OperaViva 2014 Fundraising Event - Charlie Chaplin
Alliance Française de Singapour
Saturday & Sunday , 5-6 April 2014
Celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the creation of the iconic little tramp character, as well as the 125th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s birth. Operaviva Ltd is proud to present the screening of three of Chaplin’s iconic short films - THE KID AUTORACES AT VENICE, THE IMMIGRANT, and THE VAGABOND with ‘live’ music performed by the Young Musician Foundation Orchestra Singapore.
Movies to be screened with LIVE Chamber Orchestra:
THE KID AUTORACES AT VENICE (1914)
This was Chaplin’s 2nd released silent film in which Chaplin wore his famous tramp costume that was first released in 1914. Made by Keystone Studios and directed by Henry Lehrman, the movie portrays Chaplin as a spectator at a 'baby-cart race' in Venice, Los Angeles, who keeps getting in the way of the camera and interferes with the race, causing great frustration to the public and participants. The film was shot during the Junior Vanderbilt Cup, an actual race with Chaplin and Lehrman improvising gags in front of real-life spectators.
THE VAGABOND (1916)
Charlie Chaplin’s third film with Mutual Films, released to theaters in July 1916, co-starred Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Leo White and Lloyd Bacon. This film echoed Chaplin's work on The Tramp, with more drama and pathos mixed in with the comedy. It begins with the Tramp playing music to raise money, and instead finds the abused girl (played by Edna) living in a gypsy camp.
THE IMMIGRANT (1917)
Charlie Chaplin's 61st film ‘The Immigrant’ was released in June 1917. It stars Charlie Chaplin as an immigrant coming to the United States who is accused of theft on the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, and befriends a young woman along the way. It also stars Edna Purviance and Eric Campbell.
Witness the majesty and brilliance of Charlie Chaplin’s ground-breaking early movies as we breathe life into the silent movie era once more, in a centennial celebration of Charlie Chaplin.
OperaViva 2010 Gala Dinner
The Tanglin Club, Churchill Room
Friday, 12 November 2010 @ 7.30pm
OperaViva's Gala Dinner 2010 was held on Friday, 12 November 2010, 7.30pm at The Tanglin Club, Churchill Room with a full house.
The evening kicked off with our MC Frank DeMeglio inviting our committee chair Karen Koh to commence the evening’s programme. Followed by John Sharpley, one of our founding directors introduction to the *OperaViva Club and its activities. The evening proceeded with beautiful performances by Kristin Solverson, Melvin Tan, Gabrielle Maes, all accompanied by John Sharpley on piano and Mervyn Lee our young pianist. One of the highlights for the evening was International guest artiste, Tian Hao Jiang , from the Metropolitan Opera House, presentation accompanied by Dr Ling Ai Ee on piano. (Mr Tian will be performing his one-man show From Mao to the Met on 16 and 17 December 2010. Tickets from $25 are available at SISTIC)
The climax of the evening was a game of match-the-playing-cards lucky draw. Mr Prasenjit Duara our lucky winner walked away with the shared table prize of a 3 Nights and 4 Days stay at Villa Amala, Ubud, Bali generously sponsored by Mrs Tseng Ee Cheng. Our supportive guests also purchased all 30 pots of sponsored Golden Orchids at $100 a piece!
The evening was a success and OperaViva was able to reach its goal to raise funds to operate its bi-monthly appreciation program, the OperaViva Club* and its new Opera Incubator Project which focuses on mentoring aspiring opera writers/composers to create a new work.
Thank you to all our wonderful guests, donor and sponsors. The evening’s success was due to your presence and kind support!
Baroque Pearls and Broadway Gems Fundraising Dinner 2009
The Tanglin Club, Churchill Room
06 November 2009 @ 7.30pm
On Friday, 6 November 2009, the elegant Churchill Room served as the backdrop for a night to remember, featuring Opera and Broadway performances by Stella Zhou, Kristin Symes, Chia Wee Kiat, Martin Ng, Leow Siak Fah and guest artiste, Nancy Yuen accompanied by Ling Ai Ee on piano. Local band – Rogan Josh had the guests dancing in their seats and on the open dance floor.
The evening’s sumptuous dinner was prepared by the award-winning Chef Louis Tay from the Tanglin Club and wines were sponsored by Frosts Food & Beverage.
For more information on Baroque Pearls and Broadway Gems 2010, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.