Giving every voice a chance

On Monday 3rd April we wish Bon Voyage to CTO’s National Schools Tour. A team of seven singers, two drivers and one pianist will travel 4, 600 kilometres to assist students in underdeveloped areas to compete in the SASCE (South African Schools Choral Eistedfodd) competition. Every year, SASCE tests the…

A shockingly fresh, exciting and gritty Rigoletto

  Award-winning director Marthinus Basson launches CTO’s 2017 season with a contemporary staging of Verdi’s Rigoletto that places themes of power, money, corruption, abuse, misogyny and prejudice in an African context. Basson says: “I think human nature is pretty set and sophistication only a very thin veneer. When I was…

Cape Town Opera’s 2017 Season.

CTO’s 2017 season launches with an explosive meeting of South Africa’s foremost young singers directed by a veteran theatrical innovator. It includes a major new international musical and brings acclaimed international singers to the stage for the third in the Naspers Grand Masters series. RIGOLETTO Visionary director Marthinus Basson launches…