The perfect Valentine’s Day at Nirox: a picnic and open-air opera

NIROX SCULPTURE PARK 40 Minutes from Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

No better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day than at Nirox out in the Cradle of Humankind … and enjoy opera in the Park

 

12th February Valentine's Blues at Nirox Sculpture Garden
12th February Valentine’s Blues at Nirox Sculpture Garden

Even if you have no significant other, sexy partner or romantic Valentine date …. take a friend, a mother, a sister, a brother to Nirox this Sunday (12th February) for Valentine’s Blues.  According to the blurb the finest local Blues talents will celebrate ‘slow-blues’, drawing on John Mayall’s 1969 recording ‘The Turning Point’ performed live at the Fillimore East in New York.  Instruments will include cello, flute, keys, sax, and harmonica with percussive voice and backing harmony.   The line-up includes Albert Frost; Gerald Clark; Ann Jangle; Gunshot Blue; Tidal Waves and Manny Walters.

PICNIC TO MOZART

How Arcadian is this scene?
How Arcadian is this scene? Waiting for Don Giovanni  to start. Source: Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse
Listening to live opera plein-air, sipping chilled white wine, against a backdrop of with ponds & streams. Can't get much better than this.
Listening to live opera plein-air, sipping chilled white wine, against a lush park backdrop with ponds & streams. Can’t get much better than this. Source: Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a blanket and some camp chairs, although if it’s anything like the opera (Mozart’s Don Giovanni) which was performed at Nirox on 28th Jan, there will be lots of huge soft cushions and some bales of straw. There will be wonderful food stalls (be warned – you aren’t even allowed to take water in) and although the food is yummy … it’s not inexpensive.

STUNNING DAY IN THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

Spectacular end to an unforgetable day
Spectacular end to an unforgetable day Source: Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse
Surrounded by fast-changing hues in a pink and blue sky with golden- white clouds
Surrounded by fast-changing hues in a pink and blue sky with golden- white clouds. Source: Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had the most glorious day a couple of weeks ago at Don Giovanni. The weather held, the setting for the singers and small instrument ensemble was sublime, everybody was so chilled, and to finish off a perfect day, there was the MOST beautiful sunset. Guests staying at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse are taking their hats, sunscreen and most importantly their wallets to make the most of a day in the Cradle of Humankind. No better way to spend Valentine’s Day. Tickets are R330 on-line and R360 at the door.

For more on Nirox see

Taking symbols out of cultural context 26/06/2010

Art, jazz and nature meet 31/05/2013

Winter Sculpture Fair 02/05/2016

Sun friends and laughter 03/08/2016

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