Pumeza Matshikiza sings arias
The star of South-African singer Pumeza Matshikiza is rising fast. She released Voice of Hope, her first solo record, in 2014, and came out with a superb album of arias in the spring of 2016, which contains the arias and songs of Mozart, Dvořák, Puccini and others.
She recently gave solo recitals in Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Krakow, and made her debut in Rome with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, singing in the world premiere of Luca Francesconi’s Bread, Water and Salt, an oratorio based on Nelson Mandela’s speeches.
She joined the Stuttgart State Opera, one of Germany’s best companies, four years ago, and has sung such roles with them as Mimì (La bohème), Micaёla (Carmen), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Pamina (The Magic Flute).