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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 SEASON

The Russian bells & EUGENE ONEGIN

SAT 3 MAR 2018 8:30PM
SUN 4 MAR 2018 3:00PM

@DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS

Kuala Lumpur City Opera Chorus is proud to be a part of another Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra concert.

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky, conductor
Tatiana Pavlovskaya, soprano
Irina Shishkova, contralto
Pavel Cernoch, tenor
Alexey Markov, baritone
Kuala Lumpur City Opera Chorus

RACHMANINOFF
The Bells

TCHAIKOVSKY
Scenes from Eugene Onegin

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem of the same name, Rachmaninoff’s The Bells is one of the composer’s favourite compositions and his secular choral masterpiece. The four movements depict different stages of human life – carefree youth, happy adolescence and love, maturity and epilogue. Stanislav Kochanovsky and a cast of leading Russian singers also perform highlights from Eugene Onegin, a lyric opera by Tchaikovsky inspired by Pushkin’s novel, in which a selfish hero lives to regret his rejection of a young woman’s love.

Photo credit: Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

HANSEL & GRETEL

JULY 2018 @KUALA LUMPUR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

 

 

An opera based on the Grimm Brothers' fairy-tale with music composed by nineteenth century composer Engelbert Humperdinck in 1892 in Frankfurt with a libretto written by his sister, Adelheid Wette. Hansel and Gretel was first conducted in Weimar by Richard Strauss in 1893. The infamous story of two siblings send to search for strawberries by their Mother as a punishment for breaking a milk jar finds themselves lost in the forest. Are they going to make it out of the forest? Find out about how their adventure unfolds in this production by KLCO, sung in English with Chinese supertitles.

Note: More information about the production will be announced at a later date. Please stay tune or follow us on our social media channels.

 

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

NOVEMBER 2018 @KUALA LUMPUR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

 

One of the most popular opera of all time, Puccini's story of love and heartbreak. Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American Naval officer, Pinkerton leading to dire consequences. An opera in two acts, by Giacomo Puccini, words by L. Illica and G. Giacosa after the story of John Luther Long and the drama of David Belasco . Sung in Italian with English and Chinese supertitles.

Note: More information about the production will be announced at a later date. Please stay tune or follow us on our social media channels.

Photo credit: Benjamin Lacombe

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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 teachers who are musician and performers and coached by professional stage director, conductor with the opportunity to work alongside adult singers and chorus.

 

 

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.

The workshop is dynamic and participants will be involved in the process of creation and production of their own opera. However, participants may be required to participate in other KLCO productions as well.

2018 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 - Hansel & Gretel 7 April - 8 July, 2018

Semester 2 - Madama Butterfly  4 August - 21 November, 2018

 

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 - 7 April - 8 July, 2018

Semester 2 - 4 August - 21 November, 2018