Concert with Paulina Malefane, acclaimed soprano

  • From: August 16, 2014     To: August 16, 2014
Concert with Paulina Malefane, acclaimed soprano

Venue: Iziko Old Town House.
Saturday 16th August at 6.30pm
Cost: non-members R100, members R80 and students R20.
Refreshments will be served during the interval.

Pauline is the co-founder and co-Music Director of Isango Ensemble, having worked with members of the company since 2000. She is also an advocate for the Global Fund and its fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Prior to Isango Ensemble she worked with the Lyric Theatre Company Dimpho Di Kopane, where she saw world-wide success playing the role of Carmen, both on stage and in the Golden Bear-winning feature film, U-Carmen eKhayelithsa for which she won a Golden Thumb from Roger Ebert. She was awarded the Best Actress Award at the South African Film & Television Awards for the film, Son of Man. In 2008, she was invited to give a series of master classes to the theatre and music students at UCLA.

She made her Proms debut at London's Albert Hall in 2006 with the songs of Kurt Weill. In the same year, she sang Bess in Porgy and Bess at both Umea and Malmo in Sweden.

In 2009, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, she sang a series of concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, which were broadcast on German television. In 2012, Pauline, in the form of Venus, started and ended Isango's Venus & Adonis which opened the Globe to Globe season at Shakespeare's Globe, London. Following its success, this production returned to the Globe in May 2013. In 2012, Isango also produced La Boheme, supported by The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in a unique partnership. After a run in Cape Town, supported by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, La Boheme played Hackney Theatre in London for four weeks.

Presented by the Friends of the Michaelis Collection, Iziko Old Townhouse.

For enquiries, contact Rosalind Malandrinos on Tel: 021 794 2304 or

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