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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:

  • 08.05.2016 - On May 12 Pumeza Matshikiza will be a feature guest on ZDF's "Morning Magazine"

  • Stay tuned to ZDF's Morgenmagazin on May 12, featuring special guest Pumeza Matshikiza. Pumeza is featured on the program promoting her latest Decca album release titled "Arias."

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  • 01.05.2016 - Critical acclaim for Pumeza Matshikiza and Josh Groban in Concert

  • "Next to join Groban on stage was locally-born Pumeza Matshikiza. Together they performed a beautifully emotive rendition of All I Ask Of You – definitely one of the highlights of the evening. Matshikiza then went on to perform a solo and succeeded in blowing the audience away with her powerful voice. Groban welcomed her back on stage later in the show to perform If I Loved...

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  • 24.04.2016 - Culturebox reviews Pumeza Matshikiza's new album

  • "Elle entre en scène dans une superbe robe rouge, un rouge framboisé nuancé de moires chocolatées, elle commence avec un air des "Noces de Figaro", le "Deh vieni, non tardar" de Suzanne. Et l'on retrouve ces chaudes harmoniques, ce son plein, rond, égal, aux belles couleurs sombres, cette égalité du souffle (à aucun moment du récital...

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  • 18.04.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza in recital at London's Middle Temple

  • Pumeza Matshikiza and pianist James Baillieu present a recital at London's famed Middle Temple Hall on June 28. This 'Music Night' event takes place following dinner and a lecture which will be hosted by The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.

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  • 13.04.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza featured on The Daily Mail

  • 'Every up-and-coming classical crossover artist benefits from a good backstory.  Audiences appreciate – indeed expect – interesting or amusing tales about early precociousness, occasional setbacks, moments of jeopardy when the show very almost didn’t go on.  But not all singers are the same.  Some have a hinterland quite unlike any other, and it’s no exaggeration...

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  • 08.04.2016 - Pumeza performs in South Africa with Josh Groban

  • Pumeza Matshikiza joins singer Josh Groban for three performances on his concert tour, at some of South Africa's most acclaimed venues. She performs on April 10 at the ICC in Durban, and at the Grand Arena in Cape Town on April 12 & 13. 

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