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Preview: Singapore Lyric Opera’s Gala Concert 2019 – The Winning Divas

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The most promising operatic voices in the region return to perform on the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) stage this November, as the three winning sopranos from the SLO-ASEAN Vocal Competition in 2018 unite for The Winning Divas – the SLO Gala Concert 2019!

The three divas are namely, Dao Thi To Loan (Vietnam), Stefanie Quintin (the Philippines) and Singapore’s very own Evangeline Ng. Having beat out talent from all across Southeast Asia (including men) to emerge victorious at the regional competition, be prepared for some unrivalled vocal performances this time around. On their setlist are classics from Western operas such as La Traviata, The Rake’s Progress and Die Fledermaus, and will be joined by the rising stars from the SLO-Leow Siak Fah Artists’ Training Programme and the SLO Orchestra, SLO Chorus and SLO Youth and Children Training Programme.

Loan, the current reigning champion, has placed first in national, regional and
international platforms – Sao Mai, the national singing competition of Vietnam, the
SLO-ASEAN Vocal Competition 2018, and LidalNorth International Opera Workshop –
and is considered one of the best opera singers in Vietnam today.

Known for her remarkable voice and commanding stage presence, second-place
winner Stefanie has showcased her wide repertoire in festivals all over the world and
was previously featured as a soloist in Singapore last year.

Singaporean soprano Evangeline rounds up the three headlining divas, a mere 20-year old who was also the youngest participant at the SLO-ASEAN Vocal Competition 2018. The only Singaporean who placed, Evangeline came in at a prestigious 3rd place out of 44 participants in the Professional Category. Deciding to pursue singing at 16, she made
her professional operatic debut in June 2017 and has placed in international vocal
competitions, even achieving a perfect score at one.

Says Nancy Yuen, Artistic Director, SLO, and Founder of the SLO-ASEAN Vocal Competition: “We are delighted to welcome our three winners back to perform with us for Gala Concert 2019. They are some of the brightest stars in the region and are the mark of Asian talent in the opera world. Audience members will be inspired by their vocal prowess showcased through a repertoire of Western opera classics.”

The Winning Divas plays on 8th November 2019 at the Victoria Concert Hall. Tickets available from SISTIC

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