25.10 - 27.10


théâtre musical . Grand Théâtre
Treemonisha 1
Lieu Grand Théâtre
In English, with excerpts in Xhosa & Zulu
2h00 (avec entracte)
Introduction to the play by Janine Goedert 30 minutes before every performance (EN).

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Adapted by Isango Ensemble after the opera by Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin was the “King of Ragtime”, mixing up African-American and European styles. Yet it wasn’t until 1972, some 50 years after his death, that his opera Treemonisha received its first full production.

Treemonisha 2

An immediate hit, it won Joplin a posthumous Pulitzer for its powerful themes of civil rights and education. Following their 2018 sell-out season with A Man of Good Hope, the exuberant South African ensemble Isango returns to Luxembourg with this revival, postponed from earlier this year. Set up by British director Mark Dornford-May and South African performer Paulina Malefane, Isango draws on talent from Cape Town’s townships to mount acclaimed productions, including The Magic Flute. They bring with Treemonisha promise of “a different sound-world” yet still “from the same solar system as Joplin’s”.


Directed by
Mark Dornford-May
Music Director
Mandisi Dyantyis
Lungelo Ngamlana
Création lumières
Mannie Manim
Claire Béjanin
Isango Ensemble
Théâtre de Caen; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing; MAC Créteil


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