ENO 2018/19 Porgy and Bess: Nozuko Teto

Nozuko Teto


Nozuko Teto is the 2016 International Opera Awards nominee and bursary recipient. She has a BMus in Music Education and a post-graduate diploma in Opera Performance, and was awarded a scholarship from the Nicolai Ghiaurov Foundation to study with the legendary soprano Mirella Freni at CUBEC Accademia di belcanto, Modena, 2011–14.

Previously for ENO: Strawberry Woman Porgy and Bess

Career Highlights

Nozuko made her professional debut in 2011 in the title role of Suor Angelica (Cape Town Opera), and during 2011/12 sang in various concerts at the Teatro Comunale L. Pavarotti, Modena with the Puccini Festival Orchestra, and in Amsterdam Concertgebouw with the Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra. In 2015/16 she won the role of Mimì La bohème at the ‘Toti Dal Monte’ Competition in Treviso, and later toured Italy receiving great reviews.

Other roles include: Contessa D’Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro, Suor Angelica, Clara, Mimì, Palmyra with Wexford Festival Opera, and Isis at the Stuttgart Oper, to mention a few. In South Africa she is closely involved in youth empowerment programmes and performs in concerts in South Africa and neighbouring countries. This is her ENO debut.

Last updated: 21st August 2019