Limitless Cinema in Broken English

September 25, 2009

WORLD OPERA WEEK IN BANGKOK

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 9:53 am

(Thanks to Merveillesxx who told me about this)

BANGKOK OPERA
and the Bangkok Opera HIV Awareness Project
with outstanding artists from Asia, Europe, and The Americas
presents its second
WORLD OPERA WEEK

November 23-29, 2009
Venues: The Thailand Cultural Center
The Bangkok Art and Culture Center

ODE TO JOY • LA BOHEME • A BOY AND A TIGER

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more information at the Bangkok ShOpera, BACC
or email chintana@bangkokopera.com
or call (02) 231-5273

Bangkok Opera’s first “World Opera Week” in 2003 brought distinguished guests like Wolfgang Wagner to Thailand and mounted the Southeast Asian premiere of Britten’s “Turn of the Screw”. Six years later, the Bangkok Opera has grown to be an internationally acclaimed entity (called “the operatic hub of Southeast Asia” by New York’s OPERA NEWS) and it’s time for another week celebrating singers and musicians from around the world.

November 23 – Ode to Joy
• 7:30

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and more, with members of many choirs from all over the city joining the Orpheus Choir and Siam Philharmonic, and great soloists: Nancy Yuen, Israel Lozano, Sheilagh Angpiroj, and Stefan Sanchez … some of the most popular singers to perform in Bangkok.

Tickets 100 to 1000 baht.

November 25, 26 at 7:30

• La Boheme

The most popular operatic duo to perform in Bangkok, Nancy Yuen and Israel Lozano did Butterfly here in 2007 in a production so acclaimed that its director and designer were invited to create a Butterfly at the renowned Savonlinna Festival in Finland. They are together in Puccini again, this time in Puccini’s most beloved opera under the direction of Darren Royston of RADA, whose brilliant “THAIS” (the Asian premiere of this important opera) earlier this year was a revelation. Many stars, local and international, round out this cast.

tickets: 500 to 3000 baht

November 28, 29 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm

• A Boy and a Tiger

an opera by children for adults, composed by Bruce Gaston … presented by the Bangkok Opera HIV Awareness Project … Gaston’s brilliant allegory is inspired by the imagery of “The Life of Pi,” the bestselling novel by Yann Martel, who has given his blessing to the project. Children from all over Thailand, including HIV-infected children, have come together to perform this stunning new opera that teaches us to live with, and finally to love, our darkest enemies. The Siam Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with children playing Orff instruments and members of Fong Naam.

tickets: 200 to 2000 baht

*** There is a VIP pass to all 3 events for 4,000 baht, premium seating (6,000 baht if sold separately).

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