12 December

Cape Town Opera partners with one of the Cape’s premium wine estates for a festive gathering at Quoin Rock in Stellenbosch. Canapés and bubbly will be served prior to an hour-long programme of much-loved, melodious music from Italy, Russia, America and South Africa. Performing with pianist José Dias are well-known baritone Conroy Scott, as well as soprano Brittany Smith, mezzo-soprano Ané Pretorius and tenor Nkululeko Mqobongo. In a programme of firm favourites, highlights will include ‘Près des remparts de Seville’ from Bizet’s Carmen; Gilda’s aria ‘Caro nome’ from Verdi’s Rigoletto; Rachmaninoff’s ‘Vesennije vody’; and ‘If I loved you’ and ‘You’ll never walk alone’ from Carousel. Presented in collaboration with Quoin Rock wine estate. * Canapés and bubbly 4–5:45pm, concert 6–7pm. This concert is proudly sponsored by The Lord & Lady Lurgan Trust, Sigrid Rausing Trust, Western Cape Government DCAS, City of Cape Town, Kirsh Foundation, Judith Neilson Head Trust