The fifth edition of the annual Singapore International Jazz Festival (Sing Jazz) returns to Marina Bay Sands from 6 to 8 April. There might be your usual jazz suspects like Jamie Cullum and GoGo Penguin, but trust us when we say it’s not going to be a solely jazzy affair. Big names like Estelle and Lauryn Hill will also be performing over the weekend. If you’re fans of them, get your tickets to Sing Jazz now.
Giselle was first performed by the Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) in 1999. Almost two decades on, the two-act ballet is still one of the most well-loved classics in the troupe’s repertoire. Giselle is a tale of romance and betrayal, featuring choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, and scored by Adophe Adam.
Step right up, the circus is in town! Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus sets off to put a fresh, modern, and more humane spin on the traditional circus. In this edition, there are no real elephants, only lifelike puppets controlled by master puppeteers behind the scenes. Of course, the usual acrobatics, contortions, and trapeze artists will all still take centre stage once the lights go up.
Giacomo Puccini’s beloved opera “La bohème” comes to life by way of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Choir. Conductor Lan Shui will transport you into 19th-century bohemian Paris over four acts. Be prepared to go through a rollercoaster of emotions.
Summer’s here, and what better way to spend it than on your new yacht? Nautical lovers are in for a treat at the eighth edition of the Singapore Yacht Show. The on-water exhibition will see many of the region’s finest boats and world-class yachts gather in Sentosa Cove. A highlight of the show will be the M/Y Prana, a 55-metre phinisi (a traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ship).
(Photo credit: Reel Productions)