OCTOBER 28, 29, 30 AT 19:00, OCTOBER 31 AT 15:00

Amid a year of uncertainty in every aspect of our lives we are delighted to have the opportunity to invite you to enjoy onstage live opera once again. Cape Town Opera and the University of Cape Town Opera school present Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Baxter Theatre centre 28, 29, 30 (starting time 19:00) and 31 (starting time 15:00) October 2020. Two young men put their fiancées to the test by playing an elaborate prank to prove their faithfulness. Bearing the subtitle, ‘The school for lovers’, Mozart’s Così fan tutte is a powerful tale of love, temptation and fidelity. In a combination of glorious music and bittersweet comedy, improbable disguises and partner-swapping are put side-by-side with a more serious, even cynical, commentary on the inevitability of human frailty. This production is directed by Steven Stead and features Cape Town Opera Young Artists alongside talented singers from the University of Cape Town Opera School. The UCT Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Jeremy Silver. This production of Così fan tutte is sponsored by the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and the Rupert Music Foundation. Performances will be limited to fifty percent capacity, with COVID-19 protocols in place as regulated at Level 1 during South Africa’s national state of disaster. These will include the availability of hand sanitisers at various points, tracking and tracing recorded when you enter the building, compulsory wearing of masks and social distancing. When booking, you can only book two seats next to each other, with two seats in between the next available pair of seats. Patrons and audience members are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the performance to avoid delays. Tickets for all performances will only available for booking online, or at any Pick n Pay store. Please note that the Baxter Box Office will not be open during this time. When you purchase your tickets online, you will be required to provide a name and contact number for each ticket.