Company Objectives

EUROPEAN CHAMBER OPERA in association with BANGKOK GRAND OPERA

1. Performances of large-scale and mid-scale operas in Bangkok

2. Chamber works with piano within the Asian and United Arab Emirates annual Echo tour

3. Full-scale performances of opera with an orchestra in Europe and United States of America

 

ORCHESTRA

1. Professional - will be drawn from professional Thai musicians of excellence

2. Youth Orchestra - through the “main” orchestra will be composed of professional musicians, the company will also form a young,

non-professional orchestra to accompany some of the ’Studio Productions’, as well as performances of non-operatic works

YOUTH ORCHESTRA

1. Training - annual masterclasses with The Soloists of London, a UK-based group of leading musicians; participation in other workshops,

as well as opera and symphony performances

 

OUTREACH SCHOOLS

1. Let’s Make An Opera - a campaign that aims to encourage children to compose performances, practice design, create costumes,

provide direction, and perform in opera or musical pieces of their own; to use contemporary ideas or stories taken from Thai folklore

2. Performances - BGO singers will perform specially-adapted operas for audiences of school children

 

THAI CLASSICAL DANCE AND SONG

The Company has plans to look into the possibility of mounting a Thai Classical Dance and Song show for performances abroad.

TO PRESENT A WIDE RANGE OF OPERA REPERTOIRE

1. Genres: OPERA From Early to Contemporary

2. Size - chamber, mid-scale, full-scale

3. Nationality - global

 

TO CHAMPION NEW THAI SINGERS

1. Training - “Holistic” training/opera school - TYCA: workshops, celebrity masterclasses

2. Rehearsals - for opera performances - to include “training in rehearsals”

3. Performances - to stretch singers into new and demanding roles, and to provide a platform for artists

 

CELEBRITY MASTERCLASSES

Drawn from world-renowned teachers and performers. To teach and coach

Thai singers in a regular series of masterclasses.

1. Advanced professional vocal technique

2. International Opera House standard coaching in the important repertoire

3. Stagecraft from teachers of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London

4. The art of stage fighting from “Shakespearean” fight experts

5. Specialist interpretation form world-renowned specialists

6. Intense musicianship study by internationally acclaimed coaches and conductors

7. Live performance study by internationally acclaimed opera singers.

8. Audition technique by international agents, coaches, singers, and opera managers and conductors.

 

TO DISCOVER NEW COMPOSERS

1. Identify - new works through competition

2. Opera Lab - letting new composers participate in “workshops” with directors and singers

3. Opera Studio - present new works in ‘studio form’, encourage feedback from audiences

and participants to foster further development prior to ‘Main House performances'

 

TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG

1. Directors

2. Set Designers

3. Costume Designers

4. Lighting Designers

5. Stage Technicians