Cape Town Opera Presents South African Premiere of Pauline Viardot’s ‘Cendrillon’

Photo Credit: Fiona MacPherson Cape Town Opera, along with AM Productions, will present the South African premiere of Fred Abrahamse’s new adaptation of Pauline Viardot’s “Cendrillon.” Abrahamse shared in a press release that, “Besides this show being an absolute joy for multi-generational theatre-goers, Cinderella is the ideal way to introduce young children to opera being fun, visually and musically delightful {…}

Adam Szmidt Named Resident Conductor & Head Vocal Coach of Cape Town Opera

Photo Credit: Nana Moraes German-Polish conductor Adam Szmidt was recently named the resident conductor and head vocal coach of Cape Town Opera. Szmidt is a sought-after conductor and educator. He has conducted and performed on all six continents with the Northern Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Rhein-Main-Philhamoniker, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and Pomeriggi Musicali Milano, to name a few. Szmidt has taught master {…}

Cape Town Opera to Reprise Early Children’s Series with ‘Opera Blocks: Petals’

Cape Town Opera’s “Opera Blocks” series for babies is set to return this April. This specially-curated production, called “Opera Blocks: Petals,” is designed to engage the youngest of minds with music, choreography, and visual effects for an immersive experience. Sponsored by the City of Cape Town, the production is directed by Magdalene Minnaar, with set and costumes by the CTO production {…}

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

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 {…}