The University of Cape Town commissioned five South African composers to write a
20-minute opera each in celebration of the centenary of the South African College of
Music. The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) funded the
composition and production of the operas, presented collectively as Five:20 Operas
Made in South Africa. The operas were presented by Cape Town Opera, the University
of Cape Town Opera School and GIPCA from 21 to 27 November 2010 in the Baxter
Theatre in Rondebosch under the auspices of the University of Cape Town.