‘Night in Vienna’ with good food, wine and music

One of the founders of Phoenix Productions, Mario Lategan PHOTO: GUSTAV SMIT

Bloemfontein residents can look forward to the experience of spending a Night in Vienna, and this in the City of Roses.
The artistic and intellectual legacy of Austria’s capital was shaped by composers like Mozart and Beethoven and can soon be enjoyed by music lovers of our city.
Phoenix Artist Management, in collaboration with Coco C, will be hosting an intimate dinner theatre concert with good food and wine. This is according to one of the founders of Phoenix Productions, Mario Lategan. The evening with themed food and music from Vienna is said to give the crowd a real Viennese experience with up close and personal opera performances. According to Lategan, apart from the good food and wine that will be available at the show, guests will be listening to some of the most beautiful German operetta arias sung by some of the region’s best singers.
“If you like to dress up smartly, if you enjoy quality and like to be swept away to a different world, then this is the show for you. It is completely acoustic; no sound equipment, microphones, etc., are used. You will hear all the music raw and up close,” said Lategan.
Singers such as mezzo-soprano Theresa de Wit, who is part of Mimi Coertze’s Blactie Ensamble; Deon Botha, who is a first tenor and sang for more than 10 years in Germany; soprano Phyllis Kriel from Kimberley; second tenor Mario Lategan and much loved soprano, Alida van der Walt will be performing. The singers will be accompanied by the quartet Anton Esterhuyse on piano, Hester le Roux Steyn on flute, Sharon de Kock on violin and Louwrike van Niekerk on clarinet.
The show Night in Vienna will take place on 15 of November 2019 at Coco C. Tickets are R375 pp and food and a welcome drink will be included. Tickets can be bought at www.phoenixpro.co.za and seats are limited, with only 84 seats available. – PIERCE VAN HEERDEN