Cape Town Opera revealed its exciting programme for 2016 at a glitzy function at the Portside Building earlier this week. Cape Town’s tallest building played host to the 2016 reveal, with various stakeholders and high profile opera fans in attendance.
The 2016 season promises to be one that should excite just about every opera goer, while at the same time enticing new converts to the art form – featuring as it will productions that range from the most well known works in the cannon, to daring firsts for Cape Town.
2016 programme highlights:
• ‘Salome’ by Richard Strauss at the Artscape Opera House on March 15, 17 and 19, to be directed by Matthew Wild (Pictured).
Conducted by Gerard Korsten and starring British dramatic soprano Allison Oakes and American tenor Allan Glassman;
• Duet Gala with international stars Pretty Yande and Sunnyboy Dladla at the Artscape Opera House on March 21, to be conducted by Kamal Khan;
• 35th Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition at the Artscape Opera House on July 2 – the first time this prestigious competition will be held outside of Europe;
• Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’, from September 27 to October 1, at the Baxter Theatre, directed by Matthew Wild, conducted by Kamal Khan and starring students from the UCT Opera School;
• A restaging of Michal Williams’ successful and spectacular production of Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ at the Artscape Opera House, on October 20, 22, 25, 27 and 29. The production last played to sell out houses in 2011.
• Claudio Monteverdi’s ‘Orfeo’ at the Artscape Opera House on November 19, 20, 23, 24 and 26. This production will mark celebrated and award winning theatre director and designer Jaco Bouwer’s first collaboration with Cape Town Opera.
More info coming soon.
* For season ticketing information, visit www.capetownopera.co.za.