Biographical details

Monwabisi Lindi was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa where he studied with Pierre du Toit at the Tshwane University of Technology, he is also a recent graduate of the National Opera Studio. During the covid-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020 he was awarded a tenor prize in the Voices of South Africa singing competition. He is currently in the UK on a Global Talent visa.

This season he is an Emerging Artist at Scottish Opera, where he will perform Zweiter Schäfer DaphneGastone La traviata and tenor soloist in the Opera Highlights Tour. He will also cover Count Almaviva and perform the role in Access performances of The Barber of Seville.

Among his recent highlights are Charles Edward, covering the title role Candide (Scottish Opera); Lord Chamberlain The Spectre Knight (Wexford Festival Opera); and Vitellozzo Lucrezia Borgia (English Touring Opera). He has also coveredChevalier Belfiore Il viaggio a Reims (English Touring Opera); Elvino La sonnambula (Buxton Festival Opera); and Policeman/Congregant 2 Blue (English National Opera).

Monwabisi made his UK debut as Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème for Hampstead Garden Opera, in a fully staged new production by award winning director Daisy Evans. It was these acclaimed performances that brought him to the attention of to several UK opera companies.

In South Africa he has performed with Opera Africa and Cape Town Opera where as a Cape Town Opera Young Artist sang roles including Crab Man in Porgy and Bess and Fourth Jew in Salome, and in African Angels, performing in South Africa and on tour across Europe.

He is grateful that his studies at the National Opera Studio were supported by donors to NOS, the Drake Calleja Trust and the Hampstead Garden Opera singers bursary.

Steven Swales Artist Management represents Monwabisi Lindi worldwide