Cape Town Opera (CTO) presents a one-night-only Gala of opera featuring a selection of South African singers performing opera excerpts by Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti and others.
The line-up includes a number of South African singers who have achieved success abroad. Singers include Bongiwe Nakani and Lukhanyo Moyake returning from extended stints at the Wiener Volksoper; Thembinkosi Magagula from successes in Amsterdam and Aix-en-Provence; and Thesele Kemane from Oper Frankfurt.
After recent successes at CTO, Makudupanyane Senaoana, William Berger and Bongani Khubeka make a welcome return, supported by CTO Young Artists Brittany Smith, Ané Pretorius, Siphokazi Molteno, Nkululeko Mqobongo and Lwazi Dlamini.
The CTO Chorus sings under the direction of Marvin Kernelle, accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Gala is presented in support of the Duet Trust, a joint endowment for the continued support of Cape Town Opera and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, under the patronage of Mrs Wendy Ackerman.
Venue: Artscape Opera House, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
Cost: R300 to R400