Singing at King Charles III’s coronation tells a story of global histories coming full circle.
Performing at the coronation of King Charles III will be just one of many firsts for the activist soprano.
She was the glue that bound younger artists together, helping them navigate the volatile terrain of the music industry.
Both choirs and classical music were childhood influences on a stellar career that would leave behind major new recordings in these areas.
She was a vocalist who sang in every style – from Carmen to UShaka – with equal mastery, popularising classical forms and epitomising ‘the new South Africa’.
Realism and addressing pressing contemporary South African societal issues have been the focus of local opera since 1995.