Fri, 19 Jul | Youngblood's Beautifull Life Building

OPERA IN 1 HOUR: Die Vertrek (1)

Die Vertrek is a new South African chamber opera inspired by both real life events and the poem "Death is Nothing at All" by Henry Scott Holland.
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Time & Location

19 Jul 2019, 20:00
Youngblood's Beautifull Life Building, Youngblood's Beautifull Life Building, 70 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

About the Event

Youngblood, Biblioteek Productions, NAC & Mana Masjien presents:

Opera in 1 hour | Die Vertrek (The Room/The Departure)

Libretto, Directing & Design: Marí Borstlap

Producer & production manager: Marie Vogts

Composer & Musician: Wilken Calitz

Soprano: Magdalene Minnaar

Actress & Dancer: Jane de Wet

Cellist: Corneil Muller

Tickets: R150 pp (R100 students & pensioners)

Bookings: Quicket: https://qkt.io/HrbDfC or info@youngblood-africa.com

From the 18th to the 20th of July, Cape Town will have the opportunity to see a brand new Afrikaans opera, featuring a formidable team of creatives, especially women. Die Vertrek is written, directed and designed by Marí Borstlap (Director of Die Leeftyd van ‘n Orgidiee which won Best Shortfilm and Best Director at the 2018 kykNet Silwerskermfees) features Magdalene Minnaar (Soprano) and Jane DeWet (actress and dancer – currently featured in the title role of the Showmax series The Girl from St. Agnes). Wilken Calitz (violin and guitar) is the composer and will also perform the music live alongside Corneil Muller (cello – currently seen on The Voice SA Season 3).

Die Vertrek is a chamber opera inspired by both real life events and the poem "Death is Nothing at All" by Henry Scott Holland. A mother finds herself shortly after her death in a magical invisible room from where she tries to make contact with her grieving daughter on earth. The story is told by song, dance, music and enchanting visual design.

Marie Vogts is the production manager and producer.

Registration is Closed

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