Kirstenbosch sees world-renowned Cape Town Opera return home

Kirstenbosch’s Summer Sunset Concerts are an iconic part of the Cape Town summer, and the vibrant lineup is consistently impressive. This Sunday, you can watch the award-winning, world-renowned Cape Town Opera as they return home to the gardens’ stage. Accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Brandon Phillips, the group’s glorious return takes place at a fitting location:... Read more → The post Kirstenbosch sees world-renowned Cape Town Opera return home appeared first on CapeTown ETC.

Kirstenbosch sees world-renowned Cape Town Opera return home

Kirstenbosch’s Summer Sunset Concerts are an iconic part of the Cape Town summer, and the vibrant lineup is consistently impressive.

This Sunday, you can watch the award-winning, world-renowned Cape Town Opera as they return home to the gardens’ stage.

Accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Brandon Phillips, the group’s glorious return takes place at a fitting location: the slopes of Table Mountain.


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Cape Town Opera’s artistic director, Magdalene Minnaar, says, “It is a joy to be able to perform once again in one of the Mother City’s most unique and iconic performance venues.”

The concert at Kirstenbosch will focus on paying homage to important contributors in opera. The powerful orchestration and magical choral singing fuse to create an inspiring performance.

Soloists Brittany Smith, Conroy Scott and Lukhanyo Moyake will blow you away with stellar vocal range and ability.

Under Marvin Kernelle’s musical direction, the event will feature Verdi’s “Overture” and the “Slave Chorus” from Nabucco, Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”, Beethoven’s “9th”, Bizet’s “Pearl Fishers” and more.

The Cape Town Opera functions as an expression of modern national identity by blending operatic classics with new South African works.

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“The City of Cape Town is proud to partner with Kirstenbosch to showcase one of South Africa’s largest performing arts organisations,” says Alderman JP Smith, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security.

“We are incredibly excited to see the Cape Town Opera back at Kirstenbosch, mesmerising the crowd at such an incredible setting.”

Guests can bring their own snacks or order picnics from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room or Moyo Restaurant five days in advance.

Tickets cost between R190-R260 and can be purchased here or via the Kirstenbosch Ticket Office.

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