Experience Puccini in the Park: Opera Under the Stars
Prepare for an enchanting evening as Cape Town Opera presents “Puccini in the Park” at Maynardville Open Air Theatre. This special event, marking the 100th anniversary of Puccini’s death, promises to transport you into the captivating world of opera.
About Cape Town Opera
Celebrating its 25th year anniversary in 2024, Cape Town Opera stands as Africa’s premier opera company. Renowned for its excellence, inclusivity, and contributions to the South African arts and theatre industry, it has garnered numerous accolades over the years.
An Opera Extravaganza
Opera is a realm of heightened emotions and dramatic storytelling, where breathtaking vocal prowess reigns supreme. Audiences will be enthralled by excerpts from Puccini’s masterpieces, including La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Gianni Schicchi, and Turandot.
Artistic Director’s Note
Magdalene Minnaar, the Artistic Director, expresses her excitement, saying, “We relish the opportunity to perform in Maynardville’s magical outdoor setting and look forward to starting off our year with this beautiful open-air concert.”
Exceptional Soloists and Chorus
This performance features the exceptional soloists of the Cape Town Opera company: Nobulumko Mngxekeza, Lukhanyo Moyake, and Conroy Scott. They will be accompanied by the Cape Town Opera Chorus, directed by Marvin Kernelle, and the newly formed Cape Town Opera Children’s Chorus, directed by Antoinette Huyssen.
Secure Your Tickets
Don’t miss this highly anticipated fixture on Cape Town’s cultural calendar. The Maynardville Open Air Theatre Festival season continues to expand, bringing classical concerts and beloved Shakespeare plays to its magical outdoor stage. Book your seats swiftly to experience an unforgettable evening of nuanced interpretations and heartfelt performances. Tickets for “Puccini in the Park” on February 4, 2024, start from R161 and are available through Quicket.