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Arts Picks: The Black Pearl - Tribute to Maria Callas

Italian soprano Silvia Cafiero
Italian soprano Silvia CafieroPHOTOS: BELLEPOQUE, NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL, SINGAPORE PHILATELIC MUSEUM

THE BLACK PEARL - TRIBUTE TO MARIA CALLAS

Learn about the life of 20th-century soprano Maria Callas in this production performed by Italian soprano Silvia Cafiero and narrated by Singapore thespian Gerald Chew, who also acts as Callas' butler Ferruccio.

The play is written by Italian playwright Federica Nardacci and produced by Singapore-based arts company Bellepoque and the Italian Cultural Institute.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tuesday and Wednesday, 8pm ADMISSION: $53 (go to bellepoque.peatix.com) INFO: www.bellepoque.com.sg


BETWEEN THE LINES: RANT AND RAVE II

Singapore's literary history - such as the literature of post-colonial days and the role of the now-defunct American bookstore chain Borders in the 1990s - gets a theatrical retelling with Rant And Rave II. Singapore actors Jean Ng (photo) and Serene Chen take on multiple characters in this show, which is part of the Singapore Writers Festival.

WHERE: Studio Theatre, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tonight and tomorrow, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm ADMISSION: $35 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555) INFO: www.singaporewritersfestival.com


COLLECTING MAGIC: FROM STAMPS TO WANDS

Indulge in Pottermania in this exhibition, which will feature the first licensed Harry Potter stamps, postcards, limited-edition books, prop replicas and movie posters. There will also be interactive elements, including a wand station and "moving" portraits.

WHERE: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till June next year, Mondays to Sundays, 10am to 7pm ADMISSION: Free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents; $8 (adult) and $6 (child) INFO: spm.org.sg


ON DISPLAY

Contemporary dance company Raw Moves presents a work that will blur the lines between who is watching and who is being watched. The three-hour show, a collaboration between dancer- choreographer Chiew Peishan and photographer Caleb Ming, features audience interaction and improvisation.

WHERE: Multi-purpose Studios 1 and 2, Block O, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 1 and 7pm; Sunday, 1pm ADMISSION: $20 from ondisplay.peatix.com. Tickets allow multiple entries on all three days and re-entries during performances INFO: www.facebook.com/rawmoves.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 04, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe