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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.

Latest News:

  • 09.02.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza sings Micaëla in 'Carmen' at Oper Stuttgart

  • This spring, Pumeza returns to Oper Stuttgart as Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen, March 5, 12 & 15 and April 1 & 16. Conductor Marc Soustrot leads from the podium, for this revival staging directed by Sebastian Nübling. Tickets and more information about the production are avaialble via Oper Stuttgart online.

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  • 01.03.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza's performances in 'Carmen' open this week

  • Pumeza sings Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen at the Oper Stuttgart this spring, with performances taking place March 5, 12 & 15 and April 1 & 16. Marc Soustrot leads the orchestra, for this revival production staged by Sebastian Nübling. Tickets are available via Oper Stuttgart online.

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  • 19.02.2016 - Pumeza receives critical acclaim for concert with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra

  • "On the front of the stage, in a sumptuous red dress, the soprano Pumeza Matshikiza from the Eastern Cape, accompanied by the Radio France Choir and the percussion of the orchestra, began singing in a Xhosa dialect, a language with such amazing clicks that it puts us immediately in the thick of the action." {Sur le devant de la scène, dans une somptueuse robe rouge, la soprano originaire du Cap...

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  • 25.01.2016 - Concert with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

  • Pumeza Matshikiza joins the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and conductor Mikko Franck for a public concert at the Maison de la Radio - Auditorium on February 5. The programme features Ms. Matshikiza on Francesconi's Bread, Water and Salt, in addition to other works including Pécou's Soleil rouge, Timbres, espace, mouvement ou La Nuit étoilée...

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  • 13.07.2015 - Pumeza Matshikiza at Bristol Proms

  • Following her performance as Dido in Dido and Aeneas (Bristol Proms 2014), sensational South African soprano Pumeza is back, this time reflecting on her life, her passions and her music with long-time collaborator and musical provocateur Charles Hazlewood.   Accompanied by Charles’ ensemble of sixteen musicians, Pumeza will present her favourite musical repertoire, including songs from the...

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