DUET GALA CONCERT
November 22, 2018 DUET GALA CONCERT
Duet Gala Concert
Messa da Requiem
Cape Town City Hall
20:00 November 22, 2018
Conductor: Perry So
New Apostolic Church Choir and Cape Town Opera Chorus
Soprano – Kelebogile Besong
Mezzo-soprano – Violina Anguelov
Tenor – Luc Robert
Bass – Thato Machona
This Requiem Mass, written to commemorate the death of Alessandro Manzoni, the Italian poet and novelist, was given its first performance in Milan in 1874. It is Verdi’s only major sacred work but is essentially dramatic and theatrical in nature and sung by four soloists and choir.
Bookings open September 28
Something on Perry:
Conductor Perry So, born in Hong Kong and based in Boston, received the First and Special Prizes at the Fifth International Prokofiev Conducting Competition in St Petersburg. His CD with Alexander Gilman and the CPO won the prestigious Diapason d’Or award. He is a frequent guest conductor of the CPO and orchestras internationally from the Cleveland and Minnesota to the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
2017 DUET GALA CONCERT
On Oct. 24, at the Duet Gala, members of the audience can anticipate a glittering night of opera with twelve talented opera singers:
Levy Sekgapane (tenor); Noluvuyiso Mpofu (soprano); Mandla Mndebele (baritone); Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi (soprano); Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano); Frances du Plessis (soprano); Violina Anguelov (mezzo); Nonhlanhla Yende (mezzo); Nkululeko Masuku (tenor); Johannes Slabbert (tenor); Martin Mkhize (baritone) and Thomas Mohlamme (bass).
Adding to the audience’s enjoyment of the sparkling programme of arias, duets and ensembles from operas by Mozart, Rossini, Massenet and Richard Strauss occasion, is the knowledge that this is a fundraising event for the aptly named joint endowment trust – Duet, established by Wendy Ackerman in August 2014 for the advancement and preservation of The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Cape Town Opera.
Book now and contribute to the sustainability of Cape Town’s orchestra and opera company.
Tickets R100 – R400
The Duet Gala Concert at the Artscape Opera House in March 2016, the hottest ticket in Cape Town, saw standing ovations from a full house celebrating South Africa’s extraordinary musical talent. Cape Town Opera and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Kamal Khan presented a programme opera overtures and exquisite bel canto duets sung by South African internationally acclaimed artists, sensational soprano Pretty Yende and tenor Sunnyboy Dladla. This was great music that touched the heart – this is what Duet is all about.
2015 DUET GALA CONCERT
Cape Town Opera and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra perform together to bring you the best of symphonic and opera music. Immerse yourself in the glorious sound of the Mother City’s very own world-class orchestra and opera company, and celebrate the launch of the duet endowment trust, set up to ensure that Cape Town Opera and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra flourish and are sustainable for generations to come.
SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY AT 6PM in the Opera house at Artscape
The concert will include over 140 performers from:
THE CAPE TOWN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
THE CAPE TOWN PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA
THE INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING CAPE TOWN OPERA CHORUS
SA’S FINEST YOUNG OPERA SOLOISTS
CHILDREN FROM THE ST ANDREW’S PRIMARY SCHOOL
PIANO DUO, NINA SCHUMANN AND LUIS MAGALHÃES
CONDUCTOR Kamal Khan
DIRECTOR Christine Crouse