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VERDI GALA 2018
 
Programme compilation, direction and arrangements Willem Vogel
 
Saturday 9 June 18:00
Sunday 10 June 15:00
 
BROOKLYN THEATRE SALON ENSEMBLE
 
Magdalene Minnaar (Soprano), Teresa de Wit (mezzo), Herman Theron (Tenor), Thomas Mohlamme (baritone)
 

Salon Music has established a considerable reputation for highly enjoyable Opera Galas with top South African singers and Salon Ensemble over the last 20 years.

In this year’s celebration of Verdi’s most beautiful music, the line-up features an impressive quartet of fine SA opera singers. Magdalene Minnaar (soprano) and Teresa de Wit (mezzo) have an established following among Brooklyn Theatre patrons. These ladies have both sung operatic roles for Salon Music and have also both performed with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra.

Magdalene sang the leading role in Der Zigeunerbaron (Strauss) and also charmed audiences with her fine performances in the Salon Music Christmas Concerts with the GPO. Teresa’s triumphs as Carmen, Rosina (Barber of Seville) and Gabriele (Wiener Blut) will remain cherished musical memories of many Brooklyn Theatre supporters for years to come.

Bass-baritone Thomas Mohlamme, has just returned from a year with Cape Town Opera and joined the Salon Music production of The Magic Flute (Mozart) in January 2018 in the role of Sarastro. His highly acclaimed portrayal of this role was a gem in the crown of this year’s production.

Acclaimed local tenor Herman Theron, well known amongst the Brooklyn Theatre supporters, is joining the cast of singers who will celebrate the life of Verdi.

Patrons can look forward to an entertaining and moving programme, highlighting these beautiful voices in some of the greatest operatic music ever written.

Artistic Director, Willem Vogel has compiled a winning selection of arias, duets and a quartet from Rigoletto, La Traviata, Don Carlos, La Forza del Destino, Un Ballo in maschera, among others. Willem has also made special musical arrangements for the Brooklyn Theatre Salon Ensemble to accompany the singers.

This promises to be a hugely enjoyable outing for opera lovers of all ages.

Ticket sales:

Saturday 9 June 18:00, Sunday 10 June 15:00

Block A (Adult) - R260   Block B (Adult) - R235
Block A (Senior) - R235   Block B (Senior)- R210
Children/Student/Learners - R160  

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Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park

VERDI GALA 2018 - PROGRAMME

EnsemblePrelude
LA TRAVIATA
MagdaleneCaro nome
RIGOLETTO
HermanLa donna e mobile
RIGOLETTO
ThomasCome dal ciel precipita
MACBETH
TeresaStride la vampa
IL TROVATORE
Magdalene & ThomasTutte le feste
RIGOLETTO
HermanQuesta o Quella
RIGOLETTO
QuartetBella figlia del'amore
RIGOLETTO
INTERVAL
TeresaAnch’io dischiuso un giorno
NABUCCO
MagdaleneAh fors e lui - Sempre libere
LA TRAVIATA
ThomasPieta Rispetto
MACBETH
Teresa & HermanAi nostri monti
IL TROVATORE
Teresa & MagdaleneCanzone del Velo
DON CARLOS
Herman & ThomasSolenne in quest'ora
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
TeresaO Don fatale
DON CARLOS
HermanQuando lesere al placido
LUISA MILLER
AllVa Pensiero
NABUCCO
EncoreLibiamo