Sunnyboy Dladla

Sunnyboy Dladla


I love making people happy , so i do it in singing.
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«"More impressive is the South African tenor Sunnyboy Dladla, who projects cleanly and articulates the runs neatly, delivering the evening’s best singing in the virtuoso aria “Si, ritrovarla”." [The Telegraph (uk) - February 2017] La Cenerentola, Opera North Full Article»
«"South African tenor Sunnyboy Dlada seemed perfectly comfortable as Prince Ramiro, reaching the required stratospheric heights with no signs of strain and much virtuosity, his light and lyrical voice well suited to Rossini. He was awe-inspiring in the aria "Si, ritrovarla io giuro" (Yes, I swear to find her again) in Act 2 after Angelina (Cenerentola) has given him a bracelet." [Bachtrack.com - February 2017] La Cenerentola, Opera North Full Article»
«"Sunnyboy Dladla had all that was required of the Prince: good looks, a commanding stage presence and a ringing tenor voice that has to cope with vertiginous high Cs and Ds." [Seen and Heard International - February 2017] La Cenerentola, Opera North Full Article»
2018Rossini: Mose in EgittoOsiride
2018Rossini: Mose in EgittoAronne
2017Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Ramiro
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaIl Conte d'Almaviva
2017Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Ramiro
2017Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Ramiro
2017Rossini: Mose in EgittoOsiride
2016Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaIl Conte d'Almaviva
2016Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsConte Di Libenskof
2016Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Tenor (messiah)
2016Orff: Carmina BuranaBaritone
2016Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleTenor
2015Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsCavalier Belfiore
2014Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segretoPaolino
2014Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestNick
2013Rossini: La scala di setaDorvil
2013Mozart: RequiemTenor
2012Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Arturo Bucklaw
2011Bach J.S.: Magnificat, BWV 243, D majorTenor
2011Gounod: Messe solennelle (St. Cecilia)Tenor
2011Haydn: Die SchöpfungUriel
2009Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2008Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio


Sunnyboy Dladla was born in KwaZulu Natal (Pongola) and grow up in the township of Piet Retief where he studied in, South Africa. For the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons he was a member of the International Opera Studio of Zurich Opera and sung roles for themain house included Arturo in Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor; Dorvil in Rossini La Scala di Seta, Nick in Puccini La Fanciulla del West; Basilio in le nozze di figaro and; 1.Junger Offizier in Zimmermann Die Soldaten During this time he also completed a Masters degree at Zurich University, while studying voice with Professor Scot Weir. Since leaving the studio in 2014 Sunnyboy join the Duetche Opera Berlin season 14/15; and he has sung Paolino in Cimarosa Il MatrimonioSegreto for Zurich Opera; Liebenskof in Viaggio a Reims for Zurich opernhaus; Belfiore in Rossini Il viaggio a Reims with Alberto Zedda for the Academia Rossiniana at the Pesaro Rossini Festival; Count Almaviva for Deutsche opera Berlin, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden Opera and Basilio and Curzio in Mozart Le nozze di Figaro at Theater ander Wien, conducted by Marc Minkowski. A concert with Cecilia Bartoli in Bozar,Brussels with repertoire by Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti. Barbiere di siviglia with Maestro Alberto Zedda Theatro Rossini Pesaro (ROF) and Petite Messe Solenelle with maestro Alberto Zedda in Portugal, He currently singing his debut with Opera North in Leeds as Don Ramiro in Cenerentola.Plans for the season on and beyond include Don Ramiro in Rossini La Cenerentola, a role he will also sing in a return to Stuttgart Opera; Barbiere di siviglia Deutshe opera Berlin; Cenerentola Leipzig opera. Debut with the Braganz festival; Cologne opera Germany; National Opera Netherland...ectIn 2012 he made his US debut singing Handel Messiah with the National SymphonyOrchestra, Washington and Rolf Beck, which resulted in an immediate re-invitation to sing Mozart Requiem the following year with Christoph Eschenbach. Other recent concert performances include Schumann Missa Sacra in C Min at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival with Christopher Hogwood.Sunnyboy studied music at the University of Cape Town and singing with Sidwell Hartman at the South African College of Music. Roles performed while a student include: Don Ottavio Don Giovanni; Nemorino L’Elisir d’amore; Il Conte di Libenskof in Rossini Il Viaggio a Reims; and Pong in Puccini Turandot.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Rossini: Mose in Egitto Osiride Immediately 2018
Rossini: Mose in Egitto Aronne Immediately 2018
Rossini: La Cenerentola Don Ramiro Immediately Opera North 2017
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Il Conte d'Almaviva Immediately Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017
Rossini: La Cenerentola Don Ramiro Opéra Royal de Wallonie 2017