WRITER’S NOTE | Mandela Trilogy

Mandela Trilogy was written to be part of Cape Town Opera’s season, which coincided with South Africa hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2010. Unfortunately Mr Mandela never attended a live performance, though he did receive a recording of the production. If he did indeed watch the show, I wonder what…

Throwback to 2010

Back to 2010, A time when Madiba was still alive, a time when SA hosted the soccer world cup & a time when Mandela Trilogy: a tribute in song to Mandela, was still titled African songbook. Don’t miss it in 2018. https://youtu.be/JTlHcsnC5r4


Mandela Day is only 6 weeks away, you may want to celebrate it in song at Artscape at a performance of Mandela Trilogy – meet the conductor Tim Murray and secure your ticket HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYnMnlkACWU


Cape Town Opera’s Youth Development and Education team will stage Don Pasquale at Masiphatisane Primary School in Vredenburg, on Tuesday 15 May and at St Mary’s Primary School in Retreat, on Friday 18 May.  Cape Town Opera singers, Nkululeko Masuku, Lunga Hallam, Luvo Rasemeni, Jodie Khan, Martin Mkhize and Thando…

From CTO’s Artistic Director’s desk

The past two quarters have been challenging ones for the opera industry in South Africa, with the imminent closure of Gauteng Opera throwing a harsh spotlight onto the need for more sustained financial support for our professional companies, our training institutions, and our emerging singers. And while the economic climate…