Tenor from South Africa - 30 years old
Lukhanyo is currently working at the Cape Town Opera Company, South Africa. He has been performing at this opera house since his graduation in 2010, stepping into a multitude of roles including Alfredo [La Traviata], Jaquino [Fidelio], Belmote [Die Entführung aus dem Serail], Leicester [Maria Stuarda], and Camille de Rosillon [The Merry Widow].
With the Cape Town Opera production of Porgy and Bess, Lukhanyo spent the 2014/15 season touring in Spain, singing the part of Sportin’ Life at both the Teatro Real de Madrid and the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona.
In the summer of 2015 and 2016 he made it to the finals of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, held in Amsterdam. He also won 3rd prize in the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition, held in Germany.
Alongside his career in opera, he performs regularly in concerts, performing Lieder and oratorios. In 2016 he won the Emmerich Smola Forderpreis in Landau Germany. He recently sang the role of Naraboth in Salome, Don Jose in Carmen and is currently working on the role of the Duke in Rigoletto.
|Main prize rep||Concert 3|
|Ella mi fu rapita! … Parmi veder le lagrime||Rigoletto||Verdi|
|L’amour! L’amour! … Ah! lève-toi, soleil||Roméo et Juliette||Gounod|
|La fleur que tu m’avais jetée||Carmen||Bizet|
|Pace non trovo||3 Petrarch Sonnets No 1||Liszt|
|Benedetto sia’l giorno||3 Petrarch Sonnets No 2||Liszt|
|I’vidi in terra angelici costumi||3 Petrarch Sonnets No 3||Liszt|