Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent recommends

Arts Picks: Deathtrap, Festival of Music and The Flying Dutchman

Deathtrap played by Andrew Mowatt (right), with Bridget Fernandez.
Deathtrap played by Andrew Mowatt (right), with Bridget Fernandez.PHOTOS: ASYLUM THEATRE, SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, SYAFIQAH 'ADHA SALLEHIN

DEATHTRAP

Scripted murder inspires the real deed when a washed-up playwright (played by Andrew Mowatt, left, with Bridget Fernandez) decides to steal the script of a student (Chris Bucko). Asylum Theatre presents this sinister and side-splitting black comedy from the late Ira Levine.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Till Oct 30; 8pm (Tuesdays to Fridays); 3 and 8pm (Saturdays); 3pm (Sundays) ADMISSION: $40 (Tuesdays to Thursdays and weekend matinees), $50 (Fridays and 8pm on Saturdays) from Sistic (call 6348-555 or go to sistic.com.sg) INFO: Mature content (for 12 and above)


SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

The ongoing Singapore International Festival of Music gives young talent from Singapore and elsewhere a platform to shine. Two must-watch concerts this week feature the festival's resident composer Syafiqah 'Adha Sallehin (left).

Today, she presents new work for chamber ensembles and, on Sunday, she plays the accordion with pianist Nabillah Jalal (right) in a contemporary recital. Both concerts feature Ikan Girl, new music written for a movement performance from The Bhumi Collective and based on a folk tale about a girl who becomes a fish.

PORTRAIT OF A COMPOSER/ IKAN GIRL

WHERE: The Arts House Chamber, 1 Old Parliament Lane WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $36 from Sistic

PORTRAIT OF A VIRTUOSO/IKAN GIRL

WHERE: The Arts House Chamber, 1 Old Parliament Lane WHEN: Sunday, 7.30pmADMISSION: $36 from Sistic INFO: www.sifom-sg.com


RICHARD WAGNER'S THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

Theatre directors Glen Goei and Chong Tze Chien put their own spin on Wagner's famous opera about romance on the high seas. The Flying Dutchman opens on Sunday and is co-produced by OperaViva and the Richard Wagner Association (Singapore).

In most shows, Ukrainian baritone Oleksandr Pushniak sings the part of the Dutchman cursed to sail the seas, while Australian soprano Kathleen Parker is his salvation. Singapore Lyric Opera stalwarts Martin Ng and Nancy Yuen lead a single show on Thursday.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Sunday, 6.30pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Oct 28, 7.30pm; Oct 30, 3pmADMISSION: $46 to $146 from Sistic INFO: Performed in German with English and Mandarin surtitles. For more information, go to flyingdutchmanopera2016.wordpress.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 21, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe