CAMPBELL, VAN DIJK

MANDELA TRILOGY

17.18 JULY 2018

Cape Town Opera in association with Wales Millennium Centre, Naspers, the Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and Artscape celebrate the Mandela Centenary with two concert performances of the widely travelled Mandela Trilogy at the Artscape Opera House. In three acts highlighting Madiba’s youth in Qunu, early adulthood in Sophiatown and incarceration on Robben Island, the work fuses Xhosa traditional, jazz, and contemporary classical music to electrifying effect. Thato Machona, Musanete Sakupwanya and Aubrey Lodewyk star as Mandela, with Philisa Sibeko and Siphamandla Yakupa sharing the role of the late lamented Winnie Mandela. Cecilia Rangwanasha joins the cast as Mandela’s mother, with Fleur du Cap winner Edith Plaatjies making her CTO debut as Dolly. CTO Associate Music Director Tim Murray returns to lead the CPO through van Dijk and Campbell’s rousing score, which he has conducted to great acclaim in cities including London, Dubai, Ravenna and Hong Kong. Mandela Trilogy is supported by the Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport.

BOOK AND LYRICSMICHAEL WILLIAMS
SCOREPETER LOUIS VAN DIJK AND MIKE CAMPBELL
CONDUCTORTIM MURRAY
DIRECTORMICHAEL WILLIAMS
REVIVAL DIRECTORALAN SWERDLOW
LIGHTING DESIGNERKOBUS ROSSOUW
VIDEO DESIGNERKIRSTI CUMMINGS
CHOREOGRAPHERSIBONAKALISO NDABA
CAPE TOWN OPERA CHORUS
CAPE TOWN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
 Mandela 3 Aubrey Lodewyk
 Mandela 3 understudy / Chief / Ensemble Mandisinde Mbuyazwe
 Mandela 2 / Ensemble Musanete Sakupwanya
 Mandela 2 understudy / Ensemble Luvo Tamba
 Mandela 1 / Ensemble Thato Machona
 Mandela understudy 1/ Ensemble Thando Mpushe
 Whiteman / Policeman Johannes Slabbert
 Dolly / Ensemble Edith Plaatjies
 Dolly understudy / Ensemble Abongile Fumba
 Winnie / Ensemble Siphamandla Yakupa
 Winnie / Ensemble Philisa Sibeko
 Huddlestone / Ensemble Brian Notcutt
 Praise Singer / Ensemble Khanya Sakube
 Praise Singer understudy /Journalist / Ensemble Mthunzi Mbombela
 Justice / Ensemble Lukhanyo Moyake
 Justice understudy / Ensemble Mlungiseleli Nqadini
 Chief understudy / Ensemble Lindile Kula Jr
 Mother / Ensemble Cecilia Rangwanasha
 Evelyn / Mother understudy / Ensemble Pumza Mxinwa
 Journalist understudy / Ensemble Andile Tshoni
 Ensemble / Justice understudy Lunga Hallam
 Ensemble Frances du Plessis
 Ensemble Jodie Khan
 Ensemble Jacqueline Manciya
 Ensemble Danielle Speckman
 Ensemble Simphiwe Mayeke
 Ensemble Lungelwa Mdekazi
 Ensemble Paul Madibeng
 Ensemble Luvo Rasemeni
 Ensemble Ernestine Stuurman
 Ensemble Nkululeko Masuku
 Ensemble Babongile Manga
 Ensemble Garth Delport
 Ensemble Kenneth Kula
 Ensemble Graham Bourne
 Ensemble Pelisa Myendeki
 Ensemble Khaya Silevu
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