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Cape Town Opera and Naspers
in collaboration with Stellenbosch University – Music and Drama department
present
The Fairy Queen

Cape Town Opera will collaborate with Stellenbosch University’s Music and Drama Departments for the first time on a new production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen at the US Woordfees, as part of the Naspers Grand Masters series. Following his outstanding CTO debut with Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Erik Dippenaar returns to conduct the period instrument ensemble Camerata Tinta Barocca.

A new multilingual script by award-winning writer Wessel Pretorius draws inspiration from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wittily brought into the present day in Alan Swerdlow’s inventive production.

With striking designs by Michael Mitchell, Maritha Visagie and Kobus Rossouw created for the Spier Ampitheatre, and choreography by Sibonakaliso Ndaba, The Fairy Queen is an evening of Baroque opera at its most entertaining, performed under the stars in the late Cape summer.

3.4.5 March

Ticket prices:
From Computicket in advance:
R300.00 / R200.00 / R100.00
At venue on day of event:
R350.00 / R230.00 / R120.00

Performance venue 
SPIER Amphitheater, Stellenbosch
Age: 12+ (L)
Performance dates
Sat, 3 March 2018-20:30
Sun, 4 March 2018 -20:30
Mon, 5 March 2018 – 20:30

Creative Team
Conductor Erik Dippenaar
Director Alan Swerdlow
Scriptwriter Wessel Pretorius
Set Designer Michael Mitchell
Costume Designer Maritha Visagie
Lighting Kobus Rossouw
Choreographer Sibonakaliso Ndaba

Cape Town Opera have arranged a shuttle service, offering you return transport from Artscape to Spier, Stellenbosch to see The Fairy Queen at R100p/p.  Should you wish to secure a ride, please email info@capetownopera.co.za.   Terms and Conditions Apply:  Any passenger of a vehicle sourced by Cape Town Opera (CTO) for transport is doing so entirely at the passenger’s own risk. Any passenger understands and agrees that CTO is not liable for any loss or damages, howsoever caused, arising from or connected to transportation provided by CTO.

ORCHESTRA
Camerata Tinta Barocca

Baroque violin 1
Annien Shaw
Odile Lesch
Paul van Zuilenburg

Baroque violin 2
Jan-Hendrik Harley
Cara Coetzee
Petra van Besouw

Baroque viola
Emile de Roubaix
Lynn Rudolph

Baroque cello
Cheryl de Havilland

Viola da gamba
Kathryn Dercksen

Baroque double bass
Henrike Kovats

Theorbo/baroque guitar
Uwe Grosser

Recorder
Joshua Frank

Percussion
Frank Mallows/Ethan Rutter

Harpsichord
Erik Dippenaar

 

CAST
CADENZA  ….  MAGGIE GERICKE
PISCATOR  ….  DAVID VIVIERS
JERZY  ….  WILLEM LOCHNER
UTA  ….  MEGAN MEYER
ROBBIE  ….  PASCUAL WHITFIELD
ANNELINE  ….  LINDI JOUBERT
DRAMA STUDENT 1  ….  CANTONA JAMES
DRAMA STUDENT 2  ….  STEPHREN SAAYMAN
3 MINIONS  ….  ANNINE KREFT | KATYA ZOIO | ARET LAMBRECHTS
BARRYMORE  ….  PETRUS DU PREEZ
HERKULAAS  ….  ALISTAIR SEYMOUR

THE FAIRY QUEEN
PRELUDE
HORNPIPE
RONDEAU
***
COME LET US LEAVE THE TOWN – KATYA ZOIO, VAN WYK VENTER
SCENE OF THE DRUNKEN POET – OLIVER DRUCE,
JANA-MARI VAN DYK, MEGAN SCHROEDER, CHORUS
PRELUDE
COME ALL YE SONGSTERS – BLAINE JOSEPHS
MAY THE GOD OF WIT – BLAINE JOSEPHS, PHILLIP JORDAAN,
KEATON MANWARING
(ECHO: KATYA ZOIO, ALBIE LOTTERING, VAN WYK VENTER)
NOW JOIN YOUR WARBLING VOICES – CHORUS
SING WHILE WE TRIP I T – MEGAN SCHROEDER, CHORUS
***
IF LOVE’S A SWEET PASSION – MARINA PIENAAR, CHORUS
***
CORIDON AND MOPSA – PHILLIP JORDAAN,
LUSIBALWETHU SESANTI
***
WHEN I HAVE OFTEN HEARD – ANNINGE KREFT
***
NOW THE NIGHT – JANA-MARI VAN DYK, CHORUS
HAIL! GREAT PARENT – CHORUS
THUS THE EVER GRATEFUL SPRING – ANNA DU PLESSIS
HERE’S THE SUMMER, SPRIGHTLY, GAY – KIRSTEN PIENAAR
SEE, SEE MY MANY COLOURED FIELDS – BLAINE JOSEPHS
NOW WINTER COMES SLOWLY – KEATON MANWARING
FOURTH ACT TUNE
***
ACT FIVE PRELUDE
***
THRICE HAPPY LOVERS – MARINA PIENAAR
THE PLAINT – MARINA PIENAAR
***
THUS HAPPY AND FREE – KARLA BRITZ, CHORUS
YES, XANXI – XANDER KRITZINGER
***
HARK, NOW ALL THINGS – JANA-MARI VAN DYK
HARK! THE ECH’ING AIR – MEGAN SCHROEDER, CHORUS
***
SEE, I OBEY – VAN WYK VENTER
TURN THINE EYES – MEGAN SCHROEDER, JANA-MARI VAN DYK
MY TORCH INDEED – VAN WYK VENTER
***
THEY SHALL BE AS HAPPY – MEGAN SCHROEDER,
JANA-MARI VAN DYK, VAN WYK VENTER, CHORUS
CHACONNE

CHORUS
STUDENTS OF SU MUSIC DEPARTMENT VOICE DIVISION
ALBIE LOTTERING, ALENE HOLDER, ALIDA VAN DER WALT, AMY
MILES, ANNA DU PLESSIS, ANNINGE KREFT, ARET LAMBRECHTS,
BLAINE JOSEPHS, HENCO HUNTER, JANA-MARI VAN DYK, JOY
SPARG, KARLA BRITZ, KATYA ZOIO, KEATON MANWARING, KIRSTEN
PIENAAR, LINÉ KOEN, LORISSA BRINK, LUSIBALWETHU SESANTI,
MARINA PIENAAR, MEGAN SCHROEDER, MELODY SAMUELS,
OLIVER DRUCE, PHILLIP JORDAAN, SUMMER CARNE, TENEALE
MEAKER, VAN WYK VENTER, XANDER KRITZINGER
LEARNERS FROM MAKUPULA SECONDARY SCHOOL, KAYAMANDI
ABONGILE QUTHU, ATHOLA MANTYI, AVIWE TINZI, BABUSISIWE
MKOSI, EYETHU SIKHEXE, KHANYISA PETER, MALUSI VOLO,
UNATHI TSITSA, SIHLE YOSE, SILINDOKUHLE SIGONYA
TEACHER: ANDISWA SESANTI