South African soprano Noluvuyiso Mpofu is a prizewinner at the Operalia Competition and the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition. She was a member of the Accademia Rossinana, at the Rossini Opera Festival 2017, singing the role of Madama Cortese “Il viaggio a Reims”.
In the 2019/20 season, Noluvuyiso will return to Glyndebourne as Gilda in a new production of “Rigoletto”; she will make her debut for Oper Köln as Corinna “Il viaggio a Reims” conducted by Riccardo Frizza; she will sing Astarte “Der Schmied von Gent” (Schreker) in a new production for the Vlaamse Oper and she will return to the Bayerische Staatsoper as a Blumenmädchen “Parsifal”. On the concert platform she will make her debut with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester at the Philharmonie, Berlin with Robin Ticciati and she will return to the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Noluvuyiso made her debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper in June 2018 as a Blumenmädchen “Parsifal” in a new production conducted by Kirill Petrenko, other recent engagements include her debuts for the Bergen National Opera as Cunegonde Candide; for Opera North as Pamina in a new production of “Die Zauberflöte”; and at the Glyndebourne Festival as the First Nymph “Rusalka”.
A graduate of the University of Cape Town and a former member of the Cape Town Opera Studio, she has appeared with Cape Town Opera as Gilda “Rigoletto”; Violetta “La Traviata”; Rosina “Il barbiere di Siviglia”; Micaela “Carmen” and Pamina “Die Zauberflöte”.
As of July 2019