NMMU is set to present ‘Opera Lights’ concert

2017-04-12 06:02
NMMU’s new voice lecturer, Njabulo Mthimkulu.Photo:SUPPLIED

NMMU’s new voice lecturer, Njabulo Mthimkulu.Photo:SUPPLIED

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THE Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) Department of Music will present an evening of opera highlights from Mozart operas, such as The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte and The Magic Flute, featuring the NMMU Wind Symphony, the NMMU Brass Ensemble and students from the Opera Studio of Njabulo Mthimkhulu.

The concert, called Opera Lights, will be opened by the NMMU Brass Ensemble, conducted by Professor Erik Albertyn, and will perform music by Rimsky Korsakov, JS Bach and Gustav Mahler.

Opera students from the studio of Njabulo Mthimkhulu will take to the stage in performing some of the most memorable arias composed by Mozart.

Mthimkhulu, who studied at UCT Opera School, has worked extensively across Europe and the USA. He obtained a Master’s degree in Music from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Among the soloists who will be performing are Olusiwe Zazini, Lindokuhle Gushu, Luxolo Jule, Karika Le Roux and Msimelelo Mbali. Another soloist, Nosiviwe Mqwebedu, is active in opera circles across the metro.

The arias will be accompanied by the NMMU Wind Symphony under the baton of Gareth Williams.

This concert will take place tonight, April 12, at 7:30pm in the NMMU South Campus Auditorium.

Tickets are R60 for adults and R40 for students, scholars and pensioners.

For more info contact Nicky Bosman on 041 504 4235.

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