In 2015 G&S introduced the acclaimed concert series, A Night at the Opera, which left audiences in awe of the classical talent that we have right here in Port Elizabeth. Due to popular demand, the opera evening returns for 2017 with an exciting new programme and cast.
Liske Hemingway (nee Potgieter) once again leads the cast as well as performing 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 have featured in A Night at the Opera.
Joining Liske will be G&S Favourite, the award winning Khuselo Gqiba, Lara Potgieter, Liske’s sister who proves that talent runs in the family. Also featured is popular Collegiate teacher Ann Yates, returning to the Savoy stage after several years, Karika le Roux, Kelly le Roux, Khululekani Tose and Unathi Lubambo.
The musical selection covers many popular arias and contemporary classical pieces and you’ll be amazed at just how many of these great songs you can hum along to! Featured operas include “La Traviata”, “The Marriage of Figaro”, and “Madame Butterfly”, with much-loved pieces such as “Non Piu Andrai”, “Je Beux Vivre”, and “Ah! Un Foco Insolito”. Musical theatre is represented by songs from “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Candide”. The full cast will also present the worldwide hits, “Funiculi, Funicula!” and “You Raise Me Up”
A Night at the Opera runs for 2 shows only on the 9th and 10th November 2017 at 7.00pm, at the Savoy Theatre. Tickets for the evening performances are just R100 or R720 for a table or group of 8. Call Rose 072 906 1977 or email Rose on 072 906 1977 email@example.com 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.
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