Africa Meets West

posted 22 Apr 2010, 00:41 by Sabc Media Libraries   [ updated 11 Jun 2010, 01:45 ]
I never thought I’d live to see the day in which a Mozart opera would be sung in Xhosa.
Nor did I ever expect to see an entire Zulu opera. Yet two works seem to have exceeded
everyone’s expectations: The Magic Flute - Impempe Yomlingo, Mark Dornford-May’s adaptation
of Mozart’s original work featuring Mzilikazi Khumalo, and Themba Msimang’s Princess Magogo,
based on the life of the legendary Zulu princess.