Hong Kong Meets Cape Town

Hong Kong Meets Cape Town
19 APR 2014
8:15 PM
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Time

    8:15 PM

The meeting of two musical minds, one from Cape Town and the other from Hong Kong, both have lived, eaten and breathed the acoustic guitar from a very young age. Tony Cox and Hong Kong native Jacky Lau share a common lifestyle, both being exceptional guitar players and both deeply involved in bringing the world's greatest guitarists to the doorstep of their respective hometowns.

With a reputation as a "talented guitarist" (Benedict Cruft, Dean of Music School, HKAPA) and "the only Guitar Master of Hong Kong" (Audio Technique, Hi-fi Magazine) Jacky Lau 劉卓威 has created a successful music career of distinction. A graduate from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Jacky released his first classical guitar solo album of hymns in Hong Kong in 2007, "Amazing Guitar, Amazing Grace". He is though, like Cox, also a steel-string player with an incredibly large contemporary repertoire.

Jacky is the Director of Guitar Concept, Chairperson of Fingerstyle Guitar Hong Kong. He also conducts workshops and gives lectures in the Hong Kong International Institute of Music, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Cape Town's acoustic guitar master, Tony Cox will treat this concert as part of his year-long Padkos Tour and will be performing and promoting the music from his Padkos album. Padkos is an album of great and well-loved South African songs and melodies all done in Cox's inimitable guitar style. His shows have sold-out venues across SA and left audiences howling for more.

This is going to be one of those shows definitely not to be missed...

I due Foscari

I due Foscari
30 NOV 2014
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    30 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 35 minutes
  • Cast

    • Plácido DomingoFrancesco Foscari
    • Francesco MeliJacopo Foscari
    • Maria AgrestaLucrezia Contarini
    • Maurizio MuraroJacopo Loredano
  • Creative

    • Antonio PappanoConductor
    • Thaddeus StrassbergerDirector
    • Kevin KnightSet designs
    • Mattie UllrichCostume designs

Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season

Plácido Domingo returns to give his first London performances of another major Verdi baritone role. I due Foscari is based on a play by Byron set in 15th-century Venice. The two Foscari of the title are the city’s Doge, Francesco Foscari (sung by Domingo) and his son, Jacopo (Francesco Meli), who has been brought back from exile to face charges of treason. Jacopo is innocent, but neither the pleas of Jacopo’s wife Lucrezia (Maria Agresta) nor those of his powerful father are enough to save Jacopo from condemnation by the hostile Council of Twelve. This taut, sombre drama provides the basis for one of Verdi’s most arresting early scores, not heard at the Royal Opera House since 1995 and newly presented in an acclaimed staging by the American director Thaddeus Strassberger, which had a much praised premiere in Los Angeles in 2012 and has gone on to further success in Valencia and Los Angeles.

Il Trittico

Il Trittico
25 Feb 2012 - 26 Feb 2012
R100.00
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    25 Feb 2012 - 26 Feb 2012
  • Price

    R100.00
  • Duration

    2h 42m (Excluding a 20 min Interval)
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Richard JonesDirector

Opera | February 25 & 26 | Screenings Start 16h00 | Sung in Italian with English Sub Titles |

This is The Royal Opera’s first complete presentation of Puccini’s Il trittico since 1965. Leading director Richard Jones staged his witty, darkly comic realization of Gianni Schicchi for The Royal Opera in 2007, and here he completes the trio. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano will conduct. Il trittico (‘the triptych’), unveiled at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in 1918, represented an operatic departure.

Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore
15 JAN 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    15 Jan 2017 - 15 Jan 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Language

    Sung in Italian
  • Cast

    • Anna NetrebkoLeonora
    • Plácido DomingoCount di Luna
    • Marie-Nicole LemieuxAzucena
    • Francesco MeliManrico
    • FerrandoRiccardo Zanellato
  • Creative

    • Giuseppe VerdiMusic
    • Salvadore CammaranoLibretto
    • Daniele GattiConductor
    • Alvis HermanisStage Director
    • Wiener PhilharmonikerOrchestra

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Salzburg Festival.

Since her sensational success in La Traviata, the soprano Anna Netrebko, at the height of her popularity, returns regularly to the great festival hall of the Salzburg Festival. This time, Netrebko shines as Leonora in Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic opera Il Trovatore with Plácido Domingo as Count di Luna. The “most hotly anticipated spectacle of the Salzburg Festival” (Corriere della Sera), Il Trovatore has exceeded all expectations.

Incorruptible

Incorruptible
10 OCT 2015
8:30 PM
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    10 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015
  • Time

    8:30 PM
  • Duration

    1 hour 34 minutes

Screened as part of the Tri Continental Film Festival 2015.

In the Spring of 2011, Senegal was pitched into crisis when President Abdoulaye Wade decided to change the constitution to allow for a third term. An artist-led youth movement erupted to protect one of Africa`s oldest and most stable democracies.

