The South African baritone Njabulo Madlala studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music and with Dennis O’Neill at the Welsh International Academy of Voice. He won the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 2010 and the Lorna Viol Memorial Prize in 2012. His repertoire ranges from Mozart’s Don Giovanni to Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen, Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca, and Peachum in Weill’s The Threepenny Opera. He has performed at London’s Royal Opera House, English National Opera, the Theater an der Wien, and the Netherlands National Opera, and he has also appeared at the Cheltenham, Buxton, and Montepulciano Festivals. In the concert hall, Madlala has worked with the London and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, and the London Mozart Players. Lieder singing is also a focus of his career, and he has given recitals with the pianists Julius Drake and Roger Vignoles.

July 2022