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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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  • 07.09.2016 - This Week on Sunday Night at the Opera: Pumeza Matshikiza

  • This Sunday September 11th join Alexa Patrenko for an evening of Pumeza Matshikiza. There’s a new soprano on the block…..the young South African diva Pumeza Matshikiza, who has recently joined the ranks of those artists who go by their first name only. Arias is her eclectic second CD for Decca, just released a few months ago, chock full of roles she has sung on international...

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  • 05.09.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza returns to Oper Stuttgart this fall, to reprise her portrayal of Micaëla in Bizet’s ‘Carmen.'

  • Pumeza Matshikiza returns to Oper Stuttgart this fall, to reprise her portrayal of Micaëla in Bizet’s ‘Carmen.’ Performances take place September 25, October 2 & 15, and November 25, and feature Ramona Zaharia in the title role, Matthias Klink as Don José, and Bogdan Baciu as Escamillo. Maestro Modestas Pitrenas leads the...

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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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