October 25, 2013

Next show at Cape Town Opera Theatre

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CLOSE SHAVE’S A PLENTY THIS MOVEMBER IN ROSSINI’S EVERGREEN COMIC CLASSIC
“THE BARBER OF SEVILLE”

 

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“I’m gentle, respectful, obedient, sweet and loving –
but push me too far and I’ll become a viper!”

The nimblest barber in Seville, Figaro, is the go-to man for a close shave. And there will be close shaves a-plenty this Movember when Figaro helps the love-struck Count Almaviva rescue his sweetheart Rosina from the captivity imposed by her nasty guardian Dr Bartolo in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, presented by the international award-winning Cape Town Opera in collaboration with the UCT Opera School.

On stage at Artscape from 20 – 24 November 2013, The Barber of Seville brings Cape Town Opera’s 2013 season to a high-spirited conclusion in a new production by Christine Crouse and Maestro Kamal Khan.  This hilarious opera buffa is Cape Town Opera’s hair-raising contribution to the month of ‘Movember’ with cast members and conductor Kamal Khan sporting moustaches in support of their “Mo-Bros and Sistas” as they join the Movember Testicular and Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign.

Cape Town Opera’s design team has collaborated with the final year Surface Design students from CPUT to create a bright and visually appealing production. Audience members are in for a real treat with some very clever design elements being added to the set.

The production takes on a Cuban feel that spills over into the foyers, with lounges featuring a Cuban-inspired Cocktail Happy Hour between 18:15 and 19:15. This “Seville Happy Hour” will boast signature cocktails Figaro, Bartolo and Rosina.

And there’s more …. at every performance 75 lucky couples stand a chance to win an On-stage Passport, affording them the opportunity to meet the cast members and look at the set after the show. Plus, the odd appearance from a celebrity or two will add even more surprise to The Barber of Seville.

From Movember and moustaches to collaborations with UCT Opera School and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, to signature character-named cocktails there’s close shaves a plenty in the Barber of Seville, Cape Town Opera’s hilarious opera buffa. There’s not to be missed knockabout humour with music of great virtuosity and brilliance with knockout performances by a multi-talented cast. Get your next close shave this Movember with The Barber of Seville. Book now at Computicket. For further information visit: www.capetownopera.co.za.

To support Movember as a Mo Bro or Mo Sista, register on www.movember.com and help raise funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer programmes conducted by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).

 

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, SHOW INFORMATION
Subject to cancel without prior notice.

 VENUE: Artscape Theatre

 SHOW DATES AND TIMES:

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 @ 19h30
Thursday, 21 November 2013 @ 19h30
Friday, 22 November 2013 @ 19h30
Saturday, 23 November 2013 @ 18h00
Sunday, 24 September 2013 @ 14h30

 PRICES: R100 – R175.00 inclusive
Friends of Cape Town Opera & Encore members:
2 tickets for R100 or R50.00 each for 24 November performance any ticket

 BOOKINGS:
Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket outlet.

 SENIOR CITIZENS:
50% Discount – subject to presentation of valid proof of senior citizen status
Bookings only through Computicket outlets and Artscape Box Office 021 421 7695
Seniors discount, which is less 50%, is available with immediate effect for the performance on 21 November only.
Seniors discount for all other performances is available only on day of the performance.

 

CAST

 Rosina:
Bongiwe Nakani/Noluvuyiso Mpofu

 Almaviva:
Makudupanyane Senaoana/Levy Sekgapane

 Figaro:
Johannes Slabbert/Sandile Sikhosana/Riaan Hunter

 Bartolo:
Siyabulela Ntlale/Thato Machona

 Basillio:
Thesele Kemane/Bongani Kubheka

 Berta:
Janel Speelman/Pelisa Myendeki

 Ambrogio:
Neil Barry Moss

 Fiorello:
Raimondo van Staden

CREATIVE TEAM
Conductor – Kamal Khan
Director – Christine Crouse
Orchestra – Cape Town Pops Orchestra