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Monday, March 27, 2023


(Photos by Val Adamson)

(Above: Sibongile Mngoma)

(Right: Nozuko Teto)

The Playhouse Company’s 10 South African Sopranos concert drew a capacity house on Sunday March 26, 2023.

 The Durban audience saluted the aurally magnificent event - a heady mix of opera, maskanda, jazz and narration - with a standing ovation.

 (Left: Khumbuzile Dlamini)

 A celebration of the rich vocality of South Africa’s acclaimed lyric stars, the concert presentation was in line with the Company’s commitment - as the founder and producer of its annual South African Women’s Arts Festival - to showcasing the vibrant role women play in our performing arts industry.

(Right: Siphamamdla Yakupa)

 Accompanied by members of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, the roster of 10 South African Sopranos included Sibongile Mngoma, Pumeza Matshikiza, Nozuko Teto, Khumbuzile Dlamini, Siphamandla Moyake, Pumza Mxinwa, Zolina Ngejane, Sasa N Yende, Brenda Thulo and Khayakazi Madlala.

Report by William Charlton-Perkins

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