Friday, June 21, 2013

Pumeza Matshikiza signs with Decca

A couple of years ago I went to talk to a young South African soprano from the townships of the Western Cape. She was singing with the Classical Opera Company at the time, had been on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at Covent Garden and was about to start a contract with the Stuttgart Opera. Her voice was full of character, warmth and gorgeous, heart-string-twisting magic. Now she has a recording contract with Decca. Hooray for Pumeza Matshikiza!

Here's my interview with her from The Independent in May 2011.