Friday, August 19, 2011

Johan Bohan Returns to Native South Africa in Rare Concert

South Africa's Hometown Hero.
"Hailed by many as South Africa's most famous vocal export, dramatic tenor Botha is one of the world's most sought-after singers. Now living in Vienna, Austria, Botha has returned to Gauteng, where he studied and made his stage debut (as Max in Von Weber's Der Freischütz in Roodepoort in 1989), for a special Johan Botha gala concert tomorrow. Presented by the Cape Town Opera the glorious romantic repertoire includes Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo and Lehár. The gala concert is a rare opportunity for opera lovers to see one of the world's foremost singers live on stage in Johannesburg....Sharing the stage in Mandela Trilogy with Botha are Bulgarian-born South African mezzo-soprano Anguelov; soprano and member of the Black Tie Ensemble Lehobye; Eastern Cape-born operatic soprano Teto; and multi-talented baritone Sixaba. The Cape Town Opera Voice of the Nation Ensemble and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany the singers. Botha will be joined on stage by American operatic soprano Deborah Voigt at another one-night-only gala concert in Cape Town at the Artscape on Saturday, August 28." [Source]

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