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Gauteng Opera

Meletso had the opportunity to visit the new home of the  Gauteng Opera The Tin Town Theatre in Ferreirasdorp.

We were excited to see what the Gauteng Opera had in store for us as we are fans of opera music. We attended a showcase on Sunday, 26 August and we were serenaded by the beautiful and talented voices of the Gauteng Opera.

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Gauteng Opera intends to work with world class artists, designers, conductors and directors, as appointed and selected by the company. Local and National artists are sourced from a wide selection of singers who are of the standard that is required by Gauteng Opera and come from all provinces of South Africa.

The reason for their invitation was to shine the light on the Gauteng Opera and to allow them to share this information with their audiences.

 

How you can ‘Save Gauteng Opera’

FRIENDS OF GAUTENG OPERA

The Friends of Gauteng Opera initiative permits individual patrons and businesses to support our company through monthly donations. Proceeds help Gauteng Opera meet monthly operational costs.

They acknowledge patrons in various categories – bronze status for support up to R500 per month, silver for between R501 and R2999, gold between R3000 and R4999 and platinum for R5000 and more.

Benefits attach to each category, including invitations and tickets to certain productions and private performances.

Monthly commitments like this create the predictable income streams that are vital to survival.

ADOPT AN ARTIST

Through this scheme, a supporter builds a personal relationship with the adopted singer and contributes to our operational sustainability by meeting a portion of the artist’s monthly salary. By adopting a singer for the modest sum of R3000 a month, individuals or companies help cover a performer’s basic living costs. Support like this allows young, emerging artists to focus on their craft, fulfil their potential and become true ambassadors of South Africa.

The name of the adopter features in brackets behind the artist’s name in all event programmes. The adopted artist undertakes to perform at an event of the sponsor’s choice, accompanied by a Gauteng Opera pianist.

The supporter receives invitations to all Gauteng Opera productions during the sponsoring year. The most important benefit is the knowledge the sponsor is helping to secure the future of opera in our country.

BUILD GAUTENG OPERA

Their base – Tin Town Theatre in Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg – offers a wonderful space for the presentation of concerts and other productions. However, substantial costs are incurred to cover maintenance, refurbishment and replacement of consumables. The Build Gauteng Opera scheme helps us meet or minimize these expenses. Contributors (private and corporate) are encouraged to donate building materials, equipment, kitchen appliances, fabric for theatrical costumes and other items.

Facility enhancement enables us to increase the desirability of the space as a venue for launches, presentations and other events. We can then develop an income stream by hiring out the Tin Town Theatre when the space is not required by Gauteng Opera.

MAKE A GREAT SAVE!

To save one of South Africa’s leading entertainment and performing arts companies, simply call Gauteng Opera on 011 067 8001 or send them an email at arnold@gautengopera.org / artistic@gautengopera.org

 

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If you cannot donate to the Gauteng Opera, show your support by attending one of their upcoming shows mentioned below:

 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2018

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 at 13:00

Gauteng Opera City Walk with Flying Cows of Jozie Concert

The Market Shed @ 1Fox – Concert – free entrance

Bookings for the city walk: Josine Overdevest – josine@flyingcowsofjozi.co.za

 

Saturday, 06 October at 15:00 & 20:00

The Merrow Down Estate Concerts

Merry Down Country Club, Magaliesig

R150 per person

Bookings: Vera Harvey – event@icon.co.za / 083 461 0857

 

Saturday, 13 October 2018 at 19:00

Rotary and CCJ Fundraising Event for GO

Country Club Johannesburg, Woodmead

R250 per person, include substantial snacks – cash bar;

Bookings: Denise Cruickshank deni@global.co.za / 011 784 0617 / 083 448 4844

 

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 19:00

La Trinita Dinner Concert

La Trinita Restaurant, Kyalami Centre

R200 per person, a la carte menu;

Bookings: latrinita@mweb.co.za / 011 466 7949

 

Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 15:00

4th Sunday Afternoon Concert

Tin Town Theatre, Ferreirasdorp

R150 per person

Bookings: Arnold Cloete – arnold@gautengopera.org / 011 067 8001

 

Friday, 02 November 2018 at 19:00

The Waterfall Hills Estate Concert

The Waterfall Hills Mature Lifestyle Community, Kayalami

R150 per person

Bookings: Sheila Irvine at sheilairvine5@icloud.com / 083 461 0857

 

Sunday, 04 November 2018 at 13:00

Gauteng Opera Lunch at the Market Shed @ 1Fox

The Market Shed @ 1Fox – Concert – free entrance

Enquiries: Lize Millward – LizeM@summitman.com / 082 780 3595

 

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 at 19:00

La Trinita Dinner Concert

La Trinita Restaurant, Kyalami Centre,

R200 per person, a la carte menu

Bookings: latrinita@mweb.co.za / 011 466 7949

 

Friday, 16 November at 19:30 and Sunday, 18 November at 15:00

Opera Scenes – Excerpts from Martha, Die Zauberflöte and Bastien und Bastienne

Tin Town Theatre, Ferreirasdorp

R150 per person

Bookings: Arnold Cloete arnold@gautengopera.org / 011 067 8001

 

Saturday, 01 December – evening (details t.b.c.)

Golden Classics 2018 – Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Gauteng Opera to perform with the Free State Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Kutlwano Masote with guest artist: Aubrey Lodewyk

Booking details to be released by mid-September

 

Friday, 07 December 2018 at 19:00

Gauteng Opera celebrates Christmas at the Market Shed @ 1Fox

The Market Shed @ 1Fox – Concert – free entrance

Enquiries: Lize Millward LizeM@summitman.com / 082 780 3595

 

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