Cape Town Opera and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Toringkerk in Paarl on Saturday April 8, at 4pm.
This masterpiece is one of the best known and beloved hymns to Mary, presenting her grief at the crucifixion of her son, Jesus Christ. Rossini’s capacity for composing arias – inspired by his operatic skills – is matched by triumphant choral sections.
This once-off performance over the Easter weekend will feature the multi award-winning Cape Town Opera Chorus under the direction of Marvin Kernelle, with the Cape Town Symphony Choir and guest artists Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi (Soprano) and Minette du Toit Pearce (Mezzo-Soprano) alongside two of Cape Town Opera’s Soloists – Lukhanyo Moyake (Tenor) and Conroy Scott (Baritone).
Maestro Adam Szmidt will conduct the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tickets cost R240 and are available through Quicket.