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Thando Mjandana



Born in South Africa, he made his Royal Opera House debut as Odoardo (Ariodante). As a current member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Anniversary Company his roles include Messenger (Theodora) and Gastone (La traviata). Recent highlights include Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) with Oxford Sinfonia, Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) for Waterperry Opera Festival, Crab Man (Porgy and Bess) for Dutch National Opera, Nelson (Porgy and Bess) for DNO and ENO and Tamino (The Magic Flute) for Cape Town Opera. His roles at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama included Beppe (Rita), Renzo (The Little Green Swallow), Historicus (Judicium Salomonis), Ixion (Orphée descendant aux enfers) and François (The Apothecary). Plans include Philistine Messenger (Samson et Dalila) for The Royal Opera, a world premiere at Konzert Theater Bern and a return to DNO. He is a Guildhall Gold Medal Finalist and has won the Amazwi Omzansi International Opera Competition.