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CT Opera postpones Mozart production due to student protests

As student protests take centre stage across the country, The Cape Town Opera has had to indefinitely postpone their production of Mozart's masterpiece, The Magic Flute.

The Magic Flute was set to be performed by seasoned singers of the Cape Town Opera, in collaboration with young talents of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Opera School.

However, due to ongoing tensions on campus, students from UCT's Opera School are unable to attend rehearsals over safety concerns.

Production Director Matthew Wild explains that the opera was due open at the Baxter Theatre on Tuesday 27 September, but may have to be postponed until early 2017.

The academic shutdown at UCT has had quite an effect on us this year. It's gotten to a stage where the college has had to withdraw its students.

Matthew Wild, Director of The Magic Flute

Ticket-holders are able to go to Computicket outlets or contact Cape Town Opera directly for full refunds.

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