Time & Date
October 26 - 27- 28, 7:30 PM – 11 PM
Beta KL, Retail, Unit 3 & 3A, Lot, 163 No. 10, Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
NegArt is proud to announce the next installment of FANTASIA, with more melodramatics, an abundance of staginess, additional dramatics, and lots of drama! Join us for an evening at the opera with FANTASIA II on October 26, 27 and 28.
FANTASIA II will entertain guests with classical opera pieces along with some unconventional pop twists. The evening will be conducted by Juan Montoya, and will feature pianist Bernard Tan, cellist Stephen Johnson, soprano singer Jane Song, tenor Yap Jin Hin, singer Eryn Gani, dancers Yacine, QQ, videographer Arnaud Blondel and is produced by Negar Sajadifar.
The red carpet is being unrolled, the tuxes are being pressed, the gowns are being fitted and the fashion police and paparazzi are ready to capture your best black tie look when you enter Beta KL.
Call your glam squad and be ready to walk the red carpet in your black tie finest on October 26, 27 and 28. Seating is limited so please book your tickets early.
The event is being sponsored by
Colombian conductor Juan Montoya has been the recipient of several international prizes, and his career includes various invitations as a guest conductor around the world.
His most recent opera engagements have included productions of L’Elisir d’Amore (2014), La Bohème (2016), La Fille du Regiment (2017), The Marriage of Figaro (2017), Hansel and Gretel (2018), Madama Butterfly (2018), La Traviata (2019), The Magic Flute (2019) and La Voix Humaine (2022) with the KLCO - Kuala Lumpur City Opera (Malaysia), where he has served as chief conductor since 2014. Also, the productions of Madama Butterfly in 2017 with the Rousse Opera in Bulgaria and in 2018 with the Hungarian Opera at Cluj-Napoca.
His symphonic concert engagements have included performances with the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Bentley Repertoire Orchestra, and UiTM Symphony Orchestra (Malaysia), EAFIT Symphony Orchestra (Colombia), Surabaya Symphony Orchestra (Indonesia), Michoacán Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), the National Symphony Orchestra of Paraguay, Cairo Symphony Orchestra (Egypt), and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (USA).
He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral and opera conducting from the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, as a student of Dr. Thomas Cockrell. He also works under the tutelage of Vance George of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Earlier, Montoya earned a double master’s degree in piano performance and orchestral conducting from the University of
Toledo, Ohio in 2009, and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the EAFIT University, in Medellín, Colombia in 2006.
Montoya’s awards include: Order of Merit “Don Juan del Corral – Silver Category (2019),” one of the highest civilian distinctions, given by the government of Colombia and the City Council of Medellín for his outstanding international performance career. In April of 2019, Montoya got nominated and won the “Best Music Director” award at the 16th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards in Malaysia, the most important art awards of this country. A third place at the prestigious “Blue Danube International Opera Conducting Competition” in Rousse, Bulgaria in 2017. First Prize (Golden Baton) at the “International Orchestral Conducting Competition” with the National Symphony Orchestra of Paraguay in 2016. A special mention from the jury at the “Second Black Sea Opera Conducting Competition,” in Constanța, Romania in 2016.
Juan Montoya now resides in Malaysia where he was the resident conductor of the KLCO – Kuala Lumpur City Opera, a post he held from 2014 until 2022, and is the current Director of Orchestral Studies at the UiTM University.
. Tickets are non-refundable after departure.
. Event location: Beta Kl, Unit 3 & 3A, Lot, Retail, 163 No. 10, Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur.
. Please arrive in your black tie and gowns at 7:30p.m. for photos on the red carpet.
. Free flowing G&T and canapes 7:30pm to 8:45pm.
. The one hour performance will start at 9 p.m. No late entry will be allowed.
. There will be no assigned seating so come early to claim your spot.
We're looking forward to seeing you there.