Board and Management
Mr S R Nathan (2007-2016)
Patron, Minister for Defence
Dr Ng Eng Hen
Toh Weng Cheong
Board of Directors
Lee Suan Hiang
Honorary Company Secretary
Honorary Legal Advisers
Low Yeap Toh & Goon LLP
Singapore Lyric Opera is the flagship company of western opera in Singapore. As the longest established in this sector of the arts, we engage renowned international and local performers and musicians under our repertoire. We aim to promote and present Western operas and concerts not frequently performed in Asia-Pacific for communities from all walks of life in Singapore.
1991 marked our inaugural performance of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and since then, we have staged high-quality opera productions, preserving the traditions of the art form whilst still remaining relevant.
Here’s what you can expect from Singapore Lyric Opera annually:
- 1 opera production
- 2 Children’s concerts
- An annual gala concert
- Free outreach programmes such as Opera in the Park, played to more than 30,000 audiences since 2008
- Fundraising events such as golf tournaments and our yearly Opera Ball
- Outreach/Campaign projects to raise awareness of the opera and opera music
If interested, you may contact us for partnerships and performances.
MISSION & VISION
“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”
– Leopold Stokowski
As the flagship opera company in Singapore, Singapore Lyric Opera continues to upgrade its quality of musical and artistic content.
Singapore Lyric Opera strives to contribute to the development of the opera scene in Singapore by playing a key role in identifying, encouraging, developing and nurturing current and future generations of young artists and other musical talents. SLO also champions the professional growth of production and technical personnel, by whom a performance’s foundation is rooted.
With all of Singapore Lyric Opera’s efforts, we aim to dispel misconceptions that opera music is irrelevant and difficult to decipher. We actively seek to join the ranks of like-minded causes and other companies in Singapore with the intent of collaboration and exchange, and to expand our work with the community at large in promoting the art and joy of singing.
To present world-class operas and concert performances that showcase international and local talents, establishing opera as an integral part of Singapore’s cultural landscape.
Play an active role in enriching and growing audiences across local and regional communities.
Build and present a repertoire of works that will expand the length and breadth of the company artistically, yet immerse the audience in the expanding aesthetics of western theatrical interaction, without compromising the artistic integrity and passion rooted in the heart of Singapore Lyric Opera.
Curate programmes that will balance the exciting medley of evergreen classics and lesser known gems, catering to and developing further the taste and appetite of both new opera enthusiasts and opera fans.
Organise Outreach programmes to connect to schools, colleges and children’s centres engaged in music and drama interests.
Engage Singaporeans through the appreciation and presentation of opera through nurturing and promoting the joyful art of singing.
Love to Sing & Perform?
Join our Children’s Choir! We are recruiting!
If you or someone you know is aged between 8 – 15 years old, join our Children’s Choir!
Audition: Every Saturday
Contact us for appointment and details!
Join the SLO Chorus!
Find out more! If you are interested to join the SLO Chorus.
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