Opera: Champagne and Opera with Magnificent Matshikiza in Johannesburg – lyric soprano Pumeza Matshikiza’s recital – one night only – November 12, 2021
|What: Recital-Champagne and Opera with Magnificent Matshikiza- concert with South African lyric soprano Pumeza Matshikiza, accompanied on piano by Marnus Greyling – presented by SITTOPERA ™ |
When: Friday November 12, 2021
Where: Rand Club Ballroom, Marshalltown, Johannesburg.
Time: 6.30pm Tickets: R260 for members of Rand Club and R350 for the general public.
Book through Quicket: Direct booking link https://www.quicket.co.za/events/153980-champagne-and-opera-with-magnificent-matshikiza/#/tickets.
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Thrilling opera news is that internationally acclaimed South African opera star, Pumeza Matshikiza who lives in Berlin, will be singing in the Ballroom at the Rand Club in Johannesburg on Friday November 12, 2021. The recital is Champagne and Opera with Magnificent Matshikiza. She will be accompanied on piano by Marnus Greyling.
Matshikiza was based with the Stuttgart Opera but is now freelance. She is in huge demand on the opera circuit in Europe. Luckily for opera fans in Johannesburg, Harald Sitta of SITTOPERA ™ has managed to nab the fabulous lyrical soprano and his company is presenting the recital, Champagne and Opera with Magnificent Matshikiza. Matshikiza is truly magnificent and this is an opportunity for South Africans to see this star, give a recital in the grand ballroom of the heritage Rand Club in Johannesburg.
Pumeza Matshikiza has been described by many as one of the most exciting voices on the professional operatic circuit. As an exclusive Decca Classics recording artist, she already has made two albums. Her debut – Voice of Hope- features arias and traditional and popular African songs. Arias showcases operatic roles from Purcell to Puccini, as arranged art songs, by Faure, Hahn and Tosti.
The multi award winning singer, Pumeza has performed on illustrious stages across continents, such as at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. She has performed several times with mega stars such as Josh Groban in South Africa and with tenor Rolando Villazón, in Europe and in Moscow. Pumeza delighted crowds when she sang at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to a global audience of one billion. Pumeza is currently in South Africa for her Rand Club recital. She will soon jet back to Europe and will appear in a special New Year’s Eve concert with WDR Funkhausorchester in Cologne, with the Essen Philharmonic and Daniel Hope.
|About Pumeza Matshikiza |
Pumeza Matshikiza studied at the University of Cape Town’s College of Music where she graduated cum laude under Emeritus Professor Virginia Davids. After graduation, she won a full scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London and graduated cum laude, with a post Master’s Degree. While in London, she was one of the six young artists chosen to join The Royal Opera House’s Young Artist Programme. As part of the programme, she made her debut as a flower maiden in Parsifal, and took on other roles. She has been with the Stuttgart Opera in Germany since 2011as a full time soloist and roles there include Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Mimi in La bohème. In 2010 she was awarded first prize in the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition and became an Associate Artist of the Classical Opera Company, singing the title role in Mozart’s Zaide for which she was awarded with the Patrick Fyffe-Dame Hilda Brackett Prize. For Stuttgart Opera’s 21/22 season Pumeza makes her house and role debut as Fox in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen at the English National Opera (ENO) in London. Additionally she will appear at the ENO as Moira in the world premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale, written by Poul Ruders.
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|About SITTOPERA ™ |
Harald Sitta, of SITTOPERA ™ is a Vienna-born opera and classic music events organiser. He has approximately one hundred classical music artists in his portfolio, which includes singers, pianists, instrumentalists and conductors. He has managed opera events at the Rand Club in Johannesburg, since 2018 under the auspices of the Fine talents & rising stars series. “We concentrate on presenting young and established South African singers and instrumentalists,” he says, “and take great pleasure in being able to give rising stars the opportunity to shine at our events. South Africa possesses a multitude of great talent worthy of professional support.”
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