Preview: In Our Manner of Speaking – The Clara Schumann Project by The Opera People
After a rousing debut last year with a contemporary version of Mozart’s Il Re Pastore set in a nightclub, The Opera People return once again to bring old operas into the new age with another modern, operatic performance this March.
In commemoration of Clara Schumann’s 200th birthday, The Opera People present In Our Manner of Speaking: The Clara Schumann Project, a recital centering on female composers and their voices, as they turn the spotlight onto these women who have shaped and transformed the art of the song. From the romanticism of Clara Schumann and Pauline Viardot to the expressionism of Alma Mahler and Nadia Boulanger and the contemporary songs of Tania León, this programme celebrates the women of song and even extends beyond the classical world to include jazz singer-composer, Nina Simone, as well as the voices of women from the world of musical theatre, with iconic showtunes from Show Boat and Ragtime.
Starring singers Rebecca Li, Ng Jingyun, Felicia Teo Kaixin and Michelle Tan, accompanied by pianist Pauline Lee, with readings by poet Pooja Nansi, come discover and re-discover the beauty, glory and grace of the countless women of song, poetry and the performing arts.
In Our Manner of Speaking – The Clara Schumann Project plays at NJ Studio, 406 Joo Chiat Place #03-24 The Yards, from 23rd to 24th March 2019. Tickets available from Peatix