A Night at the Opera returns to the Savoy with an exciting new line up
“fabulous, a delight from beginning to end! Top class singing, beautiful costumes, and a very slick and polished show altogether!” Audience member Joy Timberlake.
In 2015 G&S introduced the acclaimed concert series, A Night at the Opera, which left audiences in awe of the classical talent that we have right here in Port Elizabeth. Due to popular demand, A Night at the Opera is now a regular event on the G&S program and returns for 2018 with an exciting new programme and cast.
Liske Hemingway once again leads the cast as well as performing Director duties. She is a shining star on the local music scene and proudly represented her hometown as a finalist in both the Mimi Coertse and UNISA Scholarship Competitions. She holds a Masters Degree in Music (Performing Arts) from NMMU and is currently teaching at Collegiate Girl’s High School. Her passion is bringing opera to a new generation by making it relevant and exciting and many of her students have featured in past productions of A Night at the Opera.
Joining Liske will be our G&S Classical stars, the award-winning Khuselo Gqiba and Angela Freer, as well as Akhona Nkumanda and Amanda Engelbrecht who recently brought us Westering High School’s “West Side Story”. The cast also includes Lucretia Sikwebu, Luke Erasmus, Sibongile Ponasi, Lollie Mafeke, Charlandi Hattingh and Kululekani Tose. This is a stellar lineup of PE’s up and coming classical singers and not to be missed.
The musical selection covers many popular arias and contemporary classical pieces and you’ll be amazed at just how many of these great songs you can hum along to! Featured operas include “La Traviata”, “Rigoletto”, “La Boheme”, “Die Fledermaus” and “Candide”, with much-loved pieces such as “The Hebrew Slaves Chorus”, “Mi chiamano Mimi”, “Make our garden grow” and “Mon Coeur”. Musical theatre is represented by songs from “The Phantom of the Opera”, “A Little Night Music” and “Fiddler on the Roof”.
A Night at the Opera runs for 3 shows only on the 5th and 6th October at 7.30pm, and at 2.00pm on Saturday 6th at the Savoy Theatre.