The best new South African opera talent to be showcased in KwaZulu-Natal

Hear the brightest South African opera talent in Pietermaritzburg and Pinetown this weekend! South African diva, Sibongile Mngoma (soprano) and tenor, Sandile Mabaso will be presenting an opera recital at the Pinetown Methodist Church on 18 March at 7pm and at the Tatham Art Gallery on 19 March at 3pm.

These shining lights of the national opera scene will be will be performing arias, duets and choruses from the world’s most beautiful operas. Continue reading

Music Revival to end the year on a high note at Casa Mexicana


MUSIC Revival is closing off the year in a fitting fashion with concerts featuring the talents of ‘Maritzburg pianist, Christopher Duigan, and soprano, Bongiwe Madlala, on Friday, December 29 and Saturday, December 30.

Both concerts will take place at Casa Mexicana at 35 Montgomery Road, Pietermaritzburg. Continue reading

Cinema Nouveau presents The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Releasing on Saturday, April 23 at Cinema Nouveau theatres is the next opera in the Metropolitan Opera’s current season, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais plays the title role with Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Continue reading