Lesego Mkhwanazi was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. He developed his love of singing whilst being a member of his local Community Youth Choir in Mabopane. In 2009 Lesego had his first experience of opera when he attended a performance by the Black Tie Ensemble – and was instantly enthralled. His dream of […]

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Jacobi de Villiers is currently a final year postgraduate student in Opera Performance at the University of Cape Town. After obtaining her Masters degree in Drama at the University of Stellenbosch, Jacobi was selected for Cape Town Opera’s Vocal Ensemble in 2009 under the direction of Albert Horne. Over the following six years Jacobi formed […]

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Ellenoré comes from the small town, Grabouw. She started singing professionally at the age of 15 under the guidance of Mrs. Davida Swanepoel, until the age of 17. Thereafter, she started lessons with Mr. André Strijdom to prepare for her operatic studies and received a Cum Laude, Gold plus and 2 gold certificates at the […]

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Bongani Penuel Makhanya born in Nelspruit,Mpumalanga. Matriculated in 2004 Lekazi central went to further his studies at Tshwane University of Technology obtaining a B-tech degree in vocal art Performance, under the vocal guidance of Eric Müller. In 2009 he was invited to join the Cape Town opera intensive training program as a studio member. In […]

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Athenkosi Hoyi is a 25 year old student who is currently working on completing her Post Graduate Diploma in music at the University of Cape Town. She was born in Cape Town and now lives with her parents and younger siblings in the township of Old Crossroads.

Athenkosi matriculated in 2009 from Immaculata High School in […]

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Zoleka Amanda Meke was born and raised in Cape Town, she only took interest in Opera music when she joined a choir in high school and started singing solo parts.  The high school choir travelled to England in 2008, Amanda then realized she had a talent and decided performing was what she wanted to do for the […]

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Abongile Fumba was born in a small town called Butterworth in the Eastern Cape. She was introduced to opera when she started high school at Msobomvu Senior Secondary by her choir conductor Mr Sibusiso Njeza in 2005. In 2010 she came to study a performer’s diploma in opera at the University of Cape Town. She […]

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In his studies and international stage competitions, Xolane was awarded Diploma for Senior Vocal in Opera at the Knysna / Plett Eisteddfod competition and awarded Gold Certificate in 2009.  In 2007, he had his first recording experience that was funded by the UK Lottery, with Joint Effort at Peace of Eden Recording Studio and toured […]

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