"The murder scene needs to be a lot more dramatic," he said. "And a lot louder. We need to work on that."
She returned to Botswana, frustrated, but still nursing her dreams.
"It's. . . . " She hesitates. "I don't know. I think it's OK. I continue singing. And I'm giving some people singing lessons. So I am keeping that."
Her voice trails off. Opera house or not, there's not much opera in Botswana.
The "Macbeth" production was like a spell of rain after a drought.
But it was a two week-season, over all too soon. "I would love to go and continue studying and help other people develop their careers. I feel as if I am missing opportunities. Opportunities to continue my studying and singing abroad. I have to go away to succeed," Segokgo said.
Onstage, she kept her disappointments hidden.
As Lady Macbeth, Segokgo stole the show. Her eyes popped with evil as her voice soared beneath the corrugated iron roof.
The audience laughed in the right places, and at the end they applauded for a long time. The ovation nourished her hope.
She's waiting for her next break.
"I want to go really far," she said. "I want to be a big singer overseas. That's what I want to do."
Dixon recently was on assignment in Botswana.