Cape Town Opera Names Four Soloists to its Permanent Roster

By Chris Ruel

Cape Town Opera (CTO), the only permanently active opera company on the African continent, has announced its 2023 soloist lineup, which comprises baritone Conroy Scott, soprano Nobulumko Mngxekeza, soprano Brittany Smith and tenor Lukhanyo Moyake. The new soloists of CTO will hold permanent positions with the company.

Each artist took part in some of the 97 performances given in 2022.

Scott’s latest at CTO includes Dr. Doctor Dulcamara in Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” and Figaro in “The Marriage of Figaro.”

Mngxekeza took part in the Duet Gala Concert, presented by CTO and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, in June 2022.

Smith most recently sang the parts of Susanna and Adina in CTO’s productions of “The Marriage of Figaro” and “L’elisir D’amore,” respectively.

Moyake sang the roles of Nadir in “Les Pêcheurs des Perles” and Steuermann in “Der Fliegende Holländer” at CTO.

Cape Town Opera is the only permanently active opera company on the African continent and fosters South African talent. In 2022, the company presented 97 performances.