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Performer: Cape Town Opera

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Cape TownPuccini: La bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Puccini: La bohème
Jeremy Silver; Matthew Wild; Cape Town Opera; Kathrin Frosch; Ingo Krügler; Galeano Salas; Sarah-Jane Brandon

Cape TownL. van Beethoven: Fidelio in concert

L. van Beethoven: Fidelio in concert
Beethoven: Fidelio
Jeremy Silver; Cape Town Opera; Mandisinde Mbuyazwe; Johanni van Oostrum; Brittany Smith; Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

Cape TownMozart: Così fan tutte

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Jeremy Silver; Steven Stead; Cape Town Opera; University of Cape Town Symphony Orchestra

Cape TownHumperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Cape Town Opera; Ané Pretorius; Brittany Smith; Jenni Bank
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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

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

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

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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