Enter the underworld with Orfeo

2016-11-04 11:10

Cape Town - Cape Town Opera (CTO) ends its 2016 season with Claudio Monteverdi’s haunting Orpheus opera, the earliest operatic work which has retained a place in the international canon.

A team of cutting-edge creatives has collaborated to stage Orpheus’ descent into darkness as he searches the underworld for his departed wife, Euridice.

Award-winning director and designer Jaco Bouwer (Balbesit, Rooiland, and Samsa-Masjien) makes his CTO debut. He is joined by Magdalene Minnaar (Associate Director), Ina Wichterich (Choreography), Bridget Baker (Costume Design) and Wolf Britz (Lighting Design).

Erik Dippenaar leads a cast of singers through Monteverdi’s achingly beautiful score, accompanied by the Camerata Tinta Barocca, a Cape Town-based baroque ensemble consisting of a core of string players with a harpsichord.

The show dates are 19, 20, 23, 24 and 26 November at Artscape Theatre. Tickets are R150 and R200.

Dine with the opera

To celebrate a successful 2016 season, Cape Town Opera is offering a special R260 Orfeo opera & meal special:

R260 includes your opera ticket, a Greek inspired meal (a choice of vegetarian or chicken moussaka and Greek salad) and a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage served after the performance in the Theatre Well.

On the 19, 23, 24 and 26 November dinner is served immediately after the performance.

On Sunday 20 November lunch will be served at 13:30 and performance commences at 15:00.

This is a limited offer so be sure to book early.

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