KLCO News Jan/Feb 2018

KL City Opera is excited to announce its 2018 season! 

Starting with a challenging engagement of Rachmaninov Russian Bells and scenes from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra featuring international soloists, Tatiana Pavlovskaya, soprano; Irina Shishkova, contralto; Pavel Cernoch, tenor; Alexey Markov, baritone and our very own Kuala Lumpur City Opera Chorus under the baton of conductor, Stanislav Kochanovsky. Besides managing vocal parts that splits into three, the most challenging part is mastering the Russian diction. Thank you to our language coach, Alsu Kachapova and chorus master, Chi Hoe Mak for preparing the chorus. Concert is on March 3 & 4 and with the Chinese New Year in February, we do not have much time left. Please come and support us.

While we are busy with our rehearsals, the Musica Viva Hong Kong International Vocal Competition opens for application in December and closing date is 10 February 2018. Grand prize money is US$15,000 and the panel of juror consist of legendary opera stars such as Dame Kiri Tekanawa and Sumi Jo. Calling all budding young singers! This is your chance to shine.

Besides that the Accademia Rossiniana Alberto Zedda summer program in conjunction with the annual Rossini Festival in Pesaro is also open for application. Closing date is February 7, 2018. Successful applicants will have a opportunity to attend master classes with renown singers such as Maestro Ernesto Palacio and opera mega superstar, Juan Diego Florez. There are some discussions going on between KLCO and the Rossini Festival committee. We hope that a collaboration is in sight.

We are also looking forward to commence rehearsal in April for our first opera production of the year, Hansel & Gretel. More updates in the next edition of our newsletter. For more information, please check our Facebook page and respective webpage.