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Der Fliegende Holländer

The myth of the cursed sea captain and his ghostly ship comes home to the Cape of Good Hope

  • Ticket Cost

    R100 - R400
  • Start Date

    Aug 23 2017
  • Theatre

    Opera House
  • Duration


The myth of the cursed sea captain and his ghostly ship comes home to the Cape of Good Hope, in a spectacular new production in the Naspers Grand Masters series. Cape Town Opera Associate Music Director Tim Murray leads the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra through the tempestuous straits of Wagner`s elemental score, while Matthew Wild`s new production unleashes the ghosts of Dutch colonialism in the modern Mother City.

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23 August, 2017 / 7:30 pm
26 August, 2017 / 7:30 pm
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The Artscape Opera House
Cape Town, South Africa
Underground Parking

The underground municipal car park linked to Artscape is open for public parking from 17:00 on weekdays and an hour before the starting time of shows on weekends. It closes at 24:00. The parking fee is R21 and R13 for pensioners.

Wheelchair Access

Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.

Maynardville :

Parking is available in adjacent Wynberg Library parking area of the North East side of the park. Public can also utilise street parking that runs along the perimeter of the park but is requested to be sensitive to the needs of the residents in the area.


Disable Parking and Wheelchairs are available on site but should be pre-booked by contacting Artscape Dial-a-seat on 021 421 7695