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Bicentennial Tribute I: Gala Concert

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Our soloists are:

Martin Ng, Baritone

Born in Singapore and obtaining his Master’s Degree in Voice at the Conservatorio dall'Abaco di Verona, Italy, Martin has been the Winner of the Singapore Lyric Opera International Singer of the Year Award, the 6th Rassegna Concertistica ‘Città di Montichiari' in 2011 and finalist in the 1st Jole de Maria International Singing Competition.

In 2013 Martin made his debut with the Florence Maggio Fiorentino as Sleep and Corydon in Purcell's The Fairy Queen. In 2014 he sang Don Bartolo in Rossini's Barber of Seville with the Teatro Comunale di Guastalla, First Soldier in Strauss' Salome with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, and Zaccaria in concert performance of Verdi's Nabucco under Maestro Marcello Mottadelli in Monza, Milano. He also sang the role of Bauer in Schoenberg's Gurrelieder for the National Symphony Orchestra's 2015 New Year Concert.

In 2015 Martin sang the title role of Kaiser Overall in Viktor Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis at Milan's Teatro Rosetum, Silvio in Leoncavcallo's I Pagliacci with the Teatro Sociale di Trento and the Singapore Lyric Opera, Marco in Gianni Schicchi with the Singapore Lyric Opera and Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Bologna. He also sang the role of Don Alfonso in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte with Taiwan’s Creation Opera at the National Theatre of Taiwan.

In 2016 Martin sang Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte at the Taiwan National Theatre and Grenvil in Verdi's La Traviata with the Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra. Martin opened the Singapore Lyric Opera season as Ping in Puccini’s Turandot in August 2016. He also debuted the role of Holländer in Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer with the Richard Wagner Association of Singapore in October 2016.

In 2017 Martin sang the role of Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore with the Singapore Lyric Opera. He also gave solo recitals at the Et blanc et Noir Festival in Lagrasse France, in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, and at the International Festival Dani Muzike in Herceg-Novi Montenegro.

2018/2019’s engagements include:

Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in January 2018, Benoit and Alcindoro in Puccini’s La Boheme with the Singapore Symphony Orchesta in April 2018, Amonasro in Verdi’s Aida with the Singapore Lyric Opera in May/June 2018, Klingsor in Wagner’s Parsifal with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra in July 2018, Scarpia in Tosca (NSO, Taiwan) in February and March 2019 and Ping in Turandot (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) in April 2019.

Previous operatic roles include Colline in La Boheme (2006-2007), Ferrando in Il Trovatore, (2006-2007), Angelotti in Tosca (2006-2007) with Opus One Opera (UK), Dottore Grenvil in La Traviata (2009) with the Opera San Daniele (Italy), Timur in Turandot (2008), First Nazarene in Salome (2010) ,Sarastro in Die Zauberföte (2010), Il Commandante and l'Oste in Puccini's Manon Lescaut (2012), Masetto in Don Giovanni (2012), The Imperial Commissioner and Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly (2013), King Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti) with the Singapore Lyric Opera (2005).

His concert performances include bass soloist for Bach's Magnificat and Saint John's Passion, Buxtenhude's Membri Jesu Nostri, Mozart's Coronation Mass with the Orchestra of the Virtuosi Italiani, Mozart and Faure's Requiem and notably invited by the Accademia Filarmonica di Verona as bass soloist for the Mozart’s C minor Mass Easter Concert at San Fermo Verona. Martin has also been guest artist at various international music festivals like the International Festival Dani Muzike in Herceg-Novi Montenegro and the San Daniele International Piano Meeting in Italy.


Teng Xiang Ting, Soprano

Singaporean soprano Teng Xiang Ting began her musical training in Singapore with Anna Koor and Jeong Ae-Ree while training and qualifying as a lawyer. In 2014, she embarked on full time further studies in music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, U.K., where she studied under Mary Plazas and graduated with a Master of Music Performance (First Class, Distinction) and Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Performance Studies (Distinction). She is currently studying under Professor Michelle Breedt.Singaporean soprano Teng Xiang Ting began her musical training in Singapore with Anna Koor and Jeong Ae-Ree while training and qualifying as a lawyer. In 2014, she embarked on full time further studies in music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, U.K., where she studied under Mary Plazas and graduated with a Master of Music Performance (First Class, Distinction) and Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Performance Studies (Distinction). She is currently studying under Professor Michelle Breedt.

In 2012, Xiang Ting made her operatic debut with New Opera Singapore as Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Subsequent operatic roles include Dido (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell), Parasha (Mavra, Stravinsky), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus, J.Strauss), Governess (Turn of the Screw, Britten), Eurydice (Orpheus in the Underworld, Offenbach), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte, Mozart), and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) which she performed in New York City under the tutelage of renowned voice teacher Mark Oswald. In scenes, she performed Alcina (Alcina, Handel), Regina (Mathis der Maler, Hindemith), Linda (Linda di Chamounix, Donizetti), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel, Humperdinck) and Aminta (Il re pastore, Mozart). Future engagements in 2019 include her professional debut in Switzerland at the Theatres of Biel and Solothurn, singing Belinda and First Witch (Dido and Aeneas).

An avid lover of song and oratorio, Xiang Ting was part of the RNCM Song Circle and was selected to participate in the Oxford Lieder Festival in 2017. She has sung in masterclasses with specialists including Helmut Deutsch, Ann Murray, Julius Drake and Roger Vignoles. Her concert performances include soprano soloist for Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, Handel’s L’allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Haydn’s Little Organ Mass, Gounod’s Messe solennelle de St.Cécile, Mahler’s 4th Symphony and Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Ana Petricevic, Soprano

Ana Petricevic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, where she began her musical studies at the age of 8, when she started playing the flute. She studied opera singing at the University of Music in Belgrade and graduated with the highest grades, interpreting the roles of Micaela (Carmen, G. Bizet) and Tatiana (Eugene Onegin, P. I. Tchaikovsky).

Ms Petricevic's professional debut was a success, singing the role of Georgetta (Il Tabarro, G. Puccini) at the National Theatre of Belgrade. Following that performance, she also took on the role of Contessa Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro, W. A. Mozart).

In 2012 Ms Petricevic was presented a scholarship from the fund “Raina Kabaivanska” and, shortly afterwards, moved to Modena, Italy. For the next three years she studied with the famous Bulgarian soprano at the Institute of Music Vecchi-Tonelli di Modena. In this period, she sang in numerous concerts and prestigious events, the most prominent being the beneficiary Gala concert “Raina Kabaivanska presenta i Divi d'Opera” (2014, Sofia, Bulgaria). The concert was broadcasted live on National Television.

After moving to Italy, Ms Petricevic attended different masterclasses, lead by renowned artists such as soprano Mariella Devia and baritone Renato Bruson. She studied intensively under Sherman Low and is, at present, perfecting her technique with soprano Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz.

In 2015, Ms Petricevic participated in the international competition “OMEGA” in Florence where she was awarded 2nd Prize and the “Spiris Argiris” competition in Sarzana, Italy, again winning the 2nd Prize plus the Prize of the Public. The same year at the international competition “Zinka Milanov” in Rijeka, Croatia, Ms Petricevic won the 1st Prize, the Prize of the Public and the Prize of the Theatre. Consequently she was invited to sing the role of Maddalena (Andrea Chénier, U. Giordano).

In 2016 Ms Petricevic made her debut in the role of Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus, R. Strauss) at Teatro Verdi di Trieste and in the role of Turandot (Turandot, G. Puccini) at Teatro Bellini, Catania. She later sang the role of Turandot at the National Opera of Sofia, with the famous staging and costumes from the production staring Ghena Dimitrova.

In 2017, Ms Petricevic performed in the roles of Desdemona (Otello, G. Verdi) at the Theatre “Ivan Zajc” in Rijeka, Croatia and the role of Isolde (Tristan und Isolde, R. Wagner) at the Teatro Verdi di Trieste. For the latter role, she was awarded the 3rd prize for the Best Interpretation in the season 2016/17 given by the “Amici di Lirica di Trieste”. In the same year, at the suggestion of Fondazione Pavarotti, she had the opportunity to perform at the Arena di Verona. For three consecutive evenings she featured in the show “Opera on Ice”, which was broadcasted by RAI.

In the year 2018 Ms Petricevic played the role of Leonora (Il Trovatore, G. Verdi) at Teatro Verdi di Trieste and has recently taken on the role of Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera, G. Verdi) at the Teatro delle Muse in Ancona, Italy. Ms Petricevic has collaborated with conductors such as G. Gelmetti, C. Franclin, M. Beltrami, N. Pashovsky, G. Tourniaire, V. Matvejeff, A. Pirolli, D. Savic and directors such as D. Benoin, D. Michieletto, P. Kartaloff, P. L. Pizzi, N. Glavan, M. Blazevic, J. Markovic.

