Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shadow and Act: "Doc 'Ndiphilela Ukucula' Spotlights 3 Black University of Cape Town Opera School Rising Stars" on THIRTEEN July 18 at 9 PM

"The Rake's Progress"

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Shadow and Act
by Tambay A. Obenson
July 9, 2013 

Coming to public media channel THIRTEEN is the feature documentary Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live To Sing, which spotlights rising stars of The University of Cape Town Opera School

It premieres on Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, July 18 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN. It'll also air on Sunday, July 21 at 11 p.m. on WLIW21; and Thursday, July 25 at 9 p.m. on NJTV.

Directed by Julie Cohen and introduced by Grammy award-winning bass-baritone Eric Owens, the film follows three top opera school students through a year in the program, a once all-white opera school, nearly two decades after the end of apartheid in South Africa, as the nation struggles to fulfill the promise of a transformed society.

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