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Performer: Cape Town Opera

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Cape Town Opera


Cape Town Opera has inspired audiences for twelve years with world-class stage productions, meaningful education and community outreach initiatives and valuable training programmes. The company has established itself as South Africa’s largest performing arts organisation and is gaining widespread international recognition and acclaim for its touring productions.

The world is waking up to the extraordinary qualities of South African singers, and Cape Town Opera is a key training ground, employer and international launch pad for local singers, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Opera has never been more relevant in this country, and this is the ideal time to become a part of the opera community, thereby ensuring that opera continues to enrich and transform the lives of both performers and audience members.

www.capetownopera.co.za

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An entertaining Mandela Trilogy

Mandla Mndebele (Mandela 3) and Siphamandla Yakupa (Winnie) © John Snelling
Good singing, incisive production and colourful choreography in The Mandela Trilogy make for many entertaining moments though inherent flaws in libretto and music fail to make it a satisfying, coherent whole. 
***11
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Stellar Lost in the Stars at Glimmerglass Festival

Chebet Too, Eric Owens (Stephen Kumalo) and Sean Panikkar (The Leader) in the Glimmerglass Festival  ©  Karli Cadel / Glimmerglass Festival
The seldom-seen opera musical Lost in the Stars found prominence Friday night, enrapturing a full house at Glimmerglass Festival in New York, moving some of the actors themselves to tears, and stirring the audience to its feet for curtain call.
*****
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Cape Town Opera: Mandela Trilogy at Wales Millenium Centre

Aubrey Poo, Aubrey Lodewyk and Thato Machona
Whatever I was expecting from the European première of Mandela Trilogy, a musical tribute to the life of the iconic Nelson Mandela, it certainly wasn’t humour. Yet it is to writer and director Michael Williams’ credit that he has managed to convey what could have been extremely tense and serious subject matter with vibrancy and flair.
***11
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Mal was Anderes: Salome in Kapstadt

Allison Oakes (Salome) © Kim Steven | Cape Town Opera
Kapstadt wagt den lohnenden Blick über den Tellerrand des Belcanto und zeigt eine Salome von begeisternder gesanglicher Leistung.
****1
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Postales desde Soweto

Escena de Porgy and Bess en el Teatro Real © Javier del Real
La Ópera de Ciudad de Cabo trae a Madrid una versión sin demasiadas sutilezas pero rebosante de movimiento, energía y pasión.  
***11
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