Vocal Art sings in Spring with once-off opera gala

14 August 2019

Opera lovers will be treated to a variety of arias, duets, trios, ensembles and choruses when staff and students of the Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Performing Arts (Vocal Art) present a once-off Opera Gala at the Linder Auditorium in Parktown, Johannesburg in September. 

The venue, situated on the Education Campus of the University of the Witwatersrand, is a prominent concert and cultural venue widely recognised for its acoustic merits.

For the past years, Vocal Art has staged several theatre opera productions which rival international standards in terms of musical aesthetic and technical prowess. Each of these productions focused on a specific story, told through a libretto with composed music resulting in the composer’s distinctive style that overarches the identity of the opera. 

On the contrary, in the Opera Gala, a selection of arias, duets, trios, ensembles and choruses from different composers and style periods present a variety of notable opera numbers that will delight the audience. As is the tradition, the Gala will be accompanied by an orchestra which provides the envisioned sound colour and character of the songs.

Accompanied by the Ijadu Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Vocal Art lecturer, Thami Zungu, the Opera Gala will be performed on Sunday, 8 September at 15:00 in the Linder Auditorium, 27 St Andrews Road, Parktown, Johannesburg.

Tickets are R150 for adults and R60 for pensioners and students. For tickets, go to www.quicket.co.za. For more information, email buthelezime@tut.ac.za

For more information on the Tshwane University of Technology, please contact Willa de Ruyter, Corporate Affairs and Marketing.
Tel: +27 12 382 5352   Email: deruyterw@tut.ac.za