Yagha Karriem – Transport Coordinator

Yaghya Karriem has been with Cape Town Opera for five years. An important member of the production team, he manages transport and logistics, a role that requires engagement with all departments of CTO. This facilitation of communication between the different departments is part of what constitutes a successful production. It is also the part that generally goes unseen but is essential to the opera. Yaghya cites a healthy working environment and the annual youth development and education tours as the most rewarding parts of working at CTO. A registered tourist guide with a background in public transport, Yaghya has had a long and interesting journey in transport and logistics. And, as a fan of the opera, he counts Tiger Bay (TB is a musical and not an opera so may seem a bit odd?) as his favourite production for its multi-generational cast and their excellent performances. He advises young people who want to enter the performing arts to work hard and never compromise their principles to achieve their goals.