Le Nozze di Figaro

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Western Cape
Artscape Opera House
Western Cape
Sat, 18 Jun 2022 - Sun, 26 Jun 2022
R180 - R620

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Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro shaped the future of opera buffa and is in many ways the perfect opera. Continuing the story of the characters from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, this masterpiece offers a good dollop of farce, adultery, role-playing and cunning scheming. It also touches on abuse and mental health issues, seen in the Countess's poignant navigation of her fracturing marriage. Presented in collaboration with Sempre Opera, with a fantastic South African cast featuring Conroy Scott as Figaro, William Berger as Count Almaviva, Siphamandla Moyake as Countess Rosina, Brittany Smith as Susanna, Megan Kahts as Cherubino, Monica Mhangwana as Marcellina, Lwazi Dlamini as Bartolo, Siphesihle Mdena as Basilio/Don Curzio, Alida Stoman as Barbarina and Rouel Beukes as Antonio together with the award-winning Cape Town Opera Chorus under the direction of chorus master Marvin Kernelle.

This much-loved opera will be directed by Magdalene Minnaar, with set and costume design by Maritha Visagie and Rabia Davids. The Cape Town Pops Orchestra will be conducted by Schalk van der Merwe. This production is proudly sponsored by the City of Cape Town.

For more info on Le Nozze di Figaro and Cape Town Opera, please subscribe to the Cape Town Opera newsletter via the Cape Town Opera website or follow us on our social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Tik Tok.

Please Note: No late comers will be allowed entrance into the Opera House.


NOTICE: In order to comply with COVID-19 regulations and ensuring effective social distancing tickets are being sold in pairs.
1, 3 or 5 tickets can be purchased via the Artscape Box Office (during office hours) on 021 421 7695

In order to ensure that all relevant COVID-19 screening is completed efficiently and effectively before the start of a performance, we request patrons to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.


  • 1. Face coverings will be mandatory for patrons. Patrons will not be allowed access to the building without a face mask.

  • 2. Temperature checks of patrons will be part of the entrance process at the theater.
  • - A security or designated person wearing a face shield and gloves will ensure temperature checks of all patrons and conduct a brief visual screening for observable symptoms of fever or infection.
  • - We will use hand-held non-contact temperature readers and walk-through readers for scanning patrons.
  • - Should patrons register a temperature reading of 37.3oC or higher, an immediate second reading will be done.
  • - If the higher reading is confirmed with the second scan, the patron will be required to complete a symptom check and questionnaire based on DoH requirements.
  • - Should the patron answer positively to any of the questions, the patron will not be permitted into the Theatre and will have their tickets reschedule or refunded.

  • 3. Security will execute standard operating procedures in relation to minimising COVID-19 transmissions.
  • - The enforcement of social distancing and patron temperature screening as well as movement of patrons in the venue will form part of their duties and responsibilities.

  • 4. All ushers deployed will assist in implementing the COVID-19 protocols at entrance or exit points including main entrances and entrances to auditorium. Ushers will also assist with capacity management in terms of social distancing.

  • 5. We have established routes / flow of traffic to performance venues as follows:
  • - Entrance for patrons to the venues will be via entrance one and two.
  • - On arrival, patrons will be required to sanitise their hands.
  • - Patrons will be directed to foyers spaces according to stall numbers on tickets presented to limit the number of patrons in foyer spaces.
  • - Announcements will be made to patrons on how to proceed to their seats and the routes to be followed.
  • - When entering the auditorium, and prior to presenting their ticket, FOH staff will sanitise the hands of patrons.
  • - Movement through the theatre will be controlled by Front of House management team before and after performances.

  • 6. Restrooms
  • - The Front of House Manager will facilitate patron access to bathrooms to ensure that bathrooms are not overcrowded.
  • - A member of the cleaning staff will be assigned as toilet monitor and will be stationed outside the toilet advising patrons when the toilet is full, manage queue lines and redirect patrons to other toilets.
  • - Within toilets areas, some cubicles and urinals will be closed off in order to ensure social distancing.
  • - Patrons will be made aware when using toilets through means of visual communication within toilets and during safety briefs of the following information.
  • - Closing lids when flushing in order to contain droplets
  • - Washing of hands
  • - Using paper towel
  • - Using paper towel when opening cubicle doors and disposing of paper towel inside the toilet bins

  • 7. Announcements
  • - Announcements will be made to patrons to remind them of safety protocols including to sanitise their hands and to maintain social distance.

  • 8. Exit Management
  • - At the end (curtain down) of a performance, patrons will be directed to leave the auditorium in a manner that observes social distancing.
  • - Patrons closest to exits will be required to leave first by row or stall in order to clear space for patrons further inside to follow.
  • - Ushers and security will assist patrons making sure that they understand the procedure and comply will social distancing requirements until they are outside the theatre.

