Opera: Cape Town Opera presents French Songbook at Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, October 2021

What: French Songbook– concert- presented by Cape Town Opera

October, 9, 2021 Where: Quoin Rock Wine Estate Time: Lunch is from 1.30pm. Concert starts at 4pm Cost: R850 – includes the 2-course lunch, welcome drink and the concert. Drinks and gratuities not included Booking: Via Quoin Rock website https://quoinrock.co.za/french-songbook/ Info: info@capetownopera.co.za  

How about an opera concert with a French song, fabulous food and views in the Cape Winelands? This is all on offer with French Songbook, presented by Cape Town Opera. The concert is taking place on October 9, 2021 at Quoin Rock Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The performers are Cape Town Opera’s dazzling young Brittany Smith (soprano) and Ané Pretorius (soprano). They will be accompanied on piano, by the opera’s managing director, Alex Gabriel. French Songbook, is a concert which celebrates a century of French mélodie (song), from the 1840s – 1940s.  Each concert ticket include a 2-course lunch, created by Quoin Rock’s head chef, Jack Coetzee. Due to current lockdown regulations, only 50 tickets may be sold, so book, to secure your, as soon as possible. Info about the concert, supplied by Cape Town Opera:

“Our journey begins and ends in the salonsandcabaret theatresof Parisand traverses Europe’s ‘golden age’ (La Belle Epoque) via thedesert sandsof North Africa and the battlefields of war. We meetHamlet’s Ophelia, travel with anEnglish mouseon a boat trip to France, and help amad hatterfix his watch that is three days late. You will hear songs of unrequited love, enjoy mini-scenes as if at theopera, waltzin a haunted house, be transported back tomedieval France, anddance at the cabaret. The programme includes mélodies by French masters such as Berlioz, Bizet, Duparc, Hahn, Ravel, Satie and Poulenc, as well as a few surprises by lesser-known French composers. We invite you to join us on our journey.”

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