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Future Stars - Black Opera Singers in South Africa

During the apartheid era Cape Town's opera house was the sole preserve of the city's white elite. But times have changed. Now even young black South Africans from the townships are taking up opera.

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They have plenty of talent and ambition, but little money to pay for training to become professional singers. Still that hasn't stopped Linda Nteleza and Thesele Kemanem, two young people from the townships, from pursuing their dreams. They've both won scholarships and are studying opera at the University of Cape Town.