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Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre 17.11 (Fri) 8pm

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    $280
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    $180

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre 18.11 (Sat) 8pm

  • $580
  • $480
  • $380
  • Some seats may have a restricted view
    $280
  • Some seats may have a restricted view
    $180

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre 19.11 (Sun) 3pm

  • $580
  • $480
  • $380
  • Some seats may have a restricted view
    $280
  • Some seats may have a restricted view
    $180

Closing Programme

South Africa

Mandela Trilogy

17-18.11 (Fri-Sat) 8pm

19.11 (Sun) 3pm

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Music

In English and Xhosa with Chinese and English surtitles

Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes with an intermission of 20 minutes

Matinee on 19 November is an accessible performance with accessible captions (Chinese & English)

Closing Programme

South Africa

Mandela Trilogy

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“[An] inspirational journey towards liberation”The Independent, UK

“Compelling storytelling”The Guardian, UK

A folk opera tribute to the monumental life of Nelson Mandela

In an extraordinary example of the power of wise leadership and unshakeable resolve, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former South African president Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) peacefully abolished the country’s policy of apartheid, achieving racial reconciliation and winning worldwide respect. In this theatrical homage to the “father of the nation”, Cape Town Opera integrates opera, Broadway musical and traditional Xhosa song and dance to tell Mandela’s moving life story. The story begins with the tribal rites of passage of royally descended 16-year-old Mandela and ends with his release after 27 years of unjust incarceration. First staged in South Africa in 2010, the dynamic production has since toured internationally to great acclaim, including performances in London, Cardiff, Munich, Dublin and Ravenna.

The Cape Town Opera brings together the finest vocalists in South Africa, receiving the Best Chorus accolade at the UK’s 2013 International Opera Awards. In Hong Kong, the Opera is joined by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra to create an authentic and enthralling dramatisation of the legendary leader.

Composers: Péter Louis van Dijk, Mike Campbell
Director / Librettist: Michael Williams
Conductor: Tim Murray
Chorus Master: Marvin Kernelle
Mandela 1: Thato Machona
Mandela 2: Musanete Sakupwanya
Mandela 3: Mandla Mndebele

With Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Cape Town Opera Chorus
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Related Info

  • Meet-the-artist session after the performance on 18 November
  • With exhibition and foyer performance
  • Photo: Cape Town Opera and John Snelling
  • Co-production: Wales Millennium Centre

Cape Town Opera

Foyer Performance

Hear stirring excerpts from the folk opera, Mandela Trilogy, in this open presentation by Cape Town Opera, named Best Chorus at the UK’s 2013 International Opera Awards.
18.11 (Sat) 3pm-3:30pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Foyer
Free admission

Exhibition

This thought-provoking display introduces the main characters and scenes from Cape Town Opera’s Mandela Trilogy and provides deeper understanding of revered South African statesman and “father of the nation” Nelson Mandela.
8-18.11 9am-11pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Foyer
Free admission