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How do we talk about the memory of Apartheid

In 1966 the South African government declared District Six—a high-density, mostly coloured residential area intrinsic to the fabric of downtown Cape Town for at least a century and situated on…..

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The Tenor from Abidjan

The Tenor from Abidjan follows Landry Assokoly, a young man from Côte d’Ivoire, as he follows his dream to become a famous opera singer. Landry’s hope is to study at a…..

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An opera village in Burkina Faso

Christoph Schlingensief’s utopian vision for an opera village in Burkina Faso, where a stage, rehearsal space, school, hospital, hotel, church, and large communal kitchen, would be constructed for the community…..

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Winnie Mandela Sings Opera

Any word on the artistic value of this production now playing in the South African capital, Pretoria, and which Winnie Mandela, now also an arts critic, declares takes “… us…..

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William Kentridge talks Opera

The New York Times has a preview of William Kentridge‘s adaptation of a Shostakovich opera (based on a short story by Gogol), “The Nose,” which opens on Friday at The…..

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THE PROBLEM WITH OPERA

A South African production of the American opera, “Porgy and Bess,” is touring Britain (composer George Gershwin insisted on all black casts and they can’t assemble one in the UK)…..