Winnie Mandela opera to premiere in South Africa

Maybe people are beginning to recognise who the real revolutionary was in South African.  The BBC News published an article about a musical about the life of Winnie MadelaAn opera about the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela is to premiere in Pretoria next year, it has been announced.

The lyrics will combine English and Xhosa and the opera will feature a 60-piece orchestra performing western and traditional African music.

It is believed to be the first opera fully composed and orchestrated in the country.

The cast will be revealed in January.

The opera is due to premiere at the State Theatre in Pretoria on 28 April.

Winnie Mandikizela-Mandela came to attention in 1964 when her then husband Nelson was sentenced to life imprisonment. She was arrested in 1969 for printing and distributing anti-apatheid literature.

She separated from her husband in 1992 amid stories of her infidelity and the couple divorced in 1996.

In 2003, she was found guilty on charges of fraud and theft.Hollywood actress Jennifer Hudson has also taken on the same role in a film, due for release next year.

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One Response to “Winnie Mandela opera to premiere in South Africa”
  1. wow. I never thought about this in that way

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