A Touch of Opera

A student production with excerpts from operas by MOZART and VERDI - (Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Il Trovatore, Nabucco)

4 October 2019

The OSM constantly strives to nurture aspiring artists for the demands of their trade as professional singers. Although we have a balanced vocal curriculum representing all classical genres, students show great interest in opera. In 2017, the OSM in collaboration with the Free State Symphony Orchestra launched an initiative to host an annual opera and/or oratorio production. In these productions, our vocal students have the opportunity of sharing the stage with professional singers and musicians and also work with experienced directors and conductors. A Touch of Opera, however, is exclusively a student production in which all our vocal students, from the Higher Certificate in Music Performance to second-year Diploma, will showcase their talent and what they have learned thus far on their educational paths.

Arias, duets and choruses from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte, as well as Verdi’s II Trovatore and Nabucco, with piano accompaniment, will be staged in the Odeion. A production team consisting of OSM lecturers will guide students in stage and musical directing and movement. Professional lighting will also assist in transcending this program of the most popular opera music into an entertaining event.


Ninette Pretorius (Tel +27 51 401 2504)


T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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