VIENNA CITY OF MY DREAMS
Sat. 1 Jun. 18:00 / Sun. 2 Jun. 15:00
Jodie Kahn (soprano)
Wouter van Wyk (baritone)
Rik Ghesquière (conductor)
The annual Viennese concerts presented by the GPO under the baton of Belgian conductor,
Rik Ghesquière, has thus far presented mostly instrumental programmes. This year, a duo of 2 young SA singers, joins the orchestra with operetta arias and duets complimented by waltzes, polkas and other typical Viennese bon bons. With Ghesquière’s special flair for this genre of music, he has charmed GPO audiences time and again over the past four years.
The Cape Town coloratura soprano, Jodie Khan, makes her Gauteng début in this concert.
She was highly acclaimed for her portrayal of roles like Gretel in Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck) and Norina in Don Pasquale among others. She has a busy career, concertizing in Cape Town with recitals and as soloist in oratoria and other productions.
Baritone, Wouter van Wyk needs no introduction to Brooklyn Theatre patrons after his brilliant portrayal of the role of Papageno in Salon Music’s Magic Flute (Mozart) in 2017. He also sang the role of Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville (Rossini) as well as Pappacoda, the cook, in the Johann Strauss operetta, A Night in Venice (Strauss).
This year, the programme sparkles with exciting musical gems from Vienna, represented by composers such as Johann Strauss, Von Suppé, Léhar, Kálmán, Waldteufel and others.
BOOKINGS: www.brooklyntheatre.co.za (012) 460 6033
|Block A (Adult) – R540||Block B (Adult) – R440|
|Block A (Senior) – R440||Block B (Senior)- R340|
|Block C (Row P, Q, R) – R250|
Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Jodie Khan’s interest in music began in her formative years in the New Apostolic Church. She later decided to further her music education at Stellenbosch University and completed a Performance Diploma in Music in 2015 under the instruction of her voice lecturer at the time, Minette du Toit – Pearce. In 2016 she worked as a part-time singing lecturer at Stellenbosch University and as Ad Hoc singer for Cape Town Opera where she performed as ensemble member in their production of Bizet’s Carmen and African Angels 2. As of January 2017, Jodie forms part of Cape Town Opera’s Vocal ensemble and have thus far performed as soloist and ensemble in their production of African Angels 2 and Grace Notes, the cameo role of the Page in Verdi’s Rigoletto, as chorus member in Wagner’s Die Fliegende Holländer amongst many concerts. She also participates regularly in Cape Town Opera’s Outreach projects, where she has performed as Gretel in Humperdink’s Hänsel und Gretel with schools where music is not offered as a subject. Other performances include, soprano solo in Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass as well as Handel’s Laudate pueri dominum in the past two years. She has also performed with the likes of Andreas Scholl as part of an ensemble performing the Bach’s Mass in b minor in both South Africa and Germany. She has performed the role of Norina, in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale with Cape Town Opera and the University of Cape Town in 2018. More recently, she has performed in the Netherlands in a brand new Cape Town Opera production, African Passion. She is currently under the instruction of Hanna van Schalkwyk and looks forward to many exciting career opportunities in the future.