  • (Government Guidelines - please be guided by your own health status)


PG 13

Select Venue

Western Cape
Artscape Opera House
Western Cape
Sat, 18 Jun 2022 - Sun, 26 Jun 2022
R180 - R620

Venue


Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro shaped the future of opera buffa and is in many ways the perfect opera. Continuing the story of the characters from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, this masterpiece offers a good dollop of farce, adultery, role-playing and cunning scheming. It also touches on abuse and mental health issues, seen in the Countess's poignant navigation of her fracturing marriage. Presented in collaboration with Sempre Opera, with a fantastic South African cast featuring Conroy Scott as Figaro, William Berger as Count Almaviva, Siphamandla Moyake as Countess Rosina, Brittany Smith as Susanna, Megan Kahts as Cherubino, Monica Mhangwana as Marcellina, Lwazi Dlamini as Bartolo, Siphesihle Mdena as Basilio/Don Curzio, Alida Stoman as Barbarina and Rouel Beukes as Antonio together with the award-winning Cape Town Opera Chorus under the direction of chorus master Marvin Kernelle.

This much-loved opera will be directed by Magdalene Minnaar, with set and costume design by Maritha Visagie and Rabia Davids. The Cape Town Pops Orchestra will be conducted by Schalk van der Merwe. This production is proudly sponsored by the City of Cape Town.

For more info on Le Nozze di Figaro and Cape Town Opera, please subscribe to the Cape Town Opera newsletter via the Cape Town Opera website or follow us on our social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Tik Tok.

Please Note: No late comers will be allowed entrance into the Opera House.


NOTICE: In order to comply with COVID-19 regulations and ensuring effective social distancing tickets are being sold in pairs.
1, 3 or 5 tickets can be purchased via the Artscape Box Office (during office hours) on 021 421 7695

In order to ensure that all relevant COVID-19 screening is completed efficiently and effectively before the start of a performance, we request patrons to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.


  • 1. Face coverings will be mandatory for patrons. Patrons will not be allowed access to the building without a face mask.

  • 2. Temperature checks of patrons will be part of the entrance process at the theater.
  • - A security or designated person wearing a face shield and gloves will ensure temperature checks of all patrons and conduct a brief visual screening for observable symptoms of fever or infection.
  • - We will use hand-held non-contact temperature readers and walk-through readers for scanning patrons.
  • - Should patrons register a temperature reading of 37.3oC or higher, an immediate second reading will be done.
  • - If the higher reading is confirmed with the second scan, the patron will be required to complete a symptom check and questionnaire based on DoH requirements.
  • - Should the patron answer positively to any of the questions, the patron will not be permitted into the Theatre and will have their tickets reschedule or refunded.

  • 3. Security will execute standard operating procedures in relation to minimising COVID-19 transmissions.
  • - The enforcement of social distancing and patron temperature screening as well as movement of patrons in the venue will form part of their duties and responsibilities.

  • 4. All ushers deployed will assist in implementing the COVID-19 protocols at entrance or exit points including main entrances and entrances to auditorium. Ushers will also assist with capacity management in terms of social distancing.

  • 5. We have established routes / flow of traffic to performance venues as follows:
  • - Entrance for patrons to the venues will be via entrance one and two.
  • - On arrival, patrons will be required to sanitise their hands.
  • - Patrons will be directed to foyers spaces according to stall numbers on tickets presented to limit the number of patrons in foyer spaces.
  • - Announcements will be made to patrons on how to proceed to their seats and the routes to be followed.
  • - When entering the auditorium, and prior to presenting their ticket, FOH staff will sanitise the hands of patrons.
  • - Movement through the theatre will be controlled by Front of House management team before and after performances.

  • 6. Restrooms
  • - The Front of House Manager will facilitate patron access to bathrooms to ensure that bathrooms are not overcrowded.
  • - A member of the cleaning staff will be assigned as toilet monitor and will be stationed outside the toilet advising patrons when the toilet is full, manage queue lines and redirect patrons to other toilets.
  • - Within toilets areas, some cubicles and urinals will be closed off in order to ensure social distancing.
  • - Patrons will be made aware when using toilets through means of visual communication within toilets and during safety briefs of the following information.
  • - Closing lids when flushing in order to contain droplets
  • - Washing of hands
  • - Using paper towel
  • - Using paper towel when opening cubicle doors and disposing of paper towel inside the toilet bins

  • 7. Announcements
  • - Announcements will be made to patrons to remind them of safety protocols including to sanitise their hands and to maintain social distance.

  • 8. Exit Management
  • - At the end (curtain down) of a performance, patrons will be directed to leave the auditorium in a manner that observes social distancing.
  • - Patrons closest to exits will be required to leave first by row or stall in order to clear space for patrons further inside to follow.
  • - Ushers and security will assist patrons making sure that they understand the procedure and comply will social distancing requirements until they are outside the theatre.

  • (Government Guidelines - please be guided by your own health status)


PG 13

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