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BIOGRAPHY

"The artistic Product is the result of translated Perception "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Every artistic work is a work of the soul, and regardless of how a script or a libretto is written, it is my task as a director to bring out the truth and the core of each work, with the spirit of all who are a part of each project".

 

Born 1996, Heather is a Stage Director, Producer and founder of 2 Organisations. She is the first Singaporean to receive full formal education as an Opera Stage Director.

 

Stemming from her Classical Music Background, Heather found her Passion for Directing through her many experiences working with Artists and Individuals from all walks of Life - from conducting Choir, to being a Pianist and Classical Singer, and through Opera and Film-related productions.

 

Since 2017, she has been actively involved in assisting and directing staged works, and since 2020, filmic works. She received education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with a Magister Degree (mag. art) in Musiktheaterregie (Music Theater Direction) under Directors such as Beverly Blankenship, Helen Malkowsky and Michael Sturminger. Her passion to direct has also lead her to forming her own collective "Production Bohemia" and the organisation "Opera Festival Asia e.V". She has assisted and interned at productions, such as at Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, Neue Oper Wien and notably at Vienna State Opera for "Tristan und Isolde" with Calixto Bieito.

 

She has directed various operatic repertoire such as "Die Zauberflöte", "La Cenerentola", "La boheme", "Don Pasquale", "Carmen", "Le nozze di Figaro" and oratorio "Händels the Messiah", "Pagliacci" and self written Pastiches. In 2024, she will have two major productions, namely to stage Wagner’s “Wesendonck Lieder” at Staatstheater Augsburg, and “A day a Lily”, modern operatic work by Chen Zhangyi, at Stanford Arts House in Singapore. She will also be directing installative work "Immigration", a compiled song cycle from various composerrsin Singapore, to tell the story of migrant workers in South East Asia. Since September 2022, she is fixed at Staatstheater Augsburg as a directing Assistant for the department of Opera and Musicals, where she is also directing small to medium sized projects, alongside her international work.

In her Art, Heather aims to give perspectives that are "Schräg"- in English, "Oblique", inspired by untold stories, unconventional thinking and alternative lifestyles. In this respect, she works a lot with installative work. She is also a supporter of modern and digital theatre, but also works with traditional staging. She also does work that is easily accessible to all audiences, with ideas close to the heart, or as a spectacle.  

Languages: English, German, Chinese, basic Italian, basic Slovene, basic Melayu

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