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Pumeza Matshikiza, opera, music

South African opera songbird soars around the globe

South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza has sung in some of the world's greatest opera houses, and gave a rare homecoming performance in Johannesburg in...
South African opera star sings for the queen

South African opera star sings for the queen

Pretoria-born opera singer Simphiwe Simon Shibambu performed for Queen Elizabeth II at a Celebration of the Commonwealth service held in London's Westminster. Shibambu performed a dazzling version of the evocative Click Song, traditionally sung at weddings.

Music made for Mandela

Nelson Mandela inspired many people through his thoughts, words and deeds, not least among them a variety of musicians, from pop singers to opera composers. Songs calling for his freedom reverberated around the world in the 1980s; others celebrating his release inspire audiences still.

Blake and friends bring pop-classical mix to stage

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Icelandic tenor Gardar Cortes will perform with the award-winning British trio at a series of concerts that promise to combine opera, classical, musicals and pop harmonies.

SA joins solar clean water project

A Pretty amazing talent

From a forgotten township in Mpumalanga to the venerable La Scala in Milan, soprano Pretty Yende has travelled an astonishing journey – and she is only 28. Hers is an extraordinary story of talent, hard work and determination.
South African opera diva’s big win in Moscow

Hillbrow kids to get first taste of opera

A group of children from Hillbrow will be given the opportunity to experience opera for the first time on Friday, 19 April at the Joburg Promusica Theatre in Roodepoort.

South African opera diva’s big win in Moscow

Pretty Yende, a graduate of the South African College of Music, has brought the country’s opera singers into the spotlight by winning the prestigious Operalia Competition.
Opera for and from Africa

Jacques Imbrailo: operatic roots

Jacques Imbrailo: operatic roots

South African opera singer Jacques Imbrailo, winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music 2009, has established an international career at the age of 30 that most artists struggle to establish in a lifetime.
The Magic Flute re-imagined

The Magic Flute re-imagined

Arguably the greatest piece of music theatre, performed as you've never seen it before - the South African way. Isango Portobello's award-winning version of Mozart's classic opera, The Magic Flute - Impempe Yomlingo, has opened in Johannesburg for a limited run, following triumphant seasons in Cape Town, London and Dublin.

South African Otello wows Met

South Africa’s Johan Botha, one of the leading tenors of his generation, is bringing the audience at the New York Metropolitan Opera to its feet in his debut as the title character in Verdi’s Otello.

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