Thando Zwane

Thando Zwane

Baritone

"From Africa to the world, one note at a time!"
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«"No doubt the finest operatic voice to come out of swaziland!"»
Meli zwane (2017)
«"He possesses an exceptional ability to combine acting skills with singing skills in an effective way..."»
thami zungu (2017)
«"The most passionate and fine bass-baritone...he possesses a high level of musicianship rare in singers his age..."»
thami zungu (2017)
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro
2017Verdi: Don CarloRodrigue
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo
2016Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDon Alfonso
2015Verdi: FalstaffFord
2015Verdi: FalstaffPistola
2014Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Magnifico
2014Rossini: La CenerentolaDandini
2014Rossini: La CenerentolaAlidoro
2014Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2013Boito: MefistofeleMefistofele
2013Gounod: FaustValentin
2013Gounod: FaustFaust
2012Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni

Bio


A well-decorated alumnus of the Tshwane University of Technology: Department of Vocal Art, where he was the first Swazi and only the second international student ever admitted, in January 2017, to rave reviews, Thando sang the title role in Brooklyn Theatre [Pretoria, South Africa]’s production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”. In March 2017, he becomes a full-time member of the Cape Town Opera Studio, making him only the second ever Swazi to join this elite collective of African excellence. Achievements through which amongst many others, he hopes to inspire the next generation of opera singers in Swaziland, a few which he already is teaching, mentoring and connecting to some of South Africa’s conservatoires on hopes of a growth in opera music awareness in Swaziland and Africa at large.




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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Don Giovanni Leporello 1 week Brooklyn Theater Pretoria 2017
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Figaro No Opera Selections 2017
Verdi: Don Carlo Rodrigue No Self 2017
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Guglielmo 1 week Tshwane University of Technology 2016
Bizet: Carmen Escamillo 1 week Tshwane University of Technology 2016

Awards

South African Tertiary Institutions Choral Association [SATICA] Baritone Solo Category champion
2017
South African Tertiary Institutions Choral Association [SATICA] Baritone Solo Category champ
2017
Amazwio o-Mzansi Africa National Opera Singing Competition [South Africa] first runner-up
2017
South African Tertiary Institutions Choral Association [SATICA] Baritone Solo Category champion
2017
Standard Bank Swaziland Choral Music Championships: Baritone Solo Category First Prize Winner
2017
Swazi Bank Choral Music Championships: Baritone Solo Category First Prize Winner
2017