My debut as “day-trip taker” was to see Stuttgart Ballet performing John Cranko’s Onegin at the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore, back in November 2014. Since then, I’ve been taking day trips (usually on Saturdays) to Singapore just to see a performance (dance, musical, theatre) when the show doesn’t stop by in Jakarta. It used to be a once-a-year “programme”, but has become increasingly often from this year. 😀

There were only three shows in two days by the ballet troupe. I attended the second one, on Saturday, 1 November afternoon. Bought the most expensive ticket. 🙂 The show featured veterans Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel in the leading roles. According to the programme, the other two shows featured Anna Osadcenko and Miriam Kacerova on their first debuts as Tatiana.

It was an amazing performance. Both Amatriain and Vogel showed that they were indeed world class dancers. The critical pas de deux in Act I was executed flawlessly. And I could even feel the emotions as Amatriain’s Tatiana struggled with her feelings in the end of Act III. Everything was superb and I was happy because my own “debut” was a success. 🙂


Stuttgart Ballet
(part of Esplanade’s Da:ns Festival)
Esplanade Theatre, Singapore
1 November 2014 matinée
Tatiana: Alicia Amatriain
Onegin: Friedemann Vogel
Olga: Angelina Zuccarini
Lenski: Daniel Camargo
Gremin: Damiano Pettenella