Initially from the Japanese Cape, mezzo-soprano Bongiwe Nakani grew up within the casual settlement of Khayelitsha, Cape City. She began her curiosity in singing on the age of seven years with the assistance from her older sister who used to take her to choir rehearsals and choral competitions. Having gained a Performers Diploma diploma on the South African Faculty of Music, College of Cape City, she made her debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, within the 2013 manufacturing by the Cape City Opera. She is presently singing within the Ensemble on the Vienna State Opera in Austria the place her roles embody Suzuki from Madama Butterfly, Schwerlite from Walküre and Ulrica from Un ballo in maschera. She just lately made her home debut on the Volksoper as Maria in Porgy and Bess. Bongiwe received third Prize winner within the 2015 Neue Stimmen Worldwide Singing Competitors, was a Finalist and Viewers Prize winner on the 2016 Deborah Voight Worldwide Singing Competitors and a semi-finalist on the Placido Domingo Operalia Worldwide Singing Competitors held in Mexico 2016.
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