I’m thrilled to be taking part in a dynamic new production of the Flying Dutchman in Singapore at the Victoria Theatre. The Richard Wagner Association of Singapore, together with OperaViva and the Finger Player are responsible for the production, in which I’ll take on the role of Senta. It will be directed by Chong Tze Chien and Glen Goei, and conducted by Darrell Ang.
What to expect from a Dutchman with a south-east Asian Twist? Well, word on the street is shadow puppetry and other elements of Chinese opera, and that the set will be inspired by a kelong (fisherman’s village on stilts). I think it sounds amazing and I can’t wait to see the concept.
Senta is not a new role, I made my debut in Sondershausen in 2013 with Marcus Frank at the baton and Toni Burkhardt in the director’s chair. It’s a wonderful, thrilling opera and the role is a personal favourite. I can’t wait!