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  • Guy Butler Theatre 1820 Settler National Monument, Lucas Ave Grahamstown, Eastern Cape South Africa (map)

SOUTH AFRICA : KZN Philharmonic Orchestra presents Krysty Swann as their featured soloist in Durban.

Excerpts from: George Bizet’s Carmen, Jules Massenet’s Werther, Giuseppe Verdi’s La forza del destino and Don Carlo, Camille Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Delila, Gaetano Donizetti’s La Favorita, And more!

The KZN Philharmonic gets straight into the Festival mood with American mezzo-soprano Krysty Swann and conductor Daniel Boico in a rousing concert of opera excerpts. Opera and vocal music is a South African tradition and the KZN Philharmonic is proud to be celebrating the National Arts Festival’s 40th anniversary with this special programme. Krysty Swann will sing such famous arias as “O mio Fernando” from La Favorita, “O don Fatale” from Don Carlo and “En vain pour eviter” from Carmen. At the helm is Daniel Boico, who will lead the orchestra through these challenging arias as well as instrumental favourites from the opera repertoire such as the overture to La forza del destino.