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IL VIAGGIO A REIMS
ROSSINI’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ZANY COMIC OPERA
IL VIAGGIO A REIMS ON STAGE IN AUGUST
Flirtation, obsession and panic makes waiting in transit not to be missed entertainment!
Cape Town Opera and the UCT Opera School are proud to present the restaging of Rossini’s critically acclaimed zany comic operaIl Viaggio a Reims (The Journey to Reims) from 26 to 30 August for five performances only. This not-to-be-missed exuberant comedy with its glorious music returns to the Baxter Theatre where it played to full houses and received standing ovations in 2010.
Set in a chic airport hotel lobby, fourteen fashion-loving B-list celebrities each suffering from a different extreme obsession find themselves stranded en route to a coronation. While waiting in transit this interesting motley of self-styled European celebrities including a fashion crazed Parisian; a German music lover; a Russian Count and a famous Italian singer turn boredom and frustration into a highly entertaining melee as their on-going obsessions and flirtations, some edged with a tipple of alcohol unfolds into arguments and fights that lead to panic attacks and even the odd fainting spell! Never before has the boredom of waiting in transit been more nuanced and entertaining than in this not-to-be missed comic opera.
Members of the Cape Town Opera Studio and students from the UCT Opera School make an enthusiastic and multi-talented cast who are keenly working with the show’s creative team that comprises of Matthew Wild (The Rakes Progress, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Rocky Horror Picture Show) who is regarded at one of South Africa’s most prolific theatre directors; renowned conductor, Kamal Khan with set and costume design by two-time Fleur Du Cap nominated artist, Leopold Senekal and lighting by Kobus Rosseau (Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, Don Giovanni). Award-winning choreographer, Sean Bovim (Porgy & Bess, Tango Nights, Queen at the Ballet) has previously choreographed three productions for the UCT Opera School and he welcomes the opportunity to continue working with its students and Cape Town Opera in Il Viaggio a Reims.
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For the past fifteen years Cape Town Opera has and continues to play a major role in the upliftment, education, training and development of many young singers and students that has led to them performing on local and international stages. On many occasions, Cape Town Opera has collaborated with UCT Opera School in major productions such as Il Viaggio a Reims to give students a platform to showcase and grow their talents.[/signoff]
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H2O AFRICA 2014 DEMO 2
#DKEXP, H2O Africa 2014 Demo 2DJ Paulo R is SA’s best kept secret uploaded his first H2O Africa Demo Set 11 days ago and it was so damn HOT that it Ranked 3rd in the Global Jackin House Chart on Mixcloud. Now DJ Paulo R brings you another HOT H2O Africa Demo Set.
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"Now this is HOT!!"
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I HEART JOBURG
I HEART JOBURG
SET TO ROCK SA SHORES
LOCAL FESTIVAL SET TO ROCK S.A SHORES
Steyn Entertainment proudly presents the I Heart Joburg Music Festival. The 12 hour musical extravaganza brings you the biggest entertainment line-up to hit the shores of Southern Africa. The incredible line-up consists of some of the biggest names on the international scene including Grammy awards winners, MTV Europe Music award winners and Billboard chart topping artists such as Fall Out Boy, Jessie J, Jason Derulo, Panic! At The Disco, B.o.B and T-pain. Festival goers can expect an eclectic mix of 6 international heavy weights and 6 local favourites across various genres
I HEART JOBURG MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LOCAL LINE-UP – AS CHOSEN BY YOU!
Steyn Entertainment and 5FM are avid supporters of local music. In the spirit of the recent national elections they decided to leave the selection of the local line-up in the hands of the fans. 18 amazing local acts were short listed and 6 were chosen through an on-air voting showdown.
I Heart Joburg is pleased to announce the complete line-up including the local winners, who are the cream of the crop of South African talent. The artists joining the line-up are: CrashCarBurn, iFani, Graeme Watkins Project, Kwesta, Zebra and Giraffe and The Arrows.
The I Heart Joburg Music Festival is in proud association with 5FM, DSTV and Computicket. Stay tuned to 5FM & DSTV for competitions coming soon.
Date: Saturday 6 September 2014
Venue: Ellis Park
Time: 11am to 11pm
Tickets: R520– R1185 available at Computicket Park and Ride facilities are available. Travel packages coming soon.
International Acts: Fall Out Boy, Jessie J, Jason Derulo, Panic! At The Disco, B.o.B and T-pain
Local Acts: CrashCarBurn, iFani, Graeme Watkins Project, Kwesta, Zebra and Giraffe and The Arrows
#DKEXP has 2 sets of DOUBLE tickets up for grabs. Fill in your details below and do the following to enter
- Tweet the following sentence “I entered the #iheartjoburg competition via #DKEXP website cc @ExpressionsByDK“
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5FM is the entertainment powerhouse for youthful South Africans, offering the most popular contemporary music and entertainment. As a national Top 40 hit music radio station, 5FM is on the pulse of local, global music and content trends; thereby offering audiences access to, and an opportunity to be part of, the energy and dynamism of a fast changing youthful community. The stylish brand currently has the coolest line-up and on-air talent like no other in South Africa and is the primary source of music and lifestyle trends for a nation filled with diverse and trendy young adults. 5FM = (Music)5 [i.e. to the Power of 5]!
