08.02 - 11.02


théâtre musical . Grand Théâtre
Lieu Grand Théâtre
In English, with excerpts in Xhosa & Zulu
inconnue, spectacle en création
Introduction to the play 30 minutes before every performance (EN).

Nous sommes au regret de vous annoncer que nous ne pourrons malheureusement pas accueillir le spectacle Treemonisha en février de cette année. Les restrictions de voyage empêchent actuellement la compagnie de réaliser sa tournée en Europe. Les représentations prévues chez nous les 8, 9, 10 & 11 février 2022 seront donc reportées à l’automne 2022.


Scott Joplin was the “King of Ragtime”, mixing up African-American and European styles. Yet it wasn’t until 1972, more than 50 years after his death, that his opera Treemonisha received its first full production. It was an immediate hit and earnt Joplin a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for its powerful themes of the right to education for African Americans and the rights of women.

Following their sellout season with A Man of Good Hope in 2018, the exuberant South African ensemble Isango returns to Luxembourg with this revival. Set up in 2000 by British director Mark Dornford-May and South African performer Pauline Malefane, Isango draws on the musical and acting talent of Cape Town’s townships to create critically acclaimed productions, including The Magic Flute. They bring with Treemonisha promise of “a new and different sound-world” that is still “from the same solar system as Joplin’s imagined world”.


Directed by
Mark Dornford-May
Music Director
Mandisi Dyantis
Co-Music Director
Paulina Malefane
Lungelo Ngamlana
Isango Ensemble
Théâtre de Caen; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing; MAC Créteil


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