THE LITTLE PRINCE - OPERA VOCAL ASSOCIATES

by Vocal Associates

Sunday 21 July 07:00 pm

Le théâtre , Alliance Française de Singapour

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About the opera

Alliance Française de Singapour and Vocal Associates Solo Artists and Ensemble of Young Voices are thrilled to stage a mesmerizing lyrical performance: The Little Prince - based on the eponymous book by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, and set to music by Rachel Portman, to an English libretto by Nicholas Wright.  

This opera is an exploration of the magical worlds, where The Little Prince encounters various interesting characters, such as The Pilot, The Fox, The Snake, The Lamplighter and The Vain Man - and through these experiences, challenges them and himself to deeper understand the relationships between people - such as loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. It is also a unique opportunity for the younger ones to discover how moving and captivating lyrical art can be.

Join us for a dreamy evening diving into the universe of The Little Prince. The talented and worldly-acclaimed singers of Vocal Associates will guide you through this magical journey, seducing parents and children alike. 


CASTS:

- Samuel Yuen (Pilot)

- ⁠William Leonard (Little Prince)

- ⁠Jennifer Leonard (Rose)

- ⁠Michael Kelly (King)

- ⁠Ong Jean Wei (Fox)

- ⁠Gustav Back (Lamplighter)

- ⁠Jamie Thom (Vainman)

- ⁠Darren Leonard (Businessman)

- ⁠Fan Mun Hoi (Snake)

- ⁠Maureen Kelly (Water)

- ⁠VA Ensemble of young voices (Roses, Stars, Lamplighters)

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About the Artistic Director of the show | Khor Ai Ming

Celebrated as contemporary classical soprano, choral conductor and voice teacher, Khor Ai Ming is the recipient of the COMPASS Artistic Excellence Award 2015 for her exceptional achievements as an artiste in Singapore. Ai Ming is active in various fields of the Singapore arts scene. She has also been honoured repeatedly with invitations to present new-music works for world and Singapore premieres. Ai Ming has graced many large-scale celebrations, a testament to her versatility and innate musicianship. 

Works Ai Ming has presented as Singapore or Asia premieres include Gottfried von Einem's Der Besuch der alten Dame in the lead role of Claire Zachanassian, the complete cycle of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Berio's O King, Gaslini's Magnificat, Paul Wilson's Spiritus, Messiaen's La Mort du Nombre, Juhi Bansal's The Lost Country of Sight, Tony Makarome's Shiva and Jeremy Monteiro's Shakti Dance. She has performed 13 annual highly anticipated and sold-out solo recitals at the Esplanade since 2008 till date and received critical reviews from The Straits Times. 

Ai Ming is the Artistic Director of Vocal Associates and Ms Khor's Boutique Theatre. As the Principal of Ms Khor's Studio, she consistently produces high quality student concerts (Songbirds Series) at Esplanade and produces top scorer results in the singing examinations under Trinity College of Music (UK). Her voice students have been accepted to renowned music colleges, including The Royal Northern College of Music (UK), Manhattan School of Music (USA), Berklee College of Music (USA), The University of Queensland (Australia) and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore). 

Holder of Fellowship in Voice (FTCL), Ai Ming is under the tutelage of internationally renowned mezzo soprano Ning Liang. 

Acclaimed by the Straits Times: 
"... a highly sophisticated and perceptive performance which went far beyond an ability to control a voice."
"... one of the nation's most versatile and distinctive art song practitioners."



About the artists | Vocal Associates 

Formed in 2014, Vocal Associates is a dynamic non-profit arts group consists of four major wings - VAFC (Vocal Associates Festival Chorus), VAEYV (Vocal Associates Ensemble of Young Voices), VASC (Vocal Associates Senior Choir) and Songbirds Solo Artistes. This was the result of the vision, passion and commitment of Artistic Director Khor Ai Ming to bring a new level of vocal artistry to the Singapore musical scene. The singers represent multiple nations and cultures, and range in age from 7 to 84. With more than 80 singers, this active performing arts group reflects her trademark versatility. They perform regularly in a wide range of genres, including orchestral works, opera, chinese orchestral music, jazz, musical theatre and pop favourites.

VA has performed Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and the World premiere of Alarcón's Marco Polo Trilogy. In 2016, Khor led the Vocal Associates Festival Choruses in a spectacular performance at the prestigious Carnegie Hall, New York, to a standing ovation. In 2018, VA went on to perform at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. In 2019, VA went on a music tour to Okinawa where they performed at a local school, the City Hall and Civic Theatre. In 2023, VA also went on a music tour to Shitzuoka, Tokyo, and performed at Taipei 101 for the 2024 New Year countdown. VA has performed many concerts alongside Singapore Chinese Orchestra under the baton of their music director, Tsung Yeh.  VA holds two major concerts at Singapores Esplanade Concert Hall annually since 2015. Most recently, in celebration of her 10th anniversary, VA performed David Fanshawe's _African Sanctus_ in June 2024.

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