Author: Daisy

Why we should book now for the show described as “a two-hour programme of sensational, affordable, family entertainment, capturing all the thrills and fun of the circus of yesteryear with all the skill and daring of today’s circus heroes.”

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Never has Cape Town Opera been in such hot demand worldwide. Perhaps not surprising, since the mother city nurtures some world-class talent both in its singers and in its directors. Now is the chance to snap up a season ticket for 2017 – just R1400 for five productions (R950 for the under 30s!) – and support this exciting talent.

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“The play is rich and funny and very original. Clichés are out of the door, new comparisons are tested and age-old ideologies are brushed aside.”

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“An extremely funny play, but underneath the humour is a razor-sharp commentary on religion, tradition and family values. The comic timing of the actors is superb and even the silences convey meaning.”

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“Sensational dancing and exquisitely designed costumes come together beautifully to evoke the trademark youthful exuberance of J. M. Barrie, keeping the unforgettable tale and the colourful world of Neverland alive.”

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Award-winning director Marthinus Basson launches Cape Town Opera’s 2017 season with a contemporary staging of Verdi’s Rigoletto that places themes of power, money, corruption, abuse, misogyny and prejudice in an African context.

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“Nolovuyiso Mpofu steals the show as Gilda. She sings “Caro nome” with every silvery note exuding romance. The bell-like clarity of her voice extends all the way to her most stratospheric high notes.”

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The Woordfees literary arts week promises a creative season alive with theatre, poetry, exhibitions, live music, film and more, in both English and Afrikaans. Hosted in various venues around beautiful Stellenbosch, there are of course more than a few tempting wine and food detours on the programme: look out for the Word-and-Wine dinners with well-known authors.

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