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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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  • 25.08.2016 - 'South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza takes the world stage'

  • " South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza had her first experience of opera not in a gilded opera house, but when she happened to change the radio dial from a Xhosa-language station to one playing classical music. It was a broadcast of The Marriage of Figaro, and Matshikiza — then a girl growing up in Khaye­litsha, one of the townships of Cape Town — fell in love with the sound...

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  • 16.08.2016 - Portrait Pumeza Matshikiza - ARD Mediathek

  • Aus den Townships von Kapstadt auf die Opernbühnen Europas: Die Sopranistin Pumeza Matshikiza - ARD Mediathek Video

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  • 04.08.2016 - Mini-Flusspferd heißt jetzt „Pumeza“

  • Das kleine Flusspferdbaby hat schon Fett angesetzt. Jetzt hat das als Champ bekannte Weibchen aus dem Zoo in Hannover auch einen Namen: „Pumeza“.  Das im April geborene, rund 100 Kilo schwere Mädchen wurde am Mittwoch nach der Sopranistin Pumeza Matshikiza aus Südafrika benannt. Der Name drücke Hoffnung aus, hieß es am Mittwoch vom Zoo. Durch die...

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  • 26.07.2016 - More acclaim for Pumeza's latest album 'Arias' on Decca Classics

  • "Her second album for Decca after Voice of Hope (2014) South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza’s Arias (released May, 2016) is a collection of famous opera and concert arias with some lighter additions. After graduating from the College of Music of the University of Capetown, Pumeza Matshikiza won a three-year scholarship to the Royal College of Music, London. In 2010 she...

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  • 19.07.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza - 'The Voice of South Africa' at the RheinVokal Festival

  • Pumeza travels to Neuwied, Schloss Engers for a performance at the RheinVokal Festival on August 5. The programme features works by Schumann, Obradors, and folk songs of Spain and South Africa, all accompanied by pianist James Baillieu. 

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  • 10.07.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza - 'Les nouveaux canons de beauté de la scène lyrique'

  • "La Parisienne Sabine Devieilhe, la mezzo-soprano américaine Kate Lindsey, la cantatrice à la chevelure auburn Patricia Petibon ou encore la soprano sud-africaine Pumeza Matshikiza ont, parmi beaucoup d'autres, définitivement enterré l'image de la chanteuse d'opéra grosse dondon." Read the entire feature at o.nouvelobs.com

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