Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
The transformation of the arts in South Africa has been on the cultural agenda since the dawn of democracy in 1994. Prior to that the apartheid government was deeply vested in advancing and funding the performance of Western European art forms.
The South African institution will be closing at the end of the month due to lack of funds.
Matthew Wild - director of Cape Town Opera's production of Der fliegende Holländer - promises “a night that is absolutely unforgettable.”
Cape Town Opera ends its 2016 season with Claudio Monteverdi’s haunting Orpheus opera.
Despite sold-out performances of Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the prestigious Aix-en-Provence Festival in France, the Cape Town Opera (CTO) has hit a sour note with 12 chorus singers fighting their dismissal in a dispute over money and contracts.
Imagine an opera musical, with perfomers in full costume – not on stage, not in a theatre – but at a car dealership. Amazing, isn’t it?
He was a poor 16-year-old with no plans to travel overseas, but Musa Ngqungwana applied for a passport anyway.
Acclaimed South African born soprano Johanni van Oostrum will join the cast of Cape Town Opera's forthcoming production of Der fliegende Holländer.
Michael Williams’ spectacular staging of Bizet’s eternally popular Spanish melodrama Carmen returns to Cape Town.
The acclaimed SA-born, Italy-based soprano is in South Africa to promote her debut album.
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