Cape Town Soprano Zanne Stapelberg, accompanied by Albert Combrink on the piano and Jane Theron on the Harp, will perform at “Opera in a Convent Garden” – an outdoor afternoon concert held in the sprawling gardens of Springfield Convent School in Cape Town.
Other performers on the programme are Violina Anguelov (mezzo soprano), Aubrey Lodewyk (Baritone).
Below is some video material of Zanne Stapelberg and some audio extracts for you to enjoy – and let you know what a treat you are in for.
Zanne Stapelberg Television Interview
Zanne Staperlberg and Stefan Louw singing a duet from Der Fledermaus
Zanne Stapelberg’s roots are in Stellenbosch. As a child she was a member of the prestigious Tygerberg Children’s Choir. She obtained all her degrees cum laude at the University of Stellenbosch and was invited to join the Vocal Ensemble of Cape Town Opera, going on to become a member of the Cape Town Opera Studio. She has won many Awards along the way, her favourite being the Standard Bank Young Artists for Music which is competed for nationally. She has thrilled opera audiences in her many roles amongst which are Nella in Gianni Schicchi , Angelica in Suor Angelica, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Ilia in Idomeneo, Marguerite in Faust , Alcina in Alcina , Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus and the First Lady in Die Zauberflöte.. She has a wide ranging Oratorio repertoire and is passionate about Lieder singing, performing and recording amongst others the complete (to date) song cycles written by Hendrik Hofmeyr (Uit Die Hart). Zanne has also ‘crossed over’ into the world of Jazz, making her debut at the Jazz Festival in Grahamstown. Zanne founded Long Tall Woman Productions in 2004 and has created numerous musical productions which she has taken to the many festivals of South Africa to great acclaim.
“Her passion for performance is the essential ingredient in her life”
(Jeff Brukman in Cue, Grahamstown National Arts festival, 8 July 2009)
Read more and listen to more soundrecordings of Zanne Stapelberg at her website www.zannestapelberg.com