Roland is the Outreach Composer in Residence at Cape Town Opera working on a project with Cape Town Opera as part of a writing team that travels to Vredenburg on the West Coast. Roland facilitates workshops, alongside dramaturges Mandla Mbothwe and Lulamile Nikani, to create original musical stage works.
The holistic approach to creation of new work involves using stories from the learners and their community (“Amabali Ethu” – Our Stories) and moulding this into a coherent dramatic work. The learners are gaining insight into the world of theatre, opera, writing, composition and what it means to work together as a team to get a production on its feet.
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