BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World 2017 Preview: South Africa Is With Tenor Lukhanyo Moyake

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Lukhanyo Moyake will carry the hopes of a continent when he competes at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition this summer.

Short Bio

The South African tenor studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, between 2006 and 2009.  From there he went on to finish his studies at the University of Cape Town in his native country from 2010 to 2011.

He has placed first in the Emmerich Smola Förderpreis and was also a finalist at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in 2015.

Major Performances and Roles

The tenor has performed all around the world, with a number of prominent performances in his country. The operas that he has showcased for his compatriots include “Rigoletto,” “Madama Butterfly,” and “La Traviata.” He has also performed the roles of Crab Man and Sportin’ Life in “Porgy and Bess” all around the world, including Madrid, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, and Bordeaux.

He has appeared as Alfredo in “La Traviata” in a new production at the English National Opera, and recently took on the role of Don José in “Carmen” in Lisbon.

Check out the tenor in a competition in Belvedere.

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About the Author

David Salazar
Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

1 Comment on "BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World 2017 Preview: South Africa Is With Tenor Lukhanyo Moyake"

  1. Although I suspected Lukhanyo Moyake from South Africa would not win his found in The Cardiff Singer of the World…his singing moved me to tears…he sang with his heart and soul…Having lived in Africa I know his rise to fame would be somewhat harder than the majority of the other competitors….The competition is wonderful andmy husband and myself enjoyed every minute!Thank you….

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