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Pumeza Matshikiza

Described as "one of today's most exciting new operatic voices" (Independent), South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza is one of today’s rising opera stars. An exclusive Decca Classics recording artist, her debut album “Voice of Hope” was released in 2014. Her second album “Arias” with arias by Puccini, Catalani, Ravel and Mozart and songs by Fauré was released in May 2016.

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  • 28.04.2019 - Pumeza Matshikiza: Concerts with Rolando Villazón

  • This July, Pumeza Matshikiza joins Rolando Villazón for two concerts, on July 6 in Grafenegg, and July 13 in Linz. The two artists will offer the audience a varied program with classics such as "Tonight, Tonight" from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story or "Je dis que rien ne m'epouvante" from Bizet's Carmen.

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  • 24.03.2019 - Pumeza Matshikiza: "A Voice of Hope" in Essen

  • On May 10 and 11, Pumeza Matshikiza sings two concerts in Essen. Conductor Johannes Klumpp leads the orchestra in "A voice of hope", a journey around the world. Starting with Mozart, Gluck and Purcell, the program continues with an exciting mix of American and African influences, of modernity and tradition: from Gershwin's "Summertime" to Jimi Hendrix, from the jazz icon Abdullah Ibrahim to the...

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  • 18.03.2019 - Pumeza Matshikiza: Mimì in Dallas reviews

  • "This really is a dream cast. As Mimi, South African soprano, Pumeza Matshikiza, has a glorious voice and natural acting chops that make her believable throughout." - Theater Jones "South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza made her American debut Friday night as Mimi, with a distinctively textured voice and tremendous vocal power" - Texas Classical Review

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  • 04.02.2019 - Pumeza Matshikiza makes her Toronto debut

  • In Toronto to receive the prestigious Glenn Gould Prize, the renowned opera singer and activist Jessye Norman takes part in various events this month. There's the gala, of course (February 20 at 7:30 pm, Four Seasons Centre), which includes performances by Nina Stemme, Pumeza Matshikiza (both making their Toronto debuts), Sondra Radvanovsky and Wallis...

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  • 18.11.2018 - Pumeza Matshikiza: SA singer shines on the world stage

  • Briefly - Pumeza Matshikiza’s early life was very much influenced by struggle violence in South African townships in the last decades of apartheid - From an accidental introduction to the artform, flowed an enduring love for opera music - On her first album, Voice of Hope, Matshikiza pays homage to her country of birth, while showing her skills in her interpretations of famous operatic...

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  • 28.09.2018 - Pumeza Matshikiza: Reviews for Rusalka in Klagenfurt

  • "Das "weiße Reh", das der Prinz in Rusalka sieht, wird von der Südafrikanerin Pumeza Matshikiza berührend innig verkörpert; mühelos und mit großer Natürlichkeit deutet sie die im Detail durchaus komplexe und raffinierte Partitur." Der Standard "Uneingeschränkt glücklich wird man diesmal auch mit dem Sängerensemble: Mit ganzem Herzen muss der...

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