How South Africans forged a path to making opera truly African

2019-01-29 19:02

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.

Gauteng Opera to shut down after 19 Years

2018-03-06 15:17

The South African institution will be closing at the end of the month due to lack of funds.

PICS: Behind the curtain of Der Fliegende Holländer

2017-08-18 06:00

Matthew Wild - director of Cape Town Opera's production of Der fliegende Holländer - promises “a night that is absolutely unforgettable.”

Enter the underworld with Orfeo

2016-11-04 11:10

Cape Town Opera ends its 2016 season with Claudio Monteverdi’s haunting Orpheus opera.

Sour note as opera outfit dismisses singers

2016-09-11 06:04

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.


Opera goes township

2018-09-16 08:33

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?

From destitution to international opera stardom

2018-02-04 14:00

He was a poor 16-year-old with no plans to travel overseas, but Musa Ngqungwana applied for a passport anyway.

Johanni van Oostrum sings the role of Senta in Der fliegende Holländer

2017-08-17 11:23

Acclaimed South African born soprano Johanni van Oostrum will join the cast of Cape Town Opera's forthcoming production of Der fliegende Holländer.

Timeless opera classic returns to Cape Town

2016-10-19 14:01

Michael Williams’ spectacular staging of Bizet’s eternally popular Spanish melodrama Carmen returns to Cape Town.

Meet the SA singer who is now an international opera star

2016-09-04 09:58

The acclaimed SA-born, Italy-based soprano is in South Africa to promote her debut album.

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