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Music / Guy Butler Auditorium

Under the guidance of Chorus Master Marvin Kernelle, the iconic Cape Town Opera Chorus joins the National Arts Festival with a rousing tribute to the world’s most iconic opera choruses. Building on the worldwide success of Grace Notes and African Angels, this homage to operatic giants contains many cherished operatic choruses, including the much-loved Humming, Anvil, Slave and Bridal Choruses as well as the ever-popular Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

The Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Marvin Kernelle.

Overture from Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi
Anvil Chorus from IL Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Gerusalem from I Lombardi by Giuseppe Verdi
Treulich Gefürt Ziehet Dahin “Bridal Chorus” from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
O Signore Dal Tetto Natio “Chorus of the Crusaders and the Pilgrims” from I Lombardi by Giuseppe Verdi
Coro A Bocca Chiusa “Humming Chorus” from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
An Die Freude from 9th Symphony by Ludwig Van Beethoven


Overture from La Forza Del Destino
Din, Don, Suona Vespero “Bell Chorus” from Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Ainsi Que La Brise Légère “Faust Waltz” from Faust by Charles Gounod
O Susse Mond ” Moon Chorus” from The Merry Wives of Windsor by Otto Nicolai
Libiamo Ne’ Lieti Calici “Brindisi” from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Va Pensiero “Slave Chorus” from Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi
Che Interminabile Andirivieni from Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti


Conductor: Marvin Kernelle

Cape Town Opera Artistic Director: Magdalene Minnaar

Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra Manager: Gill Barnett

  • Venue: Guy Butler Auditorium
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: 1820 Settlers Monument on Lucas Avenue
  • Ticket Price: R120.00
  • Genre: Music
  • Duration: 70mins
  • Ages: All Ages
July 02, 2022   20:00 - 21:10