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

Sibongile Khumalo
Sibongile Khumalo

Opera Singer

David Gowland
David Gowland

Musical Director Jette Parker

Elaine Kidd
Elaine Kidd

Artistic Director Jette Parker

Dominic Wheeler
Dominic Wheeler

Conductor

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams

Head of Casting ENO

Michael Papadopoulos
Michael Papadopoulos

Repeteteur

Violina Anguelov
Violina Anguelov

Opera Singer

Dr. Bronwyn Forbay
Dr. Bronwyn Forbay

Opera Singer

Kamal Khan
Kamal Khan

Opera Conductor

Gcina Mhlophe
Gcina Mhlophe

Poet/ Writer/ Storyteller

Vetta Wise
Vetta Wise

Singing Teacher & Chorus Master

Annette Saunders
Annette Saunders

Head of Music Buxton Opera Festival

Lisa Engelbrecht
Lisa Engelbrecht

Vocal Coach UCT

Marcus Desando
Marcus Desando

Director of Gauteng Opera

Chad Vindin
Chad Vindin

Royal College of Music Fellow

Thulile Zama
Thulile Zama

Jazz Singer

William Vann
William Vann

Director London English Song Festival

Neal Thornton
Neal Thornton

Pianist & Teacher

Lu Dlamini
Lu Dlamini

Jazz Singer

Gregory Homan
Gregory Homan

Academic & Theatre Director

Sally Burgess
Sally Burgess

Opera Singer

Ismail Mahomed
Ismail Mahomed

Director National Arts Festival

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