Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Mandela Trailer

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    Tue 20 & Wed 21 Sep http://bit.ly/1TgxbZe
    The amazing life of Nelson Mandela is brought vividly to the stage by Cape Town Opera in a large-scale celebration and tribute to the man who touched hearts and minds around the world.
    Told in three parts, by a cast of over 60 South African performers, the music and story match the vastly different phases of Mandela’s journey from freedom fighter to president.
    The upbeat jazz and swing-influenced songs of Sophiatown 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.
    Written by two different composers each Act is in stark contrast to the others, but with an over-arching dramatic theme that shines a light on the life of an extraordinary man. Show less
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