The life of Nelson Mandela is brought to the stage in an epic operatic tribute.
Cape Town Opera returns to present the story of one of the world's most iconic figures. It follows Mandela 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. 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. The upbeat jazz and swing-influenced songs of Sophiatown in the central section of the piece are framed on either side by more familiar contemporary opera forms. A dash of authentic Xhosa folk music grounds the production in the sounds and culture of South Africa. The work of two different composers, Mandela Trilogy reflects both a life of extraordinary contrasts, and an overarching theme of unflinching courage in the face of adversity. ★★★★☆ – The Guardian ★★★★☆ – The Independent Not recommended for under 10s. Runtime: approximately 2 hours, excluding an interval. All ticket prices for Mandela Trilogy are inclusive of any booking fees: YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. If booking multiple tickets please make sure to book from one account at the same time if you want to be seated together; you will be allocated the best available seats in the selected seating area. For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Your patience and understanding is appreciated while these take place. Valid ID required for ticket collection. West End theatre ticket sales are final and bookings cannot be amended, exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.
"…an inspirational journey towards liberation."