Spring season in the Northern Hemisphere starts on 20 Mar this year and what better way to celebrate this joyful time than to present a collection of songs from different parts of the world filling us with exquisite melodies, words of hope, beauty and empowering thoughts.
Start Sales Date
Esplanade&Me Priority Booking
18 Feb 2021
19 Feb 2021 onwards
Esplanade Box Office:
19 Feb 2021, 12 noon - 6pm
Approximately 30 minutes
Admission Rules of Esplanade:
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
- Children above 6 years must purchase ticket for admission.
Late Seating Advisory
- You are strongly advised to be seated before the performance start time.
- Latecomers will be admitted during suitable breaks, if any.
- Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.
Photography/Video Recording Rules
- No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.
- Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.
About Wang Tong
Wang Tong graduated with a Master's in Music from the Royal Danish Academy of Music Copenhagen Denmark and a Bachelor of Music from the Nanyang Academy of Music in Singapore. Besides solo performances, she has made many appearances on stage in Asia and Europe in opera productions such as Ortlinde in Die Walkure, La Princesse in L'enfant et Les Sortileges, Virtu in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Mozart's Missa Brevis to name a few. She has received accolades from many international competitions including the Trinity College of London Music Competition, Sin Tai Vocal Competition and the 6th Asian Youth Music Competition.
About David Tao
Having attained his Diploma in Flute Performance, David Tao joined the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts to further his studies. His first encounter with singing in the NAFA Choir led to his decision to switch to majoring in Voice the following year.
Tao has performed in the role of Peter in Hansel and Gretel, Uncle Berthold in Le 66, God ‘Pan’ in Daphnis et Chloé, Un Commissaire in Mesdames de la Halle, Commandatore in Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Don Magnifico in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Carlino in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Rocco in Beethoven’s Fidelio and Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème, among others.
Tao has played notable operatic and musical ensemble roles in The Flying Dutchman and The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey. He also performed as a back-up singer for the Josh Groban Bridges Tour in Singapore.
About Jonathan Mark Macpherson
Jonathan Mark Macpherson began his music education at the age of seven when he learned to play the cornet in his primary school’s brass band. He completed his ABRSM Grade 8 with Distinction in 2013 with the help of Lynette Teo, who gave him the confidence to apply for the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Diploma in Voice. He has both a Diploma in Music from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music. He has performed in several opera productions, such as New Opera Singapore’s Die Fledermaus, Orfee aux enfer, SSO’s concert production of Carmen, NAFA’s vocal department production of Offenbach’s Les Deux Avuegles as Giraffier, Lîle de Tulipatan as Romboïdal, in Haydn’s La Canterina as Don Pelagio as well as the Singapore Lyric Opera’s production of Le Nozze Di Figaro as Don Basilio.
In 2015, he sang the tenor solo in the Orchestra of the Music Maker’s outreach performance of Mahler’s 8th Symphony at Paragon and in 2018 was a Finalist in the Open category of the ASEAN Vocal Competition organised by the Singapore Lyric Opera. In 2020, he founded the new Early Music Acapella group, 5AM. As a lyric tenor who has studied with Soprano Dr Jessica Chen at NAFA, Tenor David Rendall at the Royal College of Music and as a trainee in the Singapore Lyric Opera’s Leow Siak Fah Young Artist Training Program, Jonathan has been described as an “intelligent and expressive singer.”
About Zhang Jie
Soprano Zhang Jie graduated from Xinghai Conservatory Of Music, China, where she studied Voice as her major. Zhang Jie has actively performed in local concerts and has taken part in several competitions. She was a runner-up in the open category of Singapore Lyric Opera’s - ASEAN Vocal Competition held in 2016. She also won awards at the Singapore Vocal Competition and The Singapore-Malaysia Vocal Competition in 2004.
Zhang Jie has sung the role of Countess Almaviva in Singapore Lyric Opera’s production of Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro in 2019 and she will be singing the role of Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in March this year.
About Chieko Sato
Japanese mezzo soprano Chieko Sato is a member of the Leow Siak Fah Artists Programme under the Singapore Lyric Opera. She currently resides in Singapore, which has been her home for nearly the past 20 years. Her vocal training began in Singapore after the arrival of her third child where she then studied under the tutelage and guidance of soprano Wendy Woon. In 2019, she sang the title role of La Cenerentola with Spot Opera and also sang in the concert, In Our manner of Speaking with the Opera People just before the Covid-19 pandemic.
About Daniel Fong
Singapore baritone Daniel Fong is a scholar and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music (London), receiving both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the Academy. He also received the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) in 2012. Daniel also went on to further his studies, obtaining the Post-Graduate Professional Diploma in Song and Lieder in 2016.
As an active performer, Daniel has sung in notable places such as Colston Hall (Bristol), The Austrian Cultural Forum (London), The Holywell Music Room (Oxford), King’s Place (London), The Arts House Singapore, Victoria Theatre Music Studio, the Esplanade Concert Hall and the Esplanade Recital Studio. Daniel has also understudied for Manuel Walser at the Oxford Lieder Festival and was the understudy for the Wigmore Hall/Royal Academy Song Recital. Recent performances include his role as Dr Blind in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts’ production of Strauss’s Der Fledermaus, the baritone solo in Duruflé’s Requiem for Tapestry of Sacred Music (2017) at the Esplanade Concert Hall, the bass solo in Bach’s Magnificat with the Celebration Chorus, the 7th Singapore Lieder Festival at the Victoria Concert Hall Music Studio with the Sing Song Club as well as a recital performance at the Lee Foundation Theatre.
Daniel is also the winner of the Marjorie Thomas Song competition at the Royal Academy of Music and a runner-up at the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize. He was also highly commended at the prestigious Mozart Singing Competition and at the Major Van Someren-Godfrey English Song Prize.
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