This event will be based around a showing of the film of Bhekizizwe, an operatic monodrama by Mkhululi Mabija (librettist) and Robert Fokkens (composer), produced by Opera’r Ddraig in 2021. The event will include a small interactive exhibition, the film showing, and a facilitated discussion around the themes of the piece, including immigration, diversity and racism, with a panel of speakers inlcuding Tony Hendrickson and Themba Mvula.
The event seeks to explore the key themes of the opera – immigration, racism, diversity – and to contribute to both public understanding and the development of a positive public conversation around these issues, particularly in the arts sector.
Robert Fokkens, Senior Lecturer in Composition at Cardiff University
This is open to all over-16s.
Those interested in the performing arts and in the issues the piece explores. We are particularly keen to engage audiences outside the traditional opera-going community, and will target our marketing to achieve that.