In a country where 70% of the population is under 30 - like much of the global South - the Y`en a Marre (Enough is Enough) movement caught fire. After 12 years of corruption and nepotism, of high food and gasoline prices, of constant power outages, and schools shuttered because of striking teachers, the constitutional crisis had become the last straw for the people of Senegal.

Engaged with other youth movements around the world, Y`en a Marre learned hard lessons from the Arab Spring, and responded to the situation in Senegal by calling for the restoration of accountable representative democracy. In a time where democracy is under siege in many parts of the world, including South Africa, Incorruptible offers a positive, hopeful example while at the same time honestly examining the sustainability of a peoples` movement, and the role that youth are taking in shaping the future of their own country. Featuring music superstar Youssou Ndour.

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible
17 MAY 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    17 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 15 minutes
  • Cast

    • The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
  • Creative

    • Sergei ProkofievMusic
    • Yuri GrigorovichLibretto
    • Yuri GrigorovichChoreography

From the Bolshoi Ballet. Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season.

As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyars plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness.

Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic dramatises Ivan the Terrible’s controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigour, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colours of medieval Russia.

Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company’s repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.

Jewels

Jewels
1 NOV 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    01 Nov 2015 - 01 Nov 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Ivan AlexeyevEmerald Lead
    • Vladislav LantratovEmerald Lead
    • Anastasia StashkevichEmerald Lead
    • Anna TikhomirovaEmerald Lead
    • Ekaterina KrysanovaRuby Lead
    • Vyacheslav LopatinRuby Lead
    • Semyon ChudinDiamond Lead
    • Olga SmirnovaDiamond Lead
  • Creative

    • George BalanchineChoreography
    • Gabriel FauréMusic (Emeralds)
    • Igor StravinskyMusic (Rubies)
    • Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyMusic (Diamonds)
    • Alyona PikalovaSet Designer
    • Elena ZaitsevaCostume Designer
    • Pavel SorokinConductor

Screened as part of the 2015 & 2016 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season.

From the Bolshoi Ballet.

Inspired by brilliant precious stones, George Balanchine exquisitely choreographed Jewels in 1967 as three disparate parts, each with its own composer and striking beauty. The ballet serves as a tribute to the three cities-Paris, New York, and St. Petersburg, all of which carved the elegance, aesthetic and style of Balanchine. Emeralds, honoring the French romantic school, reveals the most delicate of movements, while Rubies reflects the lightning-fast pace of New York in a jazzy, witty and sharp attack. Diamonds is an homage to the opulence and regality of Balanchine’s native Russia. Recently added to the Bolshoi repertoire, the dancers bring “a fascinating life” (Financial Times) to this ballet that combines pure virtuosity, class, and elegance.

Jewels

Jewels
28 MAY 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    28 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • George BalanchineChoreography
    • Pavel SorokinConductor
    • Gabriel FauréMusic
    • Igor StravinskyMusic
    • Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyMusic

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Royal Ballet.

George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of ‘Emeralds’, while the re of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in ‘Diamonds’.

Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.

Karen Zoid & Vusi Mahlasela

Karen Zoid & Vusi Mahlasela
3 MARCH 2014
8PM | R120 - R200
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    03 Mar 2014 -
  • Time

    8PM
  • Price

    R120 - R200
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

On 3 March renowned musical greats Vusi Mahlasela and Karen Zoid share the stage at The Fugard Theatre for one unforgettable concert.

Vusi Mahlasela, is simply known as `The Voice` to many in South Africa. Raised in the Mamelodi Township, north of Pretoria, he released his popular debut on BMG Africa and was asked to perform at Mandela`s inauguration in 1994. Today South African singer-songwriter and poet-activist, Vusi Mahlasela is a national treasure and an international star.

Zoid, with a career span of over a decade, has earned numerous accolades including gold album sales and SAMA awards. She has shared the stage with international acts like John Mayer, Annie Lennox, Metallica, Simple Plan , Hothouse Flowers, Seal and UB40.

Both of them have the ability to write gorgeous, delicately rendered songs which will make this show a powerful musical collaboration.

Karen Zoid Live

Karen Zoid Live
23 MAR 2015
8 PM | R120 - R150
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    23 Mar 2015 - 23 Mar 2015
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R120 - R150

Karen Zoid`s live stage performance is always an unforgettable experience. Be amongst the very first to hear songs from her brand new album (yet to be released!), as well as a few old favorites. Her razor sharp lyrics, infectious stage personality and unmistakable voice has the audience on their feet every night.

 

Karen Zoid Returns to Launch New Album ZOID AFRIKA 13th April

Karen Zoid Returns to Launch New Album ZOID AFRIKA 13th April
13 Apr 2012
R110 - R140
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    13 Apr 2012 -
  • Price

    R110 - R140

After a number of sold out shows at the Fugard Theatre Karen Zoid returns with the launch of her new album ZOID AFRIKA! This exciting event will take place at the Fugard Theatre on the 13th of April.

Anticipation for the new album has been high since her last solo album Postmodern World was released in 2007 with the smash hit Aeroplane Jane. The release of her first solo album, Poles Apart (2002) fired the imagination of both critics and the public when she burst on the scene with Afrikaners is plesierig. In 2003 fans were introduced to songs like Beautiful and Ons soek rock & roll on Chasing the Sun and in 2005 Small Room (Media) became one of the biggest songs being play listed on radio. All three these albums achieved gold status.  Aeroplane Jane (Poles Apart) became the most requested song over the past three years on radio.

Karen Zoid – The Republic of Zoid Afrika

Karen Zoid – The Republic of Zoid Afrika
4 AUG 2014
8 PM | R120 - R150
  • Dates

    04 Aug 2014 - 04 Aug 2014
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R120 - R150

The honourable Karen Zoid, president of Zoid Afrika, makes a rare appearance in Cape Town to connect with her people. According to her Minister of Communication, she is scheduled to perform at the Fugard Theatre on 4 August, and this would be a rare opportunity to see the President perform as few have witnessed before. The President will be accompanied by her Minister of Pianos, Melissa van der Spuy. Do not miss this important gathering!

Kat & the Kings

Kat & the Kings
08 May 2012 - 04 Aug 2012
R150
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    08 May 2012 - 04 Aug 2012
  • Price

    R150
  • Duration

    2h 20m. 1 Intermission

Set in Cape Town’s District Six in the 1950s, Kat & the Kings explores the journey of teenager Kat Diamond (played by Dean Balie), from singing outside the Westminster Café to recording a seven single record and performing at The Claridges Hotel in Durban. Young Kat, who is convinced that he is the best singer and dancer in District Six, forms the a cappella group the Cavalla Kings with his friends Ballie (Carlo Daniels), Bingo (Grant Peres) and Magoo (Zak Toerien).  When Magoo’s sister Lucy Dixon (Amy Trout) decides to take them under her wing, the quintet, with their American doo wop and rock and roll influences, becomes a sensation in the District. Danny Butler who played the older Kat Diamond in London, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Vienna will reprise his role at the Fugard Theatre. Audiences can look forward to a 6 piece live band, led by the talented musical director and saxophonist Don-veno Prins, who will accompany the action every night.

A show stopper... - City Press
...Loud, slick, exuberant, fun - Sunday Times
... Triumphant return ... - What's on in Cape Town
****... Unforgettable ... - Die Burger
A smashing time ... - Bizcommunity

Kat & the Kings JHB

Kat & the Kings JHB
20 Sep 2012 - 18 Nov 2012
8 PM | R100 - R250
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    20 Sep 2012 - 18 Nov 2012
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R100 - R250
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes
  • Cast

    • Danny ButlerKat Diamond
    • Dean BallieYoung Kat Diamond
    • Grant PeresBingo
    • Zakariyah ToerienMagoo
    • Amy TroutLucy Dixon
    • Carlo DanielsBallie
  • Creative

    • David KramerDirector
    • Saul RadomskySet Design
    • Daniel GallowayLighting
    • Donveno PrinsBand Leader
    • Loukmaan AdamsChoreography
    • Illka LouwCostume Coordinator
    • Alistair IzobellVocal Coach
    • Inspired by the Grateful DeadSound Design

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre proudly present David Kramer and Taliep Petersen`s Award-Winning West End and Broadway Smash Hit Musical Kat & the Kings, directed by David Kramer. Following an initial sold-out 4 month Season at the Fugard Theatre, which extended no less than three times, Kat & the Kings is currently playing in Johannesburg and coming to the end of an excellent 9 week season at Pieter Toerien`s Montecasino Theatre. The run must close on the 18th November before transferring back to the Fugard Theatre for a Summer Season which opens on 24 November.

Set in South Africa in the 1950s, the sensational musical explores the journey of teenager Kat Diamond, who is convinced that he is the best singer and dancer in District Six. He forms the a cappella group the Cavalla Kings with his friends Ballie, Magoo, Bingo, and young Kat. The quintet, with their American doo wop and rock and roll influences becomes a sensation, graduating from street corners to "whites only" nightclubs, and a recording contract.

Kat & the Kings won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1999.

**** Pure, undistilled joy - The Citizen
**** Kings of song and hope! - The Star
Worth seeing twice - Business Day
A smashing time - Bizcommunity
Loud, slick, exuberant fun - Sunday Times
A national treasure - yoursoapbox.co.za
**** Pure, undistilled joy - The Citizen
**** Kings of song and hope! - The Star
Worth seeing twice - Business Day
A smashing time - Bizcommunity
Loud, slick, exuberant fun - Sunday Times
A national treasure - yoursoapbox.co.za