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.
To be an innovative, inclusive and financially sustainable opera company.
- 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
- 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Date and time:
Thu 22 November, 2018 8:00PM
Fri 23 Novemeber, 2018; 8:00PM
Sat 24 November, 2018; 8:00PM
Sun 25 November, 2018; 8:00PM
For regular night show, free pre-performance talk half an hour before the show.
Sat 24 November, 2018; 3:00PM (Family Fun Day – abridged version; duration approximately 1 hour only)
Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC)
Jalan Strachan off Jalan Ipoh
51100 Kuala Lumpur
Thu 23 November, 2018; 8:00PM RM108.00, RM128.00, RM148.00
Fri 24 November, 2018; 8:00PM RM108.00, RM128.00, RM148.00
Sat 25 November, 2018; 8:00PM RM128.00, RM148.00, RM168.00
Sun 26 November, 2018; 8:00PM RM128.00, RM148.00, RM168.00
Family Fun Day
Sat 24 November, 2018; 3:00PM RM88*
Early bird 20% discount (15 Aug – 14 Sep 2018)
Family Package (2 adults and minimum 1 child children) 20% (seats must be from the same price tier); Additional children 20% each (15 Sep – 25 November, 2018)
Student/Senior/Physically Challenged Price 10% discount
* No discount for family fun day.
Production & Artistic Team
Executive Producers - Danny Chen & Ho Soon Yoon
Conductor - Juan Montoya
Stage Director – Amelia Tan
Chorus Master - Chi Hoe Mak
Concert Master – Wong Lu Ee
Répétiteur – Soon Kun Ming, Hong Sze Ern
Costume Design - Dominique Devorsine
22, 23, 25 November
Cio Cio San Cecilia Yap
Pinkerton Solomon Chong
24 November & 24 November Family Fun Day
Cio Cio San Evelyn Toh
Pinkertion Yap Jin Hin
Suzuki Samantha Chong
Sharpless Shawn Liew
Pince Yamadori Tan Jong Hann
KL City Opera Chorus
Orchestra Ensemble of KL City Opera
Children from KLCO Opera for Kids workshop
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Semester 1 - Hansel & Gretel 7 April - 8 July, 2018
Semester 2 - Madama Butterfly 1 September - 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 email@example.com
Semester 1 - 7 April - 8 July, 2018
Semester 2 - 1 September - 21 November, 2018