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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, The Fairy Queen promises to be an evening of Baroque opera at its most entertaining, performed under the stars in the late Cape summer.
2.3.4.5 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
Running Time    2 hours 45 min – 3 hours; 1 interval
Performance dates
Fri, 2 March 2018 – 20:30
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