Monwabisi is delighted to be back in the UK and is currently studying at the National Opera Studio. He is best known in the UK for his wonderful Rodolfo in La Boheme for HGO in 2019. This brought him to the attention of UK opera houses and he was supported in his application for the national Opera Studio by the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. He is now in the UK on a “Global Talent Visa”.
Monwabisi was born in Port Elizabeth , South Africa, He studied at Tshwane University . He was a young artist with Cape Town Opera where he sang small roles and covered bigger ones!! He has performed as The Crabman in “Porgy and Bess” with Cape Town Opera both in Cape Town and internationally. He recently was a prize winner in the tenor section of the “Voices of South Africa” singing competition.
The Covid 19 lockdown was particularly tough in South Africa and Monwabisi was unable to work at all in 2020. He is delighted to have managed to make it over to the UK in these difficult times to pursue his dream.
Here is what the press is saying about him;
Bachtrack – David Karklin – “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.”
Ham and High – David Winskil – “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.”