R. WAGNER

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AUG 17.19.23.26

The myth of the cursed sea captain and his ghostly ship comes home to the Cape of Good Hope in a spectacular new production in the Naspers Opera Masters series. CTO Associate Music Director Tim Murray leads the CPO through the tempestuous straits of Wagner’s elemental score, while Matthew Wild’s new production unleashes the ghosts of Dutch colonialism in the modern Mother City.
Johanni van Oostrum, one of the finest South African singers working in Europe, makes her CTO debut in the role of Senta, with South African baritone Jaco Venter returning from Wagnerian triumphs in Germany to make his role debut as the Dutchman.

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The myth of the cursed sea captain and his ghostly ship comes home to the Cape of Good Hope, in a spectacular new production in the Naspers Opera Masters series. CTO Associate Music Director Tim Murray leads the CPO through the tempestuous straits of Wagner’s elemental score, while Matthew Wild’s new production unleashes the ghosts of Dutch colonialism in the modern Mother City.

Johanni van Oostrum, one of the finest South African singers working in Europe, makes her CTO debut in the role of Senta, with South African baritone Jaco Venter returning from Wagnerian triumphs in Germany to make his role debut as the Dutchman.
The Dutchman Jaco Venter
Senta Johanni van Oostrum
Daland Gregory Frank
Erik Samuel Sakker
Mary Violina Anguelov (17 + 26 AUG) / Nonhlanhla Yende (19 + 23 AUG)
Steuermann Lukhanyo Moyake
The Cape Town Opera Chorus Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Tim Murray
Director Matthew Wild
Designer Michael Mitchell
Lighting Designer Kobus Rossouw
Choreographer Celeste Botha
VIDEO DESIGNER Kirsti Cumming