才演3次 曼德拉歌劇 喊停

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An opera telling the life story of the late South African icon Nelson Mandela showed only three performances before it closed down for lack of funds.講述已故南非偉人曼德拉一生的歌劇,演出僅僅三次就因為缺乏資金而停演。

"Madiba: The African Opera" premiered on Friday at the State Theatre in Pretoria but was forced to close three days later when it ran out of money to pay performers.「馬迪巴:非洲歌劇」周五在首都普勒托利亞的國家劇場首演,但是三天後就因為無法付演員酬勞被迫停演。

"This is due to non-payment from Lotto," said producer Unathi Mtirara, who is also Mandela's grandnephew. "We are still waiting for them to pay, we couldn't continue pending1 that deal."製作人恩提拉拉說,「原因是國家彩券局沒給錢」,他是曼德拉的甥孫。

The opera, which tells the early life of the anti-apartheid icon who died last year, was supposed to be move to Mandela's childhood village and final resting place Qunu from Pretoria. It was then expected to tour South Africa before heading overseas.這齣歌劇敘述去年過世的反種族隔離英雄曼德拉的早期生涯,本來應該從普勒托利亞搬到曼德拉兒時故居與長眠之所庫努演出。然後在南非各地以及到海外巡演。

The National Lottery is a source of funding for many art programmes2 and charities, but sometimes struggles to cover some of the applicants. (AFP)南非的國家彩券局贊助許多藝文節目與慈善活動,但有時部分贊助計畫會有困難。 (法新社)

講述曼德拉一生的歌劇,由於經費不足,僅演出三次就因為缺乏資金而停演。

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