ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA
The SLO Orchestra is a professional orchestra made up of professionally-trained and seasoned musicians. These musicians are selected based on their ability to handle and perform challenging operatic repertoire – both in the pit and on stage.
The SLO Orchestra made its opera debut in March 2009 in the production of Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann and has since worked regularly as the orchestral ensemble for all of the SLO’s op¬era productions including Puccini’s La Bohème, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Bizet’s Carmen, Strauss’ Salome, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Verdi’s La Traviata and Mozart’s Così fan tutte in addition to the many concerts that it has performed on stage such as the annual series of concerts at Esplanade Concert Hall and at Opera in the Park in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
The SLO Orchestra also performed with international singing sensations, Russell Watson (2010), Katherine Jenkins (2011) and Sarah Brightman (2012) at their debut concerts in Singapore. The Orchestra collaborated with Paris Opera Ballet in Giselle (2012), Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake (2013), Stuttgart Ballet in Onegin (2014) and English National Ballet in Le Corsaire in May 2015, and further collaborations with like-minded organizations in the promotion of opera, ballet and popular music.