LOSING LILY, a work-in-progress intimate chamber opera (set in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese), is a project created by a collective team of passionate and established Singapore artistes with the support of National Arts Council Singapore and Arts Fund.
The phase one creation of this opera, titled: A Day A Lily, is a twenty-minute documentary film which will be featured at this Symposium. It was screened at the National Museum of Singapore with great success in June, 2022. The team looks forward to staging the complete opera, titled: Losing Lily, in August 2024. The objective of this opera project is to heighten the awareness about Dementia, an incurable disease and its social impact.
At this symposium, the opera team will present a student workshop performance of the work-in-progress Scene 3 from Losing Lily.
LASALLE College of the Arts faculty members:
Ms. Nora Samosir, Acting Teacher
Dr. Wong Su Sun, Singing Teacher (role: The Singer)
Mr. Aloysius Foong, Pianist
LASALLE College of the Arts student participants:
Mr. Rohan Patil (role: the singer’s son)
Ms. Emma Darwisyah Binte Azman, Dip year 2 (role: Caregiver)
Ms. Mariya Aiza Binte Hamzah, Degree year 2 (role: Caregiver)
[Creative and Production Team of the film and the complete opera:
Ms. Lim Zi Yu: film director for A Day A Lily; Mr. Jack Lin: opera producer and librettist for scene I of the opera; Dr. Chen Zhangyi: composer; Ms. Jean Tay: opera librettist for scene II and III of the opera; Ms. Nora Samosir: dramaturg for the phase one opera creation and opera consultant for phase two opera development; Dr. Wong Su Sun, the initiator and the interpreter of the title role in the opera]