“The response to the discovery of the first diamond in South Africa was hilariously muted. “Stranger things… have come to pass in the world than the discovery of Diamonds in South Africa,” read The Colesberg Advertiser in April 1867.”
“The chorus scenes in Cape Town Opera’s new production of Richard Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer are astonishing! Very rarely have I so desperately wanted to see an opera again immediately after opening night.”
“Another striking element is the piece’s attention to visual detail with a plethora of excellently crafted installation art by Nicola Mayer – work that, in its own right, could be viewed as a standalone exhibition.”
“Ismaël Lô is brilliant, with a voice that could change your blood group. He and his band – his wife and daughter are his back-up singers – kept the audience enthralled, and baying for more when they left the stage.”
Perhaps the most special thing about this large, beautiful estate is the wildlife. On a daily basis guests might spot a herd of buck roaming the green, flamingoes in the nearby wetland, wild rabbits and birdlife indigenous to the area.
“Together with the prologue’s introduction to the quirky Don Quixote, played by Johnny Bovang, the brilliant Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra create an atmosphere of expectation that bursts into the energetic opening act.”
“If done right, a musical can become a classic that transcends generations; if not, it can become a new method of torture. Happily, Lottering has nailed it: this musical is captivating from start to finish.”
“They weaved seamlessly through high octane indie rock songs, power ballads and heartfelt acoustic tunes – making for a fully rounded, world-class show that would give any equivalent a run for its money.”