Cape Town Opera to Present ‘One in Three’

By Nicolas Quiroga

Cape Town Opera will present “One in Three” from  November 25 to December 11, 2022.

The concert aims to to raise awareness of gender-based violence.

Magdalene Minnaar, artistic director of the Cape Town Opera, invited several women who advocate to end gender violence, to share a few words between the performances and featured artist Nell-Louise Pollock, a passionate activist against gender violence, was emphatic in noting that, “None of us is immune to the consequences of gender violence, entrenched in our communities. I want people to pause, respect, be aware and spread the message to end gender violence.”

Leading the way will be Directors Magdalene Minnaar and Christine Crouse; music director Marvin Kernelle, and featured artist Nell-Louise Pollock.

Audiences will hear excerpts are from “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin and “Amagokra” by Sibusiso Njeza as well as excerpts from the play “Die Kortstondige Raklewe van Anatasia W” by Marlene van Niekerk.

“One in Three” will feature musical accompaniment of the pianist Francois Botha, flautist Solomon Mannel, and bassoonist Erika Weber.

The Nov. 25 and 26 performances are set to take place at Artscape Theatre. There are three additional shows on Dec. 4 at White City Multipurpose Venue in Saldanha and on Dec. 11 at Stelenbosch Town Hall.