Opera in 1 Hour: Die Vertrek

Thu Jul 18, 20:00 - Sat Jul 20, 21:00

Youngblood Gallery


Youngblood Arts and Culture Development and Biblioteek Productions are excited to bring you the 2nd OPERA in 1 HOUR of 2019. All sponsored by the National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC).

We will be collaborating with Mana Masjien (Marí Borstlap) and debut an Afrikaans Opera, Die Vertrek.

‘Die Vertrek’ (‘The Departure’) is a chamber music opera inspired by the poem "Death is Nothing at All" by Henry Scott Holland. A mother finds herself shortly after her death in a magical invisible room from where she tries to make contact with her grieving daughter on earth. The story is told by song, dance, music and enchanting visual design.

Concept/Libretto: Marí Borstlap

Director: Marí Borstlap

Design: Marí Borstlap

Composer: Wilken Calitz

With: Magdalene Minnaar and Jane DeWet


Opera in 1 Hour: Die Vertrek
Youngblood Gallery
Youngblood's Beautifull Life Building, 70 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
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