Opera Siam, entering its Seventeenth 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 begin its project to perform all the major operas of Puccini over the next five years. This season will contain productions of La Bohème, Madama Butterly, as well as Gianni Schicchi. In addition, we are planning a revival of Holst's Savitri, which Opera Siam first produced ten years ago.
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.
There will be two new episodes of the 10-part DasJati, first Part V, Mahosodh - The Architect of Dreams, postponed from last season owing to the mourning period for His Majesty King Rama IX, and Part VII, Chandakumar -The Sacrifice.
The Siam Philharmonic will continue its highly successful program to perform the tone poems of Richard Strauss, and the Siam Sinfonietta will be carrying on its innovative programs for young people.
DASJATI - PART V COMING IN JUNE
Christmas Opera Gala - December 2017
La Boheme - December 2017
Savitri - January 2018
A Child of Our Time - February 2018
The Ultimate Star Wars Concert - March 2018
DasJati - Episode 5 - Mahosodh -The Architect of Dreams - June 2018
DasJati - Episode 7 - Chandakumar - The Sacrifice - June 2018
Gianni Schicchi - July 2018
La Serva Pardona (in collaboration with Deutsche Opera Berlin) - date TBA