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  • ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE (C.W.Gluck)
    19:30-21:00
    2019-09-03

    Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

    Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

    Gluck’s dream of creating a new style of opera, distinguished by classical simplicity and dramatic integrity, was exquisitely realised in his setting of the Orpheus story. Climaxing in the much-loved aria “J’ai perdu mon Eurydice”, his dramatization of Orphée’s descent into the underworld in pursuit of his wife Eurydice stands as a moving testament to the power of music.
    Conducted by CTO Associate Music Director Tim Murray, Matthew Wild’s new production will showcase the extraordinary talents of the CTO Chorus, using movement and poetic imagery to create a new vision of this haunting myth.

    The Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch, Cape Town 
    Cape Town Pops Orchestra, conducted by Tim Murray 
    September: Tuesday 3, Thursday 5, Saturday 7

    Book through Webtickets.

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  • ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE (C.W.Gluck)
    19:30-21:00
    2019-09-05

    Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

    Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

    Gluck’s dream of creating a new style of opera, distinguished by classical simplicity and dramatic integrity, was exquisitely realised in his setting of the Orpheus story. Climaxing in the much-loved aria “J’ai perdu mon Eurydice”, his dramatization of Orphée’s descent into the underworld in pursuit of his wife Eurydice stands as a moving testament to the power of music.
    Conducted by CTO Associate Music Director Tim Murray, Matthew Wild’s new production will showcase the extraordinary talents of the CTO Chorus, using movement and poetic imagery to create a new vision of this haunting myth.

    The Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch, Cape Town 
    Cape Town Pops Orchestra, conducted by Tim Murray 
    September: Tuesday 3, Thursday 5, Saturday 7

    Book through Webtickets.

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  • ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE (C.W.Gluck)
    18:00-19:30
    2019-09-07

    Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

    Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

    Gluck’s dream of creating a new style of opera, distinguished by classical simplicity and dramatic integrity, was exquisitely realised in his setting of the Orpheus story. Climaxing in the much-loved aria “J’ai perdu mon Eurydice”, his dramatization of Orphée’s descent into the underworld in pursuit of his wife Eurydice stands as a moving testament to the power of music.
    Conducted by CTO Associate Music Director Tim Murray, Matthew Wild’s new production will showcase the extraordinary talents of the CTO Chorus, using movement and poetic imagery to create a new vision of this haunting myth.

    The Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch, Cape Town 
    Cape Town Pops Orchestra, conducted by Tim Murray 
    September: Tuesday 3, Thursday 5, Saturday 7

    Book through Webtickets.

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  • PORGY AND BESS (IN CONCERT)
    All day
    2019-09-12

    Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is an opera of extreme complexity and technical difficulty. With its requirements for a large chorus of enormously talented black singers, the opera is ideal for Cape Town Opera’s pool of performers.

    This production of Porgy and Bess reflects the particular intensity and energy of South African singers. The daily reality of their lives and simply going home after a night’s work are more dangerous and more fraught with melodrama than any of the operas in which they perform.

    The action is set in the same era as Apartheid’s highest arrogance and worst excesses. With forced removals, demolitions of ancestral dwellings, and lack of respect for human rights, life was all too expendable and miserable for those people so conveniently forgotten by the few who lived in comfort and security. This is the story of Porgy and Bess, and Cape Town Opera’s production of Gershwin’s classic work reflects the spirit of optimism that pervades contemporary South Africa

    Alte Oper, Frankfurt
    September: Thursday 12, Friday, 13
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  • PORGY AND BESS (IN CONCERT)
    All day
    2019-09-13

    Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is an opera of extreme complexity and technical difficulty. With its requirements for a large chorus of enormously talented black singers, the opera is ideal for Cape Town Opera’s pool of performers.

    This production of Porgy and Bess reflects the particular intensity and energy of South African singers. The daily reality of their lives and simply going home after a night’s work are more dangerous and more fraught with melodrama than any of the operas in which they perform.

    The action is set in the same era as Apartheid’s highest arrogance and worst excesses. With forced removals, demolitions of ancestral dwellings, and lack of respect for human rights, life was all too expendable and miserable for those people so conveniently forgotten by the few who lived in comfort and security. This is the story of Porgy and Bess, and Cape Town Opera’s production of Gershwin’s classic work reflects the spirit of optimism that pervades contemporary South Africa

    Alte Oper, Frankfurt
    September: Thursday 12, Friday, 13
    Book here

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  • CTO Young Artists in Concert in Germany
    19:30-21:00
    2019-09-17

    Johannes-Brahms-Platz, 20355 Hamburg, Germany

    Johannes-Brahms-Platz, 20355 Hamburg, Germany

    CTO Patrons Gerda and Helmut Jung, have once again co-ordinated concerts for CTO’s Young artists in Germany. An initiative which continues to grow year on year showcasing outstanding performance and great talent by Cape Town Opera’s Young Artists.

