OSAY Opera and Gauteng Opera present:
Noluvuyiso Mpofu in Concert
Do not miss out on this “One Night Only” performance in Johannesburg of this bright young opera star, who hails from Port Elizabeth. Noluvuyiso studied opera at the University of Cape Town and noted that it has been a long but rewarding journey for her. For over 90 years UCT’s Opera School has offered intensive training, coaching and personal supervision to talented emerging artists, preparing them for both the local and international stages. “When I first got to UCT my voice was very small and I didn’t have any technique or background of music in terms of opera,” said Mpofu. She spent a year in the foundation phase sharpening her understanding of music. Her perseverance and dedication saw her land a first-cast role in Verdi’s La Traviata. People started recognising her talent and La Traviata became her favourite opera. “It’s what made me fall in love with opera, so performing it at the beginning of last year was a dream come true. And I guess I needed people to recognise what I have”, said Mpofu.
Noluvuyiso has her eye on the future and already collected accolades, such as the 3rd prize at Placido Domingo’s OPERALIA competition in 2015 and the 2nd and Audience Prizes at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in 2016. This year, she attended the Accademia Rossiniana at the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro.
She is a passionate and captivating performer who will take you with her on an exciting musical journey of opera greats. She will perform arias from Verdi and Puccini and joining her on stage, will be selected soloists from Gauteng Opera.
Gauteng Opera is an all-round performing arts and entertainment company focusing on opera related productions, concerts and events. With the slogan “Opera for Everyone”, Gauteng Opera aims to expose opera to varied audiences with different opera offerings. Driven by excellence in vocal performance and theatre, Gauteng Opera prides itself in being one of the foremost nurturers of experts and proponents for quality vocal performance and theatre practitioners.
Date: Saturday, 14 October 2017
Venue: Tin Town Theatre
Address: corner Anderson & Margaret Mcingana Streets, Ferreirasdorp Johannesburg (type in “Tin Town Theatre” on Google maps)
Tickets: R150 per person – unreserved,
R300 per person – VIP reserved seats
Baskets: R250 – R400 (Scrumptious picnic baskets to be enjoyed before and during
Enquiries: Adam Ben-Hayun on 071 777 7485