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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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  • 13.04.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza featured on The Daily Mail

  • 'Every up-and-coming classical crossover artist benefits from a good backstory.  Audiences appreciate – indeed expect – interesting or amusing tales about early precociousness, occasional setbacks, moments of jeopardy when the show very almost didn’t go on.  But not all singers are the same.  Some have a hinterland quite unlike any other, and it’s no exaggeration...

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  • 08.04.2016 - Pumeza performs in South Africa with Josh Groban

  • Pumeza Matshikiza joins singer Josh Groban for three performances on his concert tour, at some of South Africa's most acclaimed venues. She performs on April 10 at the ICC in Durban, and at the Grand Arena in Cape Town on April 12 & 13. 

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  • 03.04.2016 - Pumeza performs at upcoming concert with Rolando Villazón & Dianne Reeves

  • On April 8, Pumeza Matshikiza joins tenor Rolando Villazón and jazz singer Dianne Reeves for a special concert at the BASF-Feierabendhaus. They are accompanied by the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz under the direction of Guerassim Voronkov. The programme is titled 'Songs from the Heart' and features a combination of classical as well as much loved popular...

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  • 31.03.2016 - Pumeza's new album available for pre-order on iTunes

  • Pre-order your copy of Pumeza Matshikiza's new album titled 'Arias' (Decca Classics) via iTunes. The CD is available worldwide on May 13, and features music by Puccini, Dvorák, and more.  Pumeza's first Decca Classics album - 'Voice of Hope' - is currently available for purchase. Additional information, including retail links, can be found at the following link.

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  • 23.03.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza's new album 'Arias' now available for pre-order

  • Pumeza Matshikiza's newest album release on the Decca Classics label, titled 'Arias,' is now avaialble for pre-order via Amazon, and will receive its international release on May 13. Tracks featured highlight much loved arias from the operatic canon, including "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì" from Puccini's La Bohème and "Song to the Moon" from Dvorák's...

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  • 17.03.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza stars as Micaëla in 'Carmen' at Oper Stuttgart

  • Don't miss your chance to see Pumeza sing the role of Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen, April 1 & 16. Marc Soustrot conducts this thrilling revival production with staging by Sebastian Nübling. Tickets are available via Oper Stuttgart online.

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