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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:

  • 01.07.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza - July concerts throughout Europe

  • Pumeza Matshikiza is featured in two concert performances in Europe this month. She sings at the Festival de la Vézère on July 19, with the l’Orchestre symphonique de la Garde Républicaine. This is her premiere appearance at the Festival, which is in its 36th year. Enjoy a video trailer featuring Pumeza and the other artists from this year's programme. On July 21...

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  • 24.06.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza makes her Semperoper Dresden debut in 'La bohème'

  • Pumeza Matshikiza makes her debut at the Semperoper Dresden this Sunday, June 26 as Mimì in Puccini's eternal classic La bohème. Arnold Rutkowski sings Rodolfo, with Carolina Ullrich as Musetta and Sangmin Lee as Marcello. Giampaolo Bisanti leads the acclaimed Staatskapelle Dresden for this performance, with stage direction by Christine Mielitz.  Enjoy an audio...

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  • 08.06.2016 - Pumeza featured in performance at Swedish National Day

  • "Sofiero Palace, the Palace Gardens and the City of Helsingborg invite families to celebrate a Jubilee inauguration and Swedish National Day on 6 June. The King and Queen will attend, and the day will be a public festival with the Jubilee show, activities and adventures for grown-ups and kids alike. To mark the 150th anniversary of Sofiero Palace, the City of Helsingborg will hold its official...

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  • 29.05.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza: Arias CD review – huge personality

  • "The South African lyric soprano Pumeza Matshikiza, now enjoying an international reputation, has versatility, range and huge personality. Her voice is rich without heaviness, capable of teasing lightness and flexibility, as the selection here demonstrates. She opens with a tender Si, mi chiamano Mimi from Puccini’s La bohème (Mimi is one of her signature roles) and travels...

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  • 22.05.2016 - "Pumeza Matshikiza, la voix de l’espoir"

  • Des towships du Cap aux plus grandes scènes européennes, Pumeza Matshikiza a su forcer le destin pour répondre à « l’appel de la musique » et vivre ses rêves d’opéra. Ce sont des instants rares, propres à faire basculer une vie. Pumeza Matshikiza a connu l’un d’eux adolescente. C’était un jour...

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  • 15.05.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza's new album 'Arias' now available for purchase worldwide

  • Pumeza Matshikiza's newest album release on the Decca Classics label, titled 'Arias,' is now avaialble for purchase worldwide via Amazon and iTunes. Tracks include favored opera arias, such as "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì" from Puccini's La Bohème and "Song to the Moon" from Dvorák's Rusalka, as well as much loved art songs...

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