Preview: Cape Town Opera’s Songbook – Folk Songs from Britain and Ireland– celebrating humour, pathos and deep human feeling – three performances – April 21, 28 and May 12, 2022
|What: Songbook- Folk Songs from Britain and Ireland– presented by Cape Town Opera |
When and where: Three performances- book at Quicket for all – direct booking links follow:
~Thursday April 21, 2022: 7pm at Youngblood on Bree Street in Cape Town. Tickets R240: Bookings: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/172731-songbook-folk-songs-from-britain-and-ireland-youngbloodafrica-cape-town#/
~Thursday April 28, 2022: 7pm at Shakespeare’s Boutique Restaurant in Durbanville. Tickets R580 and include a three-course meal. Bookings: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/173408-songbook-folk-songs-from-britain-and-ireland-shakespeares-restaurant-durbanville/?ref=event-page#/
~Thursday May 12, 2022: 7pm at Casa Labia in Muizenberg. Tickets cost R420 and include canapés and a welcome drink on arrival. Bookings: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/173401-songbook-folk-songs-from-britain-and-ireland-casa-labia-by-ideas-cartel-muizenb/?ref=event-page#/
Cape Town Opera is presenting three performances of Songbook – Folk Songs from Britain and Ireland– celebrating humour, pathos and deep human feeling. There are three performances – at different venues. Bookings at Quicket – direct booking links – above – in box. The soloists in Folk Songs from Britain and Ireland are: William Berger (baritone) and Cape Town Opera soloists Brittany Smith (soprano) and Ané Pretorius (soprano). They will be accompanied on piano, by Alex Gabriel at who is the Managing Director of Cape Town Opera. Info as supplied:
Join CAPE TOWN OPERA for SONGBOOK: FOLK SONGS FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND at Youngblood on Bree Street on April 21
Join Cape Town Opera as the company explores and celebrate the humour, pathos and deep human feeling embedded in the folk songs of Great Britain and Ireland. Belying their value as historical and cultural records passed from generation to generation, folk songs are often pressed into service as encores rather than taking centre stage; we hope to set that right with this concert! Experience the range of emotions that bubble under the surface of these seemingly simple yet often deeply complex songs.
Brought to extraordinary life and elevated into the realm of art song by composers such as Britten, Hughes, Gurney, Vaughan Williams and Quilter, and poets such as Yeats, Joyce, Moore, Burns, Shakespeare and Stevenson, the programme contains gems such as The Stuttering Lovers, I Will Walk With My Love, Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye!, Down by the Salley Gardens, The Last Rose of Summer, The Foggy, Foggy Dew, Little Sir William, The Ash Grove, The Miller of Dee, along with Ivor Novello favourites Waltz of My Heart, I Can Give You the Starlight and Glamorous Night.
The concert features internationally acclaimed opera star William Berger (baritone) and Cape Town Opera soloists Brittany Smith (soprano) and Ané Pretorius (soprano), with Cape Town Opera Managing Director- Alex Gabriel at the piano.
There will be three performances of Songbook: Folk Songs from Britain and Ireland at various venues: on Thursday April 21, 2022 at 7pm at Youngblood on Bree Street in Cape Town with tickets at R240pp; on Thursday April 28, at 7pm at Shakespeare’s Boutique Restaurant in Durbanville where tickets cost R580pp and include a three-course meal; and finally at Casa Labia in Muizenberg on Thursday May 12, at 7pm where tickets cost R420pp and include canapés and a welcome drink on arrival. All tickets are available through Quicket.
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