Zenobia Kloppers

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Zenobia Kloppers (19**-). Singer, actress, voice artist, playwright and corporate entertainment emcee.


Born in Namibia, she studied Opera at the Conservatoire of Music, University of Stellenbosch, taking some Drama classes as well, then went on to the University of Cape Town (UCT) graduating with a Performer’s Licentiate in Music (Opera and Lieder). Zenobia also holds a BSocSci degree in Public Administration (UCT).

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Zenobia has appeared in numerous roles and various stage and music productions, showcased at theatres and arts festival both in South Africa and abroad. Stage performances include *** Ghoema (Kramer & Petersen, 2005-6), Sarah (2006), Amadeus (Baxter Theatre, 2006), Fiela in Fiela se Kind (“Fiela's Child” - Sandra Prinsloo, 200*), Goodness and Mercy (Janice Honeyman, 200*), Broadway Babies (Fred Abrahamse, 2007), Black & Blue (2007), Sonne Skaamte (Baxter Playground), Amadeus.

Her musical, cabaret and revue career includes Antjie Somers, Oos Wes Tuis Bes, Woman in Love, Iets Jazzy & Iets Kabbaretterig, Love for Sale / Love for Soul, Scrawl, Where Corals Lie, and Klarabelle gaan Kaap toe (2007, 2008).

Opera productions include Die Zauberflöte, Il Matrimonio Segretto, Hansel und Gretel, and The Impressario.

Educational theatre work for Op-Let Educational Theatre include Periandros van Korinthe, Die Keiser, Kringe in 'n Bos, Toorberg, and Die verdwyning van Mina Afrika.

Radio work includes the radio plays Blindemol, District 6 Poetry, Kgalagadi Relief Trust, Poppie – die drama, Boomerang (all for Radiosondergrense), and Skinderbek (for Ulwazi Radio).

She wrote Klarabelle gaan Kaap toe (2002).

With writer/director Monique Antigone Seigels, runs an entertainment company, The MoZe Group, doing theatre and music productions and corporate events and training workshops. They also run an Afrikaans educational publishing business, SeiKlo Publishers.


She was nominated for a Naledi Award in 2007 in the category Best Performance in a Musical (Female) for her role in Ghoema.


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