Cape Town Opera & Sempre Opera to Present ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’

By Nicolas Quiroga

Cape Town Opera and Gauteng-based Sempre Opera will present Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” from July 6-15, 2022 at the Roodepoort Theater in Cape Town, South Africa.

The showcase will star Conroy Scott as Figaro, Brittany Smith as Susanna, William Berger and Siphamandla Moyake as Count and Countess Almaviva, Megan Kahts as Cherubino, Monica Mhangwana as Marcellina, Danie Verster as Bartolo, Chris Mostert as Basilio/Don Curzio, Alida Stoman as Barbarina, Rouel Beukes as Antonio.

The production will be directed by CTO’s Magdalene Minnaar, who was inspired by Rococo aesthetic for this production.

“I wanted to create a world inspired by the romanticism of artful decay. It encapsulated the opera‘s story and the world we currently live in,” noted designer Maritha Visagie in an official press statement.

“We are delighted to welcome Cape Town Opera, Africa’s Premiere Opera Company to the Roodepoort Theatre and to host to one of the most performed and best-loved opera’s worldwide,” said Pritheven Pillay, General Manager of Roodepoort Theatre, in an official press release. “We believe a production such as ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ is symbolic of our commitment to supporting and growing local talent. We therefore respectfully encourage audiences share our vision by returning to the theatre.”