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Sipho Fubesi



In the 2013/14 Season South African tenor Sipho Fubesi makes his Royal Opera debut as Third Esquires (Parsifal). He has sung in the Linbury Studio Theatre in the world premiere of Tarik O'Regan's Heart of Darkness with Opera East and ROH2. He also covered the role of Hassan in Weir's Miss Fortune on the main stage.

Fubesi studied music at the University of Cape Town and moved to the UK in 2008 to study at the Royal Northern College of Music. His prizes at the RNCM include the Frederic Cox Award and the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize. His roles while at the RNCM included Candide, Paris (La Belle Hélène), the title role in La Clemenza di Tito, Don José (Carmen) and Anatol (Vanessa). In 2013 he covered the role of Fenton (Falstaff) at the Glyndebourne Festival and in 2012 he covered Machado (Philips’s The Yellow Sofa) for Glyndebourne on Tour.

Fubesi's recordings include the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) for SABC television. He also sang Donizetti's aria 'Una furtiva lagrima' from L'elisir d'amore for the soundtrack of the film The Deal (2008).