Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu

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Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu is a South African opera, with music by Mzilikazi Khumalo and a libretto by Themba Msimang.

More often referred to simply as Princess Magogo.

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Based on the life of the Zulu princess, composer and Imbongi Magogo kaDinuzulu. Commissioned by Opera Africa in Durban.

Performance history in South Africa

2002: First performed in Durban, and later performed by the African Renaissance Opera in Chicago, USA, in 2004. Set and costume designs in both cases were by Andrew Verster.

2006: Presented at Spier (24–26 February)


Wayne Muller. 2018. A reception history of opera in Cape Town: Tracing the development of a distinctly South African operatic aesthetic (1985–2015). Unpublished PhD thesis.

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