Cape Town Opera - Cape Town
23 June 2017

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Salome

Cape Town Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Mal was Anderes: die Oper Kapstadt widmet sich mit Salome örtlich seltenem Repertoire
22 Mar 16 / Bachtrack (German)
Allison Oakes gives an outstanding performance in a demanding title role
17 Mar 16 / The Cape Times
Il viaggio a Reims

Cape Town Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Il Viaggio a Reims is a clash of egos
28 Aug 14 / Artslink.co.za
Otello

Cape Town Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A triumphant tragedy
9 Apr 13 / Bizcommunity.com
Strikingly different
9 Apr 13 / Artslink.co.za
Porgy and Bess

Cape Town Opera


No. of reviews: 1

This is no ordinary Porgy and Bess, it is a triumph of production and interpretation
2 Oct 12 / Artslink.co.za
Porgy and Bess

Cape Town Opera


No. of reviews: 12

Catch the glorious singing of Cape Town Opera in the Gershwins’ 1935 American folk opera
18 Jul 12 / The News Tribune
The people of Soweto spoke
17 Jul 12 / Musical Criticism
There is no denying the power of its message or the vocal power of its messengers
15 Jul 12 / The Observer
This fully staged return to London of the Cape Town Porgy & Bess was a great experience
15 Jul 12 / Musical Pointers
Christine Crouse’s production sets the opera at the height of the apartheid period in South Africa
14 Jul 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
Valentine Maswanganyi is an unconventionally great Bess
14 Jul 12 / Londonist
Gershwin goes on an African adventure
13 Jul 12 / Evening Standard
Disarming and electrifying
13 Jul 12 / Independent
All of the principals on the first night were excellent and some of them unforgettably good
13 Jul 12 / The Stage
An enjoyable performance overall
27 Jun 12 / What's on Stage
Cape Town Opera brings Porgy and Bess to the UK
20 Jun 12 / The Opera Critic
Cape Town Opera transfers Porgy and Bess from South Carolina to Soweto in this vibrant production
20 Jun 12 / Telegraph
La bohème

Cape Town Opera


No. of reviews: 1

La Bohème hits all the right notes
9 May 12 / The Cape Times
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News & Articles

S.African opera rejects call to cancel Israel tour
Cape Town's renowned opera troupe is rejecting a call from retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu to cancel a performance in Israel scheduled next month.
28 Oct 2010 / San Francisco Chronicle
Tutu urges South African opera company not to perform in Israel
Desmond Tutu has urged Cape Town Opera not to perform Porgy and Bess at the Tel Aviv Opera House in November.
27 Oct 2010 / New York Times