Whether your passion is artists or artistry, accessibility or education, you can make a difference.  

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25th Anniversary

2024 marks Cape Town Opera’s 25th anniversary season. Giving to this fund will support initiatives in this special year while ensuring the success of the next 25 years. 

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Support a House Soloist or Chorus Member

Cape Town Opera is proud to provide full time employment to these talented artists. This critical funding is at the heart of our mission, to promote South African singers and create employment in the arts. Artist Patrons are able to align their support with a particular artist and follow their career, enjoying opportunities to meet with their chosen artist, cheer them on as they perform and share in their success.

Annual sponsorships start at R 270 000.

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Mainstage Productions and Concerts

Our mainstage productions and concerts provide audiences a world-class opera experience, while allowing those around the country and internationally the opportunity to hear and enjoy talented South African singers.  Opera is, however, very labour intensive and expensive to produce.  Funding full productions or aspects of one such as costumes, set design or the creative teams is enormously helpful to the Company.

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Foundation Studio

This internationally acclaimed programme aims to give talented high schoolers from disadvantaged backgrounds the skills needed to be eligible to apply to study music at a tertiary institution. Weekly lessons consist of vocal coachings, music theory, and keyboard skills.  Additionally, meals, transportation between school, home, and the Artscape Theatre Centre, as well as all study materials are provided.  

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National Schools Tours

Through this programme, Cape Town Opera brings professional singers, pianists, and coaches to schools in disadvantaged and rural communities to help identify South Africa’s next generation of vocal talent. Participants in this programme have gone on to win competitions such as the ABC Motsepe South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod, while also becoming permanent and ad hoc Cape Town Opera singers who first started out in these workshops.

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Judith Neilson Young Artist Programme

This two-year training programme gives graduate singers, the opportunity to consolidate and refine their technique and stage skills before launching professional careers. With a paid annual stipend, performance opportunities, and vocal coachings, it is the only such training program on the continent of Africa.  

For more information about supporting one of these projects, please contact:

Jennifer Renner
Head of Development