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Good vibes and jazz for the spirit
Good vibes and jazz for the spirit
Album of the yearTumi Mogorosi – Project Elo
Letters to the editor: May 30 to June 5 2014
Letters to the editor: May 30 to June 5 2014
Hilary Prendini Toffoli's article on the funding of opera ("
Madiba opera producer: R2.86m is 'not enough'
Madiba opera producer: R2.86m is 'not enough'
The more than R2-million grant allocated by the National Lotteries Board of South Africa (NLB) is too little to cover the costs of a stage play about...
Mandela opera cancelled after three performances
Mandela opera cancelled after three performances
An opera telling the life story of the late South African icon Nelson Mandela showed only three performances before it closed down for lack of funds,...
DON'T MISS THIS: 'Madiba, the African Opera'
DON'T MISS THIS: 'Madiba, the African Opera'
Nelson Mandela's great nephew and chief executive of Opera South Africa, Unathi Mtirara, believes there were many aspects of his "grandfather's" life that were being left out, so he put together stories that were personal and not well known. ...
Bitter tune: Aria troupe defies area bankrollers
Bitter tune: Aria troupe defies area bankrollers
Ever since the Cape Town Opera (CTO) began taking its productions to Europe for part of the year, in an effort to earn euros and keep afloat...
The master and the maestro
The master and the maestro
Dmitri Shostakovich's comic opera The Nose, based on a Gogol story, was first produced in Russia in 1928 – in the last wave of...
An opera of duelling divas
An opera of duelling divas
The stage is dominated by the two queens, sung by South African soprano Elza van den Heever and American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. They so own...
SA soprano goes from big dreams to big screens
SA soprano goes from big dreams to big screens
Her role as Elizabeth I in David McVicar’s production of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on...
Understudy wows audience in Les Troyens
Understudy wows audience in Les Troyens
It’s the stuff of legend: the star of the show is ill, an understudy is thrust into the role at the last minute – and a star is born....
Verdi's HD spectacle
Verdi's HD spectacle
Aida – Live in HD
The Tempest: A very 21st century opera
The Tempest: A very 21st century opera
The Metropolitan Opera seems unable to leave The Tempest alone. Last year, it was The Enchanted Island, a pastiche with music by...

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