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On Another Island (2022)
children's opera

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Libretto by Sara Florian


Solo Voices (3): ARIANNA, soprano. BACCHUS, tenor. FATHER, baritone.

Chorus voices (6, optional): S1, S2, MS, T, Bar, B

Instrumentation (1): piano 

Duration: 27'

One night, little Arianna is told the story of Ariadne, the princess who was lost on the island of Naxos. As she drifts off to sleep, Arianna wakes up on a strange island—not Naxos but Singapore! There she encounters trees, animals and mermaids as she learns more about her relationship with nature. Come Join Arianna on her adventures!

With librettist Dr. Sara Florian, the story of Ariadne was retold through a short children's opera ARIANNA On Another Island. The melodic line from Ariadne's Love was reworked into Arianna's scene. This was presented by The Opera People as a work-in-progress performance through the Esplanade PlayLab programme (March 2022).

Director: Bright Ong
Arianna: Moira Loh
Father/Storyteller: Reuben Lai
Bacchus: Leslie Tay
Pianist: Lin Xiangning

Illustrations: Sara Florian

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