The story of one of the world's most iconic figures, Nelson Mandela, is brought to the stage in this epic and original musical tribute.
An inspirational musical retelling that reaches far beyond any boundary, reflecting on a life of extraordinary contrasts and unflinching courage in the face of adversity.
Cape Town Opera’s celebration of Mandela’s life is a spectacular portrait of a man who touched hearts and minds around the world. Presented in three parts, by a cast of over 60 performers including three different incarnations of Mandela, the contrasting phases of his journey are recreated through strikingly divergent styles of music.
From tribal initiation rites on the banks of the Mbashe River and heady and rebellious jazz-fuelled days in Sophiatown, to incarceration and reflection on Robben Island and finally freedom and liberation.
**** one of the great stories of our time’ (Guardian)
**** An inspirational journey towards liberation’ (Independent)