In the last years, the young tenor Levy Strauss Sekgapane born in Kroonstad in South Africa has won several prizes, amongst them the first prize of the Belvedere Singing Competition as well as the first prize at the Montserrat Caballé competition in Spain.
After being member of the Opera Studio of Semperoper Dresden, Levy Sekgapane started his international career singing Conte d’Almavia in Il barbiere di Siviglia at German Opera Berlin and Don Ramiro in La Cenerentolaat Hamburg State Opera.
Current and future engagements include Conte di Libenskof in Il Viaggio A Reims at Copenhagen Opera, Rome Opera and at Liceu Barcelona. At Bavarian State Opera Munich, he will give his house debut with La Cenerentola. At Oslo Opera and Aalto Theater Essen he will sing Conte d’Almaviva again.
He will be accompanied by Albie van Schalkwyk who has established himself as performer in a number of fields over the past 30 years and is one of the leading chamber musicians and vocal accompanists in South Africa.
Beethoven – An die ferne Geliebte, Opus 98
Donizetti – Com’è soave / Anch'io provai le tenere (Lucrezia Borgia)
Rossini - La lontananza
Bellini - La ricordanza
Donizetti - Me voglio fà 'na casa
Britten – Folk song arrangements
Down by the Sally Gardens
At the mid hour of night
The ash grove
Fauré - Après un rêve (op 7/1)
Fauré - Le secret (op 23/?)
Fauré - Automne (op 18/3)
S. Donaudy - Vaghissima sembiante
S. Donaudy - O del mio amato ben
Lalo – Vainement, ma bien aimée (Le roi d'Ys)
Boieldieu – Viens, gentille dame (La dame blanche)
Early Booking Advised.