Magdalene Minnaar

Meet the Artists: Concert in a Convent Garden 2017 – 5 February, 17h30


concert in a Convent Garden 2017

Concert in a Convent Garden
Sunday 5 February 2017

17:30 – 19:30 (Picnic gates open at 15:30)

R150 /30 /u10 free – All proceeds go to charity

Booking at Quicket

Starring: Katlego Maboe, Adelia Douw, Magdalene Minnaar, Given Nkosi & Musical Director Albert Combrink

Address: St John’s Road, Wynberg, Cape Town

An annual event, formerly in the guise of “Opera in a Convent Garden”, this has become one of the very special outdoor musical events the beautiful city of Cape Town has to offer. Audiences are entertained in the exquisite gardens [read more…]

Meet the Artists: Concert in a Convent Garden 2017 – 5 February, 17h302017-01-23T08:06:39+02:00

Video: Divas Unite 2015



Divas Unite for a Spectacular Star Studded Women’s Day Affair

Cape Town City Hall came alive on Sunday 09 August with a spectacular performance from South Africa’s top female divas at the inaugural Divas Unite concert in celebration of Women’s Day.
Some of SA’s top female artists including Zolani Mahola, lead singer of Freshlyground, top South African sopranos Magdalene Minnaar and Zanne Stapelberg, stars of the musicals stage, Kim Kallie and grande dame Judy Page, as well as SAMA Award-winning instrumental pop group, Sterling EQ, young up-and-coming opera singer, Noluvuyiso Mpofu and the Sans Souci Girls High [read more…]

Video: Divas Unite 20152015-11-20T08:56:58+02:00

Hermanus Fynarts: Sinatra and Friends: 6 June 2015




DATE: 6 June

TIME: 19:00 – 21:00

DURATION: 120 minutes

Cost: Adult R130 /Children R60 /Early Bird R110

Magdalene Minnaar and Nicholas Nicolaidis have charmed audiences from Polokwane to Grahamstown and from Stellenbosch to the KZN Midlands with songs such as I’ve got you under my skin, Unforgettable, Let’s do it, let’s fall in love, It’s de-lovely and a lot more. These are songs to warm your heart on a winter’s evening. Joining the singers will be members of the Cape Town Festival Orchestra and [read more…]

Hermanus Fynarts: Sinatra and Friends: 6 June 20152015-06-07T12:49:36+02:00

Rossini’s “La Scala di Seta”: meet the players


LaScala FB sized poster

I have been a repetiteur for many productions, from Operas to Musicals to Cabarets. But I have enjoyed few of them as much as this production conducted by Alex Fokkens and directed by Lara Bye.  The story is delightfully funny and charming. A young couple are in love and already secretly married, and this becomes the engine that drives the farce. I think it is a real “Closet-Opera”: there is always at least one closet on the stage, with always at least one person hiding in [read more…]

Rossini’s “La Scala di Seta”: meet the players2009-06-08T20:59:35+02:00

Dangerous Liaisons – Albert Combrink talks to Sunnyboy Dladla


The tenor who was almost a nurse

Sunnyboy Dladla at 20 Tenors

DANGEROUS LIAISONS: Bel Canto Arias and Duets of Love & Intrigue

Beau Soleil Music School
12 Salisbury Rd, Kenilworth
Adults R50, Children R20

I love listening to Sunnyboy’s voice. It is a clear and bright sound that goes up and down the scale without sounding tight, tense or pinched. He can reach those stratospheric high notes that are so thrilling in operatic music. Sunnyboy sounds young and fresh, no wobble in sight, without any of the suicidal gasps and chest-beating one expects [read more…]

Dangerous Liaisons – Albert Combrink talks to Sunnyboy Dladla2009-05-25T20:46:39+02:00
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