Isango Portobello Theatre Company were recently presented with the prestigious Globes de Cristal Award for Opera for The Magic Flute – Impempe Yomlingo, recognising their sell-out season at the historic Théâtre de Châtelet in France. The Globes de Cristal awards are France’s main arts and culture awards. ‘To win this prestigious award is a great honour,’ said Pauline Malefane, co-founder and musical director of Isango Portobello.
Malefane has also been nominated for a Fleur du Cap Award for Best Performance in a Musical for her role as Deus / Jesus in The Mysteries – Yiimimangaliso. Mannie Manim, who joined The Fugard Theatre team at the beginning of 2010, has two nominations in the category of Best Lighting Design.
The production team for Magic Flute:
Director: Mark Dornford-May
Lighting: Mannie Manim
Choreographer: Lungelo Ngamlana
Costume: Leigh Bishop, Annamarie Seegers
Music Director: Mandisi Dyantis
Repetiteur, music- and vocal coach: Albert Combrink
For more information, go to http://www.magicflutethemusical.com/