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Opera Extravaganza

Date: 14 October 2017 18:00 - 14 October 2017 20:00
Location: National Literature English Museum (NELM)
Organiser: Denétha Peters (Phone 046 603 8490)
Event Type: Music Concerts


Opera Extravaganza

After an amazing collaboration of artists from Grahamstown and PE with local teachers and University lecturers and students at our Symphony concert on the 27th of September, we will once again do a collaboration concert. This time it will be with the Vocal departments of Rhodes University and that of Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in PE. The students are from Voice lecturers Miss Jo-Nette Le Kay at Rhodes and Mr Njabulo Mthimkhulu from Nelson Mandela University. You will remember these two opera singers singing alongside in the Rigoletto Quartet at our recent Symphony concert.

The concert will entail excerpts of Operas, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan tutte by Mozart as well as Faust by Gounod. There will also be some favourites from famous Verdi Operas like La Traviata, MacBeth and Nabucco. We also have some Baroque ensembles that will be featured. These excerpts will be directed my Mr Mthimkhulu, who is a specialist in his field. Accompanying the students will be Kobus Buys (accomplished opera coach and singer) and JF Viljoen (accomplished Violin teacher and Rhodes Ensemble accompanist). The students are extremely excited to work together and create a spirit of Ubuntu between the two Universities. We here at Rhodes are ecstatic that this project will at last come off the ground. Please join us as we will light up the Grahamstown fires with our Opera Extravaganza. 

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