W.A. MOZART

THE MAGIC FLUTE

NOV 23 25 2016, DEC 5.7.9.10 2016

As young prince Tamino undertakes a quest to rescue the Princess Pamina, he learns hard truths about the real world: that evil can appear to be good, that heartbreak and joy can come hand in hand, and that true love can be tested. With an enchanting blend of visual wizardry and whimsical comedy, Matthew Wild’s dream-like staging in Michael Mitchell’s poetic designs gives new expression to Mozart’s fable about the power of music. Protected by the magic of their enchanted flute, Tamino and Pamina discover that only music can lead them “through death’s dark night”. A young cast of outstanding singers from CTO and the University of Cape Town Opera School usher in summer with Mozart’s most joyful and uplifting masterpiece.

CONDUCTORKAMAL KHAN + BRANDON PHILIPS
DIRECTORMATTHEW WILD
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNERMICHAEL MITCHELL
LIGHTING DESIGNERPATRICK CURTIS
CHOREOGRAPHERJOSHUA BEAMISH
VIDEO DESIGNERKIRSTI CUMMING
CAPE TOWN POPS ORCHESTRA LEADERLUCIA DI BLASIO SCOTT
TAMINO  NKULULEKO MASUKU, ZWAKELE TSHABALALA
PAPAGENO  LUVUYO MBUNDU, MARTIN MKHIZE
PAPAGENA  DENIRA COLEMAN, ELIZABETH DU TOIT, RACHELLE LA GRANGE
PAMINA  BRITTANY SMITH, FRANCES DU PLESSIS
QUEEN  LEAH GUNTER
SARASTRO  GARTH DELPORT, THOMAS MOHLAMME
1ST LADY  AMANDA MEKE, CECILIA RANGWANASHA, NOMBULELO YENDE
2ND LADY  ANÉ PRETORIUS, MOLOKO LETSOALO
3RD LADY  ABONGILE FUMBA, JACOBI DE VILLIERS
MONOSTATOS  HERMANN PRETORIUS, XOLANE MARMAN
1ST BOY  ELLENORE VAN AS, MARINDA JONKER
2ND BOY  ESTHER LATEGAN, NCUMISA GARISCHESWA, RENEE MALHERBE
3RD BOY  EMMA SWANEPOEL, THANDISWA MPONGWANA
1ST ARMED MAN  DANIEL MOSS, JOHANNES SLABBERT
2ND ARMED MAN  GARTH DELPORT, LESEGO MKHWANAZI
1ST PRIEST  NIËL STAPELBERG, NTANDO NCUME
2ND PRIEST  MIXO MASHIMBYE, ONGAMA MHLONTLO
SPRECHER  KABELO LEBYANA, LESEGO MKHWANAZI

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