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Wednesday, September 5, 2018


The popular South African operatic team known as i Grandi Tenori (The Grand Tenors) have been invited to perform in Singapore this month.

They will be the first black South African artists after the celebrated Ladysmith Black Mambazo to present a concert in this city.

I Grandi Tenori, who are not only dedicated to offering world class performances but also to the mentoring and development of young opera singers from rural schools, will also be holding a masterclass for the music students of the School of Arts in Singapore.

Mr Ryan Goh Ming Feng CEO of the hosts, Ace 99 Cultural Pte Ltd, states that the main objective of this concert is to bring elements of education, culture, music and the arts to the Singapore community. At the same time, he said, they would like to promote international operatic/choral groups such as i Grandi Tenori to different Singapore choral groups.

CEO of i Grandi Tenori, Kwazi Mhlongo, says the group are very excited at the opportunity to expose South African talent to the Asian Market. They will also be sharing the stage with Singaporean artists and can’t wait to swop ideas of how to coach and assist potential opera stars at school level.

The concert, which will be attended by Singaporean dignitaries, RSA High Commissioner and the management of the School of Arts, Singapore, as well as the public, will strengthen arts trade between these two countries. Singapore is a top 5 state, with stable economy, and this exchange of talent and education will be off great benefit to South Africa.

The group’s repertoire on the tour will include:  Funiculi Funicula, Nessun Dorma, Core' Ngrato, Wamuhle Mzansi, Everytime I Look At You, Caruso, La donna mobile, Time to Say Goodbye, Dein ist mein ganzes herz, O sole mio and  O Holy Night.

For more details about the group and the tour contact Kwazi Mhlongo on 073 1938 032 or e-mail