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Cape Town Opera (CTO) is a professional opera company located in Cape Town, South Africa. CTO was founded in 1999 by the management and staff of the former South Africa Arts Council Opera. The company produces six fully stage opera productions during an annual season at the Artscape Opera House, Baxter Theatre Centre, Joseph Stone Auditorium and approximately 15 other venues throughout South Africa. The company creates operas spanning four centuries of repertoire. The 2009 season included performances of Cape Town Opera's 10th Birthday Gala Concert, Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Donizetti's The Elixir of Love, Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, Mozart's Requiem, and Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen. . CTO also regularly tours to Europe and has partnered with companies such as Norrlandsoperan, Sweden's Malmö Opera and the Welsh National Opera. Notable international productions include performances for the opening of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, Puccini's Turandot with Norrlandsoperan, a 2005 European tour of Jerome Kern's and Oscar Hammerstein's Show Boat, and performances of Porgy and Bess with both the Welsh National Opera and Norrlandsoperan in 2006, and Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2008 . In October 2009 the company brought Porgy and Bess to Wales Millennium Centre, Royal Festival Hall and Edinburgh Festival Theatre. - Source: Wikipedia

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