MultiChoice today is the leading multi-channel digital satellite television operator across the African continent. Its dynamic technology platform and varied bouquets of channels, built on a foundation of compelling premium entertainment, has seen MultiChoice grow to 3.7 million subscribers across South Africa. MultiChoice provides its DStv services to different market segments. The DStv bouquets cater for different lifestyles and pockets, from entry level to Premium. DStv is also available as a niche service for the Indian and Portuguese communities. M-Net and SuperSport are part of the MultiChoice stable, which delivers premium channels and content to a growing number of subscribers. MultiChoice is one of the outstanding examples of a pioneering South African company, owned by Naspers, an international player providing entertainment, technology and e-commerce services..
ABOUT THE LOCAL LINE-UP
CrashCarBurn is an indie punk pop foursome has brought us some takkie-squeaking thumpers like The Light, Serenade, Twisted and more recently Keep Walking with Kwesta.
iFani will certainly bring a comical musicality to the local line-up. The Eastern Cape native is known for his tongue-in-cheek lyrics and dance moves. He doesn’t take himself all too seriously and is keen to take on Jason Derulo in an on-stage dance-off!
No stranger to the South African indie-pop/rock scene, the Graeme Watkins Project is the third outfit to be announced. Graeme has proven that being a TV reality show talent extends beyond that stage. Now, on their second album, tracks like Music Affair, Blood Shot Eyes and Fly Away have solidified their stamp in the music industry.
Kwesta snatched up the fouth spot on the line-up. Kwesta, aka Mr Kool, burst onto the music scene with the track Stomp followed by the crossover track Flava. He is stoked to be part of the line-up with rockers CrashCarBurn, with whom he’s recently collaborated on the track Keep Walking.
Greg Carlin and the members of Zebra and Giraffe are the fifth act to be added to the I Heart Joburg Festival stage. Z&G made a huge splash in 2008 with the release of their debut album and dominated at the 2009 SA Music Awards.
The Arrows claimed the final spot on the line-up. The Arrows burst on their scene with their hit song love sick and completely took over airwaves with their latest smash hit Spin my world around with Dj Kent.
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ONE NIGHT IN AFRICA
ONE NIGHT IN AFRICA
Breakout Management, in association with Carnival City present “One Night in Africa” South Africa’s most anticipated live African music event at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City on the 1st November 2014.
Featuring mesmerizing performances by 4 times Grammy Award winning Acapella Group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Oliver Mtukduzi who will be performing all of his hits and rising stars The Muffinz and Berita.
Watch the press for announcements of special collaborations.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a world-wide recognized South African Acappella vocal group that has created a unique and spiritual sound that has touched a worldwide audience. Their musical efforts over the past five decades have garnered praise and accolades from a wide body of people, organizations and countries.
After gracing the international stages for many years and been honored and recognized world-wide, they will be embracing the stage at One Night in Africa, Big Top Arena Carnival City. Displaying what they have been showing the world.
Oliver Mtukudzi Greatest Hits show, is all about his well-known hits such as: Todii, Wasakara, Ndagarwa Nhaka, Mabasa, Neria (collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) and many more. This performance will showcase the sing-a-long nature of his songs and people dancing to the popular hits.
The Muffinz have unleashed their mysteriously beautiful world of eclectic soul to the South African public and they are set for world domination. The music of The Muffinz is so new, yet so soulful, so accessible, so honest and so innocent, that it appeals to all age groups, races, classes and sexes. The five young musicians make a refreshing change from the usual run of the mill rappers and house DJs, who are currently dominating the popular music scene, in that they play real instruments, and they play them well.
Berita is an award winning African singer, songwriter, and guitarist originally born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She lived with her dairy farming parents and studied in New Zealand in her high school years. Berita currently resides in South Africa where she began her music career whilst pursuing her tertiary studies.
Her music depicts modern day African Pride. Her guitar filled rhythms and mostly self-penned compositions are a hypnotic heart and soul remedy. In Ndebele, Xhosa, English and Shona she sings. From heart break soul, slow love jams, uplifting inspiring anthems her music is best described as African Pop.
Venue: Carnival City – Big Top Arena
Date: 1st November 2014
Doors Open: 19:00
Tickets at Computicket.
A Breakout Management Production.
Media contact: Kenny Tlale
011 438 7000
Production Contact: Kevin Stuart
011 438 7000
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