Steelpan Band receives high honours at the International Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan Festival

 

 

 

 

 

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Alumni receives Another Fleur du Cap Theatre Award

 

South African mezzo-soprano, Siphokazi Molteno started her first year in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. She was previously a member of the young artist program at Cape Town Opera, where she recently sang Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi and the Third Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

In 2020, she won the Rising Star Encouragement Award in the Glyndebourne Opera Cup and Best Female Performance in an Opera in the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in South Africa for her 2019 portrayal of Romeo.

She was also a winner of the 2018 Schock Foundation Prize for Singing. After winning the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award and the Audience Choice Award in Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition in 2017, she joined the Houston Grand Opera Young Artist Vocal Academy.

In  2022 she received the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award again for Best Female Performance in Opera for her 2020 portrayal of Dorabella in Così fan tutte.

On the concert stage, she has performed as a soloist in Haydn’s Nicolai Mass and Mozart’s Coronation Mass with St. George’s Cathedral Cape Town, and Verdi’s Requiem with Dar Choral Society Tanzania.

She completed her Diploma in Music (DipMus)at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, under voice lecturer, Lionel van Zyl and proceeded to complete her diploma in Opera Performance under the tutelage of Patrick Tikolo at the University of Cape Town, where she performed the title role of Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. She has also participated in summer programs at the Aspen Music Festival and Crescendo Summer Institute.