Learners enjoy opera

2017-11-16 06:01
Learners enjoyed every moment of the show.

Learners enjoyed every moment of the show.

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Cape Town Opera in collaboration with Kuyakhanya Primary School performed an adaptation of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.

Since 2014, Cape Town Opera’s Outreach and Education department has worked with learners to create youth operas. During the past three years they have workshopped and performed an abridged version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.

During this process, pupils gained voice training and attended master-classes in dancing and drawing. Each learner also received a reader, written and illustrated by Janice Honeyman that tells the story of the opera.

On Thursday 26th October, 25 pupils from Kuyakhanya Primary School sang and danced their hearts out in an adaptation of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.

They were joined by seven professional singers of Cape Town Opera who were covering the lead roles.

This production of Hansel and Gretel is directed by Christine Crouse, with choreography by Luthando Toto Tsodo, accompanied by Juan Burgers.

This production was made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of: Alta Mane Fondation; Western Cape Government Dept. of Cultural Affairs; Rand Merchant Bank and International Music Art Foundation.

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