Mzansi Tenors to delight Gauteng with signature Afro-opera
Joburg audiences are in for a treat as they can finally experience the power of Afro-opera sensations, The Mzansi Tenors, following their triumphant appearances around the country. Hosted by Richard Cock and supported by Rand Merchant Bank and Pieter Toerien, you don’t want to miss them as they set the Pieter Toerien Main Stage ablaze.
Founded by UCT lecturer Sipho Fubesi in 2021, who recognised the astounding talents of the UCT students who he then handpicked to comprise The Mzanzi Tenors. Through the RMB Talent Unlocked program, the tenor group was seed funded and then paid to appear in the 2022 RMB Starlight Classics line-up, where they started to build their public reputation and robust repertoire.
The combination of their talent and the honed direction of Fubesi has seen them rise to significant acclaim – delivering multiple exhilarating performances making them one of the most notable musical developments on the South African music scene over the past year. The proudly South African group, all of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds, bring not only spectacular entertainment to the country but hope for the youth, that commitment, hard work, and talent can make
“Their program includes those favourite tenor arias as well as South African hits, with the ten tenors performing in their signature Afro-opera style, you are sure to get shivers down your spine! It is not to be missed! ” says Cock.
The Mzanzi Tenors are:
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Performing on the line-up alongside The Mzanzi Tenorsis NADINE – renowned for her legendary evergreen hits Kaapse Draai and Skildery in the Afrikaans music industry. Over the last 15 years, Nadine’s extraordinary vocal ability has made her a regular on many radio stations, seen her nominated for multiple awards, and landed her the role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar.
Popular favourites on the programme will include QaqambaNyana Wam; A! Mes amis; Ave Maria; You Raise Me Up; Circle of Life; Hallelujah and Baba Yetu with Nadine performing on Imagine; The Prayer and Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.
The two-hour performance has a 20-minute interval and is suitable for all ages. Book your tickets today!!