Get a taste of the underground music scene as you witness a world-famous deck master playing right here in Cape Town
Cape Town Opera is staging the pièce de résistance of their 2017 calendar: Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman). This gripping opera will take the stage for only four shows; Thursday, 17, Saturday, 19, Wednesday, 23 and Saturday, 26 August 2017. The brand new interpretation of one of Wagner’s masterpieces gives you a golden opportunity to experience the best that opera can offer.
Wagner was born in 1813, and to this day he is known for creating gesamtkunstwerk (translated as ‘total works of art’). His operas combine music, poetry, drama and visual elements to create a cohesive masterpiece. Wagner is also well-known for complex operas, some lasting over five hours. This performance of Der Fliegende Holländer is two and a half hours long, with a 20 minute interval in