The South African: Internationally acclaimed SA opera stars to shine in Cape Town this February

Described as ‘shining with radiant promise’, she has garnered critical acclaim for her performances and recordings alike. Pumeza Matshikiza is one of today’s most exciting operatic voices: a generous lyric soprano with a distinctive blend of dedication to detail, sense of humour and a sheer radiant love for music. Pumeza, now enjoying an international career comes home for a one night only concert at the Hugo Lambrechts Theatre.

Matshikiza is joined by the multitalented South African operatic baritone Njabulo Madlala. Announced the Standard Bank Young Artist for Music in 2014, his accolades include winning the 2010 Kathleen Ferrier Award in London’s Wigmore Hall, 2012 Final of the Royal Overseas League Competition, the 2012 Lorna Viol Memorial Prize, the Royal Overseas League Trophy for the most outstanding musician from overseas.

Together they give a concert “A Night at the Opera” hosted by the Diemersfontein Wines Excellence out of Africa Trust.

This is a great opportunity to hear the duo in concert on home soil at the Hugo Lambrechts Theatre. Pumeza and Njabulo will be joined by friends in what promises to be a spectacular evening of beautiful music featuring opera arias, duets and excerpts from operas by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Bellini and more.

This concert is given in aid of Opera Voices of South Africa Trust, an initiative dedicated to the education, mentoring and inspiring the next generation of opera stars out of Africa.

The concert will be accompanied by the celebrated British pianist David Gowland.

The South African