We’re excited to feature one of our Young Artists, soprano Brittany Smith (seen most recently as Musetta in La bohème this past February) in a lieder performance video accompanied by UCT Head of Opera Jeremy Silver and Refiloe Olifant on violin at the beautiful Casa Labia in Muizenberg, South Africa. This recording is part of Phoenix Central Park Behind Doors project, an initiative of the Judith Neilson Head Trust. AVAILABLE TO WATCH HERE FROM 16:00 CAT TUES 16 JUNE 2020.
PERGOLESI – STABAT MATER
A collaboration between Cape Town Opera, Camerata Tinta Barocca and Cape Town City Ballet which provides an emotional and artistic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, conceptualized specifically for filming and digital dissemination. The text reflects on the suffering of Mary at the Crucifixion, and Pergolesi’s compact setting provides the jumping-off-point for our reflection on grief caused by this pandemic, and social and spatial alienation arriving in its wake. Two CTO Young Artist singers will be joined by six dancers, accompanied by a baroque orchestra, creating a choreographed staging within the realities of social/physical distancing. The piece will be abridged to 23 minutes for potential television broadcast. CTCB has approached young London-based South African choreographer Mthuthuzeli November to choreograph. Broadcast via Zoom has been scheduled for June/July 2020, exact dates will be advised shortly. Thanks to the City of Cape Town and the Rupert Music Foundation for their support of this project.
THE GERSHWINS’ – PORGY AND BESS
Theater an der Wien
We’re thrilled to announce that our award-winning Cape Town Opera chorus will join the prestigious Theater an der Wien’s Porgy and Bess cast for their October 2020 production in Austria, directed by CTO’s Artistic Director Matthew Wild. To read more about this thrilling new collaboration between our two companies, CLICK HERE
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Cape Town Opera’s scheduled return to London on Wednesday 16 September 2020 has been postponed and updates will be made available as soon as possible.
2019 Buxton International Festival2019 Temple Church, London
2019 22 Mansfield Street, Marylebone
2018 St George’s Hanover Square
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