Bravissima Pumeza!

She is gorgeous, she is beautiful, elegant and her voice is exceptional, smooth, smoky and rich with fascinating timbre. Her name is Pumeza Matshikiza, a South African lyric soprano and definitely, one of today’s most exciting new operatic voices.

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Decca has just made her first disc available to the audience. Her first disc reflects her background by mixing great South African songs with Western classical masterpieces.

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The disc opens with a pair of Puccini arias, with Simon Hewett and Staatsorchester Stuttgart, “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi and “Signore, ascolta!” from Turandot, which reveal a substantial lyric voice, with the warm tone and quite a strong vibrato! Her “Vedrai, carino” is convincing and I can hardly wait to see her in other great Mozart’s roles!

Frankly, Pumeza’s voice reminds me on the warmth and strength of the most interesting and fascinating American soprano ever – the Queen of Met – Leontyne Price. With this interesting disc, Pumeza convinced the audience that she can easily do both – perform the operatic arias and the Miriam Makeba songs. 

Links:

Decca Classics – http://www.deccaclassics.com/

Pumeza – http://pumeza.com/

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