Trending: singer Pumeza Matshikiza

With a game-changing album of arias and traditional South African songs, soprano Pumeza Matshikiza is taking opera in a new direction.

It’s a long way from South Africa’s poverty-hit townships to the Royal College of Music. But that is exactly the journey that 34-year-old lyric soprano Pumeza Matshikiza has made. And she is now being hailed as one of opera’s most exciting new voices.

Pumeza’s debut album Voice of Hope explores her musical passage from traditional African songs in her native language Xhosa to arias by Mozart and Puccini.

Read the entire feature via the Daily Mail.