THE FLAGSHIP OPERA COMPANY OF THAILAND
Opera Siam, entering its Sixteenth Season, is ASEAN's full-service opera, providing a rich season of established classics, innovative new works, contemporary opera, and world premieres of operas by Asian composers. It was the first opera company in the region to present the operas of Richard Wagner, Massenet's Thaïs, Britten's The Turn of the Screw and The Rape of Lucretia, Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle, Hans Krasa's Brundibar, Gustav Holst's Savitri, and the world premieres of a dozen operatic and balletic works by its Artistic Director, Somtow Sucharitkul, a visionary who is one of the handful of living opera composers in the world with a recognized and substantial corpus of operatic works that is performed around the world.
In its upcoming season, Opera Siam will present the charming children’s opera The Happy Prince, a revival of last year's hugely successful Diary of Anne Frank, and the long awaited premiere of Chariot of Heaven, the fifth opera to be completed in Somtow's ten-opera cycle DasJati which deals with the ten lives of the Buddha from the Buddhist jataka tales.
In collaboration with the Deutsche Oper, we will also present a scintillating version of La Serva Padrona with singers from Germany accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper working with members of the Siam Sinfonietta.
Finally, the season will close with a new production La Bohème, one of the world's most popular operas.
The first episode of DasJati, The Silent Prince, has had an international tour in August 2016, starting at the Zentrum in Bayreuth and continuing in Prague and Brno. The opera is negotiating to continue the tour in 2017 with more European cities.
DASJATI - PART V COMING IN December
DasJati - Episode 5 - Nemiraj - The Chariot of Heaven - January 2017
The Diary of Anne Frank (revival) - January 2017
The Happy Prince - March 2017
La Serva Pardona (in collaboration with Deutsche Opera Berlin) - March 2017
DasJati - Episode 3 - Sama - The Faithful Son (revival) - August 2017
Mozart and Me (revival) - date TBA
DasJati - Episode 6 - Mahosot - Arcbitect of Dreams