Nelson Mandela’s life vibrantly retold on stage in two hours and three acts
If think you know Nelson Mandela – think again. In this colourful celebration of the man who touched the hearts and minds of people around the world, the amazing life of Nelson Mandela is brought vividly to the stage by Cape Town Opera on a large-scale.
Performed by a company of over 60 South African performers, this moving show charts the uplifting story of Mandela’s transformation from freedom fighter to president.
The upbeat jazz and swing-influenced songs of Sophiatown in the central section of the piece are framed on either side by musical styles more familiar in contemporary opera – with a dash of authentic Xhosa folk music that grounds the production in its African roots.
From tribal initiation rites on the banks of the Mbashe River, through the heady and rebellious jazz-fuelled days in Sophiatown; to incarceration and reflection on Robben Island and finally beyond, to freedom – this is the story of one of the world’s most iconic figures.
Listen to some songs from the show through our Soundcloud playlist.
Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera present
Music by Peter Louis van Dijk & Mike Campbell
Written and directed by Michael Williams featuring the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
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