The newest stage show at Dubai Opera is something a bit different from the norm.
The story of one of the world’s most iconic figures, Nelson Mandela, will be brought to the stage in musical tribute, through the award-winning and Mandela Trilogy from November 9-11, it was announced on Monday.
The cast of 30 performers, will showcase three different incarnations of Mandela, the contrasting phases of his journey.
It will be recreated through styles of music including traditional Xhosa choral music, the jazz and jive dancing of the 1950s township music halls, struggle songs of the 1980s and the liberation music of the 1990s.
Written by prize-winning South African author Michael Williams, with music from Péter Louis van Dijk and Mike Campbell, Mandela Trilogy was created to be a part of Cape Town Opera’s season which coincided with South Africa hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2010
Whilst Nelson Mandela could not attend a live performance, he was given a recording and since his passing on December 5, 2013, the production has toured to Cardiff, Munich, London, Southampton, Dublin, Manchester and Birmingham, continuing the legacy of the former President of South Africa who remains a global icon.
Tickets for Mandela Trilogy will go on sale at 9am on Tuesday 18th April 2017.