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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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  • 01.06.2017 - Pumeza Matshikiza stars at the 45th Istanbul Music Festival

  • On June 18, Ms. Matshikiza is a featured soloist in a concert celebration to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra, during the 45th Istanbul Music Festival at the Lütfi Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Centre. Under the baton of Maestro Aziz Shokhakimov, Ms. Matshikiza is joined by tenor İlker Arcayürek in a program of popular duets and arias from L'Elisir...

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  • 30.03.2017 - Pumeza Matshikiza stars alongside Rolando Villazón in concert

  • Ms. Matshikiza travels to Salem, Germany to appear in concert with tenor Rolando Villazón on July 27. As a part of "Sommernachtmusik" this exciting program features music by Puccini, Bizet, Dvorak, and Donizetti. The pair will perform under the direction of Maestro Duncan Ward with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie. For tickets and performance information, click here 

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  • 13.03.2017 - Pumeza Matshikiza appears in concert in South Africa

  • Ms. Matshikiza returns to her home country of South Africa this month, to present a concert at the Linder Auditorium. The performance takes place on March 16 in Johannesburg, and also features another rising star in the opera world, soprano Noluvuyiso Mpofu. Ms. Matshikiza's voice has been described with such glowing accolades as "Dusky, overtone-rich, abundantly sensuous, the timbre has fullness,...

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  • 02.03.2017 - Pumeza Matshikiza to sing at the 37th Annual Budapest Spring Festival

  • Pumeza Matshikiza travels to Budapest where she will perform at the prestigious 37th Annual Budapest Spring Festival on April 1. Appearing at the Liszt Academy in the Grand Hall, Ms. Matshikiza will perform a concert of beloved arias. Ms. Matshikikiza has been lauded for having a "luscious lyric voice" and "superb presence" (BBC Magazine). For performance information and tickets, click here

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  • 24.02.2017 - 2017 International Opera Awards Nomination

  • Pumeza Matshikiza’s DECCA album release “Arias” (available via Amazon & iTunes) has been nominated for a 2017 International Opera Award in the Recording (Solo Recital) category. The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted in London at the Coliseum on May 7. For tickets & more information about the awards ceremony visit the following link. To purchase Ms....

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  • 29.12.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza returns to South Africa for Starlight Classics Concert

  • On March 3 & 4, Pumeza Matshikiza returns to her home country of South Africa in performance at the 2017 Starlight Classics Concert. The event, hosted at the Vergelegen Winery, will be directed by Darren Hayward, and accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Richard Cock. Programme details will be announced at a later date.

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