The Festival of Classical Music boasts some of South Africa's finest classical performers from internationally renowned Opera Africa, Soweto Quadro and Inferno Opera. This will leave the audiences enthralled by some angelic, breakthrough opera, never experienced before at the Market stages.
Inferno Opera and Sing-along began 10 years ago in a restaurant in Johannesburg. Artists would come along to sing the music they wanted to sing. From a fun evening of 'anything goes' developed a structured evening of 'anything goes'. A concert is presented in a very relaxed manner, which includes light opera, Piaf, Brel and music from the musicals. After the concert the audience is invited to request the music they would like to hear, and to join in with the singing. Once the audience has lost its inhibitions, the singing often continues late in to the night.
The classically trained singers are Lawrence Joffe, Raymond Tyack, Debbie Joffe and Adrian Galliard, who between them have performed in more than 70 professional musicals, and the pianist is Neil Bennet, who for many years was the musical director of the Welsh Men's Choir.
Soweto Opera Quadro was established in 2003 by a group of musicians from Soweto. The group consists of four classically trained singers whose performances have audiences raving both nationally and internationally. They have a devout following from all corners of South Africa.
Their enormous and diverse repertoire ranges from classical, opera, classical jazz, African, afro pop to contemporary - and this is just one of the reasons that they are so highly sought after in the concert arena. They recently performed with the Drakensberg Boys Choir in Soweto to a standing ovation from an audience of over 1 000! They have performed in festivals, for corporate audiences, at schools, on TV and radio across southern Africa. They are currently recording their second album, which is due for release later this year.
Opera Africa, South Africa's premier opera company, will feature a special performance by its acclaimed artists presenting your best-loved operatic arias and ensembles. A particular treat is the inclusion of Kelebogile Boikanyo, the 2012 Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year winner, and one of Opera Africa's many success stories.
Dinner package special price: Wednesday and Thursday R230
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