We're delighted for 2021/22 Young Artist, Kamohelo Tsotetsi, who stepped in at the last minute to save the day and make his Opera North debut in the title role in their modern interpretation of Verdi's Rigoletto. An incredible moment for Kamohelo, especially considering this is his first year working outside of South Africa.

Critics and audiences were blown away and had some lovely to things to say...

"Tsosetsi...pulled it off with a few glorious surprises along the way." - The Arts Desk

"Covid can't stop opera stars as understudies shine in Rigoletto at Newcastle's Theatre Royal." - Newcastle Chronicle

"Kamohelo Tsotetsi was lovely to listen to. Some of those really powerful notes had me really questioning music these days. How can such power come from one person? I loved the performance and have to take my hat off to Kamohelo, such an amazing performance." - StagesideUK