Die Vertrek

Jane De Wet.

A chamber music opera called Die Vertrek will be staged at Youngblood, 70-74 Bree Street, from today, Thursday July 18 to Saturday July 20. The Afrikaans opera is inspired by both real life events and the poem Death is Nothing at All by Henry Scott Holland. A mother finds herself shortly after her death in a magical invisible room from where she tries to make contact with her grieving daughter on earth. The story is told by song, dance, music and visual design. The production is written, directed and designed by Marí Borstlap and features soprano Magdalene Minnaar and actress and dancer, Jane De Wet. Composer Wilken Calitz will also perform the music live alongside Corneil Muller on cello. Tickets cost R150 or R100 for students and pensioners. Book through Quicket or info@youngblood-africa.com