Mari Stimie is Cape Town Opera’s producer, a role that involves everything from the practical and personal to the purely performance-orientated. Mari’s experience in marketing and the performing arts industry gives her a unique insight into the operational necessities, allowing her to guide the team forward, no matter what may stand in front of them. What excites Mari the most about opera is its ability to extend the limits of human empathy and to transcend time and space, telling stories that connect us across generations. Her priorities lie not only with the company’s productions, but also the performers themselves, and Mari ensures that the artists working with Cape Town Opera are consistently and holistically supported.