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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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  • 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 joined Stuttgart Opera and has since performed at Covent Garden and La Scala, singing the roles of Mimi, Micaela, Pamina and Susanna.

    The recording is on the shorter side at 53 minutes. Here is a truly glorious voice of richness and rare sensitivity. The instrument is not light, instead a sumptuous breadth and warmth of sonority prevails."

    David Barmby - Performing Arts Hub

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