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.

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Book and Lyrics Michael Williams
SCORE Peter Louis van Dijk and Mike Campbell
Conductor Tim Murray
Director Michael Williams
Revival Director Alan Swerdlow
Lighting Designer Kobus Rossouw
Video Designer Kirsti Cummings
Choreographer Sibonakaliso Ndaba
Cape Town opera chorus
cape town philharmonic orchestra

 Mandela 3Aubrey Lodewyk
 Mandela 3 understudy / Chief / EnsembleMandisinde Mbuyazwe
 Mandela 2 / EnsembleMusanete Sakupwanya
 Mandela 2 understudy / EnsembleLuvo Tamba
 Mandela 1 / EnsembleThato Machona
 Mandela understudy 1/ EnsembleThando Mpushe
 Whiteman / PolicemanJohannes Slabbert
 Dolly / EnsembleEdith Plaatjies
 Dolly understudy / EnsembleAbongile Fumba
 Winnie / EnsembleSiphamandla Yakupa
 Winnie / EnsemblePhilisa Sibeko
 Huddlestone / EnsembleBrian Notcutt
 Praise Singer / EnsembleKhanya Sakube
 Praise Singer understudy /Journalist / EnsembleMthunzi Mbombela
 Justice / EnsembleLukhanyo Moyake
 Justice understudy / EnsembleMlungiseleli Nqadini
 Chief understudy / EnsembleLindile Kula Jr
 Mother / EnsembleCecilia Rangwanasha
 Evelyn / Mother understudy / EnsemblePumza Mxinwa
 Journalist understudy / EnsembleAndile Tshoni
 Ensemble / Justice understudyLunga Hallam
 EnsembleFrances du Plessis
 EnsembleJodie Khan
 EnsembleJacqueline Manciya
 EnsembleDanielle Speckman
 EnsembleSimphiwe Mayeke
 EnsembleLungelwa Mdekazi
 EnsemblePaul Madibeng
 EnsembleLuvo Rasemeni
 EnsembleErnestine Stuurman
 EnsembleNkululeko Masuku
 EnsembleBabongile Manga
 EnsembleGarth Delport
 EnsembleKenneth Kula
 EnsembleGraham Bourne
 EnsemblePelisa Myendeki
 EnsembleKhaya Silevu

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Press Reviews


".. the evening’s momentum was unstoppable"
- The Times


".. one of the great stories of our time"
- Guardian


".. an inspirational journey towards liberation"
- Independent