As Africa’s premier opera company and one of South Africa’s largest permanent non-profit performing arts organisation, CTO provides permanent employment to young singers, opera practitioners, instructors and administrators. In addition, annually the company issues an average of 200 ad hoc contracts to artists ranging from choreographers, musicians, directors, conductors, designers and technicians.
“Cape Town Opera’s chorus is quite magnificent. The vibrancy and quality of the choral singing is inspiring throughout.”
– Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, UK
“The South African voice is unique, rich with colour and strength and it represents this country’s best qualities. Cape Town Opera nurtures that voice, providing opportunities for a wealth of talent. Cape Town Opera gives to audiences – both at home and abroad – the opportunity to experience that wonderful South African sound, what a gift!”
– Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
“Cape Town Opera’s Chorus was the best I have encountered – better than in France, Italy, Israel and New York.”
– William Kentridge