Happenings - Arts

Auditions For The Flying Dutchman

For the first time, a fully staged Richard Wagner opera - The Flying Dutchman - is being produced and presented in Singapore. Auditions for the lead roles and choral singers are open. The selected leads (Dutchman, Senta, Daland, Erik) will sing one performance at Victoria Theatre, perform at an outreach programme and cover for four performances by the international leads who are being cast in Europe. The selected leads for Mary and Steersman will sing five performances at Victoria Theatre. Participants will work with directors Glen Goei and Chong Tze Chien.

WHERE: Aureus Academy, 03-08/15 Rochester Mall, 35 Rochester Drive MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Audition for leads: Jan 24, 9am - 5pm; audition for chorus: Jan 26, 10am - 1pm, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: To register for a slot or for more details, e-mail Michele at FlyingDutchmanOperaSpore2016@ gmail.com by today. Go to www.facebook.com/RichardWagnerAssociationSingapore


Meet-The-Author And Illustrator: Tad Hills Of Duck & Goose And Rocket Children's Book Series

Join American children's author-illustrator Tad Hills for an afternoon of storytelling and drawing demonstration. He is here to promote his award-winning Duck & Goose and Rocket children's book series.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Book Launch - Four Letter Words

Knuckles & Notch x Delere Press will be launching a limited-edition Risograph poetry book of Four Letter Words by Michael Kearney with illustrations by Djohan Hanapi. Kearney couples text with art while Hanapi takes the book, sans the author's input, and creates images based on his reading of the poems.

WHERE: Golden X The Great Escape, 05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Lavender WHEN: Tomorrow, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: The book retails at $30 a copy (limited Risograph edition of 200 copies). Go to www.facebook.com/knucklesandnotch


OMMProm 2016: Phantasia

Singapore Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich and principal cellist Ng Pei-Sian perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's greatest tunes. Music Director Chan Tze Law leads the Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM) in its first foray into the music of Richard Strauss and Giacomo Puccini, presenting lush suites from the operas Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight Of The Rose) and La Boheme (The Bohemian Girl).

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Charles Dutoit & Arabella Steinbacher (SSO)

Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit makes his Singapore Symphony Orchestra debut alongside German violinist Arabella Steinbacher in a programme that features Ravel's popular Rapsodie Espagnole and the Second Violin Concerto by Prokofiev.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Jan 23, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $79 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

One Ok Rock 2016 "35xxxv" Asia Tour Live In Singapore

After more than two years, the world- renowned Japanese rock band bring their music back to Singapore for a one-night- only concert. One Ok Rock have appeared in numerous music festivals such as Australia's Soundwave Festival and collaborated with musicians such as Simple Plan and Sleeping With Sirens.

WHERE: Fort Canning Park, 51 Canning Rise MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Jan 23, 8pm ADMISSION: $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


To Meet The Grand Canal

This dance drama took three years to create and premiered in 2013 when the Grand Canal of China was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Performed by the Hangzhou Opera and Dance Drama Theatre, the show aims to demonstrate the cultural heritage of the Grand Canal. It is produced by the same team behind the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Wed, 8pm ADMISSION: $21 - $204 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Silk Road

This award-winning Chinese classical dance drama by the Gansu Dance Opera and Drama Ensemble is a colourful and vibrant depiction of an ancient Chinese tale, taken from the famed Dunhuang frescoes in China's Gansu province.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Jan 23 & 24, 8pm (Sat), 3 & 8pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $21 - $204 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


China New Art

This exhibition features more than 100 works, from paintings to prints, that are handpicked by MAD Museum founder Jasmine Tay and which reflect undercurrents in China today.

WHERE: MAD Museum of Art & Design, 01-01/02-01, 10 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Feb 25, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-5688 INFO: www.madmuseumsingapore.com


Hello Singapore! - An Inside-Out View Of Our Red Dot

In her mixed media artworks, French expatriate artist Nathalie Laoue explores local heritage and culture through the charm of Peranakan architecture and the chinois exoticism of red and gold ornaments juxtaposed against the skyline of a developed Singapore.

WHERE: Blue Lotus Fine Art, 02-01, 108 Tanjong Pagar Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 7pm (opening reception); Sun - Jan 24, 12.30 - 6.30pm daily. Closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9675-7721/6220-0420 INFO: E-mail manlee@bluelotusfineart.com.sg. Go to www.bluelotusfineart.com.sg

Sous La Lune/Beneath The Moon

This exhibition presents works by 11 artists from South-east Asia and France and explores the mysterious, complex and multi-layered nature of aesthetic experience through immersive artworks and installations. Co-produced by the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, the curatorial division of Lasalle College of the Arts and Palais de Tokyo (Paris).

WHERE: Gallery 1, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Rochor/Little India WHEN: Till Feb 3, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6496-5000 INFO: E-mail contact.us@ lasalle.edu.sg. Go to tinyurl.com/h42n5uk


Bernard Buffet The Great

This exhibition features 20 rare and unseen masterpieces by the legendary French modern painter directly from the artist's private estate. From figurative to portrait to landscape works, the artworks provide fresh insight into the joie de vivre of Buffet's oeuvre, which resonates with both pathos and hope.

WHERE: MAD Museum of Art & Design, 01-01/02-01, 10 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Thu - Feb 25, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-5688 INFO: www.madmuseumsingapore.com

Cannot Be Bo(a)rdered

In conjunction with Aliwal Urban Art Festival, Cannot Be Bo(a)rdered is an exhibition that features 16 artists and collectives from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia using the skateboard as a medium to create new artworks that challenge social connotations of youth rebellion.

WHERE: Music Studio, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Feb 14, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6435-0131 INFO: www.aliwalartscentre.sg


Raden Mas: An Epic Of A Princess

Raden Mas is a heartbreaking legend about a 13th-century Javanese princess who sails to Temasek with her father after her mother's death. The story ends in tragedy with Raden Mas sacrificing her life to save her father. Performed in Malay with English surtitles.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Today - Sun, 8pm ADMISSION: $85 - $300 TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

The Teresa Teng Musical

This performance sheds light on the late Teresa Teng and how the Taiwanese pop star spent a lifetime pursuing ideals of freedom, justice and truth. WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Jan 22 & 23, 8pm ADMISSION: $52 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 15, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI15BZ'. Print Edition | Subscribe