Pumeza Matshikiza

Pumeza Matshikiza


Described as ‘one of today’s most exciting new operatic voices’ (Independent), South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza is one of today’s rising opera stars.

Being an exclusive Decca Classics recording artist, she has already released two albums: her debut album Voice of Hope, featuring arias and traditional and popular African songs, and Arias with a selection of operatic arias and songs from her current repertoire.

She kicked off the 2020/21 Season by making house and two role debuts as Bess and Serena in a new production of Porgy and Bess at the Theater an der Wien.

The soprano can also be heard in a gala concert alongside Rolando Villazón at Sopot Classic Festival and in a solo recital for West Wicklow Festival Ireland, broadcast at DG Stage.

Highlights of recent seasons include Rusalka (Klagenfurt, Strasbourg and Antwerp); Mimì La bohème (Dallas Opera, Semperoper Dresden and Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden); her role debut as Eve in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s CO2 (La Scala, Milan). The Cunning Little Vixen is her ENO debut.

Last updated: 7th February 2022