From unlikely venues to Singlish dialogue: Opera that's a breath of fresh air

L'Arietta Singapore's Operacalypse Now, one of four new opera companies, featured zombie ushers and an open bar.
L'Arietta Singapore's Operacalypse Now, one of four new opera companies, featured zombie ushers and an open bar.PHOTO: L'ARIETTA
A scene from L'Arietta's production of Purgatory.
A scene from L'Arietta's production of Purgatory.PHOTO: L'ARIETTA
L'Arietta's family friendly production of Alice In Wonderland featured a bouncy castle for the kids to play in.
L'Arietta's family friendly production of Alice In Wonderland featured a bouncy castle for the kids to play in.PHOTO: L'ARIETTA

SINGAPORE - Zombie ushers at the door, an open bar and audiences dressed in their Halloween best.

It sounds like your average seasonal club party, but this is actually the scene of an opera production. L'Arietta Singapore's Operacalypse Now cannibalised the music from three operas for its own madcap scenario of a world on the eve of an apocalypse for this 2016 production staged at Aliwal Arts Centre.

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