley Kim Hooi, Cynthia Gan

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EVENTS

 
Opera for Kids 2018

Opera for Kids 2018

Opera for Kids 

KLCO's Opera for Kids workshop provides children age 6-10 an appreciation of opera through story-telling, handicraft, music rehearsals and participation in an actual opera production. 

The classes are conducted by KLCO Producers, Danny Chen and Ho Soon Yoon, award-winning Stage Director Christopher Ling and Kodaly trained soprano and vocal teacher, YiLing Chaing.

 

OPERA FOR TEENS

A new workshop for teenagers age 11-15, which not only enhances the appreciation for opera but participants will also be trained in music theory, sight-singing, acting and theatre stagecraft.

TThe classes are conducted by KLCO Producers, Danny Chen and Ho Soon Yoon, award-winning Stage Director Christopher Ling and Kodaly trained soprano and vocal teacher, YiLing Chaing.

2019 workshops

The workshop is conducted from 10am-12pm every Saturday for 3 months before the actual opera production. The course fee is RM300 per month. Class is limited to a maximum of 20 children.

For registration please e-mail klcostudio@gmail.com

Semester 1 - 6 April - 22 June 2019

Semester 2 - 3 August - 2 November, 2019

 

The workshop is conducted from 2pm-4pm every Saturday for 2 semesters of 3 months each. The course fee is RM300 per month. Class is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

For registration please e-mail klcostudio@gmail.com

Semester 1 - 6 April - 22 June 2019

Semester 2 - 3 August - 2 November, 2019