Bass (South Africa)
HGO Appearances: Colline in La bohème (2012), Ferrando in Il trovatore (2013)
About the Artist: Vuyani Mlinde was the 2007 recipient of the coveted Clonter Opera Prize and a finalist in the prestigious Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition in Germany. He was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Program at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, from 2007 to 2009. In September 2010, he joined the ensemble of Frankfurt Opera, where he has performed in The Marriage of Figaro, Don Carlo, The Magic Flute, Murder in the Cathedral, Tosca, and Medea. His 2012–13 Frankfurt commitments include roles in La bohème, The Marriage of Figaro, and Prokofiev’s The Gambler. While in the Jette Parker Program, his roles included Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin, Jake Wallace in The Girl of the Golden West, Cappadocian in Salome, and Count Ceprano in Rigoletto. Elsewhere, he has sung Sparafucile in Rigoletto, the Bonze in Madame Butterfly, Angelotti in Tosca, Leporello and the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Palemon in Thaïs, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Seneca in The Coronation of Poppea, Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, Doctor in Pelleas and Melisande, and Sarastro in The Magic Flute. Mlinde’s extensive concert repertoire includes the Mozart and Verdi requiems, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Haydn’s Creation.