Cape Town Opera presents Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi one act operas at the Artscape Theatre for R75 (save 50%)
- Save 50% on a ticket to see Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi
- See members of the Cape Town Opera perform
- Groupon only issued and redeemable once deal closes
- Redemption only on presentation of printed coupon
- Booking essential:email your Groupon to email@example.com and Cape Town Opera will confirm reservation by return email.
- Groupon cannot be redeemed on the night of performance, via telephone or at the venue
- Groupon only redeemable for 19:30 performance of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi on 21 April
- Groupon must be redeemed before 20 April
- Groupon redeemable for stall seating only
- Subject to availability
Going to the opera is probably the only event that hasn’t changed through the ages. You’re still required to wear your best suit and cry when the maiden loses her love and reaches a crescendo with her soprano voice. It’s also the only place where the ones with theatre binoculars are the cool people. Compare your theatre binoculars with the person sitting next to you with today’s Groupon – see the magnificent Puccini operas: Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi one act Operas for R75 at The Artscape Theatre.
This updated production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi sees both operas take an interesting twist. What remains the same though, is Puccini’s ability to move anyone who watches these operas to tears and laughter.
The updated productions by Matthew Wild and Sandile Kamle promise to bring fresh local relevance to both these operas. Suor Angelica is transferred from a Tuscan convent to a third world hospice, while the money-grubbing antics of Gianni Schicchi gain new satirical piquancy in the context of Gugulethu’s nouveau riche. The interesting and somewhat complex characters of both operas are filled by predominantly young local casts, including brilliant singers from the Cape Town Opera ensemble.
Operatic fact: The first real horse used in an opera was in the 1676 Scandinavian play “What becomes of horses.” Fake horses had been used before until one night when the director decided to use a real horse for a royal performance. The horse’s name was “door knob”, aptly named this after opening a door knob with its mouth and walking on stage during the lovers’ quarrel scene.