The Cape Town Opera Season starts on Wednesday, February 5, with ‘African Angels’ featuring the International Opera Chorus for a concert at Artscape. Another concert will follow at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre on February 15.
After a successful 33-city tour of The Netherlands and Belgium, Cape Town Opera’s ‘African Angels’ returns home with a fantastic program of moving and uplifting African songs mixed with American gospel and opera classics. ‘African Angels’ is a new Cape Town Opera concert, filled with choreographed dance and music performed by 18 of the company’s best chorus singers.
Audiences can look forward to being treated to the best of Gershwin – ‘Summertime’, ‘I got plenty o’ nuttin’ and ‘Oh Lawd, I’m on my way’ from ‘Porgy & Bess’ – traditional spirituals such as ‘The Battle of Jericho’ and ‘Ol’Time Religion’ and classic South African songs such as ‘Weeping’ and ‘Come Colours Rise’.
‘African Angels’ is directed by well-known Dutch chanteuse Leoni Jansen, with choreography by Jacki Job and musical direction by Albert Horne. “I get excited when I see the absolute passion that the group brings out. The spirit is wonderful. African Angels has a wide variety and shows all the skills and depth of the company,” says Cape Town Opera’s Artistic Director Christine Crouse.
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