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.

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.



Theater an der Wien
October 2020

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

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.

Past concerts

2019   Buxton International Festival 

2019   Temple Church, London

2019   22 Mansfield Street, Marylebone

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