In celebration of NAFA’s 80th birthday, Nanyang Acadeny of Fine Arts is producing its first-ever operetta, “Die Fledermaus : The Revenge of the Bat”. This operetta is composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée, but will be presented by NAFA with a local twist. Set in contemporary Singapore, this operetta will be sung in German with speaking parts in English, Chinese and a smattering of Singlish.
This production is a multi-disciplinary collaboration, where students and alumni members from all of NAFA’s eight disciplines across three schools will be involved. School of Music will have Maestro Lim Yau leading the orchestra with SOM singers out in full force; School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre will be showcasing their performing talents and front-of-house expertise; and School of Art & Design will be applying their artistic talents in designing the publicity collaterals, stage and costumes and “performing” live ink painting on stage. Children from NAFA’s School of Young Talents, Junior Drama Department will also be appearing in one of the scenes in the production.
Working alongside with NAFA faculty, students and alumni are experienced professionals in the performing arts scene, who will be helping in the areas of production management, stage management, light designing, répétiteur and surtitling. The production will be directed by Mr David Edwards, who works internationally as a stage director for opera.
It will be a truly NAFA production.
Click on this link to enjoy 20% discount offered to NAFA students, for purchase of up to 2 tickets. Corporate/Group/School Bookings for a minimum purchase of 10 tickets with 20% discounts, please email Ms Roxanne Toh at [email protected] or call her at 6512 4073.