01 Jul 2011
Bangkok Opera has already accomplished more than companies many times its age. It has mounted operas ranging from chamber works like Dido and Aeneas and Turn of the Screw to full-blown productions of Madama Butterfly and Turandot. Among other ventures, it has embarked on a Ring cycle (Das Rheingold was presented last February; Die Walküre is due in July), the first to be fully staged and produced by an Asian company.
Bangkok Opera is the only company in southeast Asia operating with a full season (five productions per year). Opera Siam, Opera Siam International, Siam Philharmonic Orchestra, Siam Sinfonietta, and Siam Orpheus Choir are all individual departments within the Bangkok Opera Foundation.
The Bangkok Opera is the fastest-growing opera company in the region, with an innovative and exciting program that has been praised internationally.