Monwabisi’s time at the Studio is generously supported by Maria Kacandes-Kamil
South African tenor Monwabisi Lindi studied Opera as part of the Vocal Department at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Pretoria under the tutelage of Pierre du Toit. In 2006, he won First Prize in the tenor category at the SACMA vocal competition and later that year he was invited to join Opera Africa to sing chorus in I Capuletti e i Montecchi. Later in 2006, he was auditioned by The Black Tie Ensemble and joined its incubator scheme and vocal ensemble. During this time he worked with renowned South African tenor and pedagogue Lionel Mkhwanazi.
In 2013, Monwabisi joined Cape Town Opera vocal ensemble, with whom he has sung many roles including Crabman Porgy & Bess, I'llkromow The Merry Widow of Malagawi and Fourth Jew Salome. He toured across Europe with the Cape Town Opera until 2016. Last year, Monwabisi performed the role of Rodolfo for the extremely well-received production of La bohème with Hampstead Garden Opera.
Monwabisi is supported by the Drake Calleja Trust and by Hampstead Garden Opera
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