A group of human rights campaigners have protested outside the Tel Aviv Opera House, denouncing the Cape Town Opera for what they say is its support of Israeli oppression of Palestinians, SA Artists Against Apartheid said on Tuesday.
The CTO was in Israel for its premiere of the opera “Porgy and Bess” on Monday night.
Protesters parodied the songs featured in the opera to challenge theatregoers, spokeswoman Dasantha Pillay said in a statement.
They sang: “Summertime Palestine, and the living ain’t easy. Apartheid, and the wall is so high, oh the world stands by and the US is funding, it’s time for us people to shout out and cry.
“Cape Town Opera say no, it ain’t necessarily so. Apartheid could end If you comprehend. And not just go on with your show. Boycott apartheid, Boycott apartheid. It's time to tell Israel, no.