Qunu

Thabang Senekal during a performance of "Madiba: The African Opera" at South Africa's State Theatre in Pretoria on May 22, 2014.  The opera focuses on Nelson Mandela's  upbringing in the rural town of Qunu on the Eastern Cape and how and why he left that

What's it like to portray Nelson Mandela in an opera? Amazing!

If you're in Pretoria, South Africa, one show you won't be able to see is a new opera about Nelson Mandela. That's because the show, "Madiba: The African Opera," was cancelled after just three nights because of a lack of funding. The opera depicts Nelson Mandela's early years in his native home of Qunu, on South Africa's Eastern Cape. Thabang Senekal is the well-known South African baritone who played Mandela in the production. He describes what it's like to play Mandela on stage.

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