Asude Karayavuz, Mezzo Soprano

Born in İstanbul, she graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory and was awarded 2nd Prize by the Siemens National Opera Competition in Istanbul. She was accepted at The Mozarteum Summer Academy where she studied under many distinguished artists, including Edith Mathis, Kurt Widmer and Edda Moser. After she graduated, she won a place at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala where she studied under many distinguished Maestri including, Leyla Gencer, Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra, Renato Bruson, Luigi Alva and Vincenzo Scalera. Finalist in the 6th Leyla Gencer Opera Contest, she was awarded the Grand Prix Leyla Gencer by L’Académie Disque du Lyrique. In Turkey she was nominated the Best Female Opera Singer and Best Musician of the Year by Andante Magazine and was awarded The Suna Korad Special Prize for Best Female Opera Singer of the Year from the Semiha Berksoy Foundation in Turkey. In 2017 she appeared in the title role of Gluck’s Alceste for Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, marking her debut in the role.

Roles:

  • ALCESTE: Title role ~ Teatro Comunale di Ferrara

  • AURELIANO IN PALMIRA: Publia ~ Festival della Valle D'Itria, Martina Franca

  • CARMEN: Title role ~ Ankara State Opera (as cover in Arena di Verona)

  • CARMEN: Mercedes ~ Arena di Verona

  • CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Lola ~ Teatro San Carlo di Napoli

  • DIE LUSTIGEN WEIBER VON WINDSOR: Anna Reich ~ Istanbul State Opera

  • FALLSTAFF: Meg Page ~ Teatro Cervantes de Malaga

  • I DUE FIGARO: La Contessa/Rosina ~ Salzburg Pfingsten Festival;Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna; Teatro Real Madrid; Teatro Colon de Madrid –

  • I DUE FOSCARI: Pisana ~ Teatro Verdi di Trieste

  • IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Rosina ~ Teatro Campoamor de Oviedo; Teatro Jovellanos de Gijon

  • IL CAPPELLO DI PAGLIA DI FIRENZE: Baronessa~ Wexford Festival Opera

  • IL COMBATTIMENTO DI TANCREDI E CLORINDA: Clorinda ~ Teatro Ponchielli di Cremona LA TRAVIATA: Flora ~ Teatro Verdi di Trieste

  • LE CONVENIENZE ED INCONVENIENZE TEATRALI: Il Pippetto /Il Musico ~ Teatro alla Scala

  • L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI: Isabella ~ Palau de les Arts de Reina Sofia

  • RIGOLETTO: Maddalena ~ Teatro Filarmonico di Verona

  • TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Brangäne~ C.S.O Ankara

Concert appearances include:  

  • Beethoven SYMPHONY NO 9: Inauguration of Ravello Auditorium; Bonn Beethoven MusicFestival; Malaga Music Festival.

  • Pergolesi STABAT MATER: Brescia - Lausanne - Bursa (Turkey )

  • Mozart REQUIEM: İstanbul - Ankara (Turkey), 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli: İstanbul/ Ankara; Mozart VESPERAE SOLENNES DE CONFESSORE: Teatro alla Scala

  • Salvatore Sciarrino LE VOCI SOTTOVETRO: Cremona

Conductors and directors with whom she has collaborated include

Sergio Alapont; Giovanni Antonini; Gürer Aykal; Andrea Battistoni; Giorgio Bernasconi; Jordi Bernacer Valdes; Myung-whun Chung; Rengim Gökmen; Marco Guidarini; Julian Kovatchev; Vachtang Machavariani; Riccardo Muti; Antonio Pirolli; Renato Palumbo; Giacomo Sagripanti; Nicola Valentini; Alberto Zedda. Antonio Albanese; Recep Ayyılmaz; Arnaud Bernard; Andrea Cigni; Michael Hampfe; Werner Herzog; Yekta Kara; Joseph Franconi Lee; Damiano Micheletto; Timothy Nelson; Emilio Sagi; Giorgio Strehler; Franzo Zeffirelli.


Later Event: October 19
Bicentennial Tribute II: Don Pasquale