Inside the lives of 3 inspiring South African opera singers
who take on a radical re-make of Verdi’s Macbeth.
Tomorrow X 3 is a documentary film about 3 inspirational South African opera singers touring the world in a modern production of Verdi’s opera Macbeth.
A group of South African singers take on a modern version of Verdi’s Macbeth. Interwoven with visually stunning scenes from the opera and life touring the world, the film focusses on the lives of the 3 principal singers and how they ended up choosing for a career in this dominantly European domain.
We follow the journey of these artists from the bright lights of some of the world’s most prestigious theatres, back to the daily grind of their lives in South Africa. Through interviews at home and abroad and ‘behind the scenes’ footage, these 3 inspiring singers dispel all stereotypes of the stuffy highbrow opera world as we know it.
The featured opera is set in the context of present day Congo. The project is a collaboration between South African Theatre company Third World Bunfight / Brett Bailey, and the No Borders Orchestra made up of musicians from Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia – together they tackle Shakespeare’s classic tale of power and the abuse thereof. Dictators, multinational monopolies, illegal mining activities, child soldiers and refugees all make appearances in this tale of darkness, mayhem and murder.
The film is an uplifting look at the power of an age old art in a fresh new form, and what this appropriation of Verdi means for the makers of this politically charged theatrical production.
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