Save the date! Cape Town Opera returns to London on Wednesday 16 September 2020 in a new collaborative concert for our patrons with the University of Cape Town Opera School. CTO and UCT singers will also engage in educational workshops with area schools during their residency in London.
Tuesday 9 July: Temple Church, London
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
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.
Past concert events
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