Since its formation in July 2011 by soprano Jeong Ae-Ree, New Opera Singapore has been changing the face of opera in Singapore. Hailed by many as signaling a bright future for the art form here, the company’s spirit of adventure and contemporary attitude have made it a vital component in Singapore’s music scene. Through its productions from the well-known (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dialogues of the Carmelites), to the originals (Youth Opera Comique, For the Love of #Singing!), New Opera Singapore has provided a platform for local performers young and old to grow in talent and experience, as well as introducing local audiences to the world of opera.

Our Mission

To reshape the face of Opera in Singapore through new and quality productions

To nurture and develop a new generation of talent

To foster greater appreciation of Opera

Our Vision

To spread the love and appreciation for Opera

Press Reviews
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“New Opera Singapore's production with a largely local cast, directed by Jeong Ae Ree and conducted by Chan Wei Shing, was nonetheless impressive for its freshness of ideas and ebullience of delivery.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“New Opera Singapore’s whimsical performance of Benjamin Britten’s opera was no less captivating. Known for championing often edgy interpretations of less mainstream works, New Opera boasted a cast of some of the biggest names in Singapore opera…”

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been a favourite Shakespearean play for many, but now it looks as though Britten’s – and New Opera’s – intoxicating reimagination of the mythical tale could be the one that has swept into the audience’s (sub)consciousness.”

Dialogues of the Carmelites

“New Opera Singapore (NOS) has done it again. By mounting the Singapore premiere of Francis Poulenc's 1957 opera Dialogues Of The Carmelites (Dialogues Des Carmelites), it defied the conventions of what operas should local companies be presenting. No Verdi, no Puccini, no Mozart, but no worries. NOS had Purcell, Britten and Monteverdi on its books, and has now added 20thcentury Frenchman Francis Poulenc to its list of successes.”

Dialogues of the Carmelites

“New Opera Singapore has gained a reputation over the years for its edgy productions of less mainstream operas. Tonight’s brilliant performance of Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, sung in English, may have been a daring choice – Dialogues is hardly a box office favourite – but it further cemented NOS’s credentials as a modern opera company.”

L’incoronzaione di Poppea (by C. Monteverdi)

“Thank goodness for New Opera Singapore. More specifically, thank goodness for the wife-and-husband team of Jeong Ae Ree and Chan Wei Shing, who have energised the production of opera in Singapore by reminding local audiences there is much more life beyond the spectacles of Verdi, Puccini and the odd Merry Widow or Fledermaus.”

L’incoronzaione di Poppea (by C. Monteverdi)

“If you thought opera in Singapore is still old, stuffy and uncomfortable, then do yourself a favour and catch a production by New Opera Singapore. If anything, an annual production like L’incoronazione should be one of the biggest operatic highlights of the year to look forward to – you’ll find yourself all smiles and re-invigorated with life, walking away with a newfound spring in your step when you leave the theatre after. Seeing the strong turnout tonight, one can only believe in the future of opera, which seems poised to continue to reach still greater heights.”

Orpheus in the Underworld

“If anything, New Opera Singapore has convinced me that opera can be accessible while remaining a class act, and has opened my eyes to the possibilities that the art form offers. A pity there is only one show remaining, as this truly is something we believe many people would be able to appreciate and act as a good lead in to the world of opera.”

Orpheus in the Underworld

“New Opera Singapore's production of the comic operetta Orpheus In The Underworld by Jacques Offenbach celebrates the fifth anniversary of the company. Under artistic director Jeong Ae Ree's leadership, it has made huge strides artistically, catalysed many Singapore singers to take up careers in opera and helped attract new audiences to the genre.”

The Turn of the Screw

“This coming together of rising local vocal talents, instrumentalists and excellent production values provided for a performance that was far greater than the sum of its parts.”

“Britten's The Turn Of The Screw by New Opera Singapore represents another milestone for opera in Singapore.”

Our People
  • Patron
    Mrs Goh Chok Tong

Board of Directors

  • Chairman
    Felicia Fu
  • Directors
    Jeong Ae Ree
  • Tan Sook Yee
  • Chan Wei Shing
  • Michael Tay
  • Artistic Director & CEO
    Jeong Ae Ree
  • Music Director
    Chan Wei Shing
  • Asst. Artistic Director & GM
    Jeremy Chiew
  • Accounts & Executive Manager
    Rhezell Earl

Development Council

  • Chairman
    Michael Tay
  • Council Members
    Lye Lin Heng
  • Leonora Liow
  • Richard Lovell

Artiste-in-residence (alphabetical order)

  • Moira Loh (Directing)
     
  • Rebecca Chellappah (Singing)
     
  • Victoria Songwei Li (Singing)