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Arts Picks: Puccini's Turandot, The Sovereign Forest and more

Puccini's Turandot
Puccini's TurandotPHOTOS: SINGAPORE LYRIC OPERA, ANNIE THE MUSICAL, DANIEL GARCIA BRUNO, NTU CCA SINGAPORE

PUCCINI'S TURANDOT

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini's final opera, performed by the Singapore Lyric Opera, follows merciless Chinese princess Turandot, who has vowed never to marry.

Her suitors must answer three riddles before they can have her hand in marriage - all have failed and been executed. Then, an exiled prince turns up for the battle of wits, stirring up a storm of passion and sacrifice.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today, tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday, 8pm ADMISSION: $50 to $150 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)


ANNIE

The beloved musical about a plucky orphan called Annie (played by Heidi Gray) on a mission to find her parents, which first opened on Broadway in 1977, is back in town.

This new incarnation of an iconic classic is directed by Martin Charnin - director and lyricist behind the original production - and choreographed by Liza Gennaro.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands MRT: Marina Bay/Bayfront WHEN: Till Sept 11, 7.30pm (Tuesday to Friday), 2 and 7.30pm (Saturday), 1 and 6pm (Sunday) ADMISSION: $65 to $700 from Sistic


SSO SUBSCRIPTION: SHAKESPEARE400: JAVIER PERIANES PLAYS GRIEG

Acclaimed Spanish pianist Javier Perianes (photo) takes on Grieg's Piano Concerto in his debut performance with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

The concert, which is part of the orchestra's tribute to Shakespeare's legacy 400 years after his death, includes the Fantasy Overture from Tchaikovsky's Romeo And Juliet as well as Sibelius' Third Symphony. WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $15 to $78 from Sistic


THE SOVEREIGN FOREST

For decades now, New Delhi-based artist Amar Kanwar has been filming the consequences of industrial development in the state of Odisha in east India.

The fruits of his labour are on show in this exhibition, which delves into sombre issues such as violence, displacement and the politics of power as the state's landscape is reshaped and destroyed by development. It comprises a variety of mediums, including film and text.

WHERE: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Oct 9, noon to 7pm (Tuesday to Sunday), noon to 9pm (Friday), closed on Monday, open on public holiday ADMISSION: Free

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2016, with the headline 'Puccini's Turandot, The Sovereign Forest and more'. Print Edition | Subscribe