“Swipe left, swipe right, there’s gotta be more to dating life.” Don’t swipe your life away at home alone, get dressed, and come out for a hilarious night at the opera where quirkiness, insecurities and awkwardness of in-person dating will make you feel alive and happy with schadenfreude!
A 75-minute comedy blending musical theatre, cabaret music, American songbook, and folk music with opera. Perfect for first time opera goers! Opera lovers in the know will enjoy some hidden gems, this opera has something for everyone.
Hilarious singing, beautiful harmonies, and a chance to share belly laughs with strangers, this is exactly what the doctor ordered!
Speed Dating Tonight! is one of the most performed contemporary operas in the last 10 years with over 100 different productions around the world. This production will be its Asian premiere, with music/lyrics especially composed to fit the current post-pandemic Singapore.
Featuring a talented cast of veterans and the bright future of the Singaporean opera scene, this is an ensemble you won’t want to miss.
Who knows, watching these daters might give you the courage to get back out there!
Before heading to the theatre, head over to our instagram account to get to know each character with the prequel, “All Dressed Up (No Place to Go)”.
Director: Eleanor Tan
Music Director: Aloysius Foong
Music & Libretto: Michael Ching
Bartender: Alan Lau
Waitress: Wong Yong En
Busboy: Ngoo Tien Hong Ted
Kaylee: Christina Thé
Dater: Akiko Otao
Dater: Grace Kuo
Dater: Leslie Tay
Dater: Preston Lim
Dater: Reuben Lai
EVENT: Speed Dating Tonight! A Comedy Opera in one act
DATE: 30 June – 3 July, 2022 3pm & 8pm
VENUE: Stamford Arts Centre Black Box
ABOUT L’ARIETTA PRODUCTIONS
Bite sized | Relevant | Contemporary Chamber Opera in English
small operas, big drama
L’arietta Productions presents fresh exciting operas with modern and contemporary execution, working with composers at the forefront of classical music, such as Grammy nominated Lori Laitman, and NAC Young Artist Chen Zhangyi. Collaboration is our forte: opera is the intersection of all art forms, and together we dive into stories that matter today.
“vital in conveying the message that modern opera could be unstuffy, accessible and even fun.” -Straits Times
Winner of Best Opera of 2018 by Straits Times
This Production is presented with the generosity of the National Arts Council.