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Mandela opera to open in South Africa

Dec. 29, 2010 at 3:00 AM   |   Comments

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LONDON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- An opera inspired by the life of former South African first lady Winnie Mandela is to open at the State Theatre in Pretoria this April, the BBC said.

Believed to be the first opera fully composed and orchestrated in the country, the work about the anti-apartheid activist will feature lyrics in English and Xhosa.

Featuring a 60-piece orchestra performing western and traditional African music, the opera by composer and musician Bongani Ndodana-Breen and filmmaker Warren Wilensky is to open April 28, the BBC said.

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