Meet the Team

Arnold Cloete

Arnold Cloete

Arnold studied Theatre Crafts and Musical Theatre at the Technikon Pretoria.  After completing his studies, he was appointed by PACT Music, and in 1997 he was appointed as a Manager at the State Theatre’s Opera department.

With the closure of the State Theatre in 2000, he was approached to assume a position as Manager of The Black Tie Ensemble and in 2008 became the Managing Director for The Black Tie Ensemble after the founder, Neels Hansen retired.

Currently, being the Chief Operating Officer of Gauteng Opera, Arnold is very passionate about theatre and music, preferably opera, lighter classical music and the education thereof.