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Ristorante Ritrovo Dinner Concert: 6 May


The Black Tie Ensemble presents:


The Black Tie Ensemble's (BTE's) next dinner concert at Ristorante Ritrovo takes place on Wednesday 6 May 2009. The concert will consist of beautiful works from the world of opera, musicals as well as new repertoire.

Relax in the hospitable ambiance of Ristorante Ritrove with the exquisite voices of The Black Tie Ensemble. This concert will include solos, duets and ensemble works and which promises to delight the guests. These popular dinner concerts at Ristorante Ritrovo - Pretoria's top five star restaurant and adjudged as one of South Africa's top ten restaurants - were initiated as the first regular corporate engagement of the Ensemble and are now one of the showcase events of BTE. The ever increasing popularity of these concerts have extended to such a degree that guests have to book well in advance to ensure seating. Ritrovo donates all the profits generated by such evenings to be channeled back into the continuing development programme of The Ensemble.

This Ristorante Ritrovo Dinner Concert will see the introduction of the Capetonion tenor, Matthew Overmeyer who will be singing the role of Camille de Rosillon during The Black Tie Ensemble production of Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow in June, this production is proudly hosted by Royal Bafokeng Holdings.

An ensemble of six singers will take part in this concert, followed by a sumptuous three-course meal with table wine included. Members of BTE taking part in the concert are: Tanya Tait (Coloratura),

Loveline Madumo (Soprano), Jonathan Watkins (Counter-tenor), Matthew Overmeyer (Tenor), Thabang Senekal (Baritone) and Linda Zitha (Baritone). Susan Steenkamp-Swanepoel, Senior Repetiteur and Coach for BTE will accompany the singers.

Included in the programme are:

Si, mi chiamano Mimì from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème - Loveline Madumo

Addio dolce svegliare from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème - Tanya Tait, Loveline Madumo, Matthew Overmeyer and Linda Zitha

Cortigianni from Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto - Linda Zitha

Za zà, piccolo zingara from Ruggero Leoncavallo's Za Zà - Thabang Senekal

Au fond du temple saint from Georges Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles - Linda Zitha and Matthew Overmeyer

Because by Guy d' Hardelot - Ensemble

Date: Wednesday 06 May2009

Time: 19:00 for 19:30

Venue: Waterkloof Heights Shopping Centre, 103 Club Avenue, Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria

Cost: R 350 for a 3 course dinner including wine

Booking: Book with Fortunato Mazzone at 012 460 5173

Tenor Matthew Overmeyer who will be introduced at this concert