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Monwabisi Lindi


Monwabisi Lindi was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa where he studied with Pierre du Toit at the Tshwane University of Technology and is 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.

His recent engagements and future plans include performing Charles Edward, while covering the title role, in Candide for Scottish Opera and Lord Chamberlain in The Spectre Knight for Wexford Festival Opera. In spring 2023 he performs Vitellozzo Lucrezia Borgia and covers Chevalier Belfiore in Il viaggio a Reims for English Touring Opera.

He has performed with Opera Africa and Cape Town Opera and 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.

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.

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


Lord Chamberlain / The Spectre Knight / Wexford Festival Opera / 2022
“Tenor Monwabisi Lindi was a laid-back, relaxed Lord Chamberlain… He displayed a real flair when engaging directly with the audience, and possessed an enthusiasm that was contageous.”

Rodolfo / La bohème / Hampstead Garden Opera / 2019
“All four of the boys also excel vocally, none more so than South African tenor Monwabisi Lindi as Rodolfo. It may be a few years before his voice is big enough to sing this role in a full size opera house, but I want to be there when it happens, because he is a star in the making. He injects heartfelt emotion into both his voice and his acting, with an easy charm and a delightful lilt to his phrasing that utterly transported me.”

“Rodolfo (beautifully sung by the extraordinarily talented tenor Monwabisi Lindi) and his arty flatmates are freezing to a hungry death, but as resourceful chaps use guile to get them through the cruel winter and the rent demands of their Rigsbyesque landlord.”
(Ham & High)



English Touring Opera

3, 11, 14, 17, 24, 27, 31 Mar | 15, 21 Apr | 5, 12, 20, 26 May 2023

Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia
Conductor: Gerry Cornelius
Director: Eloise Lally

English Touring Opera

4, 18, 25, 28 Mar | 1, 14, 22, 29 | 6, 13, 27 May 2023

Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims
Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny
Director: Valentina Ceschi

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