Sakhiwe Mkosana

Sakhiwe Mkosana

1994

Bariton

Südafrika

Roles Performed

2022 Chief Hijangua, Chief Hijangua (E. Hindundu), National Theatre of Namibia, Windhoek , Namibia

2020 Don Alfonso, Così fan tutte (W. A. Mozart), University of Cape Town, South Africa

Roles Studied/Covers

2021 Traveller, Curlew River (B. Britten), University of Cape Town, South Africa

2014 Frank, Fledermaus (J. Strauss), University of Fort Hare, South Africa

Education

2021 Postgraduate Studies in Opera Performance, University of Cape Town, South Africa

2020 Advanced Diploma in Opera Performance, University of Cape Town, South Africa

2014-18 Bachelor of Music, University of Fort Hare, South Africa

Competitions and Awards

2020 1st Prize, Low Voice Category in the Shock Foundation Opera Competition, South Africa

2020 Finalist, Voices of South Africa International Competition, South Africa

What does it mean to you to make music/to sing?

Making music to me means I get to share my story to the world, and express it to a point that it reaches someone's heart.

Through performing I also relate what the composer has written to my personal life, and most of the time that helps me to express the written piece intensively.

To which music do you love to dance?

There’s a musical genre in South Africa called House Music (Black Coffee’s Music), and that is the music that I love to dance to.

Plans or Surprises?

Plans because I have this plan to learn as many opera roles as possible.

  Composer Opera/Operetta Aria Role
1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Le nozze di Figaro Hai già vinta la causa / Vedrò mentr'io sospiro Il Conte
2 Ambroise Thomas Hamlet O vin, dissipe Hamlet
3 Georg Friedrich Händel Rinaldo Sibilar gli angui d'Aletto Argante
4 Pjotr Tchaikovsky Pique Dame Ja vas ljublju Fürst Jeletzki
5 Giuseppe Verdi Falstaff È sogno? O realtà? Ford