The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Cape Town Opera joint endowment trust, aptly named Duet, was established by Wendy Ackerman in August 2014 for the advancement and preservation of both companies. The purpose of Duet is to build a fund to ensure that there is sufficient income to provide on-going injections of money to both Cape Town Opera and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cape Town Opera and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra are excited to announce that South African tenor Levy Sekgapane, first prize winner of Placido Domingo’s prestigious Operalia 2017 competition, will headline a one night only (24th October) Duet Gala Concert at the Artscape Opera House in support of the fundraising efforts of The Duet Endowment Trust.
Since winning the Belvedere Singing Competition in 2015, Sekgapane has rapidly become one of the world’s most sought-after young Rossini tenors, triumphing in high-flying bravura roles in major opera houses including Munich, Copenhagen and Rome.
Two other Belvedere winning South African singers, soprano Noluvuyiso Mpofu and baritone Mandla Mndebele, will star alongside Sekgapane, supported by an impressive roster of local singers and the Cape Town Opera Chorus.
Drawing inspiration from two of Sekgapane’s most admired roles, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville and Prince Ramiro in La Cenerentola, the Gala will feature a sparkling programme of arias, duets and ensembles from operas by Mozart, Rossini, Massenet and Richard Strauss.
Cape Town Opera’s Associate Music Director Tim Murray will conduct the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in this not-to-be-missed highlight of Cape Town Opera’s 2017 season.
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Bookings for Duet Gala open at Computicket on Thursday 31st August