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 moneygrubbing 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. Groupon coupons Tickets Event Tickets Opera Tickets Tickets Cape Town Cape Town Event tickets Opera tickets Cape Town Further deals in this category 1. Donate R50 towards the Aquila Rhino Fund and assist in their effort to put a stop to rhino poaching 2. Pay R40 instead of R100 for two adult tickets to the Gauteng Getaway Show save 60% 3. Pay R150 for premium seat tickets to MAMMA MIA at The Teatro in Monte Casino 4. Pay R25 for entrance to the Dirty Skirts concert at the Town Hall, valued at R50 save 50% 5. Pay R65 for 2 tickets to the WODAC Pet Expo valued at R130 save 50% Further deals in this city 1. Pay R130 for a 31piece Sushi platter at Leaf Restaurant Bar, valued at R310 save 58% 2. Pay R140 for two 300g sirloin Café de Paris steaks with chips and vegetables at Al’s Place, valued at R280 save 50% 3. Pay R100 for a two course meal to the value of R200 at De Volkskombuis save 50% 4. Save up to 56% on two gourmet burgers and two drinks at Sage Restaurant 5. Pay R999 instead of R2000 for a La Brasiliana Keratin treatment with collagen at Five on Main save 50% Further deals in South Africa 1. Pay R999 for a teeth whitening session at Hyde Park Dentist, valued at R3000 save 68% 2. Pay R160 for a onehour and 15minute hot candle full body hot stone massage at Tiphara Spa, valued at R450 save 64% 3. Enjoy a Mexican Grande Platter worth R290 for only R120 at Cantina Tequila save 59% 4. Pay R150 for an Apollo Treatment using new Radio Frequency RV technology at Shambala Wellness Spa, valued at R300 save 50% 5. Save up to 65% on an auto valet for your car OR 4x4 or SUV OR unlimited car washes for your car or 4x4 or SUV for a year at Distinctive Car Wash Further deals in other categories 1. Pay R220 instead of R500 for Laser Liposuction at Centurion Laser Clinic save 56% 2. Pay R96 for Indian Cuisine at Karma and eat to the value of R215 save 55% 3. Pay R99 for a facial and eye treatment at Absolutely Gorgeous Boutique save 67% 4. Pay R65 instead of R130 for two rump, egg and chips lunches at Chingada’s Mexican Cantina save 50% 5. Pay R150 for two OR R220 for four cold laser therapy sessions at Dolphin Wellness Sanctuary save up to 75%
Cape Town Opera presents Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi one act operas at the Artscape Theatre for R75 (save 50%)
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In a Nutshell
Save 50% on a ticket to see Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi See members of the Cape Town Opera perform
The Fine Print
Groupon only issued and redeemable once deal closes Redemption only on presentation of printed coupon Booking essential:email your Groupon to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 st Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.