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Slice of life: A proposal at the opera

I started singing formally in 2003. Before that I was in the school choir. I came to visit family in Cape...

Good vibes and jazz for the spirit

Tumi Mogorosi's album, Project Elo, brings together the eloquent sounds of accomplished jazz musicians and opera singers.

Letters to the editor: May 30 to June 5 2014

M&G readers speak their minds about policies against European culture in the arts and EFF commissar Andile Mngxitama's open letter to Richard Branson.

Madiba opera producer: R2.86m is ‘not enough’

The National Lotteries Board allocation of R2.86-million for the production about Nelson Mandela's life is enough for just three nights on stage.

Mandela opera cancelled after three performances

According to the producer of "Madiba: The African Opera" there are no funds because the Lotto did not pay out the promised amount.

DON’T MISS THIS: ‘Madiba, the African Opera’

"Madiba, the African Opera" premiers at the Pretoria State Theatre on Friday May 23 2014. The production runs until June 1 2014.

Bitter tune: Aria troupe defies area bankrollers

Cape Town Opera is receiving flak from funders for taking its singers abroad, despite its successes there.

The master and the maestro

William Kentridge discusses his love of music, his fusion of art and opera, and the ?spin-offs from that.

An opera of duelling divas

Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda is the story of the conflict between England’s Elizabeth I and her rival, Mary, Queen of Scots.

SA soprano goes from big dreams to big screens

South Africa does not offer many opportunities to kick-off a career in opera but this has not stopped home-grown soprano Elza van den Heever.

Understudy wows audience in Les Troyens

The Metropolitan Opera's production of 'Les Troyens', currently showing at Ster Kinekor's Cinema Nouveau, could not have been better cast.

Verdi’s HD spectacle

Aida, the latest in the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series, is as magnificent on screen as it is in the theatre.

The Tempest: A very 21st century opera

The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series returns to Cinema Nouveau with an inspired and audacious work.

Chill to opera and theatre

Ster-Kinekor has announced its fourth season of filmed National Theatre and Metropolitan Opera performances. We have double tickets to give away.

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