New opera season launch By WESLEY FORD - Dec 12, 2019 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter German consul general Matthias Hansen with Cape Town Operas artistic director Matthew Wild, chairwoman Susan Smith and director Michael Dingaan Ka Mnguni. The German ambassadorial home in Bishopscourt hosted the launch of the 2020 Cape Town Opera season on Wednesday December 4. 1 of 8 German consul general Matthias Hansen with Cape Town Operas artistic director Matthew Wild, chairwoman Susan Smith and director Michael Dingaan Ka Mnguni. Cape Town Opera set-building staff, from left, are Fadiela Ismail and Ebrahim Ismail from Surrey Estate and Igshaan Isaacs and Farieda Isaacs from Bridgetown. Nolufefe Njeza, from the University of the Western Cape Arts Choir, left, with Cape Town Opera chorus member Nonkululeko Nkwinti. Cape Town Opera poster designer Karen Miller and her daughter, Emily Miller. Cape Town Opera vice chairman and radio presenter Africa Melane and Fleur du Cap panel member Wayne Muller. Cape Town Opera chorus members singing Every Time I Feel the Spirit. Cape Town Opera singers Ané Pretorius and Brittany Smith performing Engelbert Humperdinks Evening Prayer, which will feature in the Hansel and Gretel opera next year.