    Laeiszhalle Kleiner Saal, Hamburg
    September: Tuesday, 17
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  • CTO Young Artists in Concert in Germany
    19:00-20:30
    2019-09-19

    Marktpl. 18, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

    Marktpl. 18, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

    CTO Patrons Gerda and Helmut Jung, have once again co-ordinated concerts for CTO’s Young artists in Germany. An initiative which continues to grow year on year showcasing outstanding performance and great talent by Cape Town Opera’s Young Artists.

    Stadtkirche St Dionys, Esslingen
    September: Thursday, 19
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  • CTO Young Artists in Concert in Germany
    19:00-20:30
    2019-09-23

    Ballettzentrum Westfalen, Florianstraße, Dortmund, Germany

    Ballettzentrum Westfalen, Florianstraße, Dortmund, Germany

    CTO Patrons Gerda and Helmut Jung, have once again co-ordinated concerts for CTO’s Young artists in Germany. An initiative which continues to grow year on year showcasing outstanding performance and great talent by Cape Town Opera’s Young Artists.

    Ballettzentrum Westfalen, Dortmund
    September: Monday, 23
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  • GRACE NOTES
    21:00-23:00
    2019-09-26

    Liebfrauenstraße 12, 54290 Trier, Germany

    Liebfrauenstraße 12, 54290 Trier, Germany

    Curated by Thuthuka Sibisi, Grace Notes, a unique concert of a cappella sacred music. Juxtaposing ancient and modern music from Europe and Africa, Grace Notes intersperses sacred compositions by Byrd, Palestrina, Duruflé and Pärt with religious music drawn from Xhosa, Venda, Zulu and Swahili traditions.
    Grace Notes is a moving reflection on the yearning to express spirituality through music, and uncovers lines of connection across continents and centuries. Its acclaimed premiere in France in 2016, have been followed by sell out performances in Cape Town in 2017 and 2018 and Cape Town Opera’s award winning chorus shines in Grace Notes.

    2019
    Sept 26th Trier (Germany): Mosel Muskfestival
    Sept 27th Nettetal-Lobberich (Germany): Catholic Church
    Sept 29th St Poelten (Austria): St Poelten Cathedral
    Oct 4th Esch-Sur-Alzette (Luxembourg): Conservatoire

    Book here

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  • GRACE NOTES
    20:00-22:00
    2019-09-27

    Nettetal-Lobberich Catholic Church

    Nettetal-Lobberich Catholic Church

    Curated by Thuthuka Sibisi, Grace Notes, a unique concert of a cappella sacred music. Juxtaposing ancient and modern music from Europe and Africa, Grace Notes intersperses sacred compositions by Byrd, Palestrina, Duruflé and Pärt with religious music drawn from Xhosa, Venda, Zulu and Swahili traditions.
    Grace Notes is a moving reflection on the yearning to express spirituality through music, and uncovers lines of connection across continents and centuries. Its acclaimed premiere in France in 2016, have been followed by sell out performances in Cape Town in 2017 and 2018 and Cape Town Opera’s award winning chorus shines in Grace Notes.

    2019
    Sept 26th Trier (Germany): Mosel Muskfestival
    Sept 27th Nettetal-Lobberich (Germany): Catholic Church
    Sept 29th St Poelten (Austria): St Poelten Cathedral
    Oct 4th Esch-Sur-Alzette (Luxembourg): Conservatoire

    Book here

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  • GRACE NOTES
    18:00-20:00
    2019-09-29

    Sankt Pölten Cathedral, Domplatz, Saint Pölten, Austria

    Sankt Pölten Cathedral, Domplatz, Saint Pölten, Austria

    Curated by Thuthuka Sibisi, Grace Notes, a unique concert of a cappella sacred music. Juxtaposing ancient and modern music from Europe and Africa, Grace Notes intersperses sacred compositions by Byrd, Palestrina, Duruflé and Pärt with religious music drawn from Xhosa, Venda, Zulu and Swahili traditions.
    Grace Notes is a moving reflection on the yearning to express spirituality through music, and uncovers lines of connection across continents and centuries. Its acclaimed premiere in France in 2016, have been followed by sell out performances in Cape Town in 2017 and 2018 and Cape Town Opera’s award winning chorus shines in Grace Notes.

    2019
    Sept 26th Trier (Germany): Mosel Musikfestival
    Sept 27th Nettetal-Lobberich (Germany): Catholic Church
    Sept 29th St Poelten (Austria): St Poelten Cathedral
    Oct 4th Esch-Sur-Alzette (Luxembourg): Conservatoire

    Book here

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