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Published: 30 May 2014

By Andy Ross

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The power of opera


Those of us who love music know that it can convey powerful messages, promote togetherness and even help people with disease and ailments. Here is a company in South Africa using opera for healing and reconciliation.

The company, Umculo, is based in Johannesburg and in Cape Town, and works with opera to bring young people from South Africa and Europe together to learn, celebrate and create operatic performances. What a brilliant idea!

You can read all about the company and the idea behind it here, and you can be sure that my next trip to the Southern Hemisphere will include a visit to see what is going on. I shall report back...

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