Baritone Luthando Qave will be in Cape Town for a one night only concert of opera favourites on Saturday 8 September, at 19.15 in Erin Hall, Rondebosch.Luthando recently finished the last season of Barber of Seville with the Danish National Opera, and returns to Europe in September for a new production with Kungliga Opera before singing Silvio in I Pagliacci for Gothenburg Opera.

The evening features some of his favourite arias by Rossini, Verdi, Tosti, Njeza, Donizetti, Puccini and more and he is joined by friends bass Phelo Nodlayiya, tenor Mziwamadoda Nodlayiya, and the ever popular Gentlemen’s Ensemble – all accompanied by Albert Combrink on piano.

There will be wine and juice available in the interval and a chance to talk with the artists after the concert.

Tickets available from Quicket and at the Door.

For more information call 084 682 1337

Luthando Qave was a Semi-Finalist in the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition and was a Finalist in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna, where he won The Washington National Opera & The Houston Grand Opera Prize. While in Sweden, Luthando Qave won the Joel Berglund Scholarship & Anders Wall Scholarship. He made his debut as Odoardo in Ariodante at Drottningholm Court Theatre, and performed Nardoin Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. He has participated at the Marlboro Music Festival, where he worked with the pianist Mitsuko Uchida.

South African baritone Luthando Qave is the graduate of The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. His upcoming engagements include Conte in Le nozze di FigaroFermer in JenufaMarcello in La Boheme, all in Stockholm Royal Opera. In 2018 and 19 he will sing Barbiere and Silvio as a guest at the Göteborg Opera.
In 2015 and 16 he sang Indian Queen in Bolshoi and ENO (English National Opera), L’Amant Anonyme(Ophemon), Mandarin in Turandot at Dalhalla Opera Festival, Dan Cairo (Carmen), Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) in Royal Opera Stockholm.
Recent seasons have included Purcell’s The Indian Queen in Perm, Russia, and at Teatro Real in Madrid, directed by Peter Sellars, as well as Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Drottningholm Court Theatre and Marcello in La Bohème with the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel-Aviv Israel. May 2014 includes Mahler’s Symhony No 8 with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. During the spring of 2013 he sang Silvio in I pagliacci at the Finnish National Opera, followed by Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro in Stockholm during the summer.
His roles at the Metropolitan Opera have included the Herald in OtelloFiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and The Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly. He has sung Guglielmoin Così fan tutte and Ubalde in Gluck’s Armide in The Metropolitan Opera’s and The Juilliard School’s joint productions.
Luthando Qave completed his musical studies at University College of Opera in Stockholm, Sweden and was a member of the Cape Town Opera Vocal Ensemble where he made his debut as Marco in Gianni Schicchi, and performed Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors at Artscape Theater. In 2006, he made his European debutas Jake in Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess at Norrlands Operan and Malmö Opera in Sweden, at The Norwegian Opera, and in 2008, he made his debut with the same role at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In 2009 he was part of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Academy where he worked with Louis Langrée for the preparation of a concert with the Camerata Salzburg Orchestra.