Botswana Opens Its First-Ever Opera House

“The tiny ‘opera house’, a converted garage which served as the inspiration for J. L. B. Maketoni’s Speedy Motors in the detective stories, seats a mere 60 people. It may be no Covent Garden or La Scala, but in the capital, Gaborone, which has no other classical music venue, its arrival has been welcomed with enthusiasm. The best of the country’s small, but growing band of classical music singers was on display.”