Last year G&S introduced the acclaimed concert series, A Night at the Opera, which left audiences in awe of our amazing local talent. Due to popular demand, the opera evening returns for 2016 with an exciting new programme and cast.
Liske Potgieter once again leads the cast as well as performing Musical Director duties. She is shining star on the local music scene and proudly represented her home town as a finalist in both the Mimi Coertse and UNISA Scholarship Competitions. She holds a Masters Degree in Music (Performing Arts) from NMMU and is currently teaching at Victoria Park High where she made her stage debut as a student. Her passion is bringing opera to a new generation by making it relevant and exciting and many of her students are featured in A Night at the Opera including Lara Potgieter, Amy Bright, Zoë Gray, Monwabisi Blouw, and Lunabile Nkabi.
Joining this talented group will be Richard Campbell, Emma Van Der Westhuizen, and Khuselo Gqiba, who have all illustrated their talent in previous G&S shows.
The musical selection covers many popular arias and more modern pieces and you’ll be amazed at just how many of these great songs you can hum along to! Featured operas include “La Boheme”, “The Merry Widow”, and “Rigoletto”, plus much-loved pieces such as “The Huntsmen’s Chorus”, “Musetta’s Waltz”, and “O Sole Mio”. Musical theatre is well represented by songs from “The Phantom of the Opera” and Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance”. The full cast will also present the worldwide hit, “Funiculi, Funicula!”
A Night at the Opera runs for 3 shows only on the 1st and 2nd of April 2016 at 7.30pm each evening plus at 2.00pm on Saturday 2nd, at the Savoy Theatre. Tickets for the evening performances are just R100 or R720 for a table or group of 8. All seats for the matinee on Saturday will be R80 each. Call Denise after 3pm on 082 875 1458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your seats. To offer a wider choice, patrons can choose either cabaret style seating at tables or row seating for each performance. The Savoy theatre has a full service cash bar and coffee bar.
Please call Denise Symes after 3pm on 082 875 1458 or email email@example.com with all enquiries and to find out more about group and corporate bookings.
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