Local talent on show at Brunei’s historical musical orchestra

Izah Azahari

Sutera Memento will present Kastela, a Brunei historical musical orchestra theatre, for the first time on October 12 and 13 at the Indah Hall of Peak Performance Sdn Bhd at the Royal Brunei Recreational Club (RBRC).

Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sutera Memento Hajah Kartini Dewi binti Abdulla in her capacity as the producer, co-director, script writer and lyricist of Kastela, Director of Operations and Finance Bazilah binti Ali in her capacity as the co-director and lead singer, and Director of Production Qayyimah Bazilah in her capacity as the co-director held a press conference on the musical at the Sejahtera Hall of Peak Performance Sdn Bhd at the RBRC yesterday.

The show will begin at 8pm and doors will be open for the audience at 7pm. The two-and-a-half-hour show will involve about 30 young local actors with 19 actors playing the main characters who were introduced during the press conference.

The audience will be able to listen to their original soundtrack Cinta Kastela during the show.

According to the actors, they began preparations two months ago after auditioning in July this year. The show will portray historical re-enactment of the Castile War during the 16th Century which depicts the Sultanate’s atmosphere during that era, its warriors and nobles who evaded the Spanish invasion to uphold the Brunei Empire.

Sutera Momento CEO Hajah Kartini Dewi binti Adullah speaks during the press conference. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI