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EVENTS

2020
Save the date!

Cape Town Opera returns to London on Tuesday 26 May 2020 at Middle Temple with Grace Notes, an African and European sacred music concert featuring our 12-voice a capella chorus. Commissioned by and premiered at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Grace Notes and has since toured to Germany, Austria, Hungary and Luxembourg, with performances in Cape Town at Zeitz MOCAA and St George’s Cathedral. Click here for more information: Grace Notes

2019

CLICK HERE to meet CTO’s Young artists performing in the UK this summer

Tuesday 9 July: Temple Church, London
19h00
Cape Town Opera – Sacred Music in Concert
Tickets: £15 and £25
Bookings: Ph 020 7427 5641 or via www.templemusic.org

It has been a pleasure for Cape Town Opera to conceive a program that spiritually unites African sacred music with the canon of Western church music and oratorio. By accompanying the repertoire with guitar and drawing on improvisatory aspects of Western baroque music in particular, CTO’s singers distill each work to its core message. We inviting the audience to re-hear these masterpieces and their texts freshly, through the voices of South African artists and the lens of traditional African song.

Thursday 11 July: 22 Mansfield Street, Marylebone
19h00
Cape Town Opera Young Artists in Concert – Private

Cape Town Opera’s singers kick off their year in the UK at the Buxton International Festival’s 40th Anniversary opening weekend, with a series of concerts from 5 to 8 July. Our annual London concert for Patrons of the UK Friends of CTO follows at “Music at 22 Mansfield Street”, home of the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust, an intimate musical venue for our six soloists. The evening includes music by Bellini, Donizetti, Handel and traditional Xhosa, Venda and Zulu music accompanied Marie-Elise Boyer on piano, with a drinks and canape reception following.

 

Mezzo-soprano Ané Pretorius; tenor Sipho Fubesi; soprano Brittany Smith; tenor Lunga Hallam; soprano Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi; baritone Thando Zwane.

Past concert events

2018       St George’s Hanover Square

2017       Bonhams

2016       Wigmore Hall

2015       Leighton House Museum

2014       Leighton House Museum

2013       Private Home

2012       The Wallace Collection

In addition, Cape Town Opera tours extensively across the UK and Ireland

2017       Tiger Bay: Cardiff

2016       Mandela Trilogy: Birmingham, Dublin, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton

2014       Show Boat: Birmingham, Cardiff, Dublin, Manchester

2012       Porgy and Bess: Birmingham, Cardiff, Southampton, Edinburgh, Canterbury, London

               Mandela Trilogy: Cardiff

2009      Porgy and Bess: Cardiff, Edinburgh, London