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  • BUXTON FESTIVAL FOUNDATION CONCERT
    19:00-21:30
    2019-07-05
    Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, UK

    Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, UK

    Cape Town Opera & Northern Chamber Orchestra
    Adrian Kelly conductor
    To mark the opening of the Festival’s 40th Anniversary season, singers from the Buxton Festival Company combine with the visiting young artists from Cape Town Opera Young Artists Programme as well as rising stars from the Royal Northern College of Music for a celebratory concert. The Northern Chamber Orchestra will be in the pit, conducted by incoming Artistic Director, Adrian Kelly.
    They will present works from well-loved works by Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Bizet and Johann Strauss II. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute are two of his most enduring masterpieces. We will hear scenes from the beginning of one work and the rousing conclusion of the latter. Bizet’s Carmen boasts perhaps more memorable tunes than any other in the repertoire, including the ‘Habanera’, and the ‘Toreador Song’. And finally, Strauss’ greatest operetta, Die Fledermaus conjures up the decadent world of fin-de-siècle Vienna.

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  • CAPE TOWN OPERA – OUT OF AFRICA (SOLD OUT)
    19:00-21:00
    2019-07-06
    Haddon Hall, Bakewell, UK

    Haddon Hall, Bakewell, UK

    Young African voices will bring fresh magic to Derbyshire’s historic Haddon Hall in July.
    The medieval fortified manor house, home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners, will see the young stars of Cape Town Opera present two concerts which will bring traditional African culture to new audiences in a 900 year-old setting.
    Six singers will be accompanied by piano for Out of Africa, a mixture of Gospel, traditional South African folk music, jazz and some light opera in the Elizabethan Long Gallery, reputed to be one of the most beautiful rooms in England and blessed with perfect acoustics. Guests will be welcomed before the event with drinks in the terraced Walled Gardens which cascade down to the River Wye.
    Haddon Hall has ‘starred’ in many TV shows and Hollywood films, from the fantasy adventure The Princess Bride to three versions of Jane Eyre, including Franco Zeffirelli’s masterpiece.

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  • CTO Young Artists in Germany
    19:00-22:00
    2019-07-07-2019-09-23
    Hamburg: Laeiszhalle Hleiner Saal

    Hamburg: Laeiszhalle Hleiner Saal

    CTO Young Artists in Concert in Germany in September
    17th Hamburg: Laeiszhalle Hleiner Saal
    19th Esslingen: Stadtkirche St Dionys
    20th Germering (Munich): Germering City Hall
    23rd Dortmund: Ballettzentrum Westfalen
    CTO Patrons Gerda and Helmut Jung, have once again co-ordinated concerts for CTO’s Young artists in Germany. We’re so appreciative and thrilled that this initiative continues to grow year on year.

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  • CAPE TOWN OPERA IN CONCERT
    19:00-21:00
    2019-07-08
    Spencer Hill, Wimbledon, London SW19 4NZ, UK

    Spencer Hill, Wimbledon, London SW19 4NZ, UK

    The Cape Town Opera singers bring highlights of their Out of Africa, a mixture of Gospel, traditional South African folk music, jazz and some light opera and Grace Notes, a programme of sacred music from around the globe to the superb acoustic of St John’s Church.

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  • CAPE TOWN OPERA – SACRED MUSIC IN CONCERT
    18:00-21:30
    2019-07-09

    Temple Church, London, UK

    Temple Church, London, UK

    Cape Town Opera’s exciting Young Artists will perform a program of African sacred music that spiritually unites with the canon of Western church music and oratorio. By accompanying the repertoire with guitar and drawing on improvisatory aspects of Western baroque music in particular, CTO’s singers distill each work to its core message. Listen to these masterpieces and their texts freshly, through the voices of South African artists and the lens of traditional African song.
    Tickets: £15 and £25
    Bookings: Ph 020 7427 5641 or via www.templemusic.org

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  • CAPE TOWN OPERA – YOUNG ARTISTS IN CONCERT (PRIVATE)
    18:30-21:30
    2019-07-11
    22 Mansfield Street, Marylebone, London, UK

    22 Mansfield Street, Marylebone, London, UK

    Cape Town Opera’s singers kick off their year in the UK at the Buxton International Festival’s 40th Anniversary opening weekend, with a series of concerts from 5 to 8 July. Our annual London concert for Patrons of the UK Friends of CTO follows at “Music at 22 Mansfield Street”, home of the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust, an intimate musical venue for our six soloists. The evening includes music by Bellini, Donizetti, Handel and traditional Xhosa, Venda and Zulu music accompanied Marie-Elise Boyer on piano, with a drinks and canape reception following.

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  • CLASSICAL NOTES WITH CAPE TOWN OPERA AND DE KUILEN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CHOIR
    16:00-17:15
    2019-07-20

    51 Van Riebeeck Rd, Kuils River, Cape Town, South Africa

    51 Van Riebeeck Rd, Kuils River, Cape Town, South Africa

    Award-winning choirs join forces for an afternoon of song, 18 members Cape Town Opera chorus and 98 choristers of the De Kuilen High Girls’ choir will fill the NG Kerk Moedergemeente, Van Riebeeck road, Kuilsriver with their powerful voices at 16:00 on Saturday 20 July. The programme includes repertoire from CTO’s very successful production of Maria Stuarda (The Prayer Scene), sacred music from CTO’s international touring concerts of African Angels, African Passion and Grace Notes. Other highlights include ‘Homeward Bound’, ‘Ave Verum’ from Stabat Mater by Karl Jenkins, African American Spirituals such as ‘Elijah Rock’, ‘Wade in the water’, ‘The Battle of Jericho’ and ‘Didn’t My Lord deliver Daniel’ all arranged by Moses Hogan. A soloist from De Kuilen High School will join Siphesihle Mdena (CTOC tenor) to sing Panis Angelicus and CTO’s rising soloist, soprano Brittany Smith sings Moses Hogan’s beautiful and heartfelt arrangements of ‘Deep River’ and ‘Give me Jesus’.

    Tickets are R60 and can be purchased at Computicket.

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