OUR TEAM

Njabulo Madlala -

Founder & Director

Njabulo Madlala is an opera singer born in Durban, South Africa. In 2002 he won a scholarship to study music and opera at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Having completed a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music, Njabulo went on to study for a further year at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice under Robert Dean and Dennis O'Neill. Njabulo Madlala is the founder and the driving force behind the Voices of South Africa Trust (Amazwi Omzansi Africa) and works closely with his colleagues in the field who share his passion and vision for the development, nurturing and education of young talent. 

Previous Collaborators

Ashley Dean
Ashley Dean

Stage Director

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Sibongile Khumalo
Sibongile Khumalo

Opera Singer

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David Gowland
David Gowland

Musical Director Jette Parker

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Elaine Kidd
Elaine Kidd

Artistic Director Jette Parker

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Dominic Wheeler
Dominic Wheeler

Conductor

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Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams

Head of Casting ENO

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Michael Papadopoulos
Michael Papadopoulos

Repeteteur

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Violina Anguelov
Violina Anguelov

Opera Singer

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Dr. Bronwyn Forbay
Dr. Bronwyn Forbay

Opera Singer

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Kamal Khan
Kamal Khan

Opera Conductor

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Gcina Mhlophe
Gcina Mhlophe

Poet/ Writer/ Storyteller

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Vetta Wise
Vetta Wise

Singing Teacher & Chorus Master

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Annette Saunders
Annette Saunders

Head of Music Buxton Opera Festival

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Lisa Engelbrecht
Lisa Engelbrecht

Vocal Coach UCT

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Marcus Desando
Marcus Desando

Director of Gauteng Opera

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Chad Vindin
Chad Vindin

Royal College of Music Fellow

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Thulile Zama
Thulile Zama

Jazz Singer

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William Vann
William Vann

Director London English Song Festival

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Neal Thornton
Neal Thornton

Pianist & Teacher

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Lu Dlamini
Lu Dlamini

Jazz Singer

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Gregory Homan
Gregory Homan

Academic & Theatre Director

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Sally Burgess
Sally Burgess

Opera Singer

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Ismail Mahomed
Ismail Mahomed

Director National Arts Festival

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Advisory Board

Ismail Mahomed

Dr. Yoli Nompula

Prof. Christopher Ballentine

Nomusa Seleke

Dr. Patricia Opondo 

Jill Richie

Dr. Sicelo Nkwanyana 
Thokozani maMkhize-Ndlovu

David Sonnenberg

Nicky Slevin

Sarah Holford 

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Administration Team

Project Coordinator/ Marketing:

    Elisabeth Manduell 

Project Coordinator:

    Nicole Roberts