Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winnie the Opera

"The tumultuous life story of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela and flawed icon of the struggle against racial apartheid, is to be told in an opera at South Africa's State theatre.

Winnie is believed to be the first opera fully composed and orchestrated in South Africa. The historic language of the form, Italian, will be jettisoned in favour of a libretto combining English and Xhosa, with a 60-piece orchestra performing a fusion of western and traditional African music."

If you can't wait to see the opera, hopefully the film Winnie! featuring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard will be out soon. Watch the trailer after the jump.
The trailer is out for Jennifer Hudson's latest movie, "Winnie"! It's about Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Apparently, few actually know the story of Winnie's relentless fight to end apartheid in South Africa. Terrence Howard takes on the role of Mandela in the film. Doesn't this look like an Oscar contender?

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