is a sumptuous romantic Italian opera by Pietro Mascagni.
It is a one-act opera and lasts about 90 minutes.
The story is of love, deception, betrayal and a passion killing.......
We have translated it into SETSWANA and set it in Botswana.
The costumes designed by ANN GOLLIFER, gloriously pick up the European style of the time and 'translate' it into Setswana with Jeremani prints..
The best voices in Botswana are singing the roles:
TSHENOLO BATSHOGILE - Santuzza, the innocent country girl harshly used by Turiddu
BOYCE BATLANG - Turiddu, a young soldier who finding his lover married takes up with Santuzza out of spite.
LUCKY RAMALOKO - Alfio, the worldly businessman who marries Turiddu's love, Lola.
BAME KOPONG - Lola, Turiddu's first love who marries for money only to cheat on her husband.
MAIPELO LESETEDI - Lucia, the mother of Turiddu and also the local shebeen owner.
BOITUMELO PILANE - Lola alternate
PHENYO GAOTLHABOGWE - Lucia alternate
SEDIBENG CHOIR - the villagers
SANDRA ZARINS - piano
ANDY BATSHOGILE - director
DAVID SLATER - director
The music is gorgeous, the voices young and fresh, the costumes dazzling .........
Don't miss it.
at THE No 1 LADIES' OPERA HOUSE at 7.30 on
THU 19 Apr
at MAITISONG at 7.30 on
FRI 27 Apr
THE FRENCH EMBASSY,
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH