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Winnie Mandela's life story made into opera

27 April 2011 Last updated at 09:23 BST

Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South Africa's first black President, Nelson Mandela, is never far from the headlines in South Africa.

But now she is the subject of an opera that lays bare her story.

Karen Allen reports from Pretoria, where the show premieres before going worldwide.