C. MONTEVERDI

Orfeo

19 . 11 .16

Award-winning director and designer Jaco Bouwer (Balbesit, Rooiland, and Samsa-Masjien) makes his CTO debut with the first African production of Monteverdi’s haunting Orpheus opera, the earliest operatic work which has retained a place in the international canon.
Created with collaborators Magdalene Minnaar, Ina Wichterich, Wolf Britz and Bridget Ann Baker, Bouwer’s production traces Orpheus’ descent into darkness as he searches the underworld for his departed wife, Euridice.

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Award-winning director and designer Jaco Bouwer (Balbesit, Rooiland, and Samsa-Masjien) makes his CTO debut with the first African production of Monteverdi’s haunting Orpheus opera, the earliest operatic work which has retained a place in the international canon.
Created with collaborators Magdalene Minnaar, Ina Wichterich, Wolf Britz and Bridget Ann Baker, Bouwer’s production traces Orpheus’ descent into darkness as he searches the underworld for his departed wife, Euridice.
19. 26. November @ 18:00
20 November @ 15:00
23. 24. November @ 19:30
Artscape Theatre, Cape Town











Orfeo Johannes Slabbert
Euridice LeOui Rendsburg
Messenger Annemarie Steenkamp/Frances du Plessis
La Musica/Eco Ipeleng Kgatla
Proserpina Jacobi de Villiers
Orchestra Camerata Tinta Barocca
Conductor Erik Dippenaar
Director + Set Designer Jaco Bouwer
Associate Director Magdalene Minnaar
Choreographer Ina Wichterich
Costume Designer Bridget Ann Baker
Lighting Designer Wolf Britz