The 2015 La Motte Classical Music Concert series ends on a high note with two Christmas concerts celebrating this special time of year with instrument, voice and scripture readings.
Finalist in the Belvedere International Singing Competition, tenor Lukhanyo Moyake joins soprano and 2nd runner-up in the World Opera Competition, Operalia, Noluvuyiso Mpofu on the stage accompanied on piano by Albert Combrink. As has become tradition on La Motte, the music will be complemented by Christmas readings by Johann Nel.
Mpofu and Mooyake recently dazzled Cape Town in a performance of the Donizetti opera “Maria Stuarda”: Review Here.
Concert information & Reservation details:
Reservations: Angela at +27(0)21 876 8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
La Motte Estate’s gates only open at 18:00.
Concert starts promptly at 19:00.
Concert-goers with dinner reservations at Pierneef à La Motte should please be seated in the restaurant by 20:30.
Noluvuyiso Mpofu (24) was born in Port Elizabeth and became interested in opera while at high school. Graduating with a PGDiploma in 2013, she is entering her 2nd year as postgraduate student at UCT’s South African College of Music, studying with Patrick Tikolo and Kamal Khan. Noluvuyiso participated as a chorus member in the UCT/Cape Town Opera collaborations L’elisir d’amore,Cunning Little Vixen, Le nozze di Figaro, Ilviaggio a Reims, La bohème and Die Entführung aus dem Serail. She participated in Opera Kaleidoscope as Leila in The Pearl Fishers, Despina in Cosi fan tutte and Woglinde in scenes from Das Rheingold. She appeared as soloist in the ArtsCape Youth Concerto Festival, in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, in Haydn’s Nelson Mass as well as in Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang with the CPO. In 2013 she sang Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and in 2014 Madame Corese in Il viaggio a Reims. She was a soloist in the Bryn Terfel Concert in June 2014 and took the role of Lady with a Hand Mirror in Postcard from Morocco at the Artscape. She has been awarded many prizes over the years: 2nd place Soprano Solo at the SA School Choral Eistedfodd, the Ruth Ormond Prize, 1st prize Soprano soloist at the SA Tertiary Institution Choral Eistedfodd, prizes at the Schock Foundation Prize for Singing Final Concerts in 2013 and 2014, 3rd Prize the Musiqanto Finals 2013 and 2nd Prize at the Amazwi Omzantsi Music competition in 2013. 2015 was a triumphant year for Mpofu, adding second runner-up in the Operalia Competition to her credit as well as two superb role-debuts: Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata and Mary Stuart in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda at Artscape Theater.