Man­dela Tril­ogy

Cape Town Opera cel­e­brates the in­cred­i­ble life of Nel­son Man­dela

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The story of Nel­son Man­dela and his power to end apartheid is in­spir­ing, but never has it been told quite like this. Per­formed by Cape Town Opera, Man­dela Tril­ogy cap­tures three piv­otal mo­ments in his life: the early years, where Man­dela re­ceives his tribal ini­ti­a­tion rites on the banks of the Mbashe River; the more re­bel­lious years of jazz and ’50s jive danc­ing in Sophi­a­town, fol­lowed by his sub­se­quent in­car­cer­a­tion on Robben Is­land; and his tri­umphant re­lease in 1990. Each episode pur­posely uses pe­riod-spe­cific mu­si­cal com­po­si­tions that cap­ture the mood and at­mos­phere of his jour­ney from free­dom fighter to the pres­i­dent of South Africa. Ex­pect a mix of jazz, con­tem­po­rary opera and tra­di­tional African tribal mu­sic to bring to life the dra­matic story of one ex­tra­or­di­nary man. Novem­ber 9 to 11

Opera, Down­town Dubai, Dubai, Thur to Sat 8pm, from Dhs250. Tel: (04) 4408888. Metro: Burj Khal­ifa/ Dubai Mall. dubai­opera.com

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