Slow Life presents Opera at the Bakery with Lulama Mgceleza Tenor, Sakhiwe Mkosana Baritone, Reuben Mbonambi Bass and Tertia Visser on piano
The Olympia Bakery plays home to its first Opera. Works by Verdi, Puccini, Bellini and more
Lulama comes from a background of church and Community choir singing. After finishing his diploma in business administration a You Tube clip of him singing E Lucevan le stele from Tosca went viral and set in motion a career change. He studies at the SA College of music under Hanna van Schalkwyk
Sakhiwe hails from Queesntown in the Eastern Cape. After completing his Bachelor of music at Fort Hare he has won several signing competitions and taken part in a number of professional productions, the most recent of which was the Cape Town Opera production of Porgy and Bess which toured to Germany in 2019. He currently sings in La Boheme
Reuben is a Bmus Opera student at the SA College of music. He has sung bass roles in Die Zauberflote and Lucia di Lammermoor.
Tertia Visser is an accomplished pianist who studied under John Antoniadis (University Stellenbosch) and Martino Tirimo (London).
She collaborates regularly with award-winning musicians at National and International Competitions and concerts.
She is a Fellow of Trinity College of Music in London.