Verdi Gala-konsert with the FSSO

conducted by Alexander Fokkens
Soloists from BTE Vo1ss
Choirs of Meisieskool Oranje and Grey College
Saturday 14 April 2012
Sand du Plessis theatre

The Free State Symphony Orchestra and the Black Tie Ensemble and Voice Opera One Stop Shop (BTE VO1SS) are joining forces on Saturday 14 April to present a programme of well-known excerpts from operas by Giuseppe Verdi conducted by Alexander Fokkens. They will also be joined by the choirs from Meisieskool Oranje and Grey College.

The first half of the programme will consists of excerpts from La Traviata. After interval, excerpts from some of Verdi’s best known (and some lesser known) operas will follow: La Forza del Destino Overture, La Donna e Mobile from Rigoletto with the tenor Khotso Tsekeletsa as soloist, the duo Canzone del velo from Don Carlo with the sopranos Brenda Thulo and Caroline Modiba, the exciting baritone aria Cortigiani vil razza from Rigoletto with Thabang Senekal as soloist, the trio Qual voluta trascorrere from I Lombardi with Brenda Thulo (soprano), Phenye Modiane (tenor) and Dikgang Mantoro (baritone) and the famous quartet from Rigoletto with Khotso Tsekeletsa, Caroline Modiba, Brenda Thulo and Thabang Senekal. One of the highlights of the evening will be the famous Slave’s Chorus from Nabucco.

R120 (adults)
R80 (pensioners)
R50 (students / scholars / groups of 10 and more)

Tickets are available from Computicket (Shoprite / Checkers, Mimosa Mall)
Book online at  

Ella Kotze (FSSO), tel. (051) 401-2342 (08:00 – 13:00)



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