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C. Monteverdi – Orfeo

November 19, 2016 - November 26, 2016


Johannes will be performing the title role in the first African production of Monteverdi’s haunting Orpheus opera.

Award-winning director and designer Jaco Bouwer (Balbesit, Rooiland, Samsa-Masjien) makes his CTO debut with the first African production of Monteverdi’s haunting Orpheus opera, the earliest operatic work which has retained a place in the international canon.

Created with collaborators Magdalene Minnaar, Ina Wichterich and Wolf Britz, Brouwer’s production traces Orpheus’ descent into darkness as he searches the underworld for his departed wife, Euridice. Kamal Khan leads the cast of young singers from CTO and the UCT Opera School, including Johannes Slabbert, through Monteverdi’s achingly beautiful score, accompanied by the baroque instrumental ensemble Camerata Tinta Barocca.

Conductor – Kamal Khan

Director – Jaco Bouwer

Associate Director – Magdalene Minnaar

Choreography – Ina Wichterich

Set Design – Jaco Bouwer

Lighting Design – Wolf Britz


November 19, 2016
November 26, 2016


Cape Town Opera


Artscape Theatre Centre
D F Malan Street, Foreshore
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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