A night of opera at Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate

Plaisir de Merle Manor House.

Plaisir de Merle Manor House.

Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate together with The Friends of Cape Town Opera is hosting a Night of Opera on 14 November at the historic wine estate in the Simonsberg Mountains, between Paarl and Franschhoek.

The Friends of Cape Town Opera will be presented by singers from The University of Cape Town Opera School and led by head coach, Dr Lisa Engelbrecht.

Bring blankets and picnic baskets so you can sit back and enjoy operas from Strauss, Offenbach, Lehar and more. Gates open at 4pm and the music begins at 6.30pm. Tickets are available from Webtickets or Snapscan and cost R120 per adult (under-18s free). Plaisir de Merle is located in Simondium on the R45 between Paarl and Franschhoek.

Dr Lisa Engelbrecht

Dr Lisa Engelbrecht

* There will be limited blankets and glasses available for rental, plus ice and small food items will be on sale. Picnic baskets for two can be ordered from Peaches and Cream at R250 per basket (wine excluded). To book your picnic basket: +27 21 863 0940, which will be available for collection on the evening.

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