- 0505.July.FridayBuxton 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.
- 0606.July.SaturdayHaddon 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.
- 0707.July.SundayHamburg: 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.
- 0808.July.MondaySpencer 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.
- 0909.July.TuesdayTemple Church, LondonTemple 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