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Opera and mak yong remixed for the staged story of Kelantan's 'Puteri Saadong'


Syafinaz as the titular princess in 'Opera Puteri Saadong'. – D’Catz At Work

Syafinaz as the titular princess in 'Opera Puteri Saadong'. – D’Catz At Work

Malaysia's first contemporary Malay opera has a suitably operatic subject: Puteri Saadong, a legendary princess, is said to have killed a man with a hairpin.

Among many dramatic episodes of her life, as told through Opera Puteri Saadong by D’Catz At Work and Universiti Teknologi Mara’s (UiTM) music faculty, there’s also murder, mayhem, mystery, magic, and plenty of classically-trained singers.

   

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