TUT Vocal Art students excel at international singing competition

12 May 2021

Two Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Vocal Art students, Zintle Soga (a third-year student), and Asisipho Petu (an Advanced Diploma student) have reached the final round of the prestigious 39th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition 2021. The latter will take place at the Theater Erfurt in Germany from 20 to 27 June. 

The competition is one of the largest international singing competitions in the world aimed at young singers on the brink of their professional careers. The adjudicators include casting and opera directors from the most prestigious opera houses around the world, and observers include agents and representatives from international opera and concert houses. 

These directors and agents often award additional engagements to participants, whether they receive a position in the competition or not. Therefore, the competition serves as a springboard for young singers towards a career in opera.

Both Zintle and Asisipho are Vocal Art lecturer Thami Zungu’s singing students, and lecturers Ashan Peiris and Laetitia Orlandi acted as coaches and accompanists for them, respectively.

Zintle Soga.

Asisipho Petu.

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