Preview: Cape Town Opera performs at Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts, accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra on January 22, 2023

Cape Town Opera at Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

When: Sunday, January 22, 2023 at  Kirstenbosch National Gardens
Time: 5.15pm – gates open at 4pm
Featuring: Company soloists – Brittany Smith, Conroy Scott and Lukhanyo Moyake and the Cape Town Opera Chorus
Orchestra: Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Brandon Philips
Tickets: R260 (adult) and R190 (youth 6-21 years- with ID)
Bookings: Webtickets
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Amazingly exciting news is the return of Cape Town Opera to the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts- this Sunday – January 22, 2023. The CPO will be accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Brandon Phillips. Please note: Webtickets is the official designated ticket platform. Please do not purchase tickets at onseller/secondary platforms which tend to pop up, when searching for the concerts. Read on for more about Cape Town Opera at Kirstenbosch – yes – this Sunday – January 22. Bring your own blankets, cushions and back-rest/low slung seats (no high chairs as they obstruct views):

Cape Town Opera for Kirstenbosch- January 22, 2023

This Sunday, January 22, 2023, the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts, in association with the City of Cape Town, will host the award-winning Cape Town Opera as the company make a glorious return to Kirstenbosch accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Brandon Phillips.

Cape Town Opera’s Artistic Director, Magdalene Minnaar, is delighted that the company will be returning to Kirstenbosch. “It is a joy to be able to perform once again in one of the Mother City’s most unique and iconic performance venues,” she said. Under the musical direction of Cape Town Opera’s Marvin Kernelle, the concert will pay homage to operatic giants. It will feature excerpts from a cherished operatic repertoire bolstered by powerful orchestration and choral singing, guaranteed to lift the spirits.

Programme- homage to operatic giants

Featuring Verdi’s magnificent overture and the ‘Slave Chorus’ from Nabucco, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Beethoven’s 9th, Bizet’s Pearl Fishers and more, this performance by the stellar Cape Town Opera Chorus and company soloists Brittany Smith, Conroy Scott and Lukhanyo Moyake is guaranteed to make spirits soar. As Africa’s premier opera company, the world-renowned Cape Town Opera (CTO) fosters the expression of a national identity through the great operatic classics as well as the creation and performance of new South African works. Opera fans will be delighted with the CTO’s 2023 calendar, which is brimming with exciting, upcoming productions that include The Pearl Fishers, Master Class, Tosca and La Traviata.“The City of Cape Town is proud to partner with Kirstenbosch to showcase one of South Africa’s largest performing arts organisations. We are incredibly excited to see the Cape Town Opera back at Kirstenbosch, mesmerising the crowd at such an incredible setting,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith. Enjoy an afternoon listening to a world-class musical performance on the slopes of Table Mountain.

Picnic style

Pack a picnic or pre-order from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room or Moyo Restaurant five days in advance with all details on the Kirstenbosch website.

Book through Webtickets- designated ticket partner/platform

Tickets cost R190/p -R260/p at or the Kirstenbosch Ticket Office. Please note that Webtickets is the ONLY online ticketing partner. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden cannot guarantee that tickets purchased from third parties will be valid. (Service fees are not charged, so you should only pay the prices quoted above.)

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Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts- 30 years of concerts

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts celebrates 30 years of head bobbing and swaying to the music. When visiting Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, you are at one of the six major tourist attractions in Cape Town, known as the Cape Town Big 6. Table Mountain Cableway, Groot Constantia, Cape Point, Robben Island Museum, and the V&A Waterfront form part of the six destinations that make up the Cape Town Big 6.Social